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Alleged turbine shooters arraigned in Lewis County Court

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LOWVILLE — Two teens were arraigned Friday in Lewis County Court on charges that they shot at a turbine at Maple Ridge Wind Farm, causing extensive damage.

Blake A. Matuszczak, 18, of 6992 W. Main St., Port Leyden, and Joshua W. Stocking, 18, of 5398 Rural Ave., Lowville, were arraigned on second-degree criminal mischief charges and pleaded innocent. Both cases were adjourned to Jan. 24.

The pair was accused of shooting a radiator of a wind turbine off India Road, causing in excess of $150,000 worth of damage for the wind farm.

Also in Lewis County Court Friday:

Mark D. LaBounty, 48, of 5 Jordan Drive, Richland, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Feb. 28. Mr. LaBounty was accused of taking $3,718 worth of logs belonging to Porter Herman Inc. between May 31 and June 30 in the town of Osceola.

Andrew B. Seymour, 26, East Ava Road, Ava, was sentenced to three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine, a one-year driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation in ignition interlock and victim impact panel programs on a charge of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, to which he pleaded guilty Oct. 25. He was stopped March 31 on Route 26 in the town of West Turin.

Joseph C. Dalpe, 56, of 3109 East Road, Port Leyden, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief. Sentencing was set for Feb. 14. Mr. Dalpe was accused of, on Nov. 10 in the town of Leyden, damaging a vehicle belonging to Linda Dalpe.

Jammie L. Premo, 31, of 6902 Austin Road, Glenfield, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Feb. 14. Mr. Premo was accused of, on Nov. 9 in Lowville, smashing several items belonging to Jean Verschneider.

Andrew J. Scholl, 55, of 6014 Swackhammer Road, Turin, was arraigned on charges of DWI and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and pleaded guilty to the charges. Sentencing was set for Jan. 24. Mr. Scholl was stopped Sept. 24 on South State Street in Lowville.

Robert C. Maxfield, 40, of 685 Redfield Road, Camden, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Feb. 14. Mr. Maxfield was accused of unlawfully possessing a pistol on Oct. 15 in the town of Denmark.

James J. Burns, 37, Dicob Road, Lowville, was arraigned on a charge of felony aggravated DWI and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Jan. 24. Mr. Burns was accused of driving drunk with a child in the vehicle on July 20 on Snell Road in the town of Watson.

James R. Sees, 41, and his wife, Nicole L., 28, both of High Falls Apartments, 4061 Cherry St., Apt. 3, Lyons Falls, had their cases of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance adjourned to Jan. 10; Mr. Sees was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They are accused of operating a meth lab Sept. 3 in the Sees’ apartment.

Miguel A. Raspaldo, 24, Rochester, had his case of two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and single counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal mischief adjourned to Jan. 10.

Mr. Raspaldo was accused of breaking into the Cataldo Hardware store in Lyons Falls on the morning of July 4 by smashing the front window and stealing four handguns valued at more than $1,000. He also allegedly damaged a gun display, a microwave oven and a freezer in the store.

Brandon E. Hoffert, 28, Quarry Street, Port Leyden, had his case of second-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching, fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation adjourned to Jan. 10.

Mr. Hoffert was accused of entering a residence illegally May 26 in the town of Lyonsdale, choking a woman there and subjecting her to improper sexual contact.

He also was accused of removing batteries from a cell phone so the alleged victim could not call for help.

Wenrick J. Fleming Jr., 39, of 5490 River Road, Apt. 1, had a trial set for Jan. 27 in his case of reckless assault of a child, second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Mr. Fleming was accused of shaking his 9-month-old son on Nov. 13, 2012, causing brain injuries.

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