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Massena woman calls for police assistance; ends up in jail


MASSENA - Village police charged Carrie L. Gambaccini, 34, of 11 Haskell St., Massena, with second-degree menacing, disorderly conduct, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest at 4:58 a.m. Sunday after responding to a domestic dispute complaint on South Main Street.

Police said Gambaccini, who was reportedly intoxicated, called their station to report they needed to send an officer to Robert Mackerer’s residence at 387 South Main St. or she was going to punch her boyfriend. Mr. Mackerer is Gambaccini’s boyfriend.

Police said when they arrived at the complaint Gambaccini started shouting obscenities on South Main Street and refused numerous requests to alter her behavior.

Mr. Mackerer, in a statement he signed for police, said Gambaccini was drunk when she came to his house and started to get loud and obnoxious. He said she then called a female friend phone and that conversation ended in a fight.

“Carrie was still screaming at me and cursing,” he said, noting his efforts to calm her down had been unsuccessful.

He said he was sitting on his bed when she left the room and returned with a steak knife and threatened to stab him. “I told her to go ahead and stab me. She was acting crazy and yelling. I really thought she would stab me. Carrie then went back into the kitchen and stabbed a picture hanging on the wall,” Mr. Mackerer noted in his statement.

Police said their investigation also revealed she had threatened to stab Mackerer with a steak knife during their argument.

They said after they took Gambaccini into custody she pulled away while being handcuffed and then refused to stand and walk to the patrol car. After being placed in the patrol car, Gambaccini reportedly attempted to get out of the vehicle and when unsuccessful attempted to kick the back side window out. She also spit on an officer during the incident.

The obstruction count alleges Gambaccini placed her shirt and toilet paper in the jail cell toilet and flooded the cell.

She was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash.

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