Potsdam police charge man with theft of $600 from village resident 18 years ago
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 5:36 pm

POTSDAM – Police in the village have charged a man who was living in Syracuse with the theft of an estimated $600 from a village resident 18 years ago.

A communication from the Social Security Administration notified the Potsdam Police Department that Dale J. Currier, 47, 553 Delaware St., Syracuse, had made an application to them and they had discovered an outstanding warrant against him as part of a routine check.

Potsdam police notified the Syracuse Police Department, who responded quickly in apprehending him, according to Potsdam Police Lt. Mark Murray.

Currier is accused of stealing about $600 sometime overnight Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 1996 from Cindy Ames, who lived at a Market Street trailer park but who was away at the time.

Murray said that Currier admitted in a phone interview in 1996 to stealing the money because he was short of cash after buying a bus ticket to Florida. According to records from the time, the money had been in a change jar that he and Ames, who knew each other, had counted together not long before.

Potsdam police sent two officers to Syracuse Monday to pick Currier up and deliver him to an arraignment on charges of second-degree burglary and petit larceny before Acting Potsdam Village Justice Margaret Garner.

Currier was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bail bond.

Murray said there were also outstanding warrants for Currier from the Ogdensburg Police Department and the county Sheriff’s Office.