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Potsdam firefighters save
rig after tires catch fire

POTSDAM — Potsdam firefighters saved a tractor-trailer from incineration Tuesday after a brake malfunction caused its tires to catch fire near Walmart, Route 11.

The truck was hauling two trailers owned by FedEx. Firefighters said the vehicle's brakes likely seized, causing the friction to ignite the tires.

When firefighters arrived, the driver had managed to separate the vehicle from the trailers, but the tires were engulfed in flames.

Firefighters said they were able to contain most of the damage to the wheels, saving the majority of the tractor. However, the truck's sleep compartment sustained some heat and smoke damage. They were unable to provide the driver's name. No injuries were reported.

Man accused of trespass
in city woman's garage

Aaron R. Lolar, 25, of 922 Huntington St., trespassed in a private garage early Sunday while trying to hide from police, Watertown police allege.

He was charged at 3:50 a.m. Sunday with third-degree criminal trespass on the property of Brenda L. Bates, 615 Boyd St., police said. He awaits prosecution in City Court.

Mr. Lolar was released on parole from a state prison April 28 after having been sentenced in September in Jefferson County Court to three years for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Gouverneur teen accused
of stealing from vehicles

GOUVERNEUR — A Gouverneur teen was jailed Monday after he was caught stealing from vehicles on Sleepy Hollow Road, state police said.

Adam LaRock, 18, of 203 East Main St., was charged with petit larceny. Arraigned in Fowler Town Court, he was sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $2,500 bail or $10,000 bond.

Man accused of making
harassing phone calls

OGDENSBURG — Ronald B. Redmond, 19, of 822 Congress St., was charged at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with second-degree harassment.

State police said he made harassing phone calls to Rhonda Woodside, Ogdensburg. He was arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court and released on his own recognizance.

Police: Watertown man
hit another with crutch

A city man is facing allegations that he hit another man on the head with a metal crutch.

Watertown police charged Matthew D. Larsen, 22, of 303 N. Indiana Ave., early Sunday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

He is accused of hitting Shawn L. Exford, 20, of 925 Coffeen St., Apt. 2, with the crutch about 3:25 a.m. Sunday while they were in the 400 block of State Street, according to police.

Two women face charges
after scuffle with third

LAFARGEVILLE — Two women are charged with harassment as a result of their alleged scuffle with a third woman, according to state police.

Nichole A. Gottschalk, 21, of 39751 County Route 15, and Tiffany N. Burns, 20, of 24164 County Route 3, are cited in a complaint filed by Ms. Burns's sister-in-law, Amber Burns, 20, of 24110 County Route 3, police said. The victim's hair was pulled and she suffered bruises in the scuffle the night of May 21, police said.

Two city women charged
with shoplifting at Kohl's

Two city women were charged with petit larceny in an alleged shoplifting incident Tuesday afternoon at Kohl's, outer Arsenal Street, according to state police.

Carolyn S. Call, 48, of 156 High St., Apt. 1, is accused of stealing jewelry and clothing priced at a total of $149, and Leah M. Jones, 19, of 215 Charles St., allegedly shoplifted clothing selling for $68, police said. They are ordered to appear in town of Watertown Court.

Man suffers leg injury
in motorcycle accident

THERESA — A Richville man was treated at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, and discharged after he suffered a possible leg fracture late Tuesday afternoon when he took a spill with his motorcycle, according to state police.

David A. Hart, 58, told troopers the steering failed on his bike while he was negotiating a curve on Route 411.

No summonses were issued.

Watertown man facing
conduct, trespass counts

Aaron M. Peabody, 22, of 1620 Huntington Heights, Apt. L-3, faces prosecution in City Court on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing as a result of a disturbance early Saturday in the 500 block of Arsenal Street.

City police said he attempted to strike another man while bystanders watched, and ignored repeated orders to leave the area.

Police say man shot wife
in stomach with BB gun

ANTWERP — A village man was arrested Sunday evening after he fired a BB gun at his wife, striking her in the stomach, according to state police.

Thomas O. Fuller, 52, of 13 Washington St., is charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He was released without bail by Antwerp Town Justice Donald F. Hull.

His wife, Pamela, 47, declined treatment, troopers said.

Three accused of fighting
Thursday on Polk Street

Three men were charged with disorderly conduct about 12:30 a.m. Thursday after Watertown police broke up a fight in the 100 block of Polk Street.

Summoned to appear in City Court are Marcus L. Lacy, 24, of 26864 Anabel Ave., Evans Mills, Gualberto Santiago Jr., 22, of 190 Flower Ave. E., and Andrew S. Lay, 29, Fort Drum.

Canton woman charged
with theft from couple

CANTON — A Canton woman was charged Wednesday with grand larceny after allegedly stealing cash from an elderly Canton couple for whom she was caring.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies charged Rose M. Ingram, 50, of 6258 Route 11, with fourth-degree grand larceny after she allegedly stole $2,131 in cash from the Lincoln Road couple for whom she was working as a home health aide.

Police refused to release the names of the couple.

She was arraigned in Canton Town Court and released to probation supervision.

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