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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Village police charged Narissa N. Secore, 21, of 187 Center St., Apt. 3, Massena, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment following a domestic dispute at her residence.

She reportedly struck Robert Knepp in the shoulder with a metal pot during the argument at 8 p.m. Sunday and stomped on his glasses when she saw them on the floor after he left the apartment.

Secore said she got upset with her boyfriend after he accused her of cheating on him.

“I got mad, and I picked up a pan and hit him in the shoulder. Ginger (Knepp) kept running his mouth so I punched him in the face with a closed fist,” she said, noting he responded by slapping her in the face.

She said her cousin and a friend came to the apartment, intervened and had Mr. Knepp leaving the apartment with him.

“I saw that Ginger’s (prescription) glasses were on the floor, where Ginger had been standing, so I went and stomped on them. I then picked them up and they were broke so I threw them in the garbage,” Secore said in the statement she provided police.



BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police said Bobby C. Page, 26, of 33 McCluskey Ave., Massena, turned himself in on a bench warrant for failing to appear as directed in village court. He was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow, told the court the had missed his court appearance on the second-degree menacing count because he was hospitalized and was released on his own recognizance.



BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Christopher L. Deshane, 36, of 140 Liberty Ave., Massena, on a bench warrant held by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence. He was turned over to the sheriff’s department.



AGGRAVATED DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Vincent E. Carifax, 45, of 8628 Weaver Road, Cicero, with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 1:58 a.m. Sunday on North Main Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.28 percent, more than three times the legal limit in the state. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 of higher constitutes a DWI charge and is elevated to aggravated DWI when the BAC is 0.18 percent or higher. Carifax was also ticketed for operation of a vehicle with an obstructed plate and failure to keep right. Carifax reportedly told police he was on his way to work.



OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Robert J. Mackerer, 43, of 387 Main St., Massena, with an open container violation at 1:24 a.m. Saturday on Andrews Street.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Ryan D. Wood, 18, of 9A Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with petit larceny at 5:07 p.m. Friday following an alleged shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart. Further details were unavailable.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Larry J. Tassie, 49, of 441 South Main St., Apt. 5, Massena, with petit larceny on Jan. 28 stemming from an investigation into the theft of $350 from a wallet inadvertently left on the counter at Price Chopper on Dec. 9. Tassie reportedly found Joseph Reardon’s wallet and took $350 from it.



UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Stacylynn M. Stewart, 42, of Massena for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 5:22 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street.



UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Miranda M. Green, 18, of Massena for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights and providing police with a false driver’s license at 3:45 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop in Willow Street.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Adam L. Lashomb, 27, of Massena for a stop sign violation at 10:15 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.



FAILURE TO SIGNAL TURN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed John K. Halvorsen Jr., 24, of Crane Road, Winthrop, for failure to signal a turn at 10:16 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Church Street.



PASSED STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Eric W. Tafilowski, 26, of Maryville, Tenn., for illegally passing a stop sign at 8:35 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop near Alvern Avenue at Parker Avenue.



FAILURE TO SIGNAL - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Samuel G. Black, 67, of Teaneck, N.J., for failure to signal a turn at 7:50 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop near Route 37 at Parker Avenue.



SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed John E. Stiles, 46, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration at 4:45 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Alvern Avenue.



UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Willie Robertson, 56, of Route 420, Winthrop, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 2:17 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.



UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Keith A. Coughlin, 52, of state Route 420, Norfolk, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 2:15 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on state Route 37.



SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Susan M. Tiernan, 60, of Tiernan Road, Waddington, for speed in zone at 10:40 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on state Route 37.



SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Moria K. Evans, 18, of Winthrop for speed in zone at 10:28 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed C.C. Fredericks, 44, of Massena for illegally passing a stop sign at 9:18 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop near Parker Avenue at Alvern Avenue.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Darrell L. Freeman, 20, of Massena for illegally passing a stop sign at 10:27 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Willow Street.



DWI - PARISHVILLE - Canton-based state police charged Bryan W. Oshea, 26, of 575 Sissonville Road, Potsdam, with driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a property damage accident on state Route 72 in the town of Parishville reported at 7:09 a.m. Sunday. Oshea was also ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to keep right.



RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT - MADRID - Massena-based state police charged Francis T. Green, 35, of Parishville with second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal trespass, trespassing, petit larceny and unlawful possession of a radio device following an investigation into a trespassing complaint reported at 11:35 p.m. Sunday from the town of Madrid. Troopers said Green was taken into custody at 2 a.m. Monday on Lower Pine Street in Potsdam.



ONE INJURED - GOUVERNEUR - Gouverneur-based state police said one person was injured in a one-vehicle accident reported at 7:25 a.m. Sunday on Beaman Road, near Peabody Road, in the town of Gouverneur. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Angel L. Holloway, 19, of Waddington.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - WINTHROP - State police investigated several property damage accidents around the region on Sunday. Among those were:

■ Jason Jared Lamora, 34, of North Lawrence at 10:02 p.m. Sunday on state Route 420, near the Mahoney Road, in the town of Stockholm.

