BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - A Massena mans failure to appear in court on a disorderly conduct violation ended up costing him his freedom.
Village police picked up David A. Lawrence II, 23, of 227 Main St., Massena, on the bench warrant at 11:50 p.m. Saturday on Parker Avenue. Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson had signed the warrant on Jan. 15 after Lawrence failed to appear in court as directed on the disorderly conduct charge.
He was arraigned on the bench warrant and released on his own recognizance.
But when the court was reviewing Lawrences files pending in Massena court during the arraignment on the bench warrant it was determined the probation department had filed a uniform court report on Dec. 11 indicating Lawrence had been arrested on a petit larceny charge since being released under the supervision of the probation department on a third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon count. A second court report issued Jan. 28 noted Lawrence had failed to report as directed to the probation department during the weeks of Dec. 14 and 28 and Jan. 11 and Jan. 25. That report also noted Lawrence had been discharged from the St. Lawrence County Chemical Dependency program for missing too many appointments.
Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall vacated Lawrences release under the supervision of the probation department on the assault charge and sent him to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.
Village police had charged Lawrence with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon at 3:44 a.m. Sept. 23 on Willow Street. The St. Lawrence County District Attorneys Office later filed a motion to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and returned to local court.
Lawrence allegedly stabbed Eugene E. Lamb, 45, of 303A Gates St., Palmer, Mass., on Willow Street. Mr. Lamb was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue for treatment of his injuries and was released.
The two men had reportedly been involved in a brief altercation earlier in the evening at The Rusty Wheel.
Mr. Lamb said he was sitting on the steps outside the bar about an hour later waiting for a ride. I couldnt get a hold of anyone. I saw a guy standing in the lawn across the road from where I was sitting, he said, noting he yelled over at the man and asked if he could call for a cab for him.
He said the man, later identified as Lawrence, replied he remembered him from the incident inside the bar and quickly walked across the street toward him.
He had a screwdriver in his left hand and a knife in his right hand. He was swearing and yelling at me. He started trying to stab me. He swung and swung over again. I was running backwards down Willow Street towards (the) Parker Avenue Bridge, he said, noting he called 911 to report the incident as it was occurring.
I kept telling him to stop and that I was calling the police. When he was swinging, I dropped the phone. He stabbed me several times in the left arm and once in the back, Mr. Lamb added in his statement to police.
The Massachusetts man said Lawrence had been standing behind the man he had briefly argued with inside the bar. He told police he feared for his life during the attack. The guy continued to say, Im going to ... you up. He was relentless. I ... thought he was trying to kill me, Mr. Lamb said.
ASSAULT - NICHOLVILLE - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged Mikle N. Lavare, 25, of 13 1/2 Bridge St., Nicholville, with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief Friday morning following an investigation into a domestic dispute in the town of Hopkinton. Deputies said Lavare allegedly choked his victim during the domestic, and she suffered minor injuries during the altercation. He also allegedly prevented the female from contacting police by taking her cell phone and then disconnecting the land line when she attempted to use the home phone to call police. Lavare was arraigned by Parishville Town Justice Frank Dunning and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash. He is scheduled to reappear Feb. 20 in Hopkinton Town Court.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents on Sunday. Among those were:
■ Lacey C. Staires, 24, of Norwood at 7:17 p.m. on County Route 25, near County Route 24, in the town of Russell.
■ Nathan M. Gibon, 17, of Canton at 9:13 p.m. on state Route 310, near the Morley-Potsdam Road, in the town of Canton.
■ Paul F. Paro, 69, of Massena and Anna M. Hammill, 23, of Norwood were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 10:54 p.m. on state Route 56 at County Route 40 in the town of Norfolk.
■ Joel M. Manchester, 34, of North Bangor at 3:57 p.m. on County Route 32, near Broad Street, in the town of Bombay.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Nicholas A. Mearkley, 31, of Parishville with petit larceny following an investigation into a shoplifting incident Jan. 26 at the Potsdam Wal-Mart store. Kelly A. Blanchard, 27, of Canton had previously been charged in connection with that same incident.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Timothy J. Oakes, 26, of Norfolk with aggravated harassment Saturday night following an investigation into an incident reported at 7:56 a.m. Feb. 5 from the town of Norfolk. Oakes allegedly left phone messages threatening bodily harm on an acquaintances answering machine on Feb. 5, troopers said. He was issued an appearance ticket
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - WINTHROP - Massena-based state police charged Zachary A. Bissonette, 16, of Winthrop with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief following an incident reported at 3:57 p.m. Saturday. The charge was lodged at 2429 County Route 47 in the town of Stockholm. Troopers allege Bissonette intentionally damaged a family members vehicle.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - DICKINSON - Malone-based state police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. Saturday on County Route 5, near Decker Road, in the town of Dickinson. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Minas P. Stone, 70, and John A. Berkman, 42, both of Brushton.
DWI - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Robert H. Scott, 43, of West Stockholm with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right at 9:44 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Route 11 in the town of Potsdam. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the 0.08 percent BAC that is the threshold for a DWI in the state.
