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Sun., Oct. 4
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TRESPASSING - POTSDAM - Potsdam police charged Nicholas G. Cruden, 22, of Galway with trespassing early Sunday morning after he allegedly refused to leave a residence on Maple Street.
According to the official report on the incident, police initially responded to the residence to remove Mr. Cruden, which they were able to do without incident. A short time later, police were called back to the home after Mr. Cruden reportedly returned.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Potsdam Police Department, where he was charged and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Potsdam Village Court May 12.
PROPERTY MISAPPLICATION - NORFOLK - A man was charged after allegedly selling antique knives that a friend had left at his house.
State police charged Mitchell L. Butram, 35, Norfolk, with misapplication of property at 9:50 a.m. Friday in the West Main Street police barracks.
Police said Mr. Butram sold the knives, owned by Eric Lavigne of Plattsburgh, on eBay for $150.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - BRASHER FALLS - A man was charged after allegedly throwing a beer bottle at a passing car.
Richard A. Rafter, 25, Brasher Falls, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the state police barracks in Massena and was charged with third-degree criminal mischief.
According to police, Mr. Rafter threw a bottle at Shane Deshane, Bombay, as he drove along Reagan Flats Road. After Mr. Deshane pulled over, Mr. Rafter ran to the car and smashed the driver's side window, police said.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Brasher Town Court.
BLAZE CLAIMS ANIMALS - PIERREPONT - A fire at a home Sunday morning led to extensive damage and the deaths of 11 dogs and one cat.
The fire occurred about 8 a.m. at 300 Post Road. The home is owned by Donna Prince, West Seneca, and was occupied by Linda Foley and Leah Hineman.
Pierrepont and Colton fire departments responded to the blaze. Canton, Potsdam and Hannawa Falls fire departments provided mutual aid.
According to fire investigators, the front porch caught fire after a space heater was knocked over. The porch was destroyed along with the animals and a 2002 Jeep Liberty.
No human injuries were reported.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - A Norwood man once working for Triple-A Lumber on Route 11 is accused of stealing two adjustable jacks from the company.
Kenneth J. LaBaff Jr., 21, was charged Tuesday with petit larceny, state police said. He was issued an appearance ticket for town court.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Mark P. Perkins, 26, of 9644 state Route 47, Massena, with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 2:42 a.m. Sunday on Andrews Street. Police said Perkins was causing a disturbance and being disorderly in the parking lot behind Delmar Tavern. He was advised several times to cease, but refused, according to police, who said he also pulled away when officers advised him he was under arrest and tried to cuff him. He was released to appear May 18 in village court.
BUCKLE UP - POTSDAM - Potsdam Village Police issued several tickets for no seatbelt during a recent Click It or Ticket campaign. Police said officers worked in patrol cars and on bicyvles during the Buckle Up New York event on Market Street.
Those ticketed included Michael T. Pitts, 32, Potsdam; Jacor T. Finlayson, 22, Brockton, Mass.; Katelyn M. Newvine, 19, Canton; Derry R. Loucks, 60, Potsdam; Genevieve Lavoie, 23, Deslon, Que.; Drew A. Quenneville, 17, Potsdam; Kristopher D. Weems, 18, Norwood; John S. Pinto, 19, Rouses Point; Timothy A. Marks, 24, Brownville; Alexis J. Wurst, 16, Gouverneur; Colin S. Reardon, 18, Potsdam; and Phillip R. Collins, 17, Colton.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Christopher L. Miller, 24, of 20 Pine St., Massena, at 2:06 p.m. Monday on a county court bench warrant for violating his probation. He had been charged with third-degree rape. Miller was transported to county court for arraignment and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
FAMILY COURT WARRANT - MASSENA - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies picked up Nathaniel W. Dodson, 28, of 321 Kinglsey Crossroad, Massena, on a Family Court warrant tied to the child support enforcement unit. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash.
CELL PHONE VIOLATION -MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jessica M. Hurlbut, 27, of Massena for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday on East Hatfield Street.
COUNTY COURT WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Jacob Runions of 230 Bayley Road, Massena, Wednesday on a county court warrant. He was turned over to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Anita L. Williams, 46, of Potsdam for following too closely at 11 a.m. Saturday on South Main Street.
DWI - POTSDAM - Jillian E. Mathosian, 19, Kings Park, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right when stopped on Pierrepont Avenue for swerving into the center turning lane, Potsdam village police said. She registered a 0.17 percent blood alcohol content.
DWI - POTSDAM - Brock A. Cottrell, 24, Gouverneur, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and failure to turn as required when stopped on Main Street after reportedly driving over a traffic island, Potsdam village police said. He registered a 0.13 percent BAC.
DWI - POTSDAM - Carlos E. Ferreras, 22, Potsdam, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and speeding when stopped on Market Street, Potsdam village police said. He registered a 0.10 percent BAC.

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