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ASSAULT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Michael A. Strader, 48, of Maple Street, Massena, with third-degree assault following an incident that reportedly took place at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Hannaford’s parking lot.

Troopers allege Strader, also known as Atruiaktonkia David, struck Davon D. Colon, 19, of 49 County Route 45, Apt. 21, Massena, several times in the face.

Strader was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department. The court also signed an order of protection directing him to have no contact with Mr. Colon or his mother, Katrina Jacobs.

Mr. Colon said his mother was still in the store, and he was putting groceries in the vehicle when he saw Strader approaching him.

“I kinda recognize him and continued putting groceries away. The man said, ‘You are dead.’ I figured out who he was. I didn’t want to fight with him because I know he is a boxer,” Mr. Colon told state police.

He said he was continuing to put groceries in the vehicle when Strader grabbed him by the shoulders and punched him in the left cheek and then punched him a second time in the head.

Mr. Colon, in his statement to troopers, said he then got in the vehicle, but Mr. Strader punched him a third time, striking him in the chest.

“He got in the car, and he tried to get me out of the car. I scooted over to the driver’s side, and he got on top of me and told my to turn myself in,” he said in his statement.

Strader, in his statement, said the confrontation stemmed from a previous incident involving his fiance and Mr. Colon.

“We just got to the car, and my fiance said that’s the guy. He looked at us. He looked at me. I told (asked) him what he was doing; he is supposed to stay away from us. He just said he did not do anything and smiled,” Strader noted in his statement to troopers.

He said he then questioned the veracity of Mr. Colon’s recollection and provided him with an abridged version of the crime he allegedly committed.

“That’s when he said he didn’t do it again. I said why don’t you say it to her face. He then smiled. I then pushed him hard in the face,” Strader said.

Strader and Mr. Colon said at that point Ms. Jacobs came out to her vehicle, and Strader engaged in a verbal altercation with her.

An off-duty police officer from Cornwall, Ont., then reportedly intervened and helped to separate the parties.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Carrie Gambaccini, 33, of 11 Haskell St., Massena, with disorderly conduct at 8:10 p.m. Monday on Linden Street. An allegedly heavily intoxicated Gambaccini was screaming and reportedly refused several requests asking her to leave 10 Linden St. before she was arrested, police said.

TRESPASSING - MASSENA - Village police charged Christopher J. McGregor, 31, of 60 Liberty Ave., Massena; Robert F. Lytle Jr., 39, of 18 Pine St., Massena; and Robert E. Love Jr., 28, of 520 Lacombe Road, Apt. 1, Norfolk; with trespassing after they responded to several complaints of a large fight at 7:45 p.m. Monday in front of 67-71 Sycamore St. Police said approximately 15 to 20 people were on the lawn, and they were able to identify the three men as trespassers on the property. Police said the fight complaint was the latest incident in an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Kevin J. Brainard, 23, of 71 Sycamore St., Massena, and Austin Villnave, 17, of 144 South Raquette River Road, Massena, with disorderly conduct after they responded to a complaint that a large group had gathered at the corner of Sycamore and Woodlawn Avenue and appeared to be getting ready to fight. They said Villnave struck another man in the head during that confrontation.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - NORTH LAWRENCE - Massena-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday on County Route 55, near Cady Road, in the town of Lawrence. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Keith J. Pcolar, 38, of Colton.

PETIT LARCENY - PLATTSBURGH - Plattsburgh-based state police charged Wayne A. Jock, 18, of Winthrop with petit larceny following an incident reported at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the town of Plattsburgh.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Corin C. Atkinson, 30, of Malone for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 10:25 a.m. Monday on Elm Street.

ASSAULT - CANTON — Bridget A. Durham, 41, of 648 Old Dekalb Road, was charged Sunday by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

During a dispute at her home, Ms. Durham allegedly threw a figurine at an unidentified 13-year-old girl. The figurine struck the girl near the eye, causing bruising.

Ms. Durham is scheduled to appear in Canton Town Court. An order of protection was issued for the victim.

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