LaFargeville man accused of possessing stolen vehicle, weapons in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Nicholas A. Patchen, 27, of 17582 Ridge Road, LaFargeville, was charged by Watertown police at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., with fourth-degree criminal possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Patchen is accused of possessing a stolen 2006 Kia Sportage belonging to Danny L. Holmes, 54, Gouverneur, at about 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Quicklee’s, 1279 Coffeen St., according to court documents. Police said the vehicle was reported stolen on Friday, Aug. 16.

He is also accused of possessing “an assortment of 13 rifles and shotguns one of which being a .243 Remington model 700 and having a previous felony conviction of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on March 20, 2018,” according to court documents.

He was arraigned Sunday before City Judge Eugene R. Renzi who sent him to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $20,000 cash.


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