POTSDAM — State police on Tuesday charged Ralph E. Planty, 43, of 4288 Candlelight Lane, Liverpool, with felony first-degree criminal sex act: victim less than 13-years-old.
Troopers allege that at about 11:07 a.m. on Route 345 in the town of Potsdam Mr. Planty had sexual contact with a 12-year-old female victim.
He was arraigned in Lisbon Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies reported Wednesday that they charged Timothy J. Green, 32, and Regan L. Green, no age available, of 3231 County Route 49, Norfolk, with a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal mischief stemming from an August incident.
Police alleged that the couple damaged the interior doors and window screens at the property they were renting at 107 Church St., Morley.
WASHINGTON - Rep. William Owens has announced that five projects in New York’s 21st Congressional District, including two in Northern New York, will receive funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission.
Among the projects receiving NBRC funding this year are:
• $250,000 for the city of Ogdensburg to install water and wastewater infrastructure needed to secure the redevelopment of the Diamond National Brownfield site on the St. Lawrence River. To date this project has included a significant amount of cleanup and mitigation to remove the outdated waste water utilities.
This funding will help replace the old facility with modern waste water infrastructure, allowing the site to be used for future development without concerns of pollution and other encroachment into the St. Lawrence River.
• $196,000 to upgrade telemedicine services in the St. Lawrence Health System, allowing Canton-Potsdam Hospital to expand its services to patients at Gouverneur Hospital and increase healthcare access for people in the area.
“This funding supports a collection of worthy projects that contribute to the economic growth and stability of the region,” Mr. Owens said. “Improvements to basic infrastructure, access to healthcare, investments in renewable local energy sources and attractions that support recreational development are all smart investments that help attract and grow businesses and improve the quality of life for residents in communities throughout Northern New York.”
BANGOR - A 55-year-old North Bangor man died after being attacked by a Jersey bull, according to New York State Police.
Troopers said Wednesday that they had responded on Sept. 5 to a report of an unresponsive male at 1754 County Route 8 in the town of Bangor. Matthew L. Boyea was taken by Bangor Rescue to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, where police said life saving measures were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:31 p.m. by Dr. Michael Garber.
Franklin County Coroner Brian Langdon ordered an autopsy, which was conducted by pathologist Dr. Leonardo Dishman at Alice Hyde Medical Center. Police said the autopsy revealed that Mr. Boyea sustained massive internal injuries, including a severed spine, multiple fractured ribs and severe internal bleeding. The cause of death was determined to be a fractured thoracic spine and ribs, and bilateral hemothorax.
Troopers said their investigation revealed that Mr. Boyea, a farmhand at the Barry White Farm, was attacked at the farm by a Jersey bull that was known to be aggressive and unpredictable. Mr. Langdon ruled the manner of death to be accidental.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MALONE - Malone-based state police charged Lucas R. Tarbell, 20, of Hogansburg with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree introducing contraband to prisoners after responding to an incident at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Malone.
CRIMINAL SEX ACT - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Ralph E. Planty, 43, of Liverpool with a felony count of first-degree criminal sexual act Tuesday afternoon following an investigation into an alleged incident involving a child under 13 years of age reported at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday from the town of Potsdam. He was arraigned in court and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton.
HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Wayne A. Arquitt, 28, of Hannawa Falls with second-degree harassment Tuesday afternoon following an investigation into an incident reported Aug. 15 from the town of Pierrepont. The arrest was made at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 5984 state Route 56, Pierrepont.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Corey J. Matthie, 21, of Potsdam with petit larceny Tuesday evening following an investigation into an incident reported Sept. 9 from the town of Potsdam. The arrest was made at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at 37 Pine St., Potsdam.
DWI - LISBON - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Dylan R. Love, 21, of Massena with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with an inadequate muffler and an equipment violation - speedometer, failure to keep right and speeding at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday on state Route 37 in the town of Lisbon.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Ryan J. Labaff, 18, of Massena with unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with a license plate violation at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop on Parker Avenue in the village of Massena.
CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION - DEKALB - Gouverneur-based state police charged Marcus J. Jackman, 29, of Pennelville with second-degree criminal impersonation at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday stemming from an incident in the town of Dekalb.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - CANTON - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region on Tuesday. Among those:
• Teresa Nicole Griggs, 20, of Massena at 10:24 p.m. on state Route 310, near Stiles Road, in the town of Canton.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged John E. Baldwin, 38, of 245 Oxford Road, Apt. 19B, New Hartford, with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for operation of an unlicensed vehicle, operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and operation of a vehicle with no insurance following a stop at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday in the North Country Savings Bank parking lot off Water Street. He was also picked up on a warrant from Chemung County. He was turned over to state police for transport back to Chemung County.
BENCH WARRANTS - POTSDAM - Potsdam Village Police have issued a number of bench warrnts for failure to pay fines. The individuals include:
• Brooke A. Dashno, 22
• Shiguang Wang, 25
• Brandon White, 30
• Kenneth J. Snyder, 35
• Christopher A. Teriele, 22
• Devin C. Bianco, 27
• Michael Baxter, 42
• Christopher J. Young, 30
ARREST WARRANTS - POTSDAM - Potsdam Village Police have issued arrest warrants for the following individuals:
• Heather M. Burns, 35
• Kennin K. Snyder, 28
• Bradley D. Roberts, 31
The Police Blotter
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
0403 Patrols responded to a report of a suspicious person on Garden Street.
0541 Patrols responded to Clarkson Security to assist a village resident.
1020 Welfare check requested. Patrols completed.
1241 Patrol dispatched to a two-car property damage accident on Main Street.
1249 Patrol and Potsdam Fire were dispatched to Clarkson University for a fire alarm activation
1330 Potsdam Police, Potsdam Fire and Potsdam Rescue were dispatched to report of a one-vehicle accident, involving a vehicle into a pole in the Big Lots parking lot. One person was reported injured.
1412 Record check completed on four individuals applying for a New York state pistol permit. Investigation is being completed by another law enforcement agency.
1452 Parking complaint received on Waverly Street. All vehicles were found legally parked.
1505 Potsdam Rescue and Police were dispatched to a call on Bay Street.
1517 Report of a possible drunk driver on Route 11. Patrols dispatched
1535 Received a mental health pick-up order. Subject was transported for evaluation.
1658 A wallet that was found on Market Street was turned in to the Police Department.
2033 Patrol assisted other law enforcement agency with locating a car/dog accident.
2055 Traffic Stop completed. Verbal warning issued.
2132 Traffic Stop completed. Verbal warning issued.
2154 Walk in complaint of a hit and run accident that occurred earlier in the evening. Investigation continues.