CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged Terry L. Crump Jr., 41, of 543 South Main St., Massena, with second-degree criminal contempt and resisting arrest at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday after responding to a domestic dispute call at 259 Center St. Joleen (Bigtree) Coffey reportedly invited Crump to her residence, according to court documents. She refused to cooperate in the investigation, police said. Police noted they heard the male and female yelling at each other when they arrived on the scene and located the couple in Coffeys apartment. Acting Village Justice James M. Crandall had signed an order of protection on Feb. 20, 2013 directing Crump to stay away from Ms. Coffey. Police said Crump pulled away and fought with police officers when they were taking him into custody on the criminal contempt charge. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $750 cash or bond.
The Massena man with a long history of alcohol-related domestic dispute arrests was ordered to pay $750 in fines and surcharges in February after two misdemeanor third-degree assault charges were reduced to second-degree harassment violations in a plea bargain agreement with the district attorneys office.
Mr. Crandall fined Crump $250 and ordered him to pay a $125 surcharge for each conviction.
The court also placed Crump under a one-year conditional discharge with stipulations he not abuse alcohol, use or possess illicit substances, commit no further offenses and engage in no physical altercations.
Village police had charged Crump with third-degree assault at 5:50 p.m. Oct. 17 following an investigation into a domestic dispute.
Police said they responded to a disturbance complaint and learned Crump had thrown a small clock that struck Ms. Coffey in the head, leaving her with injuries to her forehead, nose and under her right eye. Police said Ms. Coffey refused medical attention and refused to sign a complaint or answer questions for the domestic incident report.
But police officers said Crump admitted throwing the clock at his girlfriend when he was being processed at the police station. I didnt even hit her. I just threw that clock at her, he reportedly responded during the processing procedure.
Crump had also been charged with third-degree assault at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 22 following another domestic dispute. An allegedly intoxicated Crump reportedly threw Ms. Coffey on the kitchen floor and kicked her in the mouth. Ms. Coffey suffered a cut lip in that incident, police said.
ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - MASSENA - Village police charged Dawn M. Snyder, 44, and Richard A. Snyder, 49, both of 42 Park Ave., Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday at their residence. Ms. Snyder was additionally charged with obstruction of governmental administration. Police said the couple engaged in a domestic dispute in front of a 15-year-old female that left household items strewn throughout the residence after they had been thrown during the argument. Police said Mr. Snyder was bleeding from the mouth, and Ms. Snyder had blood on her hands when they arrived at the residence. Ms. Snyder also reportedly grabbed and pushed officers when they were attempting to take her husband into custody. The couple were arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released on their own recognizance.
DWAI DRUGS - MASSENA - Village police charged James A. Berry, 21, of 48 East Hatfield St., Massena, with driving while ability impaired by drugs and reckless driving at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday after his vehicle was located in the Burger King parking lot in the Harte Haven Shopping Center. Police said they had received several complaints that, starting from Park Avenue at Center Street, that Berrys vehicle was driving on curbs and running red lights as he drove from Center Street to East Hatfield Street. They said Berry fell several times while he was at the police station and his behavior led them to contact Massena Rescue and have him transported to Massena Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment. He was held overnight at the hospital, police said.
EDITORS NOTE: The initial on line version of this incident had the wrong age and address for the operator of the vehicle due to an incorrect posting in the police departments running record.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Roy W. Rafter Jr., 30, of 889 Ruddy Road, Apt. 3, Chase Mills, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with inadequate brake lights at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street. Police said Rafter was found to be in possession of a pill bottle containing one hydrocodone tablet with no valid prescription, a small amount of marijuana and pipe with marijuana residue.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Richard L. Schwartfigure, 19, of 20 Parker Ave., Massena, and Jamie Michael Patterson, 18, of 16 Parker Ave., Massena, with disorderly conduct after responding at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday to a reported altercation on the north side of the footbridge that had attracted a large crowd. Schwartfigure and Patterson were identified as the main combatants.
COUNTY COURT WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Mark K. Aldridge, 58, of 49 1/2 Maple St., Lot 20, Massena, on a county court warrant at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday at the probation department office on Harrowgate Commons. He was transported to Canton for arraignment in county court.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Holly M. Crump, 43, of County Route 46, Massena, for speed in zone at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on the South Raquette River Road.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Scott J. Laneuville, 17, of Upper Ridge Road, Brasher Falls, for speed not reasonable and prudent at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday following a property damage accident on South Main Street. Police said Laneuville turned left onto South Main from East Hatfield, lost control of his vehicle and ended up with his vehicle facing northwest on the sidewalk and partially in the southbound lane of Route 420 (South Main Street) bordering the Massena T-Ball field.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Travis E. Deshane, 33, of Center Street, Massena, for following too closely following a property damage accident at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday on the Maple Street Extension at Center Street. Deshane reportedly rearended a vehicle being operated by Sydnie M. Garrow, 18, of Akwesasne.