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Man, woman face charges
in alleged domestic fight

After allegedly being assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, a woman tried hiding in a closet Sunday night because she didn't want to get arrested, according to Watertown police.

Her problem, police said, is that an order of protection issued by a New York City court prohibits her from being with her boyfriend.

Tina M. Caron, 26, of 813 Franklin St., is charged with second-degree criminal contempt, and Thomas C. Reilly, 26, same address, faces charges of third-degree assault and obstructing governmental administration.

Police said that shortly before 6:30 p.m., Mr. Reilly repeatedly punched Ms. Caron in the face. When officers responded to the reported domestic fight, they said they were met by Mr. Reilly, who attempted to conceal that the woman was in the apartment. When the woman was found, Mr. Reilly gave her name as Crystal Dejesus, police said.

Both were released following their arraignments in City Court and await prosecution.

Police: Watertown man
damaged door, window

Rodney H. Pierce, 44, of 223 State St., was arrested by city police late Sunday on two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and faces prosecution in City Court.

Police said that shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, he damaged a door at the apartment of Frank A. Larrabee, 224 Sherman St. The second charge was filed over an incident Jan. 2, when he is accused of smashing a window at the home of Lynne M. Calhoun, 638 Lansing St., police said.

Canton man charged with
theft of services over calls

RUSSELL — Justin J. Revet, 33, of 62 Law Lane, Canton, was arrested by St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies on misdemeanor charges of theft of services and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

It is alleged that between Nov. 29 and Jan. 3, he found a lost cell phone on the side of the road and use the phone's SIM card to make several hundred dollars worth of phone calls and text messages at the phone owner's expense, police said. Police did not divulge the name of the phone's owner.

He was arraigned in the town of Russell Court and released to probation supervision to appear at a later date.

Teen accused of trespass
at apartment in city

Shawn L. Exford, 19, of 925 Coffeen St., Apt. 2, is summoned to City Court to face a charge of second-degree criminal trespass.

Watertown police charged him Sunday in an incident late on Dec. 21, when he is accused of entering without permission the apartment of Christopher R. Cunningham, 623 Burchard St.

Two city women charged
with disorderly conduct

Two women were charged with disorderly conduct at 7 p.m. Sunday after they created a disturbance in the 200 block of Franklin Street, attracting onlookers, according to Watertown police.

Ashley L. Labarge, 18, and Karen M. Martin, 19, both of 919 Bronson St., exited a car and began shouting and waving their arms, police said.

Man accused of stealing
items from Price Chopper

Watertown police on Sunday charged David E. Knight, 50, of 25722 Route 12, Apt. 10, Watertown, with petit larceny. Mr. Knight was accused of trying to steal $155.85 worth of items from Price Chopper, 1283 Arsenal St.

He is to appear in City Court.

Woman suffers neck pain
in crash on slippery street

A town of Watertown woman suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident at 3:49 p.m. Saturday at Sterling and Parker streets in Watertown.

City police said Chassidy J. Macon, 26, of 207 Wealtha Ave., Apt. 621, was driving east on Sterling Street in a 2005 Toyota four-door sedan when she was unable to stop for a stop sign because of slippery street conditions. Her car entered the intersection and struck a 2008 Chrysler car driven by Beth A. Greene, 45, of 17481 Route 11, police said.

Ms. Greene complained of neck pain and was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment.

Ms. Macon was charged with unreasonable speed, disobeying a stop sign, driving without a license and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Ms. Greene was charged with driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

Man accused of having
stolen debit, credit cards

COLLINS LANDING — A New York City man was arrested Sunday night at U.S. Customs on Wellesley Island after he was found possessing six stolen debit cards and two stolen credit cards, according to state police.

Xue Li Chen, 33, was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He was being held Monday in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, Watertown, with bail set at $2,500 in town of Orleans Court.

Police said he told officers the cards had been lent to him by friends, but checks with the card issuers determined they had been reported stolen.

Star Lake man arrested
in dispute with 2 women

STAR LAKE — A Star Lake man is accused of choking a woman and threatening a second woman during an argument.

Richard E. Brothers, 38, was charged Sunday with criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors, and two counts of second-degree harassment, state police said. He also reportedly ripped the phone from the wall to prevent the women from calling authorities. Mr. Brothers was arraigned in Fine Town Court and released on his own recognizance. Troopers declined to release the women's names.

Three women charged
in shoplifting incident

Three women were charged with petit larceny Sunday afternoon in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident at Tractor Supply Co., 1125 Arsenal St. Eliesha M. Miner, 27, of 517 Olive St., Apt. 4, and Trudy M. Wallace, 28, of 506 Jefferson St., are accused of leaving the store without paying for merchandise priced at $29.99, and Desiree L. Smith, 20, of 327 Walker Ave., Apt. 3, is alleged to have been their getaway driver, according to Watertown police.

They were located shortly before 5 p.m., about two hours after the incident, at the Wallace residence.

Four teens face charges
related to Slack break-in

CASTORLAND — Four teens were charged early Sunday with trespassing at the Slack Chemical warehouse at 5204 Climax Street.

Charged with criminal trespass were Robert D. Hoch, 17, and Corey D. Stevens, 16, both of Beaver Falls; and Caleb J. Zehr and Trevor S. Zehr, both 17 of Castorland, all answerable in Denmark Town Court.

Deputies said the teens entered the basement of the building by removing piece of plywood covering a window but fled the scene when a motion detector was activated. Deputies said they located the suspects by following their footprints in the snow to a nearby apartment building.

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