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ASSAUKT - MASSENA - A 28-year-old Watertown man, formerly of Massena, has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter in March.

Village police charged Daniel A. Frederick of 417 Washington St. with second-degree, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child Tuesday stemming from an incident that took place on March 16. The child reportedly had a burn mark on her right cheek and several other red marks on her chest, back, arms and legs. She was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital.

When village police picked up Frederick for questioning that night, he reportedly had three pills wrapped in Saran wrap in his pant’s pocket. Those pills were later identified as Clonazepam. Frederick turned himself in on the warrant Tuesday afternoon.

He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500 cash or bond.

Defense attorney David Haggard had urged the court to release Frederick under the supervision of the probation department. He noted his client had turned himself in on the warrant, recently completed a 30-day alcohol and substance abuse treatment program and is currently living in a halfway house run by CREDO in Jefferson County.

“I don’t believe he would be a flight risk,” he told the court. “He has been in the halfway house facility since May 22. The plan is he would immediately be returning to Watertown. We suggest the halfway house would be the best place for him right now.”

Frederick had reportedly been baby-sitting the child on March 16, and the injuries were discovered when he took the child to his girlfriend’s sister’s home that evening when he was driving to Potsdam to pick up the child’s mother, Kaitlin Murray.

Ms. Murray, in a statement she provided police, said Frederick had called her earlier that evening to tell her the toddler had fallen outside and had a weird-shaped bruise on her face.

The child’s grandmother, Karen A. Murray, said the child’s aunt had contacted her when she noticed the mark on the baby’s face, sending her a photo of the injury. She said she immediately went to the baby’s residence at 7 Paddock St. and discovered no one was home but there was broken glass on the counter and floor and the residence was in disarray. She said she then went to her other’s daughter’s house, where she located the toddler with her aunt.

She said she saw several bruises, a mark she suggested appeared to be a burn mark just blow the 13-month-old’s right ear and several red marks all over her body that she said appeared to be lash marks.

The elder Ms. Murray also told police the toddler had been treated for bruises to her neck two weeks earlier, the last time that Frederick had been the child’s sole caregiver.

MENACING - MASSENA - Village police charged Steven A. Coburn, 24, no known address, with second-degree menacing, disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 3:35 p.m. Monday on Maple Street. Police said they responded to complaints that a male was pointing a gun at motorists on Maple Street. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $750. He returned to village court and was released under the supervision of the probation department.

Police said Colburn, wearing a white hoodie and a baseball cap on backwards, was standing in the front yard the yard at 50 Maple St. displaying and pointing a pellet rifle that looked like an H & K MP5 at several motorists. He had a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana in his pocket, police said.

One motorist said she saw a large black gun in a male’s hands when she drove past 50 Maple St. “... he had a smirk on his face, looking at his friend. The gun looked real to me, and I was scared,” she noted in her statement to police.

HYPODERMIC NEEDLE - MASSENA - Village police charged Katelynn A. Warnock, 21, of 595 Smith Road, Brasher Falls, with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of possession of a hypodermic needle. Police said Warnock was arrested after she was found attempting to use drugs in the presence of two children.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Kenneth A. Loughlin, 20, of 64 Perkins Road, Massena, with petit larceny Monday night after he allegedly stole a cell phone from another customer shopping at Walmart. He was released on an appearance ticket.

NOISE ORDINANCE - MASSENA - Village police charged Collin D. McKenna, 38, of 151 Water St., Massena, with violating the village’s noise ordinance at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Sandra Deshane, 44, of County Route 54, Winthrop, with operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 11 a.m. Monday on South Main Street.

HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Michael J. Borsellino, 34, of 4 Pratt Place, Massena, with second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana following a domestic dispute that took place after Mr. Borsellino and his wife, Amy, returned home from the Fourth of July festivities in Norwood.

Court documents indicate Mr. Borsellino was intoxicated and arguing with his wife about their daughter’s attitude. Ms. Borsellino said her husband pulled her out of a chair, pushed her into a coat rack and slapped her in the face.

Mr. Borsellino was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released under the supervision of the probation department.

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