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UNLICENSED OPERATION - MADRID — A Massena man was arrested by state police for driving with a suspended license for the fourth time at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Christopher L. White, 26, of 102 Bishop Ave., was charged with aggravated driving without a license, a misdemeanor, driving with a broken windshield and without a seatbelt, both infractions, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Mr. White was pulled over on Route 310 near Ruddy Road in Madrid when an officer noticed his windshield was broken. After the stop, his suspended license, marijuana and lack of seat belt were discovered, troopers said.

Mr. White was issued an appearance ticket.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MADRID - Malone-based state police charged Jason L. Youngs, 23, of Hammond with unlawful possession of marijuana following a stop at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 310 in the town of Madrid.

PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT - BRASHER FALLS - Massena-based state police said one person was injured when he struck a utility pole at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 11C. The driver, Randall J. McCarthy, 48, of Winthrop was transported by Tri-Town Rescue to Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - MASSENA - Massena-based and Malone-based state police responded to several property damage accidents Wednesday. Among those were:

Trudy L. Vice, 50, of Massena at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 56 near Bray Road in the town of Norfolk.

Gary K. Gettmann, 41, of Norwood struck a parked vehicle at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Upstate Correctional Facility parking lot in the town of Malone.

PETIT LARCENY - WINTHROP - Massena-based state police charged Michael W. Newton, 27, of Massena with petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Tuesday following a complaint received at 9:20 p.m. from the town of Stockholm.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MALONE - Malone-based state police investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at 11:19 a.m. Monday on Dundee Road near River Road in the town of Malone. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by James A. Barse, 45, of Moira and Jonna Brown, 59, of Fort Covington.

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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