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OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL ADMINISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Jessica A. Burnor, 27, of 15C Spruce St., Massena, with obstructing governmental administration at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday.
COUNTY COURT WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Sierra R. Herbick, 22, of 422 Belmonts Court, Ogdensburg, at 11:22 a.m. Thursday at the Ogdensburg Police Department on a county court warrant. She was turned over to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.
COUNTY COURT WARRANT - Village police picked up Marc W. Laprade, 29, of 9851 state Highway 56, Massena, at 2:47 p.m. Thursday on Harrowgate Commons on a county court warrant. He was transported to St. Lawrence County Court for arraignment.
CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged April M. Strom, 46, of 31 Talcott St., Massena, with two counts of criminal contempt at 1:01 p.m. Thursday. She was arraigned by Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on her own recognizance.
DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Patrick H. Bulger, 22, of 8 Prospect Ave., Massena, with driving while intoxicated, operating without headlights, an uninspected motor vehicle, unlicensed driver and no insurance at 3:11 a.m. Thursday on Grove Street. His blood alcohol content was not available.
FORGERY - MASSENA - Village police charged Thomas J. Burnor, 29, of 15C Spruce St., Massena, with two counts of second-degree forgery at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday. He was arraigned by Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 secured bond.
TRAILER FIRE - CANTON - An electrical extension cord caused a fire that destroyed a trailer owned by Bud and Denette Hance, 11 Jameson Road, Lot 31, Canton, on Thursday morning, according to fire officials.
Departments from Canton and Dekalb Junction responded to the 10:27 a.m. alarm. The Dekalb Junction Fire Department provided a tanker on the scene and manpower on standby.
Fire officials said the residents were not home at the time of the fire. They said they believe the blaze was caused by a faulty electrical extension cord servicing a Lifeline call system.
They said firefighters executed an interior attack and quickly knocked down the blaze that heavily damaged the kitchen and living room.
No injuries were reported, and the trailer was not insured.
SNOWMOBILE VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Frederick L. Anson, 32, of Massena for operating a snowmobile on village streets at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday on George Street.
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Claudette J. Tarbell, 43, of Rooseveltown for a stop sign violation at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday on Stephenville Road.
FAILURE TO KEEP RIGHT - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Eric J. Coy, 30, of Massena for failure to keep right at 4:05 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Willow Street and Liberty Avenue.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Adam J. Peters, 22, of Dekalb Junction for failure to yield the right of way when entering a roadway at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday following a property damage accident on Market Street.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS - POTSDAM - Village police charged Joseph A. Gibson, 29, of Potsdam with second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree harassment - physical contact and criminal contempt - disobey court order at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday on Willow Street.
Police said he entered an apartment and struck a female subject which violated an order of protection.
He was arraigned by Justice Nicholas Pignone and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.
AUO - MADRID - A Canton woman was charged with a misdemeanor count of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right after her vehicle overturned at 3:06 p.m. Thursday state Highway 310, near Planty Road in the town of Madrid.
Racheal P. Hurlbut, 28, of 28 Goodrich St., Canton, and her three children in the vehicle were not injured in the accident.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies said Hurlbut was northbound when she left the roadway to the left, struck a guard rail and overturned on an embankment. Hurlbut's license had multiple suspensions, they said.
She was arraigned in Madrid Town Court and was released on her own recognizance, to reappear at a later date.
ORDER OF PROTECTION - LISBON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies charged Troy W. Youngs, 20, of 1570 County Route 31, Lisbon, with violating a no contact order of protection issued by the Lisbon Town Court Thursday.
Deputies said Youngs had been communicating through Facebook with the victim of a previous incident. There was a no contact order of protection directing him to have no communication, including electronic communication, with the victim.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Lisbon Town Court.
HARASSMENT - DEKALB JUNCTION - St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies charged John C. Trombley Jr., 27, of 2901 County Route 17, Dekalb Junction, with second-degree harassment Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident between him and his wife.
Deputies said they responded to Trombley's home after receiving a phone call alleging that he had grabbed his wife and put his arm around her neck. They said he was gone when they arrived, but was contacted the following day and issued an appearance ticket for Dekalb Town Court.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA — A Massena man was charged by state police with petit larceny on Tuesday.
Derek C. Sessions, 21, of 2 Willow St., is accused of stealing an $80 windbreaker Nov. 16 from P City at the St. Lawrence Centre mall, troopers said. He also was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Town Court.

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