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13 May 2019
Mooers man arrested for burglary in Oswegatchie
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On May 10, 2019, at approximately 11:16 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on State Highway 812, in the town of Oswegatchie. The caller reported someone broke in brandishing a hand gun and fired one round, which struck a cell phone. The suspect then left the area on a motorcycle.
The suspect, Michael J. Willette, 60, of Mooers, was subsequently stopped on State Route 122 in Westville, operating a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle. Willette was arrested and charged with Burglary 1st degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Menacing 2nd degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Willette was arraigned in the Town of Massena Court and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Jail on $15,000 cash bail, or $30,000 bond.
State Police were assisted by Ogdensburg City Police. This case remains under investigation.
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