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MARIJUANA POSSESSION - MASSENA - State police say a Brasher Falls man had more than a pound of marijuana in his vehicle when he was pulled over Thursday in the village.
Russell F. Dendler, 21, of 817 Route 420, Lot 2, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana. State police said he also had marijuana paraphernalia in his car when he was pulled over for allegedly speeding 37 mph in a 30 mph zone on Route 37B.
Information on the exact amount of the drug he is accused of possessing and why troopers stopped him was not available Saturday.
He was arraigned in village court and sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bail bond.
SEX OFFENDER - POTSDAM - A former Pierrepont man was jailed Friday for failing to register as a sex offender and possessing a weapon.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies said they checked on the welfare of Alan S. Klemko, 46, formerly of 45 Burt Wood Park Road, at the request of a family member who was worried about his safety.
Deputies said they learned he had moved to Main Street in the village without notifying law enforcement. Klemko is a Level 1 sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1994 to sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl, according to archived reports. He was also allegedly in possession of a rifle, which is illegal because he is a convicted felon.
Klemko was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
PUBLIC LEWDNESS - MASSENA - Two Massena men were accused of exposing themselves Sunday morning at the Massena Intake near Route 131.
Jonathan C. Butler, 61, of 16 Stearns St., and Frank R. Tassie, 73, of 24 Maple St., were each charged with public lewdness, state police said.
A person walking a dog notified authorities about the two men.
Both were issued appearance tickets for town court.
UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT - LISBON - An 18-year-old was jailed Thursday for holding his ex-girlfriend against her will and then violating a court order for him to stay away from her.
St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said Mitchel A. Calkins, of 6368 County Route 10, was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree stalking.
Deputies said Mr. Calkins on July 9 refused to let his ex-girlfriend leave her bedroom during an argument. He released her when her family arrived home. Waddington Town Court issued an order of protection on her behalf, and Mr. Calkins is accused of violating that order when he followed her home Tuesday and acted in a way that alarmed her. Deputies did not identify her.
He was arraigned in Canton Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail.
TRESPASSING - CANTON - State police charged a Potsdam man Thursday with trespassing stemming from a June 19 incident.
According to troopers, Stephen J. Douglass, 39, was trying to serve Stephen M. Beecher, 44, of 120 Pike Road, with papers at the latter's Canton home. Mr. Beecher told Mr. Douglass to get off his property and then brandished a shovel and swung it like a baseball bat, troopers said.
Mr. Beecher was charged June 19 with menacing with a weapon and criminal mischief.
STALKING - CANTON - St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies charged a Canton man Thursday with fourth-degree stalking and two counts of trespass. Deputies said that on Monday Keith J. Connors Jr., 35, Commerce Street, went to his estranged wife's house in Russell after being told not to go there and spoke to her through a window. Deputies also said he made several unwanted phone calls. An order of protection was issued for his wife, Renee Connors.
DWI - POTSDAM - Potsdam Village Police charged Emily J. Regan, 28, of Colton with driving while intoxicated after she was stopped at 12:53 a.m. Sunday on Pierrepont Avenue for failure to keep right. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, twice the 0.08 percent legal threshold for intoxication.
DWI - MASSENA - Lindsay R. Ladue, 27, of 259 County Route 43, Massena, was charged with driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation at 9:51 p.m. Saturday on North Main Street, village police said. Ladue was stopped for erractic operation after police allegedly observed a passenger janging out of the rear sliding door. She was arraigned in by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond. Her blood alcohol content was 0.11 percent, police said.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - HEUVELTON - A Gouverneur man was jailed Saturday following a fight with an ex-girlfriend and her roommate.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies said an argument between James R. Petrie, 26, of 1696 County Route 11, and Kimberly A. Rawson, 33, of 5420 County Route 10, became physical, and Mr. Petrie refused to let Ms. Rawson out of her car.
He is also accused of damaging Ms. Rawson's car and entering her home, which she shares with Carissa H. Steele, 34, after he being told he was not allowed there.
He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment. Mr. Petrie was arraigned in Lisbon Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bail bond.
STOLEN PROPERTY - MASSENA - Joshua A. Reedy, 19, of 223 E. Hatfield St., was charged Saturday night with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. State police said Mr. Reedy was allegedly in possession of several Nintendo Wii video games and an iPod digital music player that was reported stolen from a town of Louisville residence. Further details were not available.
