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Massena teen jailed following second arrest in two hours


MASSENA - A 17-year-old Massena teen was jailed early Thursday following his second arrest within a two-hour span Wednesday night.

Village police initially charged Jack P. Foster, 17, of 3 Bishop Ave., Massena, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at his residence at 3 Bishop Ave.

He reportedly punched a hole in a closet door and flipped over a large coffee table in the living room during an argument with his mother, Becky Foster, at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The coffee table landed on his seven-year-old brother’s foot. Police said the argument started after Ms. Foster denied her son’s request to borrow her vehicle.

He was arraigned at approximately 10:30 p.m. by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department with a stipulation that he abide by the terms of an order of protection directing him not to harass, annoy or alarm his mother.

Village police made two arrests when they were called back to Ms. Foster’s residence late Wednesday night for another dispute at 3 Bishop Ave.

The teenager was charged at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday with a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt and a second count of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Mr. Foster was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $250. He reportedly violated the order of protection when he broke a rear wiper off his mother’s vehicle while he was fighting with his mother’s friend, Timothy M. Davey, 30, of 40 Cornell Ave., Massena.

Davey was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in connection with that incident. He was arraigned by Mr. Gustafson and released after posting $250 bail.

According to court documents, Ms. Foster said Mr. Davey was visiting her at approximately 11:20 p.m. Wednesday when his sister called and asked for a ride. Ms. Foster said she drove to get Ms. Davey and Mr. Davey stayed at her residence, where her seven-year-old son was reportedly sleeping.

She said when she returned home a short time later she noticed her ex-husband’s vehicle parked in the driveway. She said he was upstairs in her residence talking to their son.

She told police when Patrick Foster came downstairs he and Mr. Davey exchanged words. “Patrick began saying some things to Tim that Tim did not like, and they began to argue. Tim began punching Patrick in the head several times at which time I ran outside and get my son. I told Jack that Tim was pounding his father and to go inside and break up the fight,” Ms. Foster told police.

She said her son tried to pull Mr. Davey off his father and then punched him as he tried to break up the two combatants. Other witnesses said Mr. Davey slammed the elder Mr. Foster onto a coffee table during the melee.

The older Mr. Foster said he initially been arguing with Ms. Foster about her decision to leave their son home alone with Mr. Davey, who he claimed had been drinking. He said Mr. Davey intervened in the argument, slapped him and then punched him several times.

After the fight inside the residence broke up, another argument started outside when the younger Mr. Foster, armed with a metal pan, directed Mr. Davey to leave the property. That verbal exchange turned physical and Mr. Davey reportedly punched the younger Mr. Foster several times, leaving him with lacerations to his head and lip.

“Tim kept chasing me around the yard and into the street wanting to fight. I ran toward the van, which was in the driveway. Tim pushed me into the back of the van. I hit my head on the glass on the back of the van, causing the glass to break as I pulled on the windshield wiper,” Jack Foster told police.

Police alleged the force the teenager used when he was pulling off the rear wiper caused the vehicle’s window to break.

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