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RESISTING ARREST - POTSDAM - Village police charged Shaun C. Deon, 21, of Potsdam with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident at 12:34 a.m. Sunday at La Casbah, 6 Elm St. Police said the disorderly conduct charge stemmed from an altercation.
MENACING - MASSENA - A 25-year-old Massena woman was charged with menacing early Monday morning after she allegedly went to her ex-boyfriend's workplace and threatened to slit his throat.
Village police charged Tiffany M. Snyder of 18 Pine St., Massena, with second-degree menacing. She was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and was released under the supervision of the probation department.
Snyder allegedly went to the Sunoco Mini-Mart on South Main Street shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. Blair Young said his ex-girlfriend was there to buy a Snapple but she spent her time inside the store harassing him and calling him names. He said she ignored his repeated orders for her to leave the store. He alleged she threatened to slit his throat and then left the store.
Snyder allegedly reentered the store a short time later with a pocket knife with the blade exposed. The incident was reportedly witnessed by Mr. Young's half sister.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Amanda M. Degagne, 21, of 36 Martin St., Massena, with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 3:10 a.m. Saturday on West Orvis Street.
Degagne was also ticketed for speed in zone and operation of an uninspected motor vehicle. She was released on an appearance ticket.
Police said Degagne had a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent. In New York state, a blood alcohol content of 0.06 percent constitutes a violation of driving while ability impaired. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher results in a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - A Massena man was released under the supervision of the probation department following his arraignment Saturday on a criminal mischief charge.
Village police charged Cory A. Tuper, 26, of 60 Liberty Ave., Massena, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said the charges stemmed from a domestic incident that took place between Tuper and Faith Deshane that was reported to police at 8:44 a.m. Saturday at 138 Maple St. The domestic dispute took place in front of an 11-year-old child.
The criminal mischief charge stemmed from an allegation that Tuper damaged the couple's landline during the domestic dispute. He had reportedly been screaming obscenities and throwing household items inside the residence when Ms. Deshane picked up the phone to call police. He reportedly grabbed the phone and threw it to the ground, smashing the phone.
Tuper was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released pending a future court appearance.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Yvonne M. Jock, 19, of 200 Cook Road, Hogansburg, on a bench warrant at 10:27 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents had held Jock on the warrant following a secondary inspection. She was turned over to village police.
Jock had been granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in May with a stipulation she perform 20 hours of community service.
She had been charged with petit larceny after she allegedly shoplifted $45.88 worth of merchandise - including two packages of Shapewear tops and two packages of eye shadow - on Dec. 24, 2010 from Walmart.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Spencer A. Konitsiotis, 34, of Helena, formerly of Massena, with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 12:28 p.m. Thursday on Outer Willow Street. He was also charged with failure to comply, operating a vehicle with no insurance and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.
SERVING MINORS - POTSDAM - Village police charged Joseph A. Trimm, 28, of Colton with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at The Lounge. State police conducted an underage drinking initiative in the area, and requested the assistance of the Potsdam Police Department as they were performing checks in the village limits. Police said of the businesses checked Saturday night, Trimm was the only bartender charged during the initiative in the village of Potsdam.
Also charged by state police during the operation was Rodney R. Regan, 52, of South Colton, who allegedly served alcohol to a minor at The Red Pine Pub on state Route 56 in South Colton. He was issued an appearance ticket for Dec. 13 in Colton Town Court.
CANDLE FIRE - WADDINGTON - Fire investigators say an unattended candle caught nearby clothing on fire, leading to a blaze at a Waddington residence Sunday morning.
Waddington firefighters responded to a call at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Ken and Tracy Mitchell residence, 83 McGinnis Road, Waddington.
A next door neighbor noticed smoke coming from the eaves and called 911. Firefighters made an interior attack and contained most of the fire damage to a bedroom in the home.
Investigators on the scene believe an unattended candle in the bedroom ignited nearby clothing.
The owners of the home, Ken and Tracy Mitchell were not at home at the time of the blaze. The home was insured.
No injuries were reported. Waddington Rescue also responded to the scene. Waddington Fire reported back in serve at 2:01 p.m.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Alex M. Furnace, 23, of 82 1/2 North Main St., Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 11:38 p.m. Friday on East Orvis Street. He was also ticketed for operating a vehicle with inadequate lights.
UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Aaron B. Jarvis, 28, of Norfolk for unsafe backing at 4:14 p.m. Friday on Main Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Emily J. Boyce, 28, of Sunrise, Fla., for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 8:36 a.m. Friday on Maple Street.
TRESPASSING - POTSDAM - Village police charged Donald L. Hassig, 56, of Colton with trespassing at 12:10 p.m. Saturday after he refused to leave the U.S. post office.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Rashid Aiduin, 62, of Potsdam for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in crosswalk following a traffic stop at 7:03 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.
AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Melissa L. Cross, 30, of Bombay, with second-degree aggravated harassment at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
Police said Cross made numerous verbal threats over the phone to an ex-boyfriend stemming from an altercation over their child. Threats made over the phone are a misdemeanor in New York State, while threats made in person are a violation.
She was released on an appearance ticket to be arraigned Wednesday in Massena court.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION WEAPON - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Francois Leroux, 43, of St. Zotique, Que., with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a secondary inspection at 8:59 a.m. Saturday at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown.
Troopers said that an expandable baton was found in Leroux's vehicle when it was searched at the port of entry.
He was arraigned and released on $500 cash bail.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Austin Villnave, 17, of 144 South Raquette Road, Massena, with disorderly conduct at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Police said the arrest stemmed from an altercation Villnave had with Ryan Kirkey and Jacob Mitchell Nov. 9 in the Massena Central High School parking lot.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Robert F. Lytle, 38, of 18 Pine St., Massena, with disorderly conduct at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at 281 Main St., Massena. Police said Lytle was intoxicated and trying to fight Blair Young. Police said Lytle was charged after he refused orders from police officers to leave the area.
TRESPASSING - MASSENA - Village police Blair Young, 22, of 281 South Main St., Massena, with trespassing at 4 p.m. Saturday when he was peering through the front door at the Tiffany M. Snyder residence at 18 Pine St. Snyder, described in court paperwork as Young's ex-girlfriend, said Young also was on the porch at her residence. She told police she had refused to let him in her residence, and he had failed to comply with her orders to leave the property.
OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Jeffrey L. Kerr, 33, of 891 Hopson Road, Massena, with an open container violation at 2:10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - FINE - A Star Lake man accused of kicking in a door and pulling a phone line out of the wall when his mother-in-law refused to allow him to take his two young children faces several charges after being arrested by state police.
Jesse T. Manzer, 26, is being held on $6,000 bail in St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
He is accused of intentionally damaging property and preventing an emergency call, and is charged with three counts of criminal mischief and counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17.
Troopers said the domestic incident occured Nov. 19 in the presence of his two young children.

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