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Colton snowmobiler listed
as critical after accident


COLTON — A Colton man was in critical condition with multiple injuries Sunday afternoon at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt., after a snowmobile accident.


Wesley A. Frank, 22, of 1253 Green Road, sideswiped guardrails and was thrown from the snowmobile he was driving on Route 68 near Brown Road in the town of Pierrepont at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said.


Mr. Frank was taken by the Colton Rescue Squad to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, and transferred to Fletcher Allen.


The Pierrepont Fire Department also responded to the scene.


Deputies said their investigation of the accident is continuing.





Deputies probing theft
of tires, rims from ATV


LISBON — St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies are investigating a larceny and trespassing incident that happened early Friday at Parkway Country Polaris on Route 37 in the town of Lisbon.


Deputies suspect that two people went to the dealership and removed four all-terrain-vehicle rims and tires from a 2008 Outlaw 525. The tires were two 21-by-7-by-10s and two 20-by-10-by-9s.


Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 379-2222.





Man charged with having
sex with 14-year-old teen


NORTH LAWRENCE — State police arrested a North Lawrence man Saturday on a charge of second-degree rape.


Dustin J. Greene, 19, was accused of having sex with a youth of 14, which is younger than the legal age of consent.


He also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.


He was being held in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, pending arraignment in Lawrence Town Court.





Woman accused of taking
tobacco to Malone prison


MALONE — State police accused a New York City woman of trying to bring 33.19 grams of tobacco into Upstate Correctional Facility on Bare Hill Road on Saturday morning.


Danielle D. Washington, 44, was charged with second-degree introducing contraband into the prison.


She was ordered held on $500 bail in Franklin County jail.





Schenectady woman hurt
in snowmobile accident


WEST TURIN — A Schenectady woman was flown to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, on Saturday after the snowmobile she was driving left Trail C4A.


Jewel E. Whalen, 46, was northbound when she failed to negotiate a turn. The snowmobile left the trail and struck two trees, causing its operator to suffer head injuries, Lewis County sheriff's deputies said.


Responding to the scene were state police along with emergency personnel from Turin and Constableville.

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