DWI - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Sara J. Morehouse, 37, of Potsdam with driving while intoxicated and ticketed her for moving from lane unsafely at 6:34 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on state Route 345 in the town of Potsdam.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - POTSDAM - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents on Saturday. Among those were:
■ Ronald G. Eurto, 21, of Colton at 7:26 a.m. on state Route 56 at Route 68 in the town of Colton.
■ E.D. Remington, 26, of Colton and David T. Staddon, 61, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 11:20 a.m. on state Route 37 at Highland Road in the town of Massena.
■ Ernest A. Wood, 58, of Potsdam at 5:51 p.m. on state Route 420, near Mahoney Road, in the town of Stockholm.
■ David A. Lalonde, 22, of Ogdensburg at 10:35 a.m. on state Route 68, near County Route 14, in the town of Canton.
■ Julie A. Lottie, 44, of Hermon at 2:14 p.m. on state Route 68, near Route 11, in the town of Canton.
■ Gary Roger Bullock, 48, of Edwards at 5:15 p.m. on County Route 25, near the Little River Road, in the town of Canton.
■ Louis J. Tischler, 51, of Massena at 2:53 p.m. on Interstate 87, near the Valcour rest area, in the town of Peru.
■ C.M. Charlebois, 42, of Bombay at 8:57 a.m. on Route 30, near Fitzpatrick Road, in the town of Malone.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Jessica S. Perkins, 30, of 102 North Woods Road, Brushton, with petit larceny at 2:31 p.m. Saturday at the Massena Wal-Mart. She reportedly walked past the last point of same at the store without paying for $148.91 worth of merchandise, including a purse, cosmetics and a Mountain Dew. She was released on an appearance ticket.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Meagan M. Williams, 22, of 45 Howard Ave., Malone, with petit larceny and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle at 7:09 p.m. Saturday following an alleged shoplifting incident at the Massena Wal-Mart. She reportedly placed seven steaks, with a combined value of $114.78, into her purse and then walked past the last point of sale without paying for the meat. While she was being processed on the petit larceny count, police also discovered she had two hypodermic needles in her purse.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Deneene C. Rodriguez, 43, of Massena for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 5:55 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Main Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jonathan R. Bishop, 28, of County Route 38, Norfolk, for speed in zone at 8:55 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Andrews Street.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jeffrey L. Love, 28, of Massena for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 3:35 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on state Route 37.
OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Sharonlyn Lavalley, 45, of Massena with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway at 9:40 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on the Grove Street Extension.
INADEQUATE TAIL LAMPS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jennifer R. Barse, 30, of Morristown for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps at 8:55 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Main Street.
UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Marilyn K. Denny, 51, of Massena for unsafe backing at 3:45 p.m. Saturday following an investigation into a property damage accident on South Main Street. She backed into a vehicle being operated by Peter Shantie.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Rosemary A. Pacific, 46, of Potsdam for speed in zone at 2:12 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Andrews Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Anne E. Feisinger, 51, of Boston for speed in zone (50/30) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Chad W. Amo, 33, of 52 Grove St., Massena, with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right at 2:23 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Police said a blood alcohol content was not available.
LEAVING THE SCENE - MASSENA - Village police said Jennifer Bressard, 33, of County Route 42, Massena, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident at 12:19 a.m. Saturday on Park Avenue. Police said Bressard rounded a corner, struck a village snowplow on Woodlawn Avenue and failed to stop after the minor property damage accident. Police said damage was minor. Bressard also contacted police and said her vehicle had been struck by the plow.
INADEQUATE BRAKE LIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Cynthia J. Provow, 53, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate stop lamps at 9:55 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on North Main Street.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Jeoffrey J. Harrington, 28, of Massena with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for a stop sign violation at 8:55 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Romeo Avenue.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Tyler M. Bradford, 17, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 9:30 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Beach Street at Ames Street.
LITTERING - POTSDAM - Village police charged Rachael Griffin, 23, of Potsdam with littering and an open container violation at 2:22 a.m. Sunday on Market Street. Police said Griffin was observed walking on Market Street with an open container and then threw the open container on the ground when she saw patrols.
UNNECESSARY NOISE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Daniel P. Lenney, 30, of Potsdam with an unnecessary noise - music violation at 2:40 a.m. Sunday on Market Street after patrols responded to a complaint of music being played at an unreasonable level at a Market Street apartment.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Brian Davis, 25, of Potsdam with unlawful possession of marijuana at 3:50 p.m. Sunday on Market Street after patrols responded to a domestic disturbance. Davis was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Police said their investigation is continuing, and further charges are pending stemming from the domestic dispute.
CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Tyquane T. Stobbs of the Bronx for using an electronic mobile device while operating a motor vehicle at 4:12 a.m. Sunday following a minor personal injury accident on Pierrepont Avenue.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Taylor R. Faiella, 19, of Holbrook for operation of a vehicle with inadequate head lamps at 9:49 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Market Street.
HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Michael D. Dinan, 44, of Potsdam with second-degree harassment at 4:40 p.m. Friday. Police said Dinan sent harassing text messages to another individual.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Janet R. Woodard, 55, of Brasher Falls for driving through a crosswalk while a pedestrian was in it at 6:50 p.m. Saturday.