On August 5, 2020, State Police arrested 20-year-old Kevin C. Ernest of Glen Cove, NY, following an investigation of a larceny that occurred at Wal-Mart in Potsdam in December 2019. This was the third and final arrest in this larceny investigation.
On December 11, 2019, shortly before 10 p.m., three unidentified males entered the store and stole four ROKU televisions valued at $118.00 each, and eight Phillips 32-inch televisions valued at $128.00 each. The three males each pushed a shopping cart with the televisions passed the front check-out area and exited without paying.
Following identification of the suspects, on February 19, 2020, State Police arrested an 18-year-old male from Bronx, NY, as well as 19-year-old Aboubacar Camara, from Manhatten, NY. They were each charged with one count of Grand Larceny 4th degree and released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Potsdam Court. An arrest warrant was issued for Ernest. He turned himself in to State Police on August 5, and he was arraigned by the Morristown Town Court and released on his own recognizance. Ernest is to reappear before the Potsdam Town Court at a later date.
State Police were assisted by the SUNY Canton University Police.