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HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Amber M. Gardner, 20, of 234 Andrews St., Massena, with two counts of second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence.

Gardner allegedly hit her boyfriend, Robert F. Lavalley, repeatedly in the face while his 7-month-old daughter was present. She also reportedly hit Korey S. Mitchell in the face and ripped his shirt and then pushed his girlfriend, Tiffany A. Lavalley, during the dispute.

Gardner was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department. She is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Louisville Town Court.

Mr. Mitchell, 26, told police he and his girlfriend had been staying with Mr. Lavalley and Gardner while they were waiting for their apartment to open up in Massena.

He said Gardner and Mr. Lavalley starting to argue about her ex-boyfriend, Adam Hall, shortly after noon Saturday. “Robert was making fun of him, and Amber didn’t like it very much. Amber became very upset,” Mr. Mitchell noted in his statement to police.

Ms. Lavalley told troopers not to talk about Mr. Hall and went into the kitchen. “Robert then mentioned Adam again, and Amber came out of the kitchen and started punching Robert in the head. She hit him several times and after he looked like he was in pain,” she noted.

She said her boyfriend then intervened, followed Gardner back into the kitchen and told her she should not have hit Mr. Lavalley. “She then grabbed my shirt and ripped it,” Mr. Mitchell said in his statement. “She continued to swing at me and tried to hit me. In the process, she scratched me under my right ear.”

Gardner then reportedly told the couple to leave the apartment and started throwing their property outside. “I went outside, and Tiffany stopped to put her shoes on. Amber then pushed Tiffany out the door,” he said, noting he and his girlfriend then got in his vehicle and left.

Gardner, in her statement to troopers, admitted she had slapped Mr. Lavalley in the head after he wouldn’t stop saying things about her ex-boyfriend.

But she suggested her actions with Mr. Mitchell were taken in self-defense. “... Cory got involved in it. He told me I made his girlfriend cry and that if I made her lose the baby there would be trouble. (Korey) made fist like he was going to hit so I rip(ped) his shirt,” Gardner said, also noting she had lightly shoved Ms. Lavalley with one hand and then locked the door.



DWI REFUSAL - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Kirk D. Stephan, 40, of 29 Sitterly Road, Clifton Park with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 8:46 p.m. Sunday on state Route 37C in the town of Massena. Troopers said they responded to a complaint that an intoxicated male had driven away from the restaurant. His vehicle was located on state Route 37, and troopers said they observed his vehicle swerving in the westbound lane. crossing the center line and going onto the shoulder of the highway. Troopers also said Stephan struggled when he exited the vehicle, nearly falling several times before holding onto the back of the vehicle. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.



PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT - POTSDAM - One person was reported as being injured in a one-vehicle accident at 8:58 a.m. Sunday on County Route 14, near Gilson Road, in the town of Potsdam. Canton-based state police said the vehicle was operated by Ryan Frederick Dean, 18, of Canton.



PROHIBITED SALE - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Casondra L. Arquitte, 22, of Brasher Falls with prohibited sale of alcoholic beverages following an incident at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 22 at The Corner Store, 13 state Route 37C, in the town of Massena.



CRIMINAL TRESPASS - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police charged Michael J. Jackson, 38, of Fort Covington with second-degree criminal trespass, fifth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon following an incident reported to troopers at 11:53 a.m. Sunday from the town of Fort Covington. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the Franklin County Jail.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - BOMBAY - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 10:38 p.m. Sunday on Scanlon Road, near Irish Ridge Road, in the town of Bombay. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Nancy M. Richards, 37, of Brushton.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - WINTHROP - Winthrop-based state police charged Devon A. Young, 16, of Winthrop with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident reported to troopers at 7 a.m. Saturday from state Route 11C in Winthrop.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at 2:22 p.m. Saturday in the Hannaford’s parking lot at the St. Lawrence Plaza in the town of Massena. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Michelle M. Hopps, 50, of Hogansburg and Ralph W. Jeffrey, 74, of Potsdam.



DWI - BRASHER FALLS - Massena-based state police charged John W. Logan, 49, of 361 County Route 50, Brasher Falls, with aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident and ticketed him for speeding at 6:42 p.m. Saturday. Logan was driving on County Route 50 when he was involved in a property damage accident, police said. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.23 percent. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or more constitutes intoxication. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.



DWI - MASSENA - Christopher C. Johnston, 24, of 201 Bromaghin Road, Ogdensburg, was charged by state police at 12:23 a.m. Sunday with driving while intoxicated, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Johnston was driving on Water Street, Massena, when he was stopped by troopers for allegedly driving without a seat belt. His BAC was measured at 0.12 percent, and a vial with buprenorphine, a controlled substance, was found in his pocket, police said.



