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HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Gaeton P. Rochefort, 59, of 109 Daly Road, Massena, with second-degree harassment and third-degree criminal trespass Thursday stemming from an investigation into an incident that reportedly occurred March 6 at the St. Lawrence County office building on Harrowgate Commons. Police allege Rochefort grabbed a chemical dependency counselor and also refused to comply with orders to leave the office that day. He was released on an appearance ticket.



CRIMINAL SALE - MASSENA - Village police charged two Franklin County women with felony drug sale counts Wednesday night stemming from separate incidents earlier this year.

Village police charged Leah T. Benedict, 35, of 203 County Route 1, Bombay, with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance Wednesday evening after she was taken into custody on an arrest warrant at the port of entry in Rooseveltown.

She allegedly sold eight Oxycontin pills in January in the village of Massena.

Benedict was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.



FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Danielle M. Clement, 35, of Hough Road, Massena, with following too closely following an accident at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday on West Hatfield Street. Police said Clement rearended a vehicle being operated by Penny Bradley, 48, of Norwood. Bradley complained of neck pain and was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue. Massena Fire also responded to the accident scene.



CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - Village police charged Patrick J. Barber, 23, of 59 1/2 Maple St., Apt. 2A, Massena, with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana Tuesday afternoon. He reportedly was in possession of two Zolpidem pills, one Adderal and a small quantity of marijuana when police were called to investigate a complaint at his residence. Zolpidem is a sedative-hypnotic used to treat insomnia, and Adderal is a medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.



UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Phyllis R. Derouchie, 68, of Massena with unsafe backing following a property damage accident at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Stearns Street.



CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jami Lynn Monroe, 25, of Masssena for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday on East Orvis Street.



UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Joseph L. Bishop, 24, of County Route 5, Dickinson Center, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday on Andrews Street.



FOUR INJURED - WESTVILLE - Four people were reported injured in a two-vehicle collision at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 37 near the Bruso Road in the town of Westville.

Malone-based state police said the vehicles were operated by William R. Mitchell, 47, of Fort Covington and Janice L. Davis, 75, of Malone.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Nathan A. Thrana, 31, of Norfolk with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday on the Grantville Road in the town of Norfolk.



FELONY DWI - CHATEAUGAY - Malone-based state police charged Nicholas D. Benore, 32, of Constable with a felony count of driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a personal injury accident that occurred at 3:34 p.m. April 15 in the town of Chateuagay. Troopers said Benore was treated at Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone for injuries he suffered in the crash.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - WADDINGTON - Ogdensburg-based state police said Gretchen M. Bennett, 73, of Massena was involved in a one-vehicle property damage accident at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 37 near the Brown Church Road in the town of Waddington.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police said Kathleen M. LaMay, 54, of Brasher Falls was involved in a one-vehicle property damage accident at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 11 near the Mill Road in the town of Moira.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jeancarlos Germosen, 19, of Bronx for speed in zone (49/30) following a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday on Maple Street.



ELDER ABUSE - STAR LAKE — A Star Lake woman was charged Wednesday by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies with felony endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person.

Mary J. McBroom, 33, of 933 Oswegatchie Trail, is accused of abusing and neglecting her father, Floyd R. McBroom, 94, who lived with her, deputies said.

Following a visit from adult protective services in January, deputies said, Mr. McBroom was taken to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, where he was treated for about three weeks for bed sores before being released to a different family member.

Mr. McBroom’s death April 30 was unrelated to the alleged neglect, deputies said.



UNLAWFUL GROWING - MASSENA - Canton-based state police charged Daniel Besaw, 25, of Canton with unlawfully growing cannabis as part of an investigation into an incident reported at 10:35 a.m. April 30 in the town of Canton. Keith McCauley, 26, of Canton was previously charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with that incident, and Larissa M. Carlin, 21, of Canton was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.



CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Cuza L. Gales, 48, of Norfolk with fourth-degree criminal mischief for preventing an emergency call and second-degree harassment following a domestic dispute reported at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Norfolk.



PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT - PARISHVILLE - Canton-based state police said one person was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday on Keener Road at Pumpkin Hill Road in the town of Parishville. The vehicle was operated by Elizabeth L. Bronson, 27, of Hannawa Falls.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday on the Austin Ridge Road in the town of Potsdam. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Jennifer L. Phillips, 34, of Madrid and Kathleen M. Farmer, 61, of Norwood.



CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged Keith J. McCauley, 26, of Canton with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child and Larissa M. Carlin, 21, of Canton with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident reported at 10:35 a.m. Monday in the town of Canton.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged Jeremiah A. Smith, 32, of Canton with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 5:28 p.m. Saturday on County Route 14 in the town of Canton. Troopers said he had three or more suspensions on his operation privileges. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.



UNTAXED CIGARETTES - ROSSIE - Gouverneur-based state police charged Karen E. Vogel, 56, of Black River with possession of untaxed cigarettes following a traffic stop at 7 p.m. Monday on state Route 11 in the town of Rossie.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - COLTON - Canton-based state police said Emileen A. Garvin was involved in a one-vehicle property damage accident at 8 a.m. Monday on state Route 56 near Cove Road in the town of Colton.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - COLTON - Canton-based state police said Craig W. Streit, 22, of Edwards was involved in a one-vehicle accident at 7:49 p.m. Monday on County Route 24 near County Route 27 in the town of Pierrepont.

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