On December 9, Crawford building inspector John Calaca was arrested and charged with menacing in the second degree, later being released on an appearance ticket.
Menacing in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor, which can result in probation or a fine up to $1,000. In serious cases, a maximum sentence can be a year in county jail. Calaca was suspended from his role as building inspector and code enforcement officer soon after by the town board.
In his place will be Michael Glass, the assistant building inspector and code enforcement officer. Crawford Supervisor Charles Carnes stated Glass has been with the town for “many, many years.”
Calaca’s position with the town is also currently in the air. “The town board will make a decision on what we’re doing based on the town rules,” said Carnes.
Carnes mentioned a meeting this month where they might potentially make the decision.