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Walk on Potsdam rail trestle leads to charges for two men

First published: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 1:15 pm

POTSDAM - Village police charged Christopher R. Deshane, 37, of Potsdam and Anthony W. Kocher-Morrill, 25, of Norwood with third-degree criminal trespass at 6:48 p.m. Sunday after they were reportedly observed walking across the railroad trestle off Sandstone Drive.

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NYSP Public Record

First published: September 01, 2014 at 9:57 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 9:57 am

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MORRISTOWN - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Brent E. Maisland, 25, of Morristown with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment following an investigation into a domestic dispute reported at 9:55 p.m. Sunday from the town of Morristown. Maisland allegedly prevented the alleged victim from making an emergency call and damaged property during the argument. The arrest was made at 12:05 a.m. Monday. He was arraigned in local court, and bail was set at $2,000 cash.

DWI - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Justin W. Gonzalez, 26, of Uniontown, Pa., with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:09 a.m. Monday on state Route 56 in the town of Norfolk. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - COLTON - Gouverneur-based state police charged Shea T. Brode, 30, of Liverpool with unlawful possession of marijuana following a stop at 2:25 p.m. Sunday on state Route 56 in the town of Colton.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Desirae L. Parrish, 18, of Edwards with unlawful possession of marijuana following a stop at 2:40 a.m. Sunday on state Route 56 in the town of Norfolk.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - LEWIS - Lewis-based state police charged Gena E. McGregor, 26, of Massena with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument at 7 p.m. Sunday following a stop on Interstate 87, town of Lewis, Essex County.

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Hammond man charged with aggravated unlicensed operation

First published: September 01, 2014 at 9:21 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 9:56 am

GOUVERNEUR - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies charged Kurtis J. O’Donnell, 32, of 903 County Route 8, Hammond, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and ticketed him for an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop Saturday on state Highway 58 in the town of Gouverneur. He will answer the tickets at a later date in Gouverneur Town Court.

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Massena PD Public Record

First published: September 01, 2014 at 9:29 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 9:29 am

CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Catheryn Reed, 50, of state Route 56, South Colton, for using a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle at 4:55 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Elizabeth M. Snow, 50, of Conners Road, Hogansburg, for speed in zone at 8:34 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Tommy R. Ammons, 28, of Kingsley Crossroad, Massena, with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:27 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

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Sheriff’s deputies charge Nicholville woman with criminal contempt

First published: September 01, 2014 at 9:21 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 9:22 am

LOUISVILLE - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies reported Saturday that they had charged Victoria L. Davis, 33, of 207 Water St., Nicholville, with a misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal contempt on Aug. 25 stemming from an incident on July 30 when she allegedly violated an order of protection. Davis was arraigned in Waddington Town Court and released to the supervision of probation, to reappear at a later date in Louisville Town Court.

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Canton man charged with criminal trespass following alleged domestic incident

First published: September 01, 2014 at 9:21 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 9:21 am

CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies charged Randy S. Guyette Jr., 24, of 125 :Pink School House Road, Canton, with a felony count of aggravated family offense and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and second-degree menacing on Friday following an investigation into an alleged domestic incident that took place on Wednesday. He was arraigned in Canton Town Court and released to the supervision of probation.

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Massena gears up for Solidarity Day parade

First published: September 01, 2014 at 8:16 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 8:16 am

MASSENA - Labor Day kicks off the official campaign season for the fall elections, and today’s Solidarity Day parade will feature candidates running for offices from mayor of Massena to governor of New York.

Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, will be marching with members of IBEW Local 2032.

State Senator Joseph Griffo is a regular at the Solidarity Day parade, and Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell has also announced plans to march in the parade.

Massena Mayor James Hidy and his challenger, Timmy Currier, also plan to march in a parade that kicks off at 11 a.m. on Center Street and winds its way down Main Street to the Springs Park for a post-parade celebration for members of organized labor.

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Potsdam man faces felony charge following domestic dispute

First published: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am

POTSDAM - Village police charged Michael J. Brock, 27, of Potsdam with a felony count of aggravated family offense, second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment at 2:20 p.m. Sunday on Debra Drive.

Police said Brock had been involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend and damaged property.

He was arraigned in Canton court and released under the supervision of the probation department.

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Potsdam Village Police make DWI stop

First published: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am

POTSDAM - Village police charged Caitlin W. Armstrong, 26, of Carthage with driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway and ticketed her for speed not reasonable and prudent at 3:29 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Elm Street.

Armstrong’s blood alcohol content was not available. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.

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Potsdam PD Public Record

First published: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am
Last modified: September 01, 2014 at 8:12 am

OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged two people with open container violations early Sunday morning after they were allegedly observed with open containers of alcohol on village streets. They were:

• Meaghan H. Fontanes, 20, of East Northport at 1:17 a.m. on Bay Street.

• Christopher R. Gilkey, 20, of Kirkville at 1:57 a.m. on Market Street.

PUBLIC URINATION - POTSDAM - POTSDAM - Village police charged Liam D. Drennan, 18, of Youngstown with public urination at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Elm Street.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Beth A. Morey, 53, of Parishville with unlawful possession of marijuana at 2:21 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Main Street. Police said they made the stop after allegedly observing Morey fail to keep right.

RED LIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Meghan L. Vorhees, 18, of Stamford for a red light violation at 8:39 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Main Street.

INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kristopher G. Covell, 38, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 8:56 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Market Street.

INADEQUATE TAIL LAMPS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Thomas A. Brozowski, 61, of New York City for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps at 10:07 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

ILLEGAL U TURN - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Quinton M. Munson, 18, of South Glens Falls for making an illegal U turn at 11:15 p.m. Saturday on Market Street at Elm Street.

INADEQUATE EXHAUST - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Trevor J. Emmett, 19, of Winthrop for an equipment violation - inadequate exhaust at 11:50 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Elm Street.

The Police Blotter

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

0000 Traffic stop on Market Street. Verbal warning.

0010 Patrol responded to a larceny of a bike complaint on Pierrepont Avenue. Investigation pending.

0034 Traffic stop on Market Street. Verbal warning.

0044 Patrols responded to a suspicious person complaint on Lawrence Avenue.

0101 Patrol assisted a male finding his apartment.

0110 Traffic stop on Sisson Street. Verbal warning.

0117 Patrol observed a local law violation on Bay Street. Ticket issued.

0132 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.

0145 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.

0151 Traffic stop on Pine Street. Verbal warning.

0157 Patrol observed a local law violation on Market Street. Ticket issued.

0206 Local Law violation for public urination. Ticket issued.

0221 Traffic stop on Elm Street, Ticket issued.

0329 Traffic stop on Main Street. DWI arrest.

0852 Disorderly subject at the Village Diner.

1214 Cell phone turned in that was found in West Stockholm.

1416 Harassment complaint on Market Street.

1507 Burglar alarm at the Potsdam Animal Shelter.

1845 Patrols dispatched to a report of subjects trespassing on the railroad trestle near Sandstone Drive. Arrest made.

1928 Dispatched PVRS to a call on Market Street.

2039 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Ticket issued.

2056 Traffic stop on Market Street. Ticket issued.

2207 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Ticket issued.

2253 Traffic stop on Main Street. Verbal warning issued.

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