Ogdensburg man jailed in Dannemora after arrest by off-duty cop at Potsdam Walmart
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:46 pm

CANTON -- An Ogdensburg man is now jailed in Dannemora after he was recognized and arrested by an off-duty Canton police officer at Potsdam Walmart.

Christopher L. Trombley, 27, of 5130 County Route 6, Ogdensburg, was picked up on an outstanding warrant Feb. 15 as an “absconder from justice” for crimes in Ogdensburg. He was also wanted by Canton police for charges of false personation and petit larceny.

Police said Trombley was accused of stealing from Canton Price Chopper on Jan. 17. Police said he was caught, but provided information to officers, “which appeared to be correct.”

Canton police said he was issued tickets at the time, and released to return to court at a later date.

Fingerprints taken during the Jan. 17 arrest led officers to discover Trombley’s identity, police said.

Police said Trombley was charged without incident, but was found to be in possession of narcotic pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which he attempted to conceal on his person.

Trombley was held at St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility until state police picked him up.

He was then taken to Clinton County Correctional Facility in Dannemora, where he is to serve out remaining charges pending from the Ogdensburg City Police warrant.

Additional charges are now being filed with Potsdam Town Court because of the alleged drug possession.