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Picked up on warrant, man admits acting disorderly in front of Friar Tuck’s


MASSENA - A Malone man picked up on a bench warrant Tuesday for failing to appear as directed for a trial on a disorderly conduct charge pleaded guilty to the count and was fined.

Massena Village Justice Eric Gustafson fined Todd M. Jarvis, 27, of 141 Williams St., Malone, $25 and a $125 surcharge for the disorderly conduct conviction. He was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge with stipulations he commit no further offenses and pay his fine and surcharges by April 15.

“If you don’t, I’ll consider sentencing you to 15 days in the county jail. That way I won’t have to chase you again,” Mr. Gustafson told Jarvis.

Village police had charged Jarvis with disorderly conduct following an incident at 2:21 a.m. Feb. 26, 2011 in front of Friar Tuck’s. Police said they responded to a complaint of an altercation in front of the bar shortly after 2 a.m. They said Jarvis initially refused to leave the roadway and stop shouting obscenities. They said their attention was briefly diverted by another complaint and by the time they returned their attention to Jarvis he was arguing with bar security and allegedly attempting to escalate tensions.

Mr. Gustafson had signed the warrant on Nov. 2, 2012 after Jarvis failed to appear on his trial date.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Mackenzie A. Dimick, 19, of Massena was given until April 9 to complete 20 hours of community service. She had been granted an adjournment in contemplation with a stipulation that she perform 20 hours of community service.

Probation officials recently informed the court Dimick had only completed 2 hours and 40 minutes of community service. “I’ve done at least six,” Dimick said.

“Since July,” Mr. Gustafson noted. “My inclination is to restore this case to the calendar.”

Dimick said she would prefer to complete the community service rather than having her harassment case restored to the court calendar. “I can have it done as soon as possible, probably within a month,” she said.

Mr. Gustafson adjourned her case until April 9 and told her if the community service work was not completed her case would be placed back on the docket.

She had been charged with second-degree harassment following an incident on Feb. 17, 2012 when she allegedly punched her then-estranged husband, Phillip, several times during an attempted property retrieval at the marital residence.

Police were at the residence for the property retrieval and said they had warned Ms. Dimick the issue would need to be resolved in Family Court if there was any disagreement when she attempted to pick up a mini-bike.

But they said when Mr. Dimick denied her access to the garage she lunged at him and punched him several times in the upper body.

■ Tabitha A. LaPage, 26, of 373 Hurley Road, Brasher Falls, turned herself in on a bench warrant issued on Jan. 8 citing her with failing to appear as scheduled in court as directed on a theft of services charge pending in village court. She said she had been in Canastota and been incarcerated there for a period of time. Her case was adjourned until March 26.

Village police had charged LaPage and Jerry L. Binan, 44, of Massena with theft of services at 1:08 a.m. Dec. 23, 2011 after they reportedly failed to pay a $12 cab fare to Massena Transport. The duo reportedly took a cab ride from the Delmar to a location on Maple Street and then took a ride to Highland Park before being returned to the Delmar. They reportedly failed to pay for the ride when they got out of the taxi on Andrews Street.

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