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Rear-end collision leaves
four people slightly hurt

OGDENSBURG — Four people suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident Saturday morning on Eel Weir Road, town of Oswegatchie.

State police said Jennifer M. Kerr, 29, Ogdensburg, was traveling north on Eel Weir Road when she failed to stop for another vehicle traveling in the same direction that was turning in to a driveway. Troopers said Ms. Kerr rear-ended the vehicle, driven by David P. Kline, 52, Ogdensburg.

Ms. Kerr and a 9-year-old passenger were taken to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center with minor injuries, as were Mr. Kline and his passenger, Retha A. Redmond, 72, Ogdensburg, troopers said.

State police said Ms. Kerr was charged with following too closely.

Malone man sent to jail
after high-speed chase

MALONE — A 20-year-old man was jailed Sunday after allegedly leading state police on a high-speed chase.

Troopers said they attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Joshua M. Betters, 86 Raymond St., on Route 11 in the town of Malone when he fled at a high speed. Police said Mr. Betters's vehicle reached 110 mph as he led police on a chase down County Route 28, Route 30, Shadow Lane, Taylor Road and Miller Road, where he stopped.

He was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and several other traffic violations, troopers said. He was arraigned in Town Court and sent to Franklin County jail on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

Carthage police seeking
biker who fled after chase

CARTHAGE — Village police are seeking information about a motorcyclist who got away early Saturday after dumping the apparently unregistered bike he drove during a chase on West Street.

The chase began shortly before 1 a.m. when the bike was seen speeding at 57 mph in a 30-mph zone, heading west, police said. After a patrol car turned around and attempted to halt the biker, the rider drove across a lawn and into a field near Carthage Elementary School. He dumped the bike there and ran into a wooded area, police said.

The rider was wearing a black helmet, and his red and white bike had no license plate, police said. Anybody with information about the biker is asked to call police at 493-1141.

Lowville man arrested,
jailed on four charges

LOWVILLE — A village man was being held Monday under $1,000 bail in Lewis County jail after being arrested by Lowville police on four charges.

Bryon M. Ielfield, 27, was arraigned in Village Court on charges of second-degree criminal contempt, obstructing governmental administration, trespassing and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He violated terms of an order of protection Saturday night when he went to a residence on Trinity Avenue, police said. The name of the complainant was not disclosed.

In September 2006, he was convicted of fourth-degree grand larceny in Lewis County Court and was sentenced to a year in jail.

Ellisburg woman charged
with violating court order

REDFIELD — An Ellisburg woman is summoned to appear in town of Redfield Court to face second-degree counts of criminal contempt and aggravated harassment, according to the Oswego County Sheriff's Department.

Sarah A. Sanderson, 27, of 8560 Route 3, is accused of violating terms of an order of protection issued in Oswego County Family Court. Deputies allege that she entered the parked vehicle of a person protected by the court order and sent repeated text messages to the person.

The sheriff's office did not identify the protected person.

Pregnant woman charged
with endangering a child

A pregnant woman who allegedly struck herself in the stomach while holding a 3-year-old child was arrested Sunday night by Watertown police on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Samantha A. Paquin, 22, of 321 Arlington St., Apt. 2, was released without bail following arraignment in City Court.

Police said the charge applies to the child she was holding. She is three months pregnant, police said.

Watertown woman faces
charge of harassment

Nicole R. Sero, 32, of 246 E. Hoard St., is due to appear in City Court to face a harassment charge.

Watertown police cited her with hitting Alexandra J. Stirling, 206 Franklin St., Apt. 402, in the face on the afternoon of May 3.

Carthage teen charged
with damaging two signs

CARTHAGE — A village teenager was jailed Monday afternoon on allegations that he damaged two signs at Kinney Drugs on State Street.

Village police allege that Jeffrey D. Carr, 18, of 418 Sherman St., a skateboard enthusiast, damaged signs that prohibit skateboarding on the store property.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and was sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, Watertown, with bail set at $1,000 by Village Justice S. Lucille Shettleton.

Watertown man charged
with having drug illegally

Dolan J. Grabek, 27, of 200 William St., Apt. 1, was charged by city police Sunday night with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He is accused of possessing at his residence five oxazepam pills in a prescription bottle belonging to another person, police said.

Police say Canton woman
had untaxed cigarettes

MASSENA — Penny A. Hollinger, 44, of 6346 County Route 27, Lot 7, Canton, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor possession of unstamped cigarettes, state police said, after she was pulled over for allegedly speeding on Route 37 here.

Troopers allege she had three cartons of untaxed Signal cigarettes. She is scheduled to appear June 17 in Town Court.

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