On July 16, 2021, State Police arrested two residents of Madrid following a report of a trespass. 32-year-old Michael B. Middlemiss and 24-year-old Alexis M. Fleming were seen trespassing on property on County Route 14 in Madrid. When they were located and interviewed by State Police, Fleming gave false information about her identity. Both suspects were found to be wanted on bench warrants from the St. Lawrence County Court. They were also in possession of quantities of methamphetamine, and a pill identified as acetaminophen and oxycodone.
Middlemiss and Fleming were both charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and one count of Controlled Substance in Non Original Container under the NYS Public Health Law. Fleming was additionally charged with one count of Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree. They were both remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility due to the bench warrants. Middlemiss and Fleming are scheduled to reappear in Madrid Town Court at a later date.