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CAR-PEDESTRIAN - MASSENA - A 81-year-old Massena man told police he was not injured after being struck by a vehicle and knocked to the pavement Thursday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot.

Village police said Rita M. Gebo, 71, of Winthrop was leaving Walmart when she struck Lawrence A. Tyo, 82, of Stanton Road, Massena, in a pedestrian crosswalk near the front of the store.

Mr. Tyo told police the 1997 Nissan struck him in the middle of his back. He had no complaint of pain but was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue for evaluation following the incident reported at 3:06 p.m. Thursday.

Village police said their investigation into the incident is continuing.

GRAND LARCENY - MASSENA— A Moira man and a Fort Covington woman accused of shoplifting twice were arrested by state police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Samuel F. Westurn, 34, and Susan M. Westurn, 53, were both charged by Massena-based state police with felony fourth-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor petit larceny.

In addition, Ms. Westurn was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

They’re accused of stealing several items, including clothing from JC Penney at the St. Lawrence Centre in Massena and computers from Walmart in Massena. The incident was first reported at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.

Though the total value of the items wasn’t released by police, fourth-degree grand larceny is charged when the total exceeds $1,000. Troopers did not specify if or how the pair are related or what controlled substance Ms. Westurn is alleged to have possessed.

Both were issued appearance tickets and released.

DWI - POTSDAM— Angela A. Brewer, 23, of Norfolk, was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated by Massena-based state police at 1:38 a.m. Thursday.

Ms. Brewer was stopped and ticketed for speeding while traveling on Route 11 at 1:26 a.m. Thursday in the town of Potsdam, troopers said. Her BAC was measured at 0.11 percent.

She was issued an appearance ticket for Sept. 27 in Potsdam Town Court on Sept. 27.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Daniel J. Bray, 40, of Old Market Road, West Stockholm, with misdemeanor counts of second-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal mischief Wednesday afternoon following an investigation into an incident that took place on Aug. 26 in the town of Stockholm. Deputies allege Bray violated a Family Court order of protection when he smashed the window in a camper trailer owned by the protected party. He was arraigned by Parishville Town Justice Frank Dunning and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash. His next court appearance will be scheduled for Stockholm Town Court.

STOLEN PROPERTY - DEPEYSTER— A Heuvelton man accused of stealing from an Amish store was arrested early Thursday by St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

Dalton M. LaFlair, 17, of 5255 County Route 10, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child.

Early Thursday morning, deputies respond to a complaint of persons stealing from an Amish store. They stopped a truck driven by LaFlair leaving the scene on West Lake Road and located several stolen items, both from the Amish store and other locations around Lisbon, Heuvelton and Depeyster, troopers said. The items were unspecified by police.

LaFlair was taken into custody along with two juveniles, whose names were not released because of their age.

He was issued appearance tickets and released to answer the charges next month in Oswegatchie Town Court.

Deputies were unable to locate all the stolen items. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Cory A. Dunkleberg, 27, of Massena for operating a vehicle with illegal tint and operating a vehicle with an expired inspection following a traffic stop at 11:55 a.m. Thursday on Phillips Street.

STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Spring I. Avery, 36, of Massena for failing to stop at a stop sign following a traffic stop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Willow Street.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - CANTON - Canton-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday on the Old Dekalb Road, near Lincoln Road, in the town of Canton. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Debra Lynn Sibley, 45, of Canton.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 6:15 a.m. Thursday on County Route 5, near Alburg Road, in the town of Moira. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Deborah Joy LaBrake, 55, of Brushton.

ILLEGAL PURCHASE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Adam J. Wright, 19, of Lockport with attempting to purchase alcohol through fraudulent means at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Wright attempted to use a fake Pennsylvania license to buy alcohol at a local Market Street business. He left the business when he realized that police had been called and was later contacted by a patrol and turned himself in at the police department. He was released on an appearance ticket.

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jacob R. Voelker, 19, of Sherrill for speeding following a traffic stop at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday on Maple Street. He was reportedly traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jacob M. Tierney, 20, of Rochester for speeding following a traffic stop at 11:23 p.m. Wednesday on Maple Street. He was reportedly traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.

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