FORGED INSTRUMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Krystal L. Olson, 34, of 3 Ripley St., Massena, with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny Monday afternoon.
Police said Olson went to Laneuvilles bottle redemption center and turned in 255 bottles and cans. She then altered the receipt to read 6,225 in an attempt to gain $300 additional cash for the fraudulent return.
Ricky Herne, in a statement he signed for police, said he counted 255 bottles for a woman at approximately 11:30 a.m. ... she was on the phone talking to someone and stated that he had to have stitches, and she would be right there. When I handed the lady her receipt, she ran out the door, the Laneuvilles employee noted.
He said he then explained the situation to a store clerk and told her he did not know when the woman would return to redeem her receipt for the 255 bottles. He said at approximately 2 p.m. his employer, Leonard Laneuville, asked him how many bottles the woman had turned in earlier in the day.
The lady standing with the police was the same lady I had counted 255 bottles for earlier in the morning. She did not have 6,255 bottles as her receipt showed, he added.
She was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department to return to village court on April 30.
VILLAGE ORDINANCE VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Codi G. Burke, 21, of 15 Haskell St., Massena, with a violation of the village ordinance at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Police said Burke had a portable basketball hoop hanging over the road. He was charged with the same violation earlier this month after a school bus hit the portable hoop, and police said they had warned Burke several times previously that his hoop was violating the village ordinance.
UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Alexander J. White, 25, of Norwood with operation of an unregistered motor vehicle at 1:07 p.m. Monday following a traffic stop on Beach Street.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Mathew Dowdle, 28, of Main Street, Massena, with operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 9:45 p.m. Monday on state Route 37.