04 May 2022
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


On April 29, 2022, State Police arrested Joseph C. Briggs, 41, of North Elba, for Burglary 1st degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree (2 counts) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree.

On April 29, 2022, at approximately 9:09 p.m., State Police, assisted by Lake Placid Police Department, were called to Old Military Road in the town of North Elba for a report of a burglary in progress.

A preliminary investigation determined that Briggs went to the victim’s home with a shotgun and kicked the door to get inside.

During the investigation it was determined that Briggs discharged one round into the ceiling of the residence.  There were no injuries during the incident.

Briggs was arraigned in the town of Saint Armand Court and remanded to Essex County Jail without bail. Briggs was scheduled to appear in the town of North Elba Court on May 3, 2022.


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