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DWAI DRUGS - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Joshua W. Cook, 17, Norwood with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21 following a traffic stop at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on state Route 56 in the town of Potsdam.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Winthrop-based state police charged two men Saturday in connection with an investigation into a larceny reported at 8:53 a.m. June 5 from the town of Brasher. Troopers charged Justin M. Currier, 22, of Waddington and Harold F. Martin, 25, of Massena with petit larceny. Joseph W. McGregor, 25, of Massena had been charged with petit larceny on June 14 in connection with that same investigation.

Troopers said the trio took the front blade and track off an abandoned bulldozer and a radiator off an abandoned dump truck as well as removing copper wiring from trailers on a four-acre lot off County Route 53 in the town of Brasher.

RESISTING ARREST - RAYMONDVILLE - A Raymondville couple were charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration charges early Sunday morning after battling with troopers in the Raymondville Park.

Massena-based state police responded to a drunk driver complaint and located Jacquelyn B. Smith, 31, of Raymondville. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Troopers said Smith had driven to the park following an argument with her cousin at a Raymond Street residence.

Troopers said her boyfriend, Samuel V. Fitchette, 26, of Raymondville ran to the park clad only in his boxer shorts and attempted to intervene in his girlfriend’s arrest, refused to comply with police orders to calm down and then indicated he planned to fight the troopers that had responded to the incident. Troopers said he resisted when he was being taken into arrest. He was additionally charged with harassment and disorderly conduct. Smith then reportedly came to Fichette’s aid and also struggled with troopers.

Fitchette was arraigned by Norfolk Town Justice George Grubee and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional with bail set at $1,000 cash.

Smith was also arraigned by Judge Grubee and released under the supervision of the probation department.

LEAVING SCENE - WINTHROP - Massena-based state police charged Dylan J. Adams, 19, of Akwesasne with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, moving from lane unsafely and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following an incident at 3:15 a.m. Sunday on state Route 420 at the Mahoney Road in the town of Stockholm. Adams and two passengers in his vehicle, Kody J. Bingham, 20, and Eric J. Sisto, 20, both of Fort Covington, were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

DWI - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged David G. Brothers, 50, of Brasher Falls with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 9:58 p.m. Saturday on Best Road in the town of Moira. He was also charged with a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle on a public highway, failure to keep right, failure to wear his seatbelt and an equipment violation for operation of a vehicle with broken glass. He was released on an appearance ticket.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police investigated a one vehicle property damage accident at 5:45 a.m. Sunday off state Route 56 in the town of Norfolk. Troopers said the vehicle was being operated by K.M. Schwartfigure, 21, of Massena.

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