MASSENA - A 48-year-old Massena man charged with making inappropriate comments to a resident of the apartment complex he works for has been granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.
Massena-based state police had charged Donald A. Bogart, 48, of 229 Trippany Road, Massena, with second-degree harassment following an incident on Jan. 13 at Bobs Motel, 229 Trippany Road.
Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall signed an order of protection directing Bogart to stay away from Katie M. Mattison and said the harassment charge will be dismissed in six months if the Massena man abides by the terms of the order of protection and commits no further offenses.
Ms. Mattison told troopers Bogart, an office worker at the motel complex and a registered sex offender, grabbed her, pulled her down into his lap, wrapped his arm around her waist and started rubbing her back when she entered the office to use the wifi.
I got up to leave, and he pulled me onto his lap, she noted in the statement she provided troopers.
She told police Bogart had been making comments of a sexual nature to her whenever she was in the office since her first appearance on Jan. 7.
Bogart, in his statement to police, proclaimed his innocence and said the allegation had been made after he had evicted Ms. Mattison from her room at the motel for violating the Department of Social Services rules. He said he determined she had a male living in her room with her and shared that information with Department of Social Services.
He said the DoSS had placed Ms. Mattison at the motel on Jan. 7.
She was not suppose to have anyone else living in her room. I was advised by DoSS to evict her because she was breaking the departments rules by having a roommate, he said in his statement, noting he had told the Massena woman she needed to be out of her room by 11 a.m. Jan. 13, a deadline she had failed to meet.
In other recent court action before Judge Crandall:
■ Randi Hance-Peets, 33, of 14A Reservation St., Winthrop, was fined $150 and a $125 surcharge for a second-degree harassment conviction. Hance-Peets had been charged with threatening to slit her roommates throat if she didnt move out of their residence at 14A Reservation Street.
A short time later, Tony A. Hudson of 8D Reservation St., Winthrop, sent a text message to that same woman, his sister, Carolyn Hudson, threatening to beat her with a baseball bat. He had been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. Mr. Hudson was recently granted a 12-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with a stipulation he abide by the terms of a no harassment order of protection in favor of his sister.
■ Christopher A. Delosh, 28, of 140 Liberty Ave., Apt. 2, Massena, was fined $250 and ordered to make $400 restitution after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct violation in a plea bargain agreement that satisfied a case that had initially been a felony criminal mischief charge.
Delosh was charged by village police at 3:29 a.m. Jan. 2 with a felony count of criminal mischief after he reportedly punched and broke a 10-foot window at World Class Gym, 30 Main St., by punching it. The gyms owner reportedly told police the replacement cost would be over $1,000. Defense attorney Denice Goodrich successfully argued that replacement cost was exorbitant.
■ Wesley D. Cook, 29, of 419 Rooseveltown Road, Apt. 13, Massena, was ordered to make restitution of $173.80 and pay a $100 fine and a $50 DNA fee after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal mischief.
He had been charged with damaging two wooden chairs and a wooden table Sept. 11 at Sweet Flag Estates. The furniture was initially valued at $800.
Court documents indicated Cook was upset with John Oakes for talking to a female he liked, so the Rooseveltown man responded by tipping over the table and two chairs in the common area at Sweet Flag Estates.