Police charge pair with Lake Placid area burglaries

LAKE PLACID – Two people already behind bars on multiple burglary charges are now blamed for a trio of Lake Placid area break-ins.

Tara L. Reynolds, 34, of Lake Placid, and Brandon Duby, 22, of Peru, were brought Monday from the Clinton County Jail in Plattsburgh to North Elba Town Court in Lake Placid, where they were arraigned on new charges. Reynolds faces three counts of third-degree burglary while Duby was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary. All the charges are felonies.

State police spokeswoman Jennifer Fleishman said the charges stem from three burglaries that took place in the Lake Placid area in September.

Police say Reynolds and Duby allegedly broke into the gift shop at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex on Sept. 15 and stole ski goggles, hats, gloves, sweatpants, sweaters and other merchandise.

That same day, police say, the pair burglarized South Meadow Farms Sugar Works on state Route 73, stealing three bottles of maple syrup and $97 in cash. That alleged break-in wasn’t reported to police until Sept. 21.

A day later on Sept. 16, police say Reynolds and Duby broke into Personal Expressions Salon in the Price Chopper plaza and took tanning lotions, shampoos and jewelry.

The burglaries went unsolved until Reynolds and Duby were arrested Sept. 20 while allegedly trying to break into an unoccupied home on Plank Road in Ellenburg.

“Through interview and investigation it was determined that they had committed multiple burglaries throughout Essex County, Clinton County and part of Franklin County,” Fleishman said.

Lake Placid village police are investigating Reynolds and Duby as possible suspects in a burglary that took place in the village around the same time as the other three local break-ins. Police wouldn’t say any more about that case Thursday as the investigation hasn’t been completed.

Following his arraignment Monday in town court, Duby was remanded back to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. Reynolds was remanded to the same jail on no bail.

Contact Chris Knight at 891-2600 ext. 24 or cknight@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.