■ R.G. Fountain, 45, of Dickinson Center at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on County Route 5, near Parks Gokey Road, in the town of Dickinson.



CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged Randy S. Guyette, 23, of Canton with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt Saturday following reports filed from the town of Canton at 6:01 p.m. Jan. 29 and 8:22 a.m. Feb. 2 that he had violated an order of protection. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - PARISHVILLE - Canton-based state police charged Justin D. Pearson, 21, of Parishville with unlawful possession of marijuana at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at 99 Catherine St., Parishville.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - NORTH LAWRENCE - Massena-based state police charged Brady W. Gilbert, 19, of Nicholville with unlawful possession of marijuana late Friday afternoon on Church Street in North Lawrence.



ONE INJURED - MALONE - Malone-based state police said one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 2:28 p.m. Saturday on state Route 37 at Brand Road in the town of Malone. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Francis W. Keleher, 57, of Potsdam and Carl L. Johnston, 65, of Malone.



DISORDERLY CONDUCT - KEESEVILLE - Keeseville-based state police charged Victor M. Parrish, 20, of Brushton with disorderly conduct and ticketed him for unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle following a disturbance complaint at 7:13 p.m. Saturday in the village of Keeseville.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - Snow showers that dropped 1.3 inches of snow in Potsdam and higher totals in other parts of the region Saturday led to several accidents on slick roadways. Among those were:

■ Shelly A. Foster, 53, of Bombay and Carlos F. Holcomb, 20, of Brasher Falls were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 3:08 p.m. on Route 11C at Union Street in the hamlet of Brasher Falls.

■ Julie Ann Matthews, 26, of Norfolk at 6:40 p.m. on County Route 47, near state Route 56, in the town of Norfolk.

■ Ashley Lynn Gordon, 18, of Malone at 6:50 p.m. on Route 11, near the Hallahan Road, in the town of Lawrence.

■ Danielle J. Rabideau, 27, of Parishville at 3:01 p.m. on state Route 30, near Route 458, in the town of Brighton.



CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Eric J. Deshane, 19, of 733 state Route 37C, Massena, with second-degree criminal contempt at 8 p.m. Friday for violating stay away order of protection. A trooper in the St. Lawrence Centre mall was alerted Deshane had repeatedly walked in the vicinity of the protected party and had not made an attempt to leave the mall.

Deshane was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department. He is scheduled to reappear Feb. 27 in Massena Town Court.

Massena-based state police had charged Deshane with misdemeanor counts of second-degree attempted unlawful surveillance, second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a Jan. 9 incident in the town of Lawrence. He was reportedly attempting to take a cell phone photo of a 15-year-old female through a bathroom window at a residence in the town of Lawrence.



PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Crystal J. Stovall, 19, of Bronx and Ahsinet M. Scott-Brown, 19, of Yonkers, criminal justice majors at SUNY Canton, with petit larceny and false personation following an alleged shoplifting incident reported at 5:47 p.m. Friday from the Potsdam Wal-Mart. The duo reportedly shoplifted health and beauty products.



ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Chase R. Baxter, 19, of Norfolk with endangering the welfare of a child as part of a criminal mischief investigation lodged in connection with an incident that was reported to troopers on Sept. 17. Troopers had charged Travis M. Chase, 22, of Norfolk with second-degree criminal mischief Thursday as part of that same investigation. Mr. Chase allegedly vandalized a car belonging to Joshua Smith, of Norfolk, with spray paint on Sept. 17.



DWI - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Fritz M. Jamison, 47, of South Colton with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right following an investigation into an incident at 2:50 a.m. Saturday on state Route 56 in the town of Potsdam.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police responded to a number of property damage accidents around the region Friday and early Saturday. Among those were:

■ Rebecca L. Dennis, 30, of Ogdensburg and Dale K. Scott, 52, of Chase Mills were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 4:51 a.m. Saturday on County Route 44, near Ruddy Road, in the town of Madrid.

■ Mandie J. Bouvia, 35, of St. Regis Falls at 7:15 a.m. Friday on Route 458, near Days Mills Road, in the town of Hopkinton.



PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police said one person was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 9:51 a.m. Friday on County Route 42, near Foster Road, in the town of Fort Covington. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Katelyn M. Oldham-Benway, 19, of Fort Covington.



MENACING - POTSDAM - Village police charged Aaron M. Rist, 19, of Dover, N.H., with second-degree menacing at 4:28 p.m. Friday stemming from an incident that reportedly occurred early Thursday morning and allegedly wasn’t reported to Potsdam Police by Clarkson officials for over 24 hours.

“The Potsdam Police Department was alerted by Clarkson University of an altercation which occurred on their campus on Thursday. After investigating the incident it was determined Rist became involved in an altercation with another CU student and had displayed a folding knife with a 3 inch blade,” according to blotter release from village police released Saturday morning.



STOP DWI CHECKPOINT - POTSDAM - Village police charged two people with unlawful possession of marijuana and wrote several traffic tickets during a Stop DWI Sobriety and Safety checkpoint on Pierrepont Avenue.

