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CONSPIRACY - MASSENA - Village police charged Joshua J. Liebstein, 17, of 124 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, with fifth-degree conspiracy and making a false written statement at 9:10 p.m. Sunday. The charges stemmed from an investigation into a shoplifting incident April 24 at the Massena Walmart. Police said the charges stemmed from an incident into a shoplifting incident that led to the arrest last week of Brian L. Middlemiss, 28, of 426 Clark St., Massena, with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and one count of petit larceny by village police at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Liebstein initially told police he had been told by his father to drive Middlemiss to the Walmart and was not aware of his plans. But they said their investigation revealed Liebstein had served as a lookout while Middlemiss was on his shoplifting escapade. They said Liebstein requested he be paid for driving Middlemiss to the store with a queen mattress cover and a sound bar that had been shoplifted from Walmart.



BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village policed picked up Alan M. Green, 21, of 54 McCluskey Ave., Massena, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday on a bench warrant alleging he had failed to appear as directed in village court on a pending disorderly conduct charge. He was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released after posting $200 bail. Green had been charged with disorderly conduct at 12:50 a.m. Oct. 31 after police responded to a report of a large fight on the front lawn at 276 Main St. Police said they observed Green was part of the Fray and then saw him run back to a vehicle carrying a metal socket wrench. They said Green failed to comply with requests to stop screaming obscenities and was charged with the violation. Following his arraignment, he was turned over to state police on a pending petit larceny count from the town of Potsdam.



PETIT LARCENY - NORFOLK - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Tyler R. Paige, 24, of 114 Fisher Road, Norfolk, with petit larceny and second-degree criminal contempt Sunday following an investigation into a copper theft complaint from the Jenner Road in the town of Lisbon. He allegedly stole approximately 36 pounds from his former employer and landlord in the town of Lisbon and exchanged the copper for cash. He is scheduled to appear in Lisbon Town Court to answer that charge. Deputies said their investigation into the incident is continuing with additional items reportedly stolen from the town of Norfolk. During the larceny investigation, deputies discovered Paige was violating an order of protection issued June 21 by Norfolk Town Justice George C. Grubee directing him to stay away from a protected person following a domestic dispute arrest. He was arraigned on the criminal contempt count by Louisville Town Justice Michael Lecuyer and released on his own recognizance.



NO SEATBELT - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Allen J. Martin, 20, of County Route 36, Norfolk, for failure to wear his seatbelt at 6:15 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on North Main Street.



SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Emily A. Snyder, 21, of Perkins Road, Massena, for speed in zone (45/30) following a traffic stop at 5:21 p.m. Saturday on Maple Street.



INADEQUATE BRAKE LAMPS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Tina L. Burdick, 34, of Bishop Avenue. Massena, for operating a vehicle with inadequate brake lamps at 5:12 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Parker Avenue.

DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Kristine M. Deshane, 27, of 34 Lesperance Lane, Malone, with driving while intoxicated at 11:25 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Andrews Street. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the 0.08 percent threshold for a DWI charge.



DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Corey J. Smith, 23, of 1417 state Route 56, Norfolk, with driving while intoxicated at 12:20 a.m. Sunday following a property damage accident on Willow Street. Police said Smith struck a utility pole in front of 192 Center St. He was also ticketed for speed not reasonable and prudent and failure to keep right. His blood alcohol content was not available.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Gerald Dissottle Sr., 42, of 9328 state Route 56, Norfolk, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 1:18 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Willow Street.



ISSUING A BAD CHECK - MASSENA - Village police charged Tammy L. Wray, 37, of Waddington with issuing a bad check as part of an on-going investigation into checks she reportedly wrote to the AmVets and the former Charlie’s on an account with insufficient funds. She was picked up by police at 1:41 a.m. Sunday on Willow Street and later released on an appearance ticket.



DWAI - MASSENA - Village police charged Joseph A, Mossow, 36, of 192 Jefferson Ave., Massena, with driving while ability impaired at 2:58 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Main Street. Mossow’s blood alcohol content was not unavailable, but a DWAI reflects a BAC of 0.06 or 0.07 percent.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Cherilyn M. Prentice, 45, of state Route 131, Massena, for a stop sign violation at 11:06 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Parker Avenue near Alvern.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Lloyd M. Wilson, Jr., 27, of Liberty Avenue, Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for a light defect at 9:12 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on South Main Street.



UNSAFE START - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Shawn Monaghan, 29, of Potter Road, Canton, for making an unsafe start at 8:15 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on the Willow Street Extension.



DWAI - HOPKINTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged TiaRose G. Stephenson, 18, of 5 Clark St., Parishville, with driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop at 4:45 a.m. Sunday on Green Road in the town of Hopkinton. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.06 percent, the minimum threshold for the DWAI charge.



UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Nathan D. Lightfoot, 24, of Massena for unnecessary noise - horn/tires, operation of a vehicle with an inadequate exhaust and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:59 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Market Street. Police said they observed Lightfoot turn off Market Street onto Elm Street and accelerate rapidly, causing the tires to lose traction and squeal. Patrol also observed the vehicle to have unreasonably loud exhaust. Police said he was subsequently charged with unlicensed operation after a DMV check of his NYS Permit showed it to be expired.



DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Robert A. Sanderson, 41, of Canton with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right, unsafe backing and driving a motor vehicle on the sidewalk at 2:29 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Depot Street.

