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WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Jessica E. Dodd, 32, and Darrell P. Dodd, 28, of 30 Corfnell Ave., Massena, Tuesday morning on bench warrants from the Ogdensburg City Police Department. They were turned over to Ogdensburg City Police for arraignments in city court.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - A third juvenile has been charged for their role in vandaism that occurred last week in the St. Mary’s Church neighborhood. Village police charged a 14-year-old male with three counts of criminal mischief, three counts of making graffiti and one count of petit larceny. He was turned over to to the probation department for a possible petition to St. Lawrence County Family Court.

DWI - WADDINGTON - Massena-based state police charged Edmund R. Graves, 70, of Waddington with driving while intoxicated and was ticketed for a right of way violation following a traffic stop at 7:11 p.m. Monday on state Route 37 in the town of Waddington.

PETIT LARCENY - CONSTABLE - Malone-based state police charged Jolyn E. Spaulding, 23, of Constable with petit larceny Monday following an investigation into a complaint received at 2 a.m. April 1 from the town of Malone.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MASSENA - Snow, ice, rain and slushy road conditions led to a number of property damage accidents Monday morning. State police responded to three accidents in the area along with two in the town of Oswegatchie and one each in the towns if Lisbon, Macomb and Rossie.

Other accidents investigated by troopers included vehicles operated by:

Bruce J. Wells, 34, of Potsdam at 7:16 a.m. on County Route 16 in the town of Deklab.

Jason R. Black, 35, of Winthrop at 7:23 a.m. on state Route 11 in the town of Lawrence.

Paul E. Chapman, 43, of Moira at 7:34 a.m. in the town of Bombay.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - WINTHROP - Massena-based state police charged Allan M. LaPage, 23, of Brasher Falls with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident reported at 11 a.m. Saturday from the town of Stockholm. He reportedly pushed and shoved Michelle Zakarauskas while she was holding a small child during a domestic dispute. Lapage was reportedly upset Zakarauskas had been in contact with her parents the previous evening. His actions violated a no harassment order of protection Stockholm Town Justice Wayne Williams had signed after LaPage had been involved in a dispute with Zakarauskas and her father during a dispute in a Hurley Road driveway several weeks ago. The town justice had later granted Ms. Zakarauskas’ request to have the order changed from no contact to no harassment. LaPage weas arraigned on the new charges by Judge Williams and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bail.

DWI - MASSENA - A Massena man faces a driving while intoxicated charge after he called police over to his vehicle after they had followed his car from the Sunoco station to a parking lot off Andrews Street near the Massena fire station.

Village police charged Vernon R. Bakkum, 61, of 30 Elm St., Massena, with driving while intoxicated. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, double the 0.08 percent threshhold for a DWI count.

Police said they had responded to the Sunoco station shortly before 7:50 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a possible intoxicated driver and a description of the vehicle he was operating.

STOLEN PROPERTY - MASSENA - Village police charged Francis T. Green, 34, of Parishville with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at 10:58 a.m. Sunday at the St. Lawrence Centre mall. Troopers said the charge stemmed from an incident reported at 11:50 a.m. March 10 from the town of Massena.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Angel L. Laplante, 35, of Brasher Falls with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident reported March 8 from the town of Massena. Elizabeth Van Ells had been charged with the marijuana violation in connection with that same incident last week.

DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged April M. Burns. 25, of Hogansburg with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Sunday on state Route 56 in the town of Norfolk. She was also ticketed for having an inadequate plate lamp.

ASSAULT - MASSENA - Malone-based state police charged Donald N. Genaway, 22, of 116 Trimm Road, St. Regis Falls, with third-degree assault following an investigation into a complaint reported at 8:45 p.m. April 16. Matthew Swinyer, 23, and Randy Parker, 18, both of St. Regis Falls, have previously been charged with assault in connection with that incident.

FORGED INSTRUMENT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Marcus L. Racine, 28 of Massena with two felony counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument on Friday stemming from an incident reported March 26 from the town of Massena. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - POTSDAM -Village police charged Kyle A. Strong, 20, of Groton, Mass., with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after responding to a reported domestic dispute at Clarkson University’s Powers dormitory. He reportedly damaged property in the victim’s room during the argument. Strong allegedly kicked over two plastic containers filled with K cups of coffee and knocked over a flatscreen television, damaging the base. He was arraigned by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and released on his own recognizance. The court issued a temporary order of protection.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Patrick S. Morrill, 21 of Webster with disorderly conduct-obstructing vehicular traffic at 1:47 a.m. Sunday after he reportedly jumped on to and rolled over the hood of a vehicle stopped at the traffic light on Raymond Street.

