MASSENA - New York State Police are attempting to identify a body that was found at 3 p.m. Friday off state Route 420 in the town of Massena.
In a press release issued Friday evening, they said Massena-based state BCI and uniform personnel responded to a report of a body located off Route 420. They secured the scene, which is being processed by the Troop B Forensic Identification Unit.
St. Lawrence County Coroner Jamie Sienkiewycz responded to the scene and removed the body for an autopsy to be conducted at a later date, according to troopers, who said investigators are attempting to ascertain the identity of the body and searching missing person databases.
They said the investigation is continuing and additional information will be available upon completion of the autopsy.
Anyone who is aware of a missing person who has not been reported to law enforcement is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-897-2000.
DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Owen S. White, 29, of Hogansburg with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for speeding and failure to keep right at 2:33 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on state Route 37 in the town of Massena. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - POTSDAM - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region on Tuesday. Among those:
• Jessica L. Franklin, 23, of Canton; Kathleen M. Bell, 25, of Holland, N.Y., and Donald R. Seguin, 64, of Ogdensburg were involved in a three-vehicle collision at 12:10 p.m. on Route 11, near the Morley-Potsdam Road, in the town of Potsdam.
OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged John Robert Foster, 21, of Gerogetown, Mass., and Nolan P. Driscoll, 21, of Troy with an open container violation at 11:48 p.m. Thursday after they were observed walking down Main Street, each man allegedly carrying an open container of alcohol.
DOG AT LARGE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Tammy L. Garner, 56, of Potsdam with allowing her dog to run at large after responding to a loose dog complaint on Waverly Street.
The Police Blotter
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
0227 Traffic stop on Park Street. Verbal warning issued.
0254 Patrols responded to a lifeline call on Lawrence Avenue.
0450 Received report of two suspicious subjects on Maple Street.
0829 Received report of a malfunctioning traffic signal on Market Street.
0814 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Clarkson University Health Center.
0909 Record check completed for housing purposes.
0912 Received report of a malfunctioning train crossing on Pine Street.
0935 Located an open door at a vacant building. Nothing found to be out of place. The owner was contacted, and the door was secured by the patrols.
1052 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Route 11. A verbal warning was issued.
1215 A subject reports an unknown male entered one of her rental properties and left when he found that people were inside.
1250 A patrol took a report of a motor vehicle accident that took place at the Pierrepont Avenue - Bay Street intersection.
1406 Patrols responded to a panic alarm at Debra Drive and found it to be unfounded.
1557 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.
1743 Responded to a business who stated a subject tried to use a fake ID to buy liquor.
1846 Patrols dispatched to an ongoing domestic disturbance call on Racquette Road.
1853 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.
2030 Patrols responded to a car/ deer accident on Maple Street near Clarkson University.
2100 Patrols responded to a criminal mischief complaint on Clarkson University.
2103 Patrols responded to a commercial burglar alarm on Market Street.
2207 Traffic stop on Sandstone Drive. Verbal warning issued.
2321 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Verbal warning issued.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
0012 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Verbal warning issued.
0017 Traffic stop on Main Street. Verbal warning issued.
0027 Traffic stop on Elm Street. Verbal warning issued.
0031 Patrols assisted a subject on Cottage Street.
0549 Received a report of a loose dog on Cottage Street.
0656 Received a report of a loose dog on Waverly Street.
0713 Received a report of a suspicious person on Pierrepont Avenue.
0853 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Pierrepont Avenue. A verbal warning was issued.
1133 Report of a harassment. Investigation continues.
1149 A temporary handicapped parking permit was issued to a town resident.
1200 Record check completed for employment purposes.
1205 An equipment inspection was completed for a town of Potsdam resident.
1346 A small packet of capsules containing a white powdery substance was found in a public place. Patrol dispatched for retrieval.
1436 Record check completed for housing purposes.
1501 Received report of subjects possibly smoking marijuana.
1555 Patrols responded to a property damage accident at Elm and Market Street.
1813 Received report of stolen property. Investigation continues.
2108 Patrols responded to a noise complaint on Walnut Street. Verbal warning issued.
2128 Patrols completed a welfare check on outer Elm Street.