INADEQUATE MUFFLER - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Stephanie J. Rousaw, 51, of Massena for operating a vehicle with an inadequate muffler following a traffic stop at 10:20 a.m. Thursday on state Route 37.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Kenneth R. Perkins, 41, of Hogansburg for operating an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 11:30 a.m. Thursday on state Route 37.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Robert G. Sokol, 61, of Massena for operating a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday on East Orvis Street.
UNTAXED CIGARETTES - MACOMB - Two Jefferson County residents had about 250 cartons of untaxed cigarettes between them when they were stopped Monday afternoon by U.S. Border Patrol agents on County Route 10.
Jerry A. Segouin, 36, of 17120 County Route 53, Dexter, was charged with possessing more than 30,000 untaxed cigarettes, and Harold C. Lajuett, 61, of 517 Binsse St., Watertown, was charged with possessing more than 10,000 untaxed cigarettes, troopers said.
Both reportedly picked up the cigarettes on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, troopers said. State law allows a person to have up to two cartons of cigarettes.
They were arraigned in Oswegatchie Town Court, with Mr. Segouin sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, without bail and Mr. Lajuett sent on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.
Last March, Mr. Segouin was stopped on Route 37 in Massena for reportedly having 112 cartons of untaxed cigarettes, troopers said. He was charged with felony possession of untaxed cigarettes.
SHORT CHASE - MOIRA - A Massena man faces a slew of traffic infractions after he briefly tried to outrun a trooper Wednesday in a pickup truck, state police said.
Thomas J. Casey, 30, of 12 West St., was charged Wednesday with fleeing an officer, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, having a loud exhaust, speeding, not having a valid inspection sticker or driver's license, failure to notify change of address, having a broken window and having obstructed license plate, troopers said.
Troopers said they attempted to stop Mr. Casey on Delancy Road, but he briefly tried outrunning them by reaching speeds of 93 mph. He turned onto North Woods Road, where he pulled over, troopers said. A check found his driver's license was revoked.
He was arraigned in Town Court and released to probation supervision.
DRUG POSSESSION - ROSSIE - A man had about 55 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car when he was stopped Wednesday at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Route 11, federal court records show.
Raymond J. Bourdon, 59, no hometown available, was charged Wednesday with possessing less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, court records show. He pleaded innocent Thursday in U.S. District Court, Plattsburgh, before Judge Larry A. Kudrle.
A nervous Mr. Bourdon approached the checkpoint and had trouble answering the agents' questions, court records say. He was pulled over and a K-9 dog found the marijuana in the trunk.
A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Plattsburgh.
CONTEMPT - GOUVERNEUR - A Plattsburgh man repeatedly called and harassed a woman and violated a protection order held by her last month, state police said.
James A. Long, 37, was charged Thursday with felony first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment, troopers said. Police declined to reveal the woman's name.
He was arraigned in Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $2,000 bail or $4,000 bond.
STALKING - NORFOLK - Wayne W. Santagata, 41, of 30 Bellmont St., Massena, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree stalking for allegedly repeatedly calling and visiting his ex-girlfriend over a two-week period after being told to stop, state police said.
He was arraigned in Massena Town Court and released to probation supervision.
BAD CHECKS - COLTON - Travis J. Latray, 24, Canton, was charged Wednesday with four counts of issuing a bad check to Ames General Store, St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies said. The amount of the checks was not available.
He was issued appearance tickets for Town Court.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Brittany L. Ashlaw, 19, of 158 County Route 46, Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with inadequate plate lamps following a 10:25 p.m. March 30 on County Route 46. She was arraigned by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $125 cash or $250 bond. She was also arraigned by Judge Crandall on a bench warrant issued by the town of Potsdam court alleging she had failed to answer a summons on a pending aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charge in the town of Potsdam. She was remanded to the county correctional faciliity with additional bail set at $125 cash or $250 bond on that count. Her operating privileges had been suspended on Oct. 26 for an insurance lapse and on Jan. 9 for failure to answer the summons in the town of Potsdam.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Samuel N. Wells, 54, of Warrensburg with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a vehicle with no insurance.