CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - NORFOLK Richard L. Schwartfigure, 19, of 20 Parker Ave., Massena, was arrested Monday by St. Lawrence County sheriffs deputies Monday for second-degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor.
Sheriffs deputies went to pick Schwartfigure up on a warrant that would sent him to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash bail. In doing so, deputies said they located Schwartfigure at a residence where he was violating a stay away order of protection.
Schwartfigure will answer the criminal contempt charge at a later date in Norfolk Town Court.
HYPODERMIC NEEDLE - MASSENA - Village police charged Leslie A. Moore, 28, of 16 Haskell St., Massena, with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument after a needle was located in her purse at 12:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop on state Route 37. She was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Gerald L. Dissottle Jr., 22, of 532 Elliott Road, Norwood, when his vehicle was stopped for having an inadequate plate lamp. Dissottle was found to have a warrant held by the state police and was turned over to troopers at the scene of the traffic stop after giving police permission to search his vehicle. Police said Moore had also consented to a search of her purse.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Douglas M. Monroe, 27, of 36 Oliver Road, Massena, on a bench warrant for an alleged violation of probation on a felony charge at 8:37 p.m. Sunday on the Town Line Road. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond pending an appearance in county court. The underlying charge was three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Monroe was reportedly in possession of six packets of heroin located in the center console of the vehicle he was riding in and being operated by his girlfriend on April 23.
Monroe was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Amanda L. Kerr, 25, also of 69 Oliver Road, Massena. Kerr was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, three counts of possession of hypodermic instruments and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and ticketed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with unsafe tires and obstructed vision.
Kerr, in her statement to police, said the village patrolman told her he had pulled her over because she had an obstructed view with a couple of air fresheners and her work ID badge hanging from her rear view mirror. He said he also told her she had a bald rear tire on her vehicle.
The drugs were located after Kerr reportedly consented to have her vehicle searched.
PAROLE WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Adam P. Chelluk, 22, of 17 1./2 Parker Ave., Massena, on a parole warrant at 3 p.m. Sunday at the TJ Maxx store in the Harte Haven Shopping Center. He was transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, where he is being held on the parole detainer.
Chelluk was sentenced to one to four years in prison in August 2011 for a fourth-degree grand larceny, but most of sentence has been under parole supervision. He was last released from prison on March 5, 2013 after completing a 120-day in the Willard Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Chelluk reportedly recently returned to Massena after being in the Boston area for the past several weeks.
BURGLARY - RUSSELL - Canton-based state police charged Timothy S. McClyment, 53, of Degrasse with second-degree burglary, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use Sunday morning as part of an investigation into a burglary complaint reported at 12:45 p.m. June 25 from the town of Russell. Troopers had charged Frederick J. Davis, 49, of Chase Mills with third-degree assault and criminal mischief Saturday in connection with that same investigation.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Richard L. Benedict, 31, of Hogansburg with petit larceny following a shoplifting complaint at 2:59 p.m. Sunday from the Potsdam Walmart.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - POTSDAM - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents Sunday. Among those:
Andrea K. Gillette, 19, of West Branch, Mich., and Renee C. Moses, 50, of Canton were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 8:12 p.m. Sunday on Route 11, near the Morley-Potsdam Road, in the town of Potsdam.
Warren A. Potter, 50, of Potsdam at 10:20 p.m. on state Route 345, near Smith Road, in the town of Potsdam.
Wendy J. Miller, 26, of Canton at 9:20 p.m. on state Route 345, near Cogswells Corner Road, in the town of Madrid.
ISSUING BAD CHECK - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police charged Tiffany A. Johnston, 40, of Burke with two counts of issuing a bad check Saturday morning stemming from a complaint made to troopers at 7 p.m. June 1 in the town of Fort Covington.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged Bobby E. Pecore, 50, of Constable with second-degree aggravated harassment Saturday afternoon stemming from a complaint made to troopers at 4 p.m. June 25 from the town of Moira.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MALONE - Malone-based state police charged Tyler M. Hewitt, 21, of Bombay with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at 8:17 p.m. Saturday on Route 11 in town of Malone.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - MASSENA - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region on Saturday. Among those were:
Paul J. Tufo, 45, of Watertown at 9:37 p.m. on Route 56, near Old State Road, in the town of Potsdam.
Ryan R. Bousseau, 19, of Malone at 7:55 p.m. on state Route 37, near Woolen Mills Road, in the town of Fort Covington.
DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Nolan P. Jacobs, 30, of Hogansburg with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 10:26 a.m. Sunday on the North Racquette River Road in the town of Massena.
DWI - OSWEGATCHIE - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Dwight B. Bero, 25, of 212 Helena Road, Hogansburg with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 4:15 a.m. Saturday on state Route 37 in the town of Oswegatchie. Troopers said they stopped Bero after they observed him crossing onto the shoulder and crossing the center line and entering the westbound lane when he was travelling eastbound on Route 37. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent.
DWI - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Michael C. Dihrberg, 23, of 1655 County Route 38, Norfolk with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed him for unsafe backing at 7:01 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Grantville Road.
