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West Leyden man admits to violating court orders


LOWVILLE — A West Leyden man admitted Friday in Lewis County Court that he violated several court orders.

Stephen J. Lagatta, 54, of 5159 Osceola Road, West Leyden, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt, also satisfying charges of second-degree aggravated harassment, third-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and four counts of second-degree criminal contempt. Sentencing was set for Oct. 10.

Mr. Lagatta was accused of violating an order of protection issued on Lori Lagatta’s behalf in state Supreme Court by repeatedly and continuously calling her between 6 a.m. and midnight March 1, as well as orders issued through Lewis County Family Court and Lowville Village Court by sending text messages on three occasions in November and one in April. He also was accused of damaging a mattress and bedding belonging to Mrs. Lagatta Aug. 26 and 27 by urinating on them and stealing several items of her clothing.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

Robert P. Forsythe, 30, Route 812, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Sentencing was set for Oct. 10. Mr. Forsythe was accused of, on June 22, possessing three catalytic converters from Kafline’s Auto Salvage, Watson.

Joseph C. Dalpe, 56, of 3109 East Road, Boonville, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and $375 in court fees, and Judge Daniel R. King issued an eight-year order of protection on a charge of first-degree criminal contempt, to which he pleaded guilty April 11. He was sentenced July 25 to time served in county jail and $250 in court fees on a charge of fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief.

Mr. Dalpe was accused of attempting to damage a vehicle belonging to Linda Dalpe on Nov. 10 in the town of Leyden and, on Jan. 24, violating an order of protection by repeatedly yelling at her and taking her phone away.

Oscar J. Medina, 22, of 5965 Waters Road, Lowville, was arraigned on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts apiece of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and pleaded not guilty. His case was adjourned to Sept. 26. Mr. Medina was accused of selling heroin May 30 in the town of Martinsburg and possessing heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia July 27 in the town of Lowville.

Brandon R. Dicesare, 26, of 7560 Lyonsdale Road, Lyons Falls, was arraigned on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of speeding and pleaded not guilty. His case was adjourned to Sept. 26.

Mr. Dicesare was accused of fleeing from police on a motorcycle March 18 on Route 12 in the town of Leyden, operating the vehicle while under the influence of amphetamine and methamphetamine and possessing a knife and marijuana.

Richard Yost Jr., 51, of 9321 Deveines Road, Beaver Falls, had his case of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, insufficient taillamp and no ignition interlock device adjourned to Sept. 12 in Martinsburg. He was accused of possessing the drug during a May 27 traffic stop on Route 12 in the town of Turin.

Philip R. Reiter, 28, of 6378 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield, had his case of third-degree criminal mischief and reckless endangerment adjourned to Friday. Mr. Reiter was accused of spinning tires on the lawn of Victor Ehlers on May 11, 2012, on Cherry Street in Lyons Falls and hitting Mr. Ehlers and David Cook with his vehicle, although neither was injured.

Also in Lewis County Court on Aug. 28:

Andrew J. Loadwick, 29, of 3774 Marmon Road, Port Leyden, following successful completion of Drug Court, had his felony driving while intoxicated charge reduced to a misdemeanor. He then was sentenced to three years’ probation, five days in county jail, a $500 fine, a one-year driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation in ignition interlock and victim impact panel programs. Mr. Loadwick was stopped March 9, 2013, on Route 26 in the town of West Turin.

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