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Massena woman granted ACD following dispute over child

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MASSENA - A Massena woman who felt she was protecting the best interests of a toddler when she became engaged in a minor altercation with the child’s mother has been granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.

Village police picked up April Hall, 22, of 39 East Orvis St., Massena, in early March on a criminal summons charging her with second-degree harassment stemming from an investigation into an incident reported on Jan. 11. Hall reportedly punched and grabbed Jeanie Coughlin by the neck and pushed her down into the door.

Ms. Coughlin told police the incident occurred after she told Hall she and the toddler were moving out of the East Orvis Street residence. She said Hall grabbed the child, disappeared briefly and returned in an agitated state. She said Hall grabbed her by the shirt and neck, pushed her into a door and punched her in the face. Ms. Coughlin said Hall screamed at her that she could move but she wasn’t taking the child with her.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson granted Hall the ACD with a stipulation she commit no further offenses. If she remains arrest free for the next six months, the case will be dismissed.

In other recent court action before Mr. Gustafson:

■ Max R. Brewer, 22, of 153 East Orvis St., Apt. 3, Massena, was fined $500 and a $400 surcharge for a driving while intoxicated conviction. His operating privileges were revoked for six months.

Village police had charged Brewer, then listing a Maple Street address, with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle following a property damage accident at 2:56 a.m. Jan. 21, 2012 on Pine Street.

Police said Brewer struck a utility pole in front of 5 Pine St. and then fled the scene on foot. He was apprehended by police on Maple Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent, the threshold for an aggravated DWI charge in New York state and more than double the .08 percent that constitutes a DWI count.

■ Kyle R. Clemmo, 25, of 15 Stearns St., Massena, was fined $500 and a $400 surcharge and was placed on probation for three years for a driving while intoxicated conviction. His operating privileges were revoked for six months.

Clemmo had pleaded guilty to a driving while intoxicated count in a plea bargain agreement linked to his completion of a treatment program. Clemmo reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent when he was charged with aggravated DWI following a traffic stop at 12:09 a.m. July 22 while police were investigating a domestic incident that reportedly took place in the vehicle. He also reportedly struck the curb when he was driving on East Orvis Street.

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