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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Village police charged Roy W. Rafter Jr., 30, of 889 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 3:50 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly damaged a cell phone that had been given to him by his ex-girlfriend, Kelly J. Sharlow. The cell phone broke when it was thrown and hit the pavement, police said.

Rafter was arraigned Monday morning by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson. He was released after posting $250 bail.

Ms. Sharlow, in the statement she provided police, said she was sleeping when she received a phone call at approximately 2:15 a.m. from Rafter, where he offered some commentary on his views on her new boyfriend.

She said she had provided Rafter with a phone call about a month ago so they communicate about child visitation issues. Ms. Sharlow said a short time later he tested her that she needed to come and get the cell phone or it would be smashed.

She said she left her residence at approximately 2:40 p.m. and saw Rafter’s vehicle in the parking lot behind 351 East Orvis St. She said he drove closer to her when she emerged from her residence.

“Roy opened the door, stepped out and said, ‘If something happens to it, it’s not my fault.’ Roy then threw my phone up in the air toward me, and it landed on the ground and broke,” she noted in her statement.

She said the replacement cost under warrant for the Samsung Stratosphere is $150.

MENACING - MASSENA - Village police charged Joseph J. Belile, 29, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 202, Massena, with second-degree menacing at 9:07 a.m. Sunday on Center Street. He allegedly threatened to kill Bernie Russo during an argument that started at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Russo reported gave $120 to Belile’s girlfriend, Sarah Gauthier, Saturday and then in an aggressive manner reportedly demanded repayment on Sunday. Belile intervened and chased Russo around the apartment complex threatening to kill him, police said.

WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Robert W. Northrup, 63, of 82 Cook St., Massena, on a bench warrant from Malone at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. Northrup was turned over to state police and transported to Malone to await further court proceedings.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Mario Willoby, 44, of 90 East Hatfield St., Massena, with petit larceny at 7:13 p.m. Friday following a complaint that had been filed Wednesday afternoon. Willoby, an employee at Rite Aid at the time, reportedly stole 100 Tylenol with codeine tablets, valued at $160, from the pharmacy.

HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Nathan A. Nichols, 28, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 105, with second-degree harassment at 6:14 p.m. Friday following an investigation into a domestic incident that took place on and off over several hours Friday.

Elicia Collette said the she and Nichols were arguing, and the domestic turned physical after he was taking the dog and leaving. “I stood in front of the door because I didn’t want him to take the dog. He picked me up and moved me. We got into a shouting match. The next thing I knew we were on the couch, and his hands were on my throat,” she told police.

She told police Nichols left the residence a short time later with the dog and she used the time he was gone to pack up some of his personal items. She said when he returned he started throwing her around again.

She said she eventually went into a back room to get more of his personal items. “He came in behind me and shut the door. I asked him about six times to let me out. He didn’t so I opened the back window and broke it getting out. I came around the front of the building and had a female out front call the cops,” she told police.

Nichols was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released to reappear Tuesday in village court.

CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Christina M. Robinson, 40, of Brasher Falls for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 1:11 p.m. Sunday on Parker Avenue.

NO HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Melissa M. Ashlaw, 18, of Post Road, Canton, for operation of a vehicle without headlights and operation of an uninspected vehicle following a traffic stop at 11:46 p.m. Monday on Parker Avenue.

UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Joshua Henderson, 24, of 76 Rooseveltown Road, Hogansburg, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on 5:38 p.m. Saturday on Willow Street.

STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Melissa A. Kirby, 35, of Nell Manor Drive, Waddington, for failure to stop at a stop sign following a traffic stop at 10:02 a.m. Saturday on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Kathryn J. Chilton, 44, of Andrews Street, Massena, for following too closely at 4:50 p.m. Friday following a property damage accident on Stephenville Road.

STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ryan J. LaBaff, 17, of Shoreline Drive, Massena, for a stop sign violation at 4:14 p.m. Thursday following a traffic stop on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.

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