He was arraigned by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He was released from custody after posting bail.

Police said they observed a vehicle traveling backwards in reverse in the wrong lane of travel and on the sidewalk on Depot Street at a high rate of speed. Police said Sanderson was taken in to custody and processed at Potsdam P.D., where he refused to submit to a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content.



STOP SIGN - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Derek P. Regan, 26, of Potsdam for a stop sign violation at 2:14 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop near Waverly at Munson Street.



FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joel D. Montgomery, 32, of Massena for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk at 7:10 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop at 7:10 p.m. on Maple Street. Police said they observed Montgomery fail to yield for a pedestrian that was in a Main Street crosswalk.



PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Alan M. Green, 21, of Massena with petit larceny Saturday following an investigation in a larceny from a building complaint filed with troopers at 2:18 p.m. Friday. He reportedly walked past the last point of sale without paying for a television. Troopers said they arrested Green Saturday night at the village of Massena police station. He was released on an appearance ticket.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 11:34 p.m. Saturday on Route 95, near Buckwheat Road, in the town of Moira. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Brooke L. Boyea, 19, of Brushton.



AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - BRASHER IRON WORKS — Andrew M. Rafter, 26, of 2492 County Route 55, Brasher Falls, was charged by state police with aggravated harassment Friday evening.

Police said Rafter’s ex-girlfriend, Keitha A. Durant, Brasher Falls, reported that he sent threatening text messages to her saying he would find and beat her. Police said this incident stems from a physical domestic incident that happened at a biker convention in Mexico, N.Y., on the previous Sunday when Rafter beat and choked Ms. Durant.

Rafter is scheduled to appear in Brasher Town Court.



FORGERY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Jessica L. Farr, 27, of Hermon with second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal impersonation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday morning following an investigation into a forged medical prescription investigation launched following a complaint at 9:41 p.m. July 22 from the town of Potsdam.



SHOOTING INVESTIGATION - POTSDAM - A 22-year-old Parishville man is being treated in a Burlington, Vt., hospital for injuries he received shortly before 8 p.m. Friday when he was shot in the left arm and abdomen during a reported shooting sport activity on the Heath Road in the town of Parishville.

Deputies and investigators responded after receiving an initial report that a man was being transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital for treatment of an apparently accidental gunshot wound. The man was identified as David Witherell of 3471 George St., Parishville. Witherell was later transferred to the Vermont Medical Center on Burlington, Vt., for treatment of his injuries.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department said deputies and investigators are continuing their investigation into the incident reported at 7:49 p.m. Friday.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - POTSDAM - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region Friday. Among those were:

■ Elaine M. Driscoll, 51, of Hannawa Falls struck a parked vehicle at 2:08 p.m. Friday in the Lobster House restaurant parking lot in Norwood.

■ Tabitha J. Baker, 30, of Brushton struck a parked vehicle at 12:36 p.m. Friday on Route 11, near Delancey Avenue, in the town of Moira.



TOTAL LOSS - COLTON — Fire destroyed a house at 6548 County Route 24 in Colton early Saturday morning.

Hannawa Falls Fire Chief Kevin J. Premo was first on scene after receiving a call shortly before 5 a.m. After arriving, he said that he ran up to the house where all three residents were safely outside.

Stephen M. Stowe, who owns the house and lives there with his wife Wendy L. and father-in-law Robert Selleck, said that the fire started in his father-in-law, Robert Selleck’s upstairs room. Mr. Stowe said he believed the source of the fire was a propane heater used by his father-in-law, but the St. Lawrence County Investigation team had not examined the scene yet Saturday morning.

Hannawa Falls, Potsdam, Pierrepont, Colton and Parishville fire departments were all on scene, containing the fire around 6:15 a.m.



AGGRAVATED DWI - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Adam D. Jacobs, 26, of Hogansburg with a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated driving while intoxicated, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and speed in zone on July 21. Police said Jacobs had a blood alcohol content of 0.27 percent. He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and released under the supervision of probation. He is to appear in Bombay Town Court on Aug. 20. A DWI charge is elevated to aggravated DWI when the BAC is 0.18 percent or higher.



BENCH WARRANT - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police picked up Warren T. Allen, 39, of Hogansburg on a bench warrant July 24 . He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and is to reappear on Aug. 13.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Elizabeth R. Lazore, 30, of Hogansburg with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on July 23. She was also ticketed for speed in zone.



UNLICENSED OPERATION - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Steven M. Hopps, 40, of Hogansburg for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speed in zone following a July 23 traffic stop.



UNLICENSED OPERATION - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Eric J. Sunday, 26, of Hogansburg for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration following a July 27 traffic stop.



DWI - AKWESASNE - ST. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Chad A. Jock, 28, of Hogansburg with Driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right following an incident on July 27. Police say Jock submitted an alleged blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent.



AGGRAVATED DWI - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Peter A. Timmons, 51, of Fort Covington with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to use designated lane following a July 28 traffic stop. Police say Timmons submitted an alleged blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent.



AGGRAVATED DWI - AKWESASNE - St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police charged Perry R. Montour, 47, of Hogansburg with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police say Mr. Montour failed standard field sobriety tests and submitted an alleged blood alcohol content of 0.34 percent following a traffic stop on July 28. He was released on appearance tickets and will answer the charges on Aug. 20 in Bombay Town Court.

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