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Sun., Oct. 4
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Massena PD Public Record


STOLEN PROPERTY - MASSENA - Village police charged Devin J. Riley, 17, of 68 Fayette Road, Massena, with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Wednesday evening. He was in possession of a cell phone reported stolen in early July.

FAILURE TO TURN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Richard C. Hebert, 66, of Irish Settlement Road, Waddington, with failure to turn as required following a traffic stop at 11:17 a.m. Thursday on Main Street near Water Street. Hebert made a prohibited left hand turn fvrom Water onto Main.

CLARIFICATION - MASSENA - Village Village police charged Shawn M. Cordwell, 37, of 25 Williams St., Massena, with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief - preventing an emergency call Tuesday stemming from an investigation into a domestic dispute with his wife that occurred Monday evening. Court documents indicate Kelly Cordwell returned home from work and expressed anger that her husband was intoxicated. A verbal argument ensued and then reportedly turned physical after Mr. Cordwell allegedly threw a bag of hot dog rolls at his wife. Ms. Cordwell, in her statement to police, said her husband attacked her when she was leaving the residence. “Shawn then followed me out the door and pushed me down the stairs, causing me to fall. Shawn then ran up behind me and punched me in the back of the head. I then started screaming for help. Shawn then shoved his fingers down my throat and cut the inside of my mouth. Shawn then tookmy cell phone and car keys from me. At one point during this, Shawn started kicking me. I was in severe pain so I had my friend bring me to the emergency room,” she said. Ms. Cordwell was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital and released. Mr. Cordwell was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and released under the supervision of the probation department. The court also signed a temporary no contact order of protection.

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