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FORGERY - MASSENA - Village police charged Edward J. Slade, 21, of 349 County Route 49, Massena, with four counts of first-degree forgery, four counts of petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned by Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 secured bond.

Slade allegedly stole checks from James Baker, forged his name on the checks and cashed them at On A Roll Deli on May 11 and 12. The first check on May 11 was for $135. He cashed checks for $120, $75 and $130 on May 12.

Slade told police he was behind on his bills and was being pressured to pay off his debt.

ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Chad J. Kirkey, 27, of 66 Woodlawn Ave., Apt. 2, Massena, with a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief, misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment as well as three count of endangering the welfare of a child following an incident early Friday morning.

Kirkey, who was allegedly was intoxicated at the time, returned to the Micheleine Cogdill residence at 2 a.m. Friday and assaulted her. He reportedly bit Ms. Cogdill on the left cheek and burned her left leg with a cigarette during an altercation he initiated. She also reportedly suffered a cut to her arm. He also reportedly grabbed her by the neck when she was trying to get three children back to sleep after they woke up due to the commotion. He also reportedly dragged her to the bedroom and restrained her on the bed during the argument.

He was arraigned by Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.

RESISTING ARREST - MASSENA - Village police charged Jeffrey W. Stone, 57, of 187 Jefferson Ave., Massena, with resisting arrest and second-degree harassment at 8:55 p.m. Saturday on Jefferson Avenue. He was arraigned by Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released on $500 cash bail.

Police said they responded to a complaint at the residence, and Stone came out his house, walked toward a police officer and attempted to head butt him and engage in a physical confrontation.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village Police picked up Darrell P. Dodd, 28, of 30 Cornell Ave., Massena, at 8:32 a.m. Friday on a warrant for petit larceny. He was arraigned by Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $1,000 cash bail or secure bond. The warrant had been issued after Dodd failed to appear in court for a status on his pre-sentence investigation. He is awaiting sentencing on a petit larceny conviction in village court.

HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Trent P. McDonald, 29, of 73 Beach St., Massena, with second-degree harassment at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The charge stemmed from an incident at 3:45 p.m. Thursday when he allegedly grabbed his 18-year-old stepson by the hair and shoved him onto the floor.

Anthony Garcia told police McDonald returned home and told him to come upstairs and pick up boxes he had left out. Garcia said he told his stepfather it would be a few minutes because he and a friend were working on some music equipment. The teenager said the two men started arguing, and McDonald started throwing his stuff down the basement stairs.

“I ran upstairs to take what Trent had in his hands so he wouldn’t throw it. At that point, Trent grabbed me by the hair, ripping my ear plug out. Trent put me in a choke hold and threw me to the ground,” Mr. Garcia told police, noting the two men separated a few seconds later after sharing additional comments with each other.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Zachariah P. Iverson, 23, of Warner, N.H., with disorderly conduct - obstructing traffic at 12:40 a.m. Sunday on Market Street. Police said officers observed Iverson throwing an object into Market Street that obstructed traffic.

OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged Zachary A. Baldwin, 18, of Fort Jackson with an open container violation at 12:14 a.m. Friday on Pierrepont Avenue.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Deshaun A. Evans, 19, of Potsdam with disorderly conduct at 2:05 a.m. Friday on Market Street after he was observed rolling around in the street in front of McDuff’s and began shouting obscenities when police officers made contact with him.

FALSE PERSONATION - Village police charged Ifeoma B. Anagboso, 21, of Bronx and Brooke I. Clare, 22, of Brooklyn with false personation at 2:52 a.m. Friday at Riverside Apartments on Clarkson Avenue. Police said Anagboso and Clare provided police with false names while they were investigating an assault.

FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kyle D. Hawley, 22, of Barrytown for failure to yield right of way to pedestrian in crosswalk and a license restriction violation following a traffic stop at 10:44 p.m. Friday on Main Street. Police said Hawley was violating a condition on his restricted license

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jacqueline F. Woolley, 51, of Hudson, N.H., for speed in zone (50/30) following a traffic stop at 11:23 a.m. Sunday on Lawrence Avenue.

DWI - COLTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged David J. Simpson, 58, of Massena with driving while intoxicated following an investigation of a one-vehicle accident at 6:37 p.m. Saturday on state Route 56 in the town of Colton. Deputies said Simpson’s 1996 Harley Davidson exited the roadway and struck a culvert, causing the motorcycle to overturn and ejecting Simpson. He was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he was treated and released. Simpson was released on an appearance ticket for Colton Town Court.

TREPASSING - COLTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies reported early Sunday morning that they had charged Jacob R. Regan, 20, of 379 Irish Settlement Road, Colton; Gavin T. Doheny, 20, of 325 Gulf Road, Colton; James H. Reichert, 20, of 9 Sugarbush Lane, Colton; and Cody T. Green, 17, 350 Arbuckle Pond Road, Colton; with trespassing after police responded to a complaint that individuals had been spotted on the roof of Colton-Pierrepont Central School. Deputies said they located te four men at the school and charged them with the trespassing violation.

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged Tara L. Wilson, 32, of Norfolk with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment at 8:30 a.m. Saturday after she allegedly placed hundreds of unwanted phone calls to her estranged husband, some of them threatening him and his new girlfriend. She was released on an appearance ticket for Wednesday in Norfolk Town Court.

DWI - CONSTABLE - Malone-based state police charged Joshua S. Morey, 25, of Canton with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:20 a.m. Sunday on state Route 122 in the town of Constable.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police charged Jeremy M. Brossoit, 20, of Fort Covington with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 3:20 p.m. Saturday on state Route 37 in the town of Fort Covington.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged Christina H. LaGrow, 34, of Moira with second-degree criminal contempt Saturday evening following an investigation into an incident reported at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the town of Moira.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Damian A. Giarratano, 18, of Massena, with petit larceny at 5:05 p.m. Friday after he allegedly shoplifted two boxes of cough medicine and a package of candy from the Hannaford supermarket in Massena. He was released on an appearance ticket.

BAD CHECK - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies charged Lori J. Rohde, 39, of 269 East Hill Road, South Colton, with issuing a bad check Saturday following a complaint from employees at Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Potsdam. The check had been issued in April 2011, police said. She was issued an appearance ticket for May 24 in Potsdam Town Court.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - A Madrid man was released on an appearance ticket after he was found in possession of five Oxycontin pills. Village police charged Jared R. Johnston, 23, of 47 North Main, Madrid, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 8:30 a.m. Friday. He had been found in possession of five Oxycontin pills on April 18 stemming from a narcotics investigation in the village of Massena. He will answer the charge May 22 in Massena Village Court.

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