Justin R. Edmonds, 20, of Fort Edward and Thomas B. Lawrence, 19, of Potsdam were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Three tickets were written for failure to wear a seatbelt. They included:

■ Kyle H Krivitsky, 21, of Rhode Island

■ Jay Michael Ramus, 31, of Watertown

■ Julie M. Hollis, 21, of West Seneca



UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - POTSDAM - Five people were ticketed for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle. They included:

■ Benjamin T. Hall, 23, of Macedon. Inspection expired in July.

■ Keri L. Merchant, 34, of Potsdam. Inspection expired in June.

■ Dalyn E. Newby, 30, of Parishville

■ Jonathan A. Brown, 44, of Potsdam

■ Rebecca L. Scovil, 33, of Potsdam



UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE - POTSDAM - Two people were ticketed for operation of an unregistered motor vehicle. They included:

■ Georgia L. Bjork, 48, of Lisbon. She was also ticketed for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle.

■ Tanner B. Rowell, 21, of Potsdam



INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - POTSDAM - Stacey M. Hawkins, 30, of Madrid was ticketed for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights.



PUBLIC URINATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Fraser J. Carson, 18, of Cranbourne, Australia, with public urination at 2:50 a.m. Saturday on Main Street.



UNDERAGE PURCHASE ATTEMPT - POTSDAM - Village police charged James T. Claremont, 19, of Colchester, Vt., with attempting to obtain alcohol by fraudulent means by a person less than 21 at 5:50 p.m. Saturday on Market Street. Police said they responded to CJ’s Kegs to check the authentication of an ID. It was discovered that Claremont was attempting to purchase alcohol with a fake ID.



DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Tracy M. Huczel, 45, of Potsdam with driving while intoxicated at 11:12 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Main Street after police observed a vehicle operating with no headlights. Huczel was also ticketed for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights. Huczel reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the 0.08 percent threshold for a DWI charge.



DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Ashley A. Brothers, 22, of Gouverneur with driving while intoxicated and ticketed her for failure to signal a turn at 2:14 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

Police said the traffic stop was made after an officer observed Brothers fail to signal her turn coming off of Maple Street onto the Clarkson Avenue extension. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes a DWI in New York state.

Brothers was accompanied by her boyfriend Nigel A. Spahr, Gouverneur, who became agitated when Brothers was taken into custody. Patrols repeatedly instructed Spahr to get back into the vehicle and he refused. He was also taken into custody for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. He was released on an appearance ticket.



HARASSMENT - MASSENA - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Jeffrey A. Lashomb, 51, of 345 Larue Road, Massena, with second-degree harassment, aggravated harassment and trespassing early Sunday morning following an investigation into an incident that took place Saturday evening.

Deputies said they had received a complaint that Lashomb had failed to comply with a request to leave a business in the town of Massena despite being told several times to leave the location. During the dispute, it is alleged Lashomb pushed himself against the victim in an attempt to intimidate her. He also reportedly made several calls to the business harassing the victim.

Lisa Sprague, in the statement she signed for deputies, said Lashomb and another man came in to Sprague’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. Friday and ordered pizzas. She said Lashomb became upset when she told him he would need to pay for his pizza up front.

“Lashomb told me he was not going to pay a ... penny for his pizza first, and I told him I was not going to make him a ... pizza. I then turned around to walk into the kitchen to make (the other man’s ) pizza, and Lashomb told me I better ... check myself. I then turned around, asked Lashomb what he said, and I told him he needed to leave my business. Lashomb then told me he was not going to leave,” she noted in her statement to police.

She said she told Lashomb a second time he needed to leave, and he again refused and started walking to toward her “as he was trying to intimidate me,” she told deputies. “He then brushed up against me, and I told him he needed to leave now.”

Her husband, Donald, then intervened, told Lashomb to leave again, grabbed him and pushed him toward the door. She said Lashomb, who she told deputies was highly intoxicated, grabbed onto her husband when they got to the front door. She said Lashomb tripped on a step down, fell and pulled her husband down on top of him. She said her husband got up and walked into the restaurant, and Lashomb did not return.

But he reportedly called Ms. Sprague later in the evening, shouted profanities at her and harassed her about kicking him out of the restaurant. Her reportedly called her at 10 a.m. Saturday and told her he had broken his arm when he fell and that she should not have treated him the way she had the previously evening. Ms. Sprague said she hung up on Lashomb and reported the incident to the sheriff’s department.

Lashomb was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and was released on his own recognizance with a stipulation he abide by the terms of a stay away order of protection directing him to have no contact with the woman or her business.



DWI - LOUISVILLE - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged John G. Smith, 27, of Massena with driving while intoxicated following a property damage accident early Saturday morning on state Route 37 in the town of Louisville.

Deputies said Smith was westbound on state Route 37 when he reportedly fell asleep, went off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, careened back into the roadway and came to rest in the middle of the roadway. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, double the 0.08 percent threshold that constitutes a DWI charge. He was also ticketed for crossing hazardous markings.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Massena Police Department and Louisville Fire.

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