CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged Dale E. Ward, 35, of 72 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with first-degree criminal contempt at 4:16 p.m. Monday. The charge stemmed from an investigation into an incident that occurred at 12:36 p.m. March 12 when Ward allegedly called and left a voice mail at Jennifer E. Barrons workplace.
The criminal contempt charge was elevated to a felony since Ward had a second-degree criminal contempt conviction (Jan. 12, 2010) within the past five years.
Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson had signed a temporary order of protection on Jan. 13 ordering Ward to have no contact with Ms. Barron. The temporary order was signed after village police charged Wardwith second-degree menacing, second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree harassment, second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal impersonation following an investigation into an incident that reportedly took place on Dec. 28. He reportedly threatened Ms. Barron with a machete during that incident.
Ward was arraigned on the new charge Monday evening by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with no bail set. The court noted it was unable to set bail because Ward has two prior felony convictions.
LEAVING THE SCENE - MASSENA - Village police charged James A. Nieman, 41, of 33B Grantville Road, Massena, with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a cross walk after he allegedly struck Bridget Laughlin at 12:07 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Charlene P. Taylor of Brasher Falls for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday on the South Raquette River Road.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Devian J. Fletcher, 19, of 210 West 145th St. 2J, New York City, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday on Main Street near East Orvis Street.