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FELONY DWI - MASSENA - A 32-year-old Ogdensburg man was jailed Wednesday morning after being stopped by troopers at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday on state Route 131 in the town of Massena.

Massena-based state police charged Dwain A. Mashaw of 69 MacIntire Road, with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was also charged with refusal to take a take a roadside breath test and an open container violation and was ticketed for failure to keep right. Troopers said Mashaw later agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes a driving while intoxicated count in New York state.

Troopers said Mashaw’s license had been revoked following a May 2009 driving while intoxicated conviction from Ogdensburg City Court.

His operating privileges had also been suspended in August 2009 for failure to pay a driver’s responsibility assessment and in March 2007 for failure to pay fine.

Troopers said they made a traffic stop after allegedly observing Mashaw driving recklessly and failing to keep right on Route 37 and Route 131.

Mashaw was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Geneva L. Goble, 36, of Massena for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday on the Maple Street Extension.

SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Lori A. Demo, 44, of Andrews Street, Massena, with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration following a traffic stop at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harte Haven Shopping Center.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Lars K. Tennyson, 36, of Malone with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday on East Hatfield Street.

STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Peter Zanki, 51, of Havertown, Pa., for a stop sign violation following a traffic stop at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday on Grove Street.

STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Deborah A. Rivers, 32, of Brighton Street, Massena, for a stop sign violation at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police have issued several tickets for speed in zone this week. They include:

■ Peter G. Skomsky, 51, of Massena at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday on the Willow Street Extension.

■ Peter Zanki, 51, of Havertown, Pa., at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 37.

■ Evelyn A. White, 42, of Massena at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 37.

■ Mary J. Mullis, 48, of Fort Covington at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday on East Hatfield Street.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - BRASHER FALLS— A Winthrop man was charged with two misdemeanors and jailed after state police responded to a domestic dispute at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Courtney J. Goodspeed, 36, whose address was not available, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Mr. Goodspeed reportedly argued with his mother, who called the police. He was allegedly near one of his children, who, along with their mother, have a no contact order against Mr. Goodspeed.

He was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, $2,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear Sept. 11 in Brasher Town Court.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MADRID— A South Carolina woman was arrested by state police at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for allegedly possessing a controlled substance, then pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Melissa R. Givens, 31, of Summerville, S.C., was originally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Ms. Givens was being interviewed as part of an investigation into a burglary at 332 Planty Road in Madrid when officers found Ativan pills, an anti-anxiety drug, without a prescription that Ms. Givens admitted were hers.

She was arraigned in Madrid Town Court and pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge. She was fined $50, as well as $125 in court surcharges.

TRESPASSING - PARISHVILLE — Donald L. Hassig, the Green Party candidate for Congress, was arrested by state police on Monday on a charge of trespassing in the town of Parishville.

In a lengthy news release issued on Monday, Mr. Hassig said he was merely exercising his constitutional right in a public place. At “high noon,” Mr. Hassig said, he arrived at the Parishville Park with a three-panel display board and began dancing to educate children about the dangers of pollution. A town official called state police, who showed up and arrested Mr. Hassig as he sang “I Won’t Back Down,” a song by the American singer-songwriter Tom Petty, Mr. Hassig said.

Mr. Hassig said he was issued an appearance ticket and left the park on his own. He said he will file a free-speech lawsuit against the town and the state police.

He is on the Nov. 6 ballot against Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, and Republican Matthew A. Doheny.

ASSAULT - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police said a Fort Covington woman was jailed after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend early Tuesday morning during a domestic dispute.

Troopers said they were dispatched shortly after midnight Tuesday to 2556 Chateaugay Street in Fort Covington to assist the Fort Covington EMS with a subject who had fallen out of bed.

Wayne J. Henault, 64, was found with a small puncture wound to his back. He was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center for treatment. It was then discovered that the wound resulted from being stabbed and Henault was taken for emergency surgery.

State police said they determined Mr. Henault and his live-in girlfriend, Joan F. Terrel, 64, were involved in a dispute when Ms. Terrel stabbed him with a knife.

Terrel was charged with first-degree assault. She was arraigned by Fort Covington Town Justice Clayton J. Almond and sent to the Franklin County Jail with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - DICKINSON - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident on state Route 11B near Conservation Road in the town of Dickinson. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Tanner S. Beaudin, 18, of Constable.

HARASSMENT - HAMMOND - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Jordan R. Joanette, 20, of Madrid and Taylor M. Blackburn, 17, of Hammond with second-degree harassment following an investigation into an incident reported at noon June 8 in the town of Morristown. Troopers said Joanette was charged Monday evening and Blackburn was charged early Tuesday afternoon.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MADRID - Massena-based state police charged Landis W. Warren, 18, of Norfolk with unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed him for an equipment violation - exhaust system following a stop at 7 p.m. July 24 on state Route 310 in the town of Madrid. Troopers reported the charges on Monday.

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING - MOIRA - Malone-based state police have made a fourth arrest following an investigation into a July 17 incident in the town of Moira. Troopers charged Zachary Smith Dunn, 17, of Bombay with second-degree criminal trespassing on Monday. He was arrested Tuesday at 1924 state Route 95, Bombay. Troopers had charged Krissy White, 18, of Snye, Que.; Nolan T. Cooke, 16, of Fort Covington; and Trevor J. Sisto, 18, of Fort Covington with third-degree burglary in connection with that incident on July 17. Sisto had also been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree harassment and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

THREE-VEHICLE COLLISION - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police investigated a three-vehicle property damage accident at 2:03 p.m. Monday on County Route 32 near Cemetery Road in the town of Fort Covington. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Melinda A. Stevens, 50, of Moira; Ashley Lee Hotaling, 16, of Brushton; and Chad E. Gonyea, 39, of Malone.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT - BANGOR - Malone-based state police made several arrests following a series of incidents Monday evening on the Wagner Road in the town of Bangor. Troopers charged Kayla M. Gero, 23, of Brushton with two counts of second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal trespass at 5:24 p.m. at 687 Wagner Road. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child at 689 Wagner Road at 8:28 p.m. She was arraigned in local court on that charge and sent to the Franklin County Jail. Matthew J. Hosler, 21, of Brushton was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief - preventing an emergency call, second-degree harassment and two counts of second-degree harassment at that same time. He was also arraigned in local court and sent to the Franklin County Jail.

DWI - BANGOR - Malone-based state police charged Jordan W. Berry, 32, of Brushton with aggravated driving while intoxicated and an open container violation at 8:30 p.m. Monday on Wagner Road in the town of Bangor. The driving while intoxicated charge was elevated to aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law because Berry was allegedly driving drunk with a child in his vehicle. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the Franklin County Jail with bail set at $2,500 cash.

RED LIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police Daegan A. Gonyer, 27, of Groveton, N.H., for illegally passing a red light following a traffic stop at 7:52 p.m. Monday on Sandstone Drive.

PROBATION WARRANT - POTSDAM - Village police picked up Elizabeth Merrill, 39, of Norfolk on a probation violation at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday. She was turned over to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

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