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Syracuse man charged in 18-year-old burglary case in Potsdam

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POTSDAM - Potsdam Village Police charged Dale J. Currier, 47, of 553 Delaware St., Syracuse, with second-degree burglary and petit larceny for a case that was reported to police on Oct. 1, 1996.

Syracuse City Police took Currier into custody on an arrest warrant that had been signed by former Potsdam Village Justice Thomas Wheeler and turned him over to village police. He was arraigned by Acting Potsdam Village Justice Margaret Garner and sent to the St. Lawrence County Jail, Canton, with bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

Currier had been charged with stealing approximately $200 from Cindy Ames at her trailer at 134 Market St.,Lot 10, between the evening of Sept. 30 and the morning of Oct. 1, 1996.

Potsdam Police Department investigators said Currier had admitted taking the money in a phone interview, according to court documents. He reportedly told investigators he had been drinking and using drugs at the time of the incident and needed money after spending $185 for a bus ticket to Florida.

Ms. Ames told police she immediately suspected Currier when she discovered her change jar was missing after returning home from a night spent at her mother’s residence. She said Currier was a frequent visitor to her trailer and had even helped her count her change in the past. She told police she thought she had approximately $600 in her change jar.

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