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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of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, operation of a motor vehicle while the registration was revoked or suspended and ticketed for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle (expired in June) and operation of a vehicle with improper plates.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 He said his license plate had been replaced by a paper license plate printout that looked identical to his stolen plate.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 earlier this week.

OBSTRUCTION - NORFOLK— A Norfolk woman accused of hiding two runaway children in her house was arrested by state police at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Sandra L. Kennett, 30, of 1945A County Route 38, was charged with misdemeanor second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Kennett allegedly told police she did not know the location of two children who had run away from home, but troopers later found them in her home. Further information about the children was not disclosed by police.

Kennett was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Norfolk Town Court on Sept. 5.

ASSAULT - NORFOLK - Norfolk Town Police charged Korey Ayers, 27, of 8945 state Route 56, Apt. 1, Norfolk, with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of unlawful imprisonment stemming from an investigation into domestic disputes that reportedly took place on Aug. 21 and Sept. 1. He was arraigned by Norfolk Town Justice George Grubee and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $1,500 bond.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA— A brother and sister accused of stealing $300 from someone in mid-August was arrested Tuesday by state police shortly after 4 p.m.

Jon L. Larue, 21, of 544 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, and Samantha H. Larue, 20, of 26A Tamarack St., Massena, were both charged with misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.

Police declined to identify the alleged victim.

The Larues were issued appearance tickets.

FAILURE TO YIELD - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jessica E. Donnelly, 41, of Massena for failure to yield the right of way while entering the roadway at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday following a property damage accident on East Orvis Street. She pulled out of the Rite Aid parking lot and into the path of a vehicle westbound on East Orvis Street operated by Terri I. Hubbert, 36, of Cornwall, Ont.

PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Arthur T. Lilley II, 38, of Gouverneur with petit larceny following an investigation into a shoplifting incident Tuesday afternoon at Walmart in Potsdam. Walmart asset protection informed troopers they observed an unknown male, later identified as Lilley, take merchandise, valued at approximately $40, and leave the store without paying for it. Lilley was issued an appearance ticket for Sept. 13 in Potsdam Town Court.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION MARIJUANA - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Toby J. Back, 27, of Akwesasne with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown. The small quantity of marijuana was located during a secondary inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION BREATHING - PIERREPONT - Canton-based state police charged Patrick F. Whitehill, 23, of Lisbon with criminal obstruction breathing, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an incident reported at 7:57 p.m. Monday from the town of Pierrepont.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - CANTON - Canton-based state police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday on Judson Street Road at state Route 310 in the town of Canton. Troopers said the vehicles were operated by Rebecca T. Marikano, 34, of Hereford, Pa., and Susan G. Klein, 62, of Colton.

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