SEX ABUSE - CANTON A Potsdam man was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a child.
State police at Canton charged David N. Russell, 63, with one count of first-degree sex abuse: contact with an individual under the age of 11, a class D felony, and one count of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, a class A misdemeanor.
The arrest stems from an incident in the town of Parishville that was reported to troopers on Feb. 10. The childs exact age and gender were not released.
Troopers on Thursday said the case remains under investigation, and that further details were not available.
Russell was committed to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000 cash.
IDENTITY THEFT - MASSENA - A Massena woman has been charged with using another persons identity to purchase a pageant dress for her daughter.
Jessie D. Mousaw, 32, of 2228 state Route 420, Massena, reportedly signed on to a computer at the Massena Public Library on the afternoon of Jan. 17, accessed the PayPal and eBay accounts of the person that had used the computer before her and purchased a $310.99 pageant dress.
Brian Brunelle of Brasher Falls told police he had used the library computer that afternoon and purchased an ornament off eBay. He told police when he checked his email the next day to confirm the shipping information for the ornament he discovered a $310.99 purchase had been made on his eBay and PayPal accounts. He also discovered special instructions included in the dress purchase called for it be sent to an address in Wilmington, later identified as Mousaws mothers home.
Mousaw, in her statement to police, admitted she had attempted to purchase a dress while on the library computer, but she feigned ignorance when it came to the use of eBay and PayPal. She said she had been shopping on eBay for a pageant dress and had clicked on a buy it now option and continued with the purchase options.
At no time did it ask me to log onto the eBay site nor did I notice anyones elses name logged in. At no time did I realize that I purchased the dress from somebody else, she assured police in her statement.
Police said they were able to stop the dress from being delivered to Mousaws mother during their investigation. Mousaw told police when she never received a call about the dress from her mother she assumed the sale had not gone through and purchased a dress for her daughter at Debs.
Mousaw was released on an appearance ticket.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA State police arrested a teenager who allegedly stole footwear from the St. Lawrence Centre shopping mall.
Devin J. Riley, 18, Massena, took a pair of sneakers worth $74.96 from the mall, troopers said. The alleged crime was reported on Sunday, and Riley was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. He faces one count of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Massena Town Court.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - MASSENA A Malone man faces charges for sending harassing messages to an unidentified victim in St. Lawrence County, state police at Massena said Thursday morning.
Eugene E. Lamb, 46, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. Thursday at 20 Webster St., Malone, in connection with an incident reported at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Massena.
Troopers said Lamb is alleged to have made harassing telephone calls and sent harassing text messages. The nature of those messages, and information about the victim, were not available Thursday as the case remained under investigation, troopers said.
Lamb was charged with one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, a class A misdemeanor. He was released to an unidentified third party pending further proceedings.
STOLEN PISTOL - CANTON St. Lawrence County Sheriffs deputies are investigating a report that a handgun was stolen from a town of Canton home.
The missing weapon is a .22-caliber semiautomatic Ruger Mark II pistol.
Anyone with information is asked to contact deputies at 379-2222 or email@example.com.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Brian D. Laprade, 23, of Massena with petit larceny following an incident reported at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday from the St. Lawrence Centre plaza in Massena.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - POTSDAM - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region Wednesday. Among those were:
■ Charles G. Horton, 43, of Norfolk and Ted G. Hudson, 37, of Norwood were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 3:45 p.m. on County Route 28, near County Route 31, in the town of Lisbon.
■ Marlinda L. Lavalley, 58, of Potsdam at 5:49 p.m. on County Route 35, near Wright Road, in the town of Potsdam.
■ Melanie A. James, 32, of Canton at 6:26 p.m. on state Route 68, near James Road, in the town of Canton.
■ Tyler D. Mackey, 21, of Malone at 7:25 p.m. on state Route 37, near Burns-Holden Road, in the town of Fort Covington.
■ Michael A. Cayea, 22, of Bombay at 7:30 p.m. on state Route 37 at County Route 51 in the town of Malone.
■ Christopher J. Barney, 35, of Massena and Carroll A. Bordeau, 55, of Churubusco were involved in a three-vehicle accident at 10:52 p.m. on state Route 190 at Rock Road in the town of Altona. Troopers said the third vehicle left the scene of the accident.