AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Debra L. Allen, 27, of South Colton for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed her for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 12:54 a.m. Friday on Maple Street.
ASSAULT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Andrew A. Fera, 21, of Sherill with third-degree assault at 1:14 p.m. Friday following an investigation into an incident that took place on April 13 on Market Street.
UNSAFE BACKING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Geordin Soucie, 20, of Ashfield, Mass., for unsafe backing at 1:25 p.m. Friday following a property damage accident at the Graham Hall loading dock on the Clarkson University campus. Police said Soucie was backing out of the loading dock area and struck a parked vehicle owned by Karen Oakes.
UNSAFE LANE CHANGE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Heather M. Jordon, 34, of Parishville for moving from lane unsafely following a property damage accident at 5:10 p.m. Friday in front of 185 Market Street. Police said Jordon was attempting to make a left turn into the Pondersosa restaurant when she was waved on by a vehicle stopped in the southbound lane of Market Street. She reportedly did not see a second vehicle approaching in the southbound outer lane and turned into the path of a vehicle being operated by James Richards, 68, of Potsdam.
BENCH WARRANT - POTSDAM - Village police picked up Steven J. Stacy, 29, of Potsdam on a bench warrant issued by the Potsdam Village Court at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The warrant was issued after Stacy failed to appear as directed for scheduled court appointments.
He was arraigned by Acting Potsdam Village Justice Margaret Gardner and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,000 cash.
Stacy had been charged with 20 counts of issuing a bad check for checks cashed at the Potsdam Big M on an account with insufficient funds. He failed to appear for a scheduled court date on April 25.
Police said the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department turned Stacy over to Potsdam Police following a traffic stop.
The Police Blotter
Friday, May 4, 2012
0004 Conducted a record check.
0018 Traffic stop on Elm Street. Verbal warning issued.
0035 Traffic stop on Clarkson Avenue. Verbal warning issued.
0043 Received a larceny complaint. Investigation continues.
0054 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Ticket issued.
0136 Received report of a stolen vehicle. Vehicle was located with no one around it. Investigation continues.
0202 Officer observed criminal mischief downtown. Investigation continues
0225 Patrol dispatched to check on a report of the sound of glass breaking someplace in the vicinity of Midtown Apartments. Patrol was not able to locate the source of the noise.
0858 Caller reports his car was keyed while parked in his driveway. Patrol responded and an incident report was generated for the victim.
0926 Record checks requested and done on pistol permit applicants residing in Massena for New York State Police background investigation.
0952 Landlord for property on Pierrepont Avenue reports tenants in the house next door to her property are driving across her property causing ruts and damage to the front lawn. Patrol spoke to the renters in the apartment house next door and advised them to refrain from further incidents of this type as requested by the landlord.
1010 Patrol responded to a fire call at Debra Drive Apartments with Potsdam Fire Department.
1140 Pre-K tours scheduled for later in May at the request of Lawrence Avenue School.
1236 Caller reports more littering today in the church parking lot on Castle Drive. Patrol dispatched.
1240 Bicycle recovered from Broad Street and placed in storage.
1245 Traffic light malfunction reported to New York State Department of Transportation signal crew.
1256 Clarkson University student Andrew Fera was arrested on a village court summons for assault 3rd from a previous incident on Market Street.
1315 Equipment inspection done for NYSP summons returnable to Long Lake Town Court for New Paltz resident/Clarkson University student.
1325 Village Police responded to Clarkson University behind Graham Hall for a property damage motor vehicle accident. The operator of one of the vehicles involved, Geordin Soucie, was ticketed for unsafe backing.
1438 Village Police completed a set of fingerprints for an application for a Town of Potsdam resident.
1537 Equipment inspection done for NYSP summons returnable to Potsdam Village Court for no/inadequate headlamps.
1545 Patrol responded to 110 Elm Street to remove the carcass of a dead fox from a residents lawn.
1630 Permission given to Waverly Street resident to have a trailer parked in front of his house for a short period of time.
1641 Patrol dispatched to property damage accident intersection of Cedar and Elm.
1650 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to SUNY campus for an elderly female who has fallen outside and may have a head injury.
1657 Patrols dispatched to Canton Potsdam Hospital to assist with a psychotic and combative patient.
1717 Patrol dispatched to property damage accident on Market Street vicinity of the Ponderosa. Heather Jordon was ticketed for moving from lane unsafely.
1810 Received a report of lost Jeep keys with a yellow lanyard and a blue bottle opener attached to them.
1943 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call in Norwood.
2120 Burglar alarm at the Potsdam Animal Shelter.