ASSAULT - CANTON - An Ogdensburg man being held in St. Lawrence County jail is accused of punching another inmate in the face on Saturday.
Dale E. Martin II, 27, of 609 English Settlement Road, was charged Monday with second-degree assault, a felony, St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said.
He reportedly punched Richard W. Thornton, 36, of 181 Rice Road, Canton. Mr. Thornton was in jail on felony rape and sexual abuse charges.
Mr. Martin was in jail on a misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge from Ogdensburg City Court, Canton court records show. He was arraigned in Canton Village Court and released under probation supervision.
CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - PARISHVILLE - Amy L. Harrigan, 33, Potsdam, was charged Sunday night with second-degree criminal contempt for reportedly violating a protection order for Shaneka Maher, state police said. She was issued an appearance ticket for town court.
DWAI - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged David A. Bogardus, 41, of 6 Pearl St., Canton, with driving while ability impaired by alcoholand unlawful possession of marijuana shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday on Irish Settlement Road in the town of Canton.
FELONY DWI - MASSENA - Ricky J. Brainard, 52, Massena, was charged Thursday night by state police with felony aggravated DWI, operating an unregistered vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation and stopping on the road on a highway. His BAC was listed as 0.27 percent. His license had been revoked for a previous DWI conviction, according to troopers.
AGGRAVATED DWI - MASSENA - Robert W. Carr, 54, of 9 Tracy Road, Massena, was charged Saturday with aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree unlicensed operation of a vehicle and not wearing a seat belt when stopped on Alcoa Road in Massena, New York State Park Police said. He registered a 0.21 percent blood alcohol content.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - POTSDAM - Village police charged a Potsdam man Thursday in connection with a string of vandalism incidents that started Tuesday night.
Lance C. Harbart is charged with making graffiti, a misdemeanor, and third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
Police seized a can of black spray paint from his apartment, according to a press release.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Tara L. Deshane, 20, of 88 Woodlawn Ave., Massena with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Grove Street. Police also ticketed Deshane for failure to keep right and an open container violation. Deahane reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent.
PROBATION WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Timothy A. Scott, 23, of 50 McCluskety Ave., Massena, on a warrant for an alleged probation violation at 11:50 p.m. Friday. He was turned over to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff=s Department.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed BNicholas R. VClary, 21, of Sycamore Street, Massena, with operating a vehicle with inadequate headlamps following a traffic stop at 9:41 p.m. Sundya on Main Street.
NO INSURANCE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ashley C. Fabrizi, 22, of Kent Street, Massena, with operating a vehicle while having no insurance and a suspended registration following a traffic stop at 8:25 p.m. Sunday on Stephenville Road.
OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Barbara HJ. McBain, 34, of 113 Post Road, Canton, with an open container violation at 2:24 a.m. Sunday on Grove Street.
INADEQUATE HEADLAMPS - MASSENA - Village olice ticketed Brian D. Laprade21, of Andrews Street, Massena, with operating a vehicle with inadequate headlamps following a traffic stop at 9:54 p.m. Friday on East Orvis Street.
UNREGISTERED ATV - MASSENA - Village police issued a number of tickets after they stopped Jordan P. Fregoe, 17, of 114 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, for unlawful operation of an all-terrain vehicle at 6:50 p.m. Friday on Maple Street. He was also ticketed for failing to wear a helmet while operating an ATV and operation of an unregistered and uninsured ATV.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies charged Matthew D. Donaldson, 23, of 41 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam, with unlawful possession of marijauana following an investigation into reports from passing motorists concerned with the welfare of a male that had been observed coming out of a ditch on state Route 11B in the town of Stockholm. Deputies and state police troopers responded to the area, and deputies said Donaldson was located at 8:30 a.m. a short distance down the Benton Road walking back toward state Route 11B. Deputies said their initial conversation with the Potsdam man led them to believe he was under the influence of some type of drug. They said during a search they found he was in possession of an alleged marijuana pipe and a sandwich bag containing marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket for Aug. 18 in Stockholm Town Court.
HARASSMENT - NORFOLK - Norfolk-based state police charged John E. Carlin, 20, 2 Crabb St., Norfolk, and James E. Scott, 44, 4 Crabb St., for second-degree harassment following a neighborhood dispute. Both men were arrested following a dispute over property lines, which escalated with both men verbally threatening to physically harm one another.

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