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Massena man charged with stealing license plate from co-worker at Tri-Town Packing


STOLEN PROPERTY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Corey H. Shantie, 33, of 631 state Route 37C, Massena, with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Tuesday following a Hammond man’s report that his front license plate had been stolen. The two men work together at Tri-Town Packing, Brasher Center, according to court documents. Troopers also charged Shantie with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, operation of a motor vehicle while the registration was revoked or suspended and ticketed for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle (expired in June) and operation of a vehicle with improper plates.

He has third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charges pending from March 17 and May 26 in Massena courts. Court documents indicate Shantie’s operating privileges were reported Feb. 28 for an insurance lapse and March 3, 2011 for failure to answer a summons in the town of Norfolk.

Shantie was arraigned on the new charges by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

Jeremy D. Davis, 20, of Hammond had reported to troopers on Aug. 24 the front plate on his 2008 Hyundai Elantra had been stolen. He said his license plate had been replaced by a paper license plate printout that looked identifical to his stolen plate. He said he had noticed his license plate on a vehicle in Shantie’s driveway when he drive by his residence Tuesday.

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