CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged Joseph J. Belile, 29, no fixed address, previously listing addresses in Massena and Constable, with second-degree criminal contempt at 7:20 p.m. Monday on Boynton Street. Police said they observed Belile with Sarah Gauthier, violating an order of protection that had been issued by the village court earlier this year directing him to stay away from Ms. Gauthier following a domestic dispute arrest. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.
Village police hadlast charged Belilewith third-degree assault at 10:56 p.m. July 16 following an investigation into an incident that took place earlier in the evening at 2 Willow St., Apt. 304.
Belile allegedly punched Ms. Gauthier, in the mouth. Gauthier reportedly suffered several lacreations and complained of pain. She also told police she became disoriented and dizzy after she was struck in the face.
Ms. Gauthier told police she and Belile got in an argument over a bunch of stupid things at approximately 8 p.m. July 16, and he left her apartment. She said a while later she decided to visit people in another apartment in her building and noticed that everybody seemed to be acting weird when she entered the apartment.
She said she followed Josh Dion into his bedroom to ask him what was going on and discovered her boyfriend was hiding behind the door. Then he came out yelling for me to leave. Joe was accusing me of telling people he was gay, Ms. Gauthier noted in the statement she provided police.
She said she swatted Gauthier away when he pushed her backwards, and he countered by punching her in the face. She said he also threatened her family during the incident. Joe told me if I were to have him arrested when he got out he would kill my family, she noted in her statement.
Village police hd also charged Belile with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief following a domestic dispute at 2:04 p.m. April 21 at his then Willow Street residence.
Belile was charged with punching a hole in the bathroom door in the apartment and then preventing Ms. Gauthier from leaving the residence on that occasion.
Ptl. Andy Richards, in his supporting deposition, said he responded to 2 Willow St. on a complaint that a female was screaming. He said he heard the screaming coming from the third floor when he entered the building. Upon entering the third floor hallway, I heard the female scream, Help, help, he wont let me out, he said.
The village patrolman said he entered the unlocked door to the apartment and found Belile and Ms. Gauthier in the living room. Joseph was standing between Sarah and the door to the apartment. Sarah stated that Joe got mad because she bought a pizza and then he punched the bathroom door. I asked Sarah was happened, and she said, He put his hands on me, Ptl, Richards wrote in his statement.
WARRANT - WATERTOWN - Village police traveled to Watertown Monday afternoon to pick up Tanya L. Matthie, 23, last listing an address of 193 Center St., Apt. 6, Massena, on a warrant charging her with petit larceny. She reportedly shoplifted $53.76 worth of merchandise from the Massena Walmart on March 13. Police said the warrant had been discovered Monday when Matthie reported to the Jefferson County Department of Social Services, Watertown, seeing bus fare so she could travel to Potsdam. She was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
STOLEN PROPERTY - MASSENA - Village police charged Jarrett C. Pelkey, 19, of 704 state Route 37C, Massena, with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Monday afternoon. He was reportedly in possession of a Samsung cell phone that had been stolen from Andrew K. Garrow on July 18 at 53 Pine St. Police said the phone was not recovered. Pelkey was released on an appearance ticket.
THEFT OF SERVICES - MASSENA - Village police charged Shannon M. Price, 44, of 67 Parker Ave., Massena, with theft of services at 10:22 p.m. Monday on Howard Street after she refused to pay a $3.50 fare for a cab ride she had taken from Massena Taxi.