DWI - BRASHER FALLS - Kyle R. Matott, 42, Dayton Road, Potsdam, was charged with driving while intoxicated by state police at 12:53 a.m. Sunday on County Route 53 in the town of Brasher after he was stopped for failure to keep right, police said. His BAC was 0.11 percent, troopers said.



UNNECESSARY NOISE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Tyler J. Clark, 19, of Hannawa Falls with unnecessary noise - music/tires and ticketed him for failure to signal a left turn following a traffic stop at 9:49 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. Police said Clark was observed driving on Park Street with music coming from his vehicle at an unnecessary level. The suspect then made a left turn from Park Street onto Main Street failing to signal in a timely manner and also squealing his tires.



RED LIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Linda L. Kinney, 54, of Potsdam, for illegally passing a red light on Market Street at Sandstone Drive following a traffic stop at 1:28 a.m. Sunday.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Danilov K. Casimir, 20, of Queens Village for stopping in a no stopping zone Sunday afternoon following an investigation into an incident reported at 2 p.m. Saturday. Police said Casimir had stopped to discharge passengers on Pierrepont Avenue, and a vehicle behind him rear ended another vehicle. Police said one of the parties involved in the accident was able to obtain the license plate number of Casimir’s vehicle.



RED LIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Nicholas M Swim, 19, of St. Albans, Vt., for failure to stop for a red light at Park and Elm Street following a traffic stop at 10:24 a.m. Sunday.



MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - MASSENA - Village police are continuing their investigation into a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on the Willow Street Extension that left a Massena man in critical condition at a Vermont hospital.

Police said they received a complaint at 4:05 p.m. Saturday that a man was lying in the roadway and a motorcycle was leaning against the guardrails. There were no witnesses to the accident, police said, but their initial investigation indicated that Timothy A. Gabri, 54, of 68 Roosevelt Road, Massena, was traveling on the Willow Street Extension when his motorcycle struck the guard rails. Mr. Gabri was ejected from his motorcycle and landed in the roadway approximately 20 feet from the guard rails.

He was initially transported to Massena Memorial Hospital and then was flown to the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vt. for treatment of multiple serious injuries, police said.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - A Massena man faces several charges after his 30-year-old daughter told police she gave him $90 to purchase marijuana for her, and he kept the money but didn’t get her any weed.

Massena Village Police charged Melvin Lashomb, 52, of 227 Main St., Apt. 1, Massena, with petit larceny. He was additionally charged with second-degree harassment for incidents that occurred when his daughter attempted to get her money back.

Police also charged Lashomb with resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.



PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies have charged Amanda J. Gilbo, 27, of 609 English Settlement Road, Ogdensburg, and Terry Power, 31, currently residing at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, with misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy following an investigation into an Aug. 1 shoplifting incident at the Potsdam. Power and Gilbo are charged with shoplifting a generator, bottled water and birdseed from the Potsdam store. The merchandise was valued at $239.92. They were released on appearance tickets for Potsdam court.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Jacob L. Farrell, 21, of 235 Center St., Apt. 4, Massena, with petit larceny and trespassing at 4:05 a.m. Saturday on Center Street. Police allege Farrell stole change and multiple X-box games from parked cars on Center Street. They said Saturday their investigation was continuing and further charges could be pending.



DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Carrie Gambaccini, 33, of 11 Haskell St., Massena, with disorderly conduct at 2:32 a.m. Saturday. Police said they initially encountered Gambaccini at the Alcoa Field playground, where officers reported she appeared to be heavily intoxicated and was screaming. They said they convinced her to leave the area, and she told police she was going to a friend’s house for the night. Police said they charged her with disorderly conduct a short time later when they received a second noise complaint. They said Gambaccini was screaming outside the Mark Lefrancois residence on Woodlawn Avenue.



UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL - MASSENA - Village police charged Corey G. White, 42, of 296 County Route 46, Massena, with unlawful disposal of refuse, a violation of the village code on Saturday. He allegedly dumped his household garbage Aug. 20 at 32 Water St.



SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Bradley J. Burns, 44, of Massena for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 10:18 a.m. Saturday on state Route 37.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Frank W. Laughing, 71, of 513 Cook Road, Hogansburg, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and operation of a vehicle with no insurance following a traffic stop at 5:11 p.m. Friday on East Hatfield Street.



OPEN CONTAINER - MASSENA - Village police charged Bruce D. McDonald, 29, of 49 Howard St., Massena, with an open container violation following an incident at 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Water Street.



