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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - A Massena man was charged with a felony count of criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged a glass door Saturday evening at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Village police charged Andrew Katura, 28, of 55 Liberty Ave., Massena, with third-degree criminal mischief. He was released on an appearance ticket.
An emergency room physician at Massena Memorial Hospital told police she had been treating Katura when he became angry and struck and broke the glass in an entrance/exit door. The damage reportedly was greater than $750.
DWI - BRASHER - A 42-year-old Helena man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he failed to negotiate a curve on County Route 50, went off the roadway, struck several trees and overturned his vehicle.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies charged Mark A. Peets of 2292 County Route 55, Brasher, with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for speed not reasonable and prudent.
Deputies said Peets was eastbound on County Route 50 in a 1992 Cadillac at the time of Saturday's accident.
Peets was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by the Tri-Town Rescue Squad for treatment of a head laceration and a broken ankle.
Deputies said further charges are pending blood results.
DWI - LOUISVILLE - A 24-year-old Massena man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop by Massena-based state police at 4:52 a.m. Sunday on state Route 56.
Michael J. VanKennen was charged with DWI and ticketed for driving on the shoulder and for a license plate violation, according to troopers.
Motorists with blood alcohol contents of 0.08 to 0.17 percent are charged with driving while intoxicated. Blood alcohol contents of 0.18 or higher are charged with aggravated DWI.
Vankennen reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 percent.
Troopers said VanKennen was released to a third party and is due to answer the charges Dec. 7 in Louisville Town Court.
FELONY DWI - MASSENA - MASSENA - Village police charged Timothy M. Campbell, 25, of 500 Dishaw Road, Chase Mills, with a felony driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 4:15 a.m. Sunday on South Main Street.
Police said he had convictions for a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired from 2003.
Village police said they responded to a 911 call that an apparently heavily intoxicated male was entering a vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot and preparing to drive. Campbell allegedly refused a breathalyzer test, according to police, and was additionally ticketed for avoiding an intersection and failure to signal.
He was arraigned by Brasher Town Justice Jeremiah Mahoney and released on his own recognizance.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Robert F. Lavalley, 53, of 226 County Route 43, Massena, with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:25 a.m. Saturday on Maple Street. He was also ticketed for failure to keep right. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, double the legal limit.
ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - MASSENA - A reportedly intoxicated Massena man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Friday night after he took his child out of Massena Memorial Hospital without notifying hospital staff of his plan.
Village police charged John R. Empey Sr., 48, of 2 Richards St., Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on an appearance ticket.
Police said Empey's 8-year-old child had been transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue Friday evening for treatment of a neck injury.
Empey, who police said had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, went to the hospital and wouldn't allow the child to be treated. He reportedly removed the child from the hospital without notifying staff of his intentions.
AGGRAVATED DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Randall E. Anderson, 49, of Potsdam with aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 2:18 a.m. Saturday on Maple Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent, the threshold for the aggravated DWI count.
DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Nicholas B. Murray, 23, of Hyde Park with driving while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a one-way street following a traffic stop at 9:53 p.m. Saturday on Hamilton Street. Police said Murray was initially stopped for driving the wrong way on Hamilton Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent. He was released on an appearance ticket.
BURGLARY - COLTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies charged Shayna R. Huyck, 20, of 131 Corcoran Road, Colton, and Shandelle M. Rafter, 20, of 28 Sturtevant Road, Colton, Saturday following an investigation into a Nov. 12 incident at Ames General Store in Colton.
Deputies said Huyck was charged with third-degree grand larceny. She was arraigned in Potsdam Village Court and released under the supervision of the probation department.
Rafter was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was released on an appearance ticket.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Scott E. Duciaume, 44, of 6 Bucktown Road, Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 2:05 a.m. Sunday on East Orvis Street.
RED LIGHT VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Andrew R. Lowes, 21 of Massena for failure to stop for a red light at Main and Andrews streets following a traffic stop at 1:12 a.m. Sunday. He was also charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
RED LIGHT VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Tanner B. Rowell, 20, of Potsdam, for passing a steady red signal at Pierrepont Avenue and Bay Street following a traffic stop at 3:07 p.m. Sunday.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed William J. Fabbri, 48, of Belchertown, Mass., for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 9:46 a.m. Saturday on Market Street.
STOP SIGN - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed John S. Lora, 22 of Bloomington Ill., for failing to stop at a stop sign at 5:44 p.m. Saturday on Elm Street.
FRAUDULENT ALCOHOL PURCHASE - POTSDAM - Village police charged John W. Cobb, 19 of Adams with attempting to purchase alcohol by fraudulent means under the age of 21 at a store on Market Street at 10:10 p.m. Saturday. He was released on an appearance ticket.
CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Grant H. Richards, 19 of Jay, Maine, for operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone with no hands free device and for speed not reasonable and prudent at 1:58 p.m. Friday.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Cortney G. Poirer, 23, of Moira for following too closely at 3:16 p.m. Friday after she reportedly rear-ended a vehicle being operated by KC Smith, Canton, at the intersection of Sandstone and Market Street.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joseph T. Welch, 57, of Potsdam for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk following a traffic stop at 6:03 p.m. Friday on Main Street.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Beverly Holtz, 20 of Farmingdale for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Main Street following a traffic stop at 6:19 p.m. Friday.

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