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CRIMINAL POSSESSION WEAPON - BRASHER FALLS - Massena-based state police charged Jose Achille, 30, of Brasher Falls with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (ammo clip), fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers said they had a missing person complaint on Achille following a domestic dispute at his 1528 County Route 53 residence in the town of Brasher. Massena Village Police picked Achille up at his workplace, Massena Walmart, at 1:11 a.m. Friday and turned him over to state police. A pistol that was registered but not in New York state and a clip were reportedly located in his vehicle. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was arraigned in Brasher Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

GRAND LARCENY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Scott C. Billings, 35, of 28 Tamarack St., Massena, with felony counts of third-degree grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing Thursday stemming from an investigation into an incident that took place in the latter part of 2009. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department.

Troopers allege Billings received $9,123.75 in unemployment benefits between May 25, 2009 and Dec. 13, 2009 from the New York State Department of Labor by failing to report he was working at Potsdam Specialty Paper, Inc., at that time.

A senior unemployment insurance investigation with the Department of Labor’s Investigation Section, in a statement, said Billings had reported he was totally unemployed when he was actually working at the paper mill.

PROBATION VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police picked up Samuel O. Hurlbut, 19, of 66 Liberty Ave., Massena, on a probation violation Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond. He had been adjudicated as a youthful offender and sentenced to probation in September 2011 in Massena Village Court. Since being placed on probation, Hurlbut reportedly tested positive for marijuana use on May 3, was unsatisfactorily discharged from a substance abuse outpatient program, was charged with third-degree burglary and had failed to report as directed to the probation department since Feb. 1.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION WEAPON - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Kirk J. Parks, 43, of 333 Brookfield Drive, Lafayette, Ind., with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after he admitted he was in possession of a Kel-Tec .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol during a stop at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. port of entry in the town of Massena. The court consulted with the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office, and it was determined he had a valid permit for the weapon in Indiana and had no prior criminal history. The district attorney’s office recommended Parks be allowed to plead guilty to a reduced count of disorderly conduct. Parks pleaded guilty to the violation when he was arraigned before Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow. Parks paid a $50 fine and a $125 surcharge and was released after pleading guilty to the violation offered in the plea bargain agreement.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Carmon Kingsley, 38, of 56 Parker Ave., Massena, with petit larceny at 10:55 a.m. Friday following an investigation into an incident on June 12. She was working her shift on June 12 at Walmart when she allegedly removed $50 from her register. She was released on an appearance ticket.

FEDERAL WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Cheryl L. Lobdell, 45, of 6170 Route 11, Chateaugay on a U.S. Marshal’s warrant at 10:27 a.m. when she appeared at the village police station to meet with her federal parole officer. She was turned over to the sheriff’s department for transport to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, where she will be held until she is picked up by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

DWI - BRASHER FALLS - Massena-based state police charged Brett L. Logan, 23, of Winthrop with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for operation of an unregistered and uninsured all-terrain vehicle, illegal operation of an ATV on a highway and operation of a vehicle with an inadequate muffler. Troopers said the arrest was made at 8:25 p.m. Thursday at the Riverview Restaurant in downtown Brasher Falls after they responded to a complaint of an ATV being operated in a reckless manner on state Route 11C. Logan reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent.

ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - MASSENA - Village police charged Angela L. Turney, 34, of 77 Maple St., Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child at 4:25 a.m. Friday. She allegedly provided alcohol to her 16-year-old niece. The teenager said she had gone to her aunt’s house with one of her friends and her aunt also had four or five people at her residence. She said her aunt gave her four or five beers during the course of the evening but became infuriated when the two teen girls used her extra sharp cheese when they were making turkey and ham sandwiches. She told police her aunt kicked them out of the house and wouldn’t allow her back in to get her personal belongings.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Marc W. Laprade, 30, of 9851 state Route 56, Lot 40, Massena, with petit larceny Tuesday evening following an investigation into the theft of $500 from Laura Deshane’s purse at 254 Center St. on July 5.

OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Eric J. Deshane, 18, of 733 state Route 37C, Massena, with an open container violation and underage possession of alcohol early Wednesday morning.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ellen M. Birt, 49, of state Route 37C, Massena, for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 7:27 a.m. Friday on East Hatfield Street.

NO SEATBELT - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ralph J. David, 75, of state Route 37, Hogansburg, for failure to wear his seatbelt following a traffic stop at 2:20 p.m. Thursday on East Orvis Street.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - NORTH LAWRENCE - Massena-based state police charged Darian J. Hines, 16, of North Lawrence with criminal mischief and second-degree harassment following an incident reported at 11 p.m. Thursday.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police charged Chad F. Lamica, 27, of Fort Covington with criminal mischief following an incident reported to troopers at 7 p.m. Thursday from the town of Fort Covington. State police said the arrest took place at 339 Burns Holden Road.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at 9:24 a.m. Thursday on state Route 56 at Elm Street in the town of Potsdam. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Angela C. Ortiz, 27, of Norfolk and James A. Tyler, 77, of Norwood.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - BRUSHTON - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 5:20 a.m. Friday on the South Woods Road in the village of Potsdam. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Martin D. St. Hilaire, 57, of Dickinson Center.

ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Emily H. Underwood, 17, of 10 Grassmere Ave., Massena, with third-degree assault. She allegedly struck a 16-year-old female in the head during an incident July 9 at J. William Leary Junior High School.

PAROLE WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Jeremiah D. Deshane, 28, of 101 Andrews St., Massena, on a parole warrant Wednesday night. He was turned over to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. Deshane had been sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison in July 2010 for a third-degree burglary conviction. He was released under parole supervision on Feb. 21. The maximum expiration date of his sentence is Jan. 19, 2015.

PAROLE WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Shawn Mitchell, 36, of 19 Colgate Drive, Massena, on a parole warrant Wednesday afternoon. He was transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. Mitchell had been sentenced to two years in state prison for a December 2010 conviction for second-degree criminal sale of marijuana. He had been released under parole supervision on Feb. 13. The maximum expiration date of his sentence is Feb. 13, 2013.

CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Margret M. Parmeter, 27, of Norfolk for using her cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday on East Orvis Street.

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