DWI - BRASHER - Massena-based state police charged Kyle R. Matott, 42, of Potsdam with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 12:46 a.m. Saturday on County Route 53 in the town of Brasher.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - HOPKINTON - Canton-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 8:57 p.m. Friday on state Route 72 near Santamont Road in the town of Hopkinton. The vehicle was operated by David W. Theobold, 45, of Potsdam, troopers said.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MALONE - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 7:58 a.m. Friday on state Route 11 near Wheeler Road in the town of Malone. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by James P. Rust, 46, of Brushton.



PROHIBITED SALE TO MINOR - POTSDAM - Joseph A. Bregg, 58, 14 Mechanic St., Norwood, was arrested by state police Wednesday and charged with the prohibited sale of alcoholic beverages.

Mr. Bregg allegedly sold alcohol to an unidentified subject under the age of 21 at Jeremiah’s Tavern in Norwood.

He is scheduled to appear in Potsdam Town Court.



BAD CHECKS - WEST STOCKHOLM - Samantha A. Murray, 22, 5594 Route 56, Potsdam was arrested by state police Friday and charged with two counts if issuing bad checks.

Murray allegedly issued checks from a closed account at the Village Market in West Stockholm on two separate occasions.

She is scheduled to appear in Stockholm Town Court.



AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Daniel C. Gotham, 48,of 47 Pumpkin Hill Road, Potsdam, with aggravated harassment Thursday after he was involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-wife. He reportedly called his ex-wife over 40 times and left several voice mails over a two-day period. Gotham allegedly threatened to harm his ex-wife. He was arraigned by Pierrepont Town Justice Robert Camp and released under the supervision of the probation department. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Gotham to stay away from his ex-wife.



PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kelly E. Smith, 28, of Bozeman, Mont., for failure to stop for pedestrian in the crosswalk following a traffic stop at 12:41 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.



CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Rae Snell, 30, of Potsdam for using a portable electronic device while driving following a traffic stop at 1:59 p.m. Saturday on Pierrepont Avenue.



PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Bebonchu Atems, 26, of Potsdam for failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian in the crosswalk following a traffic stop at 4:40 p.m. Saturday on Clarkson Avenue.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joseph B. Hayden, 22, of New Paltz for speeding following a traffic stop at 6:36 p.m. Saturday on Union Street,



UNNECESSARY NOISE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Christopher M. Burns, 27, of Potsdam for unnecessary noise(vehicle exhaust) at 7:36 p.m. Saturday after he was observed traveling on Market Street on his motorcycle.



FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kathleen A. McFadden, 20,of Potsdam for failure to yield the right of way in the left turn lane on Market Street following a property damage accident at 8:12 p.m. Saturday.



UNSAFE START - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joshua A. Foster, 21, of Potsdam for making an unsafe start following a traffic stop at 9:49 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Market Street and Sandstone Drive.



TEXTING WHILE DRIVING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Rodrigo Caro, 20, of Yorktown for texting while driving following a traffic stop at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - BANGOR - Malone-based state police investigated a two-vehicle property damage accident at 10:35 a.m. Friday on state Route 11B in the town of Bangor. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Charles F. McGowan, 78, of Potsdam and Harris J. Wratten, 44, of North Bangor.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Reynold R. Voisine of Colton with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed the driver for failure to dim high beams following a traffic stop at 12:27 a.m. Friday on Maple Street.



AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT- POTSDAM - Village police charged Jarrod A. Makis, 24, of Potsdam with aggravated harassment at 4:53 p.m. Friday at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. He was arraigned by Potdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and released to return at a later date. Police said Makis was arrested after sending several threatening text messages to a female working at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.



CROSSWALK VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Shaine H. Baldwin, 22, of Keene N.H., for failure to stop for pedestrian in crosswalk following a traffic stop at 1:16 p.m. Friday on Main Street.



CROSSWALK VIOLATION - Village police ticketed Matthew A. Planty, 28, of Colton for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk after he was observed going through the crosswalk by the Roxy while a pedestrian was crossing. The traffic stop on Main Street was made at 2:51 p.m.



CROSSWALK VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Laurel A. Dwyer, 43, of Brampton, Ont., for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk following a traffic stop at 3:13 p.m. Friday on Main Street. Police said Dwyer was observed going through the crosswalk by the Roxy Theater while a pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway.



INADEQAUTE TAIL LIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Steven J. Venticinque, 20, of Lindenhurst for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps following a traffic stop at 11:01 p.m. Friday on Pierrepont Avenue.

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