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joshua L. Caballero, 22 of Tennessee for speeding (45/30) at 10:48 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Market Street.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Elizabeth J. Van Ells, 23, of Massena with unlawful possession of marijuana Friday stemming from a incident that occurred March 8 in the town of Massena.

ASSAULT - ST. REGIS FALLS - Malone-based state police charged a 14-year-old female youthful offender from St. Regis Falls with third-degree assault Friday night stemming from a complaint reported at 8:44 p.m. Friday from the town of Waverly.

OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged Trevor J. Parisian, 21, of Watertown with an open container violation after he was observed with an open container of alcohol at 12:03 a.m. Saturday on Market Street.

PUBLIC URINATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Chadwick M. Bruce, 20, of Watertown was charged with public urination following an incident at 12:57 a.m. Saturday on Depot Street.

ILLEGAL U TURN - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Alec F. Sisco, 18, of Pine Plains for making an illegal U-turn following a traffic stop at 1:04 a.m. Saturday on Elm Street.

UNDERAGE POSSESSION ALCOHOL - POTSDAM - Village police charged Justin T. Doty, 20, of Fort Drum with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21 at 1:39 a.m. Saturday on Market Street.

DWI - BRASHER FALLS - Massena-based state police charged Cora A. Burnett, 19, of Brasher with driving while intoxicated following a personal injury accident Friday on the McCarthy Road in the town of Brasher. Troopers said Burnett was southbound on McCarthy Road when she failed to keep her vehicle to the right, crossed into the north lane of travel and exiting the east shoulder of the roadway. Vehicle coming to rest in a swamp to the east of McCarthy Road. Burnett was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Tri-Town Rescue, where she was treated for facial injuries. She was also ticketed for failure to keep right.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATOR - POTSDAM - Village policd charged John R. Hess, 61, of Potsdam with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 9:25 a.m. Friday on Market Street after responding to a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver. Police said Hess’ operating privileges were revoked.

UNLICENSED OPERATOR - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Daniel D. Boyea, 26, of Massena for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to turn as required following a traffic stop at 12:26 a.m. Saturday at Water Street at Main Street.

OBSTRUCTING HEALTH OFFICER - MASSENA - Village police charged James J. Love, 26, of 60 Liberty Ave., Apt. E, Massena, with obstruction of a health officer, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child at 3:45 p.m. Friday following an incident at the Massena Memorial Hospital emergency room.

Police said Love was charged after he intervened in an evaluation of an eight-year-old child brought to the emergency room by child protective services. The child’s grandmother joined Love in the emergency room.

Love allegedly attempted to prevent emergency room staff from treating the child and continued that behavior despite warnings from police and child protective services staff.

Police said Love then had the child dress back from a hospital gown to his street clothes and indicated that he was leaving the hospital with his child. After being told the child could not leave the hospital, Love reportedly started yelling profanities at hospital staff and acted in what police described as an aggressive manner.

He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released to reappear Tuesday in village court.

RESTRICTION VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Alissa Mae Vice, 18, of County Route 37, Massena, for operation of a motor vehicle in violation of restrictions, operation of a motor vehicle with more than two passengers under 21 and operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 11:13 p.m. Friday on Haskell Street.

UNNECESSARY NOISE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Tyler A. O’Brien, 21, of Liverpool with unnecessary noise (yelling) following an incident at 2:16 a.m. Friday on Hamilton Street. Police said an officer responded to a noise complaint on Hamilton Street and charged the party’s host.

NUISANCE DOG - POTSDAM - Village police charged Stacia L. Lee, 34, of Potsdam with having a nuisance dog at 7:37 a.m. Friday on Leroy Street. Police said the charge stemmed from a barking dog complaint on March 22.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - POTSDAM - Village police charged Thomas J. Cota, 25, of Potsdam with criminal mischief at 10:06 a.m. Friday following a domestic dispute on Raquette Road. Cota reportedly damaged a door.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Erin M. Wilkinson, 24, of Glens Falls for following too closely after a two-vehicle property damage accident at 4:59 p.m. Friday on Maple Street.

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