HARASSMENT - WADDINGTON - Massena-based state police charged Kevin H. Oshier, 50, of Waddington with second-degree harassment following an incident reported at 3:54 p.m. Friday from the town of Waddington.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Village police charged James M. Hayes, 22, of 1 Pratt Place, Apt. 1, Massena, with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 3:47 p.m. Saturday at the Massena Creative Playground. Police said Hayes punched and shattered the passenger side window on a 2003 Ford Windstar that had been driven to the playground by his stepsister, Dorothy Brown. The van was registered to Browns boyfriend. Police said the incident was relate to a family dispute that had taken place earlier in the day. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
Ms. Brown told police she was at the playground with her five children when her stepbrother arrived.
He was angry with me. He was yelling and screaming obscenities. He then said, You want to see vandalism. Ill show you vandalism. she recalled.
She said Hayes then walked over to the van and struck a side window, causing it to shatter.
Police said Hayes suffered a laceration to his arm during the incident and was treated at the police station by Massena Resvue before being transported to the county jail.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Shawn R. Mitchell, 37, of 18 Park Ave., Apt. D, Massena, on a bench warrant held by state police from Norfolk Town Court following a traffic stop at 3:27 p.m. Saturday on Lincoln Place at Park Avenue. He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was turned over to state police on the warrant.
HYPODERMIC NEEDLES - MASSENA - Village police charged Shannon L. Brown, 36, of state Route 420, Massena, and Amber B. Cook, 26, of 329 state Route 37, Hogansburg, with possession of hypodermic needles at 5 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot. Brown was additionally charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
PROBATION VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police picked Matthew C. Malu, 24, of 177 Center St., Massena, on an alleged probation violation at 10:50 p.m. Friday at his residence. He was held overnight in the village lockup pending trabsport to Canton for an arraignment in St. Lawrence County Court.
Village police charged Devian J. Fletcher, 18, of 210 W. 146th St., Apt. 2J and Malu, then listing an address of 1841 Central Park Ave., Yonkers less than an hour after an alleged attempted home invasion. Fletcher and Malu were each charged with second-degree burglary. Malu was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly throwing a snow shovel through the kitchen window at 26 Haskell St. as they were leaving, after not gaining entry to the home.
According to court documents, the men were at the home looking to confront Andrew Courson, who resided there and was home at the time.
A St. Lawrence County Grand Jury handed up an indictment in February charging Malu with second-degree attempted burglary in connection with that incident.
OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Nicholas Van Kennen, 21, of 2230 state Route 420, Norfolk, with an open container violation at 1:24 a.m. Saturday after officers observed him in the Andrews Street parking lot near the fire station with an open container of alcohol.
AGGRAVATED DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Eric C. Oney, 35, of Potsdam with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for movingfrom lane unsafely and unnecessary noise - horn/tires followin a traffic stop at 12:24a.m. Saturday on Market Street. Police said they observed Oney pull out of a parking lot into the street squealing his tires and crossing into the other lane. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent, the threshold for elevating a DWI charge to an aggravated DWI count.
MOVING FROM LANE UNSAFELY - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joseph Anthony Laguna, 70, of Palm Harbor, Fla., for failure to signal a lane change at 4:35 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Market Street. Police said they had responded to a reckless driving complaint of a vehicle heading into the village on Route 11 from Canton, located the suspect vehicle and witnessed a traffic infraction.
SEATBELT VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jessica M. Campos, 24, of Gouverneur for no seatbelt - driver at 10:02 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Cherry Street.
NOXIOUS MATERIAL - POTSDAM - Village police picked up Joshua Henderson, 24, of 76 Roosevelt Road, Apt. E, Hogansburg, formerly of Massena and Rochester, on an arrest warrant at 10:35 a.m. Friday and charged him with unlawful possession of noxious matter.
He was arraigned in local court and sent back to the St. Lawrence County Correction Facility with bail set at $500 cash. The charge stemmed from an incident at 12:48 a.m. April 21 at McDuffs when he was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with Codi Burke of Haskell Street, Massena. Henderson reportedly pepper sprayed Burke and left the area.
Henderson had been picked up on the warrant Wednesday by Massena Village Police. They had also charged him with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon at that time when police discovered a dagger sticking out from under the seat of his vehicle. He was arraigned on the weapons count Wednesday by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the county jail with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
Henderson was back in town court Monday for a preliminary hearing before Judge Sharlow, and the case was sent up to superior court for possible grand jury action. Judge Sharlow sent Henderson back to the county jail with the bail set at the same amount. Henderson was represented by defense attorney Verner Ingram, Potsdam.
He had been sentenced to time served and fined June 18 when he was sentenced for an attempted criminal conviction in a case that also satisfied a second pepper spray incident that had occurred in the village of Massena.
Massena Village Police had charged Henderson with possession of a noxious material and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into a May 24 dispute between Henderson and his former girlfriend, Alanna Cruz. They said Henderson allegedly raised a closed fist before he was pushed away by Ms. Cruz. He then allegedly pepper sprayed her. When Ms. Cruz attempted to file a complaint with police, Henderson reportedly broke her phone.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Shiguang Wang, 24 of Potsdamfor speed in zone (48/30) and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 1:42 a.m. Friday after police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed southbound on Market Street.
RED LIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Carleton J. Brickey, 42, of Potsdam for failure to stop at a red light following a traffic stop at 8:29 a.m. Friday on Sandstone Drive. Police said they observed Brickeyfail to stop for a red light on Clarkson Avenue.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Devon S. VanBibber, 21 of Canton for speed in zone (46/30) following a traffic stop at 8:20 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Market Street. Police said they had observed VanBibbers vehicle operating at a high rate of speed on eastbound Sandstone Drive.