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ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Mark S. Lafrancois, 44, and Patricia A. Snyder, 47, both of 111 Woodlawn Ave. with assault following a domestic dispute at 2:27 a.m. Monday at their residence. Lafrancois was charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly grabbed Snyder by the throat with both hands and “choked her out.” Snyder was charged with attempted assault. Lafrancois told police Snyder had punched him in the face, head and right arm. Police said the couple were heavily intoxicated, belligerent and uncooperative when they responded to the domestic dispute complaint at their residence. They were arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 each.

DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Javier Rivera, 42, of 116 Jefferson Ave., Massena, with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on Parker Avenue. He was also charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and an open container violation and ticketed for failure to stay in lane. Rivera reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - Village police charged Nolan P. Mitchell, 22, of 6 Maple St., Massena, with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He reportedly sold oxycontin to another person in November. The number of pills sold was not included in court documents. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released under the supervision of the probation department.

TRESPASSING - MASSENA - Village police charged Bobbi Lafountain, 26, of 193 Center St., Massena, with trespassing at 12:35 p.m. Monday on East Orvis Street. Lafountain had previously been banned from Lanneuville’s store property after an alleged larceny. She went to the store Monday and failed to comply with the owner’s orders to leave the property.

SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed William A. Taylor, 29, of 1137 State St., Watertown, with operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and failure to yield at 5:52 p.m. Sunday on Main Street.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Jacob A. Cook, 35, of 85 Moses Cook Road, Hogansburg, with disorderly conduct at 8:35 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street. An allegedly intoxicated Cook was charged after he repeatedly failed to comply with a policer officer’s request to stop shouting obscenities at people.

OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Larry J. Tassie, 48, of 77 Chase St., Massena, was charged with an open container violation at 5:28 p.m. Friday. He allegedly had an open container of alcohol in the footbridge park.

OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged David Folsom, 46, of 98 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with an open container violation at 3:28 p.m. Saturday. He allegedly had an open container of alcohol at the footbridge park.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - WESTVILLE - Malone-based state police charged Cory A. Reynolds, 27, of Brasher Falls with criminal mischief (damage greater than $250) following an incident at 4:25 a.m. Sunday on County Route 19 in the town of Westville. Troopers also charged Reynolds with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle on a public highway. The charges stemmed from an investigation into a domestic dispute complaint.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - HAMMOND - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Joshua J. Hogedon, 25, of Massena with unlawful possession of marijuana on May 31 following a stop on state Route 37 in the town of Hammond.

PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies chargedJon L. Larue, 21, of 5701 County Route 10, Heuvelton, with a misdemeanor count of petit larceny. Deputies allege Larue stole nine packages of scan disks May 31 from the Walmart store in Potsdam. Larue was released on an appearance ticket for Potsdam Town Court.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies chargedSabine Shatraw, 25,of 6258 Route 11, Canton, with a misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal contempt. It is alleged that from May 28until June 3 Shatraw made 29 phone calls in violation of a temporary order of protection issued on May 27. Shatraw was released on an appearance ticket for Canton Town Court.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - HOPKINTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged William A. Benko, 19, of 6115 A Scotch Pine Drive, Fort Drum, with unlawful possession of marijuana Sundayafter he was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on state Route 11B in the town of Hopkinton. Benko was turned over to the St. Lawrence CountySheriff’s Department, and deputies charged Benko with the violation.

LITTERING - POTSDAM - Village police charged Jordan LR. Joncas, 24, of Kanata, Ont., with littering at 2:17 a.m. Sunday on Market Street after an officer reportedly observed him throw a plastic cup into the roadway on Market Street.

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Ronald G. Eurto, 21, of Brasher Falls, for speed in zone (50/30) following a traffic stopat 1:44 p.m. Sunday on Lawrence Avenue.

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