According to a press release issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), on June 24th, Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Manns and New York State Police Trooper Rycek responded by boat to a report of a stranded vessel on Great Sacandaga Lake. [Read more…] about Family Rescued From Great Sacandaga Lake
On May 7th, 2021, at approximately 2:20 pm, State Police responded to the Willsboro Bay state boat launch for an overturned kayak. An investigation at the scene revealed that 28-year-old Patrick S. Wells, and his son, 3-year-old Beckett L. Wells, both of Willsboro, were kayaking in a single-person kayak when, for an unknown reason, they overturned into the cold waters of Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Father & Three-Year-Old Son Drown Cold Water Kayaking
Ernie Blanchard and Lester Turner who lodged an indignant complaint against an unnamed black man living in the Adirondack woods in 1932 were no strangers to crime. They were well acquainted with a range of infractions – from illegal construction to rum-running to illicit hunting. For some of those crimes they were fined, others were the subject of casual boasts long after the fact. [Read more…] about 1932 Adirondack Killing Sparks Questions About The Role Of Race
State Police continue to investigate the discovery of skeletal remains of an unidentified man found 34 years ago in North Elba in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Identity of Body Found in Adirondacks in 1986 Still A Mystery
New York State Police report they were involved in a pursuit from Utica into the heart of the Adirondacks 90 miles away.
Police say strip spikes were deployed twice, but did not stop the driver. The pursuit ended at Blue Mountain Lake, in Hamilton County. [Read more…] about Police Chase Winds Through Adirondack Park
During Prohibition the social life of so many Americans was made criminal overnight. Here’s a little nugget from the July 2, 1931 Ticonderoga Sentinel.
One wonders if the men arrested here ever served any hard time. I suspect they did. [Read more…] about July 1931: Prohibition Agents Seize A Still Near Lake George
On May 16, 2020, at approximately 4:58 pm, State Police responded to a report of an UTV crash at 659 Fuller Road in the town of Peru, Clinton County. [Read more…] about No Helmets, Seatbelts: Teen Killed, Others Injured In UTV Crash
On October 10, 1984, the body of Robert Darling Jr. was found in a wooded area off the Benson Road in the town of Benson, Hamilton County, New York. His body was discovered by hunters who had been scouting a heavily wooded area approximately 1,000 feet off the north side of the roadway. [Read more…] about 1984 Hamilton Co Homicide Remains Unsolved