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UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ricky J. Houle, 49, of Hometown Lane, Massena, for unsafe backing at 11:32 a.m. Monday following an incident in the Time Warner parking lot off Andrews Street.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHT - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Thomas E. Premo, 29, of County Route 39, Massena, for operating a vehicle with an inadequate headlight following a traffic stop at 12:24 a.m. Sunday on Andrews Street.
ILLEGAL TINT - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Frank J. Shampine, 46, of Talcott Street, Massena, for operating a vehicle with illegally tinted windows following a traffic stop at 11:28 p.m. Saturday on Center Street.
NO TAIL LAMP - Village police ticketed April M. Pate, 27, of Park Avenue, Massena, for operating a vehicle with inadequate lights following a traffic stop at 3:21 a.m. Saturday on East Orvis Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Hugh T. Allen, 26, of state Route 26, Lowville, for speed in zone and operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 8:22 p.m. Saturday on East Hatfield Street.
INADEQUATE MUFFLER - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jonathan B. McMahon, 32, of Elm Street, Massena, with operation of a vehicle with an inadequate muffler, operating out of class and operating a vehicle with illegally tinted windows following a traffic stop at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged David F. Bressard, 31, of 31 Pine St., Massena, with petit larceny on Friday. He allegedly removed two televisions - a 32-inch RCA and a 19-inch Sharp - from the residence of his uncle, Dale Bressard, on Nov. 8. He was arrested on the petit larceny charge Friday afternoon at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility where he was being held on an unrelated robbery charge.
Village police had earlier charged James I. Paquin, 23, of 64 Sycamore St., Massena, with two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in connection with that same case.
Paquin was reportedly in possession of two televisions that had been reported stolen. Police reports indicate Paquin received the televisions in a transaction with David Bressard.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Patricia E. LaBarge, 23, of 18 Belmont St., Apt. 2, Massena, with petit larceny. She allegedly placed diapers, shoes, slippers and three DVDs in a diaper bag and attempted to leave Walmart without paying for the items Friday afternoon.
HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Jamie F. Terrance, 43, of 120 Maple St., Massena, with second-degree harassment and two counts of disorderly conduct Saturday afternoon.
Police said Terrance became disorderly and made threats after he was served an eviction notice by Dennis Kemison, one of the leaders of Massena's landlord association. Mr. Kemison had an officer from the police department on hand when he served Terrance with the eviction notice. Terrance then reportedly turned his attention to the police officer.
The first charge of disorderly conduct stemmed from Terrance's interaction with Mr. Kemison. The second charge stems from Terrance's interaction with the police officer.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Dennis J. Cappiello, 39, of 90 West Hatfield St., Massena, with driving while intoxicated and an open container violation following a traffic stop at 10:43 p.m. Sunday on Water Street. Police said Cappiello had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent.
HUNTING ACCIDENT - HEUVELTON - A Heuvelton man was accidentally shot in the ribs Sunday afternoon on the last day of rifle deer-hunting season.
Shawn Bergeron, 40, was hunting in a wooded area about 2:20 p.m. near County Route 6 in the town of Oswegatchie when the incident occurred, state police said.
A hunting partner, Scott C. Finley, 41, of 716 Lost Village Road, Oswegatchie, fired a shot at a deer using a Remington 700 rifle, but the bullet ricocheted and hit Mr. Bergeron.
Troopers said they still were looking into what deflected the bullet. Charges have not yet been filed.
Mr. Bergeron was treated at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, and released.
DWI - CANTON - Christopher J. Funch, 22, of 92 Reedy Meadow Road, Groton, Mass., was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and not having head lights on when stopped on Elm Street, Canton village police said. His blood alcohol content was 0.12 percent.
DWI - OGDENSBURG - State police charged Bernard Lawton, 53, of 152 Cemetery Road, with driving while intoxicated early Saturday.
Troopers said Mr. Lawton's blood alcohol content was 0.12 percent when he was stopped on Route 68 in the town of Oswegatchie for driving without head lights. The state's legal threshold for intoxication is 0.08 percent.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MACOMB - A 15-year-old boy was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts early Friday following a dispute with an adult at his home.
The boy, whose name and address were not released because of his age, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault. State police on Saturday had no details of the incident, which they characterized as a domestic dispute between the teen and an adult male.
The teen will answer the charges in St. Lawrence County Family Court, state police said.
WEAPON POSSESSION - RUSSELL - Wayne R. Sharlow Jr., 34, of 114 Cassidy Road, Russell, was charged by St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon at 5 p.m. Friday at his residence.
Deputies said he was found to be in possession of a Remington model 280 rifle while being a convicted felon in the state.
He is to appear in the Russell Town Court.
CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION - MASSENA - A Half Moon man was jailed Saturday after presenting false identification at the U.S. port of entry.
Michael P. Daly, 19, was charged early Saturday with second-degree criminal impersonation, state police said. Troopers said they did not know why Mr. Daly presented the fake ID to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
He was arraigned in Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $600 bail.
BURGLARY - POTSDAM - A Potsdam teen is accused of entering a locked bedroom and stealing property that he then damaged
Andrew P. Deon, 17, of 165 Pleasant Valley Road, was charged Thursday with a felony count of second-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and issuing a false financial statement, St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said.
He reportedly apllied for a credit card using false information on the application as well as stealing property out of the locked bedroom.
He was arraigned by Canton Town Justice Cathy O'Horo and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,500 cash. He is scheduled to appear Thursday in Potsdam Town Court.
HARASSMENT - MADRID - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies charged Darryl J. Taber, 49, of 242 Hardscrabble Road, Madrid, with two counts of second-degree harassment following an investigation into a reported domestic incident that occurred at his residence on Dec. 1. He was arraigned by Lisbon Town Justice Phillip Fonda and released on his own recognizance. The court signed a temporary no contact order of protection directing him to stay away from the alleged victim in the case.

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