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SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Sean O. Epprecht, 37, of Penobscot, Maine with speed in zone following a traffic stop at 2:10 p.m. Friday on state Route 37.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Christopher P. LaBrake, 54, of Massena for a stop sign violation following a traffic stop at 1:20 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop at 1:20 p.m. Friday on Grove Street at Ridgewood Avenue.



CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Maribeth A. Patterson, 43, of Kingsley Road, Massena, for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 10:45 a.m. Friday on East Orvis Street.



SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Laura J. Spicer, 34, of Richville with speed in zone following a traffic stop at 9:25 a.m. Friday on East Hatfield Street.



CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Gay E. Avery, 58, of Massena for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 8:56 a.m. Friday on Grove Street.



NO LEFT TURN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Heather L. Aslanian, 26, of Norwood with making a prohibited left turn from Water Street onto Main Street following a traffic stop at 8:10 a.m. Friday on Water Street.



AVOIDING INTERSECTION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jason C. Dunkleberg, 35, of Massena for illegally avoiding an intersection following a traffic stop at 10:10 p.m. Thursday on Maple Street.



UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Brenda J. Wilson, 41, of Massena for unsafe backing and leaving the scene of a property damage accident following an investigation into an incident that took place at 9:39 a.m. Aug. 29.



INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Dereck W. Wagstaff, 30, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 8:38 p.m. Thursday on East Orvis Street.



BURGLARY - POTSDAM - Village police charged Benjamin R. Tipping, 26, of Potsdam with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a felony count of third-degree burglary at 10:45 p.m. Thursday on Market Street. He was stopped driving a vehicle taken from a garage without the owner’s permission. He was released on an appearance ticket for Sept. 19 in Potsdam Village Court.

Tipping was charged with entering a two-stall garage at the rear of the Martin’s Service Station building in Potsdam and taking a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible without the permission of its registered owner, Robert Martin.

Tipping, in a statement he provided police, said he had received a text message from a friend reporting that a mutual friend’s vehicle had run out of gas near Community Bank in downtown Potsdam.

Tipping, who said he was employed at Martin’s, said he had called Mr. Martin to see if he could borrow a vehicle and bring some gas to his friend. He said when he could not reach Mr. Martin he just borrowed the vehicle that was at the garage.

“I didn’t think it would be that big a deal,” he said, suggesting he had borrowed vehicles from the Martins in the past.

He said he drove to his friend’s vehicle, got gas for her vehicle and then took her for a short ride before the Chevelle ran out of gas. He said he purchased gas from a nearby service station and then drove the car back the garage, leaving it in front of Martin’s with the gas can left in the back seat.



LEFT OF PAVEMENT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Takisha Sumlin, 35, of Buffalo with driving to the left of pavement markings in a no passing zone following a traffic stop at 8:11 a.m. Thursday on Lawrence Avenue after she was observed passing a vehicle in a no passing zone.



SCHOOL ZONE SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jaina L. Martin, 22, of Rochester for speeding in a school zone (34/20) following a traffic stop at 8:55 a.m. Thursday on Lawrence Avenue.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed John B. McLaughlin, 64, of Norwood for speed in zone (52/30) following a traffic stop at 10:29 a.m. Thursday on Clarkson Avenue.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Patricia B. Lennox, 62, of Potsdam for speed in zone (48/30) following a traffic stop at 10:50 a.m. Thursday on Clarkson Avenue.



FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kenneth E. Simon III, 22, of Norwell, Mass., with failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk following a traffic stop at 11:31 a.m. Thursday on Division Street.



SCHOOL BUS STOP - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Ashley E. Goodfriend, 22, of Bullville for failure to stop for a school bus following a traffic stop at 12:24 p.m. Thursday on Elm Street.



CROSSWALK VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Daniel P. Flint, 20, of

Norwood for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk following a traffic stop at 1:03 p.m. Thursday on Main Street.



ILLEGAL ALCOHOL PURCHASE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Austin Pivetta, 18, of Burke with attempting to purchase alcohol by fraudulent means at 2:08 p.m. Thursday at T&R Liquor’s, SeaComm Plaza. Police said Pivetta attempted to purchase alcohol at T&R Liquor’s by using a fake ID. The store attendant contacted the police department as he believed the ID to be fake and subsequent investigation revealed that ID was fraudulent.



ILLEGAL ALCOHOL PURCHASE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Aaron J. Perlman, 18, of Levittown with attempting to purchase alcohol by fraudulent means at 8 p.m. Thursday at CJ’s Kegs and Cases at SeaComm Plaza. He allegedly attempted to purchase alcohol at the above store by using a fake ID. The store attendant contacted the Police Department as he believed the ID to be fake and subsequent investigation revealed that ID was fraudulent.



AGGRAVATED DWI - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged Logan R. Decarr, 18, of Parishville with a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for illegally stopping or standing on a highway as well as for operating a vehicle with inadequate lights, inadequate plate lamps, inadequate exhaust and unsafe tires following a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Friday on state Route 11 in the town of Moira.



BENCH WARRANT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police picked up Shane M. Burnett, 23, of Massena on an arrest warrant from Norfolk Town Court Friday afternoon. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $250. The arrest warrant, dated Aug. 2, charges Burnett with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unsafe backing stemming from an incident at 9:21 p.m. Dec. 21 on state Route 420 in the town of Norfolk. Burnett is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Norfolk Town Court.

Burnett was one of three men charged in December following an investigation into a truck stolen on Dec. 21 at Springs Park.

Village police had charged Richard Schwartzfigure, 17, of 242 Center St., Massena, with third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Village police had charged Burnett and Zachary Pitts, 18, of 224 Center St., Massena; with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Pitts was additionally ticketed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Winthrop-based state police had initially charged Pitts with unsafe backing and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 9:28 p.m. Dec. 21 following a property damage accident on state Route 420 in the town of Norfolk

Kyle Phelix of North Lawrence told police he had parked his 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup next to a work trailer at Springs Park. He said he had last seen his truck, which had his wallet and cell phone inside the vehicle, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21. He said he discovered the vehicle, registered in his father’s name, was missing when he returned his truck at 6:30 p.m. at the end of his work day.



BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Joseph Terrance, 28, of state Route 37, Fort Covington, on a bench warrant Thursday evening. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow, and he was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond. Massena Justice James M. Crandall had signed the warrant on Aug. 24 after Terrance failed to appear as directed for a court appearance on a fourth-degree criminal mischief count.



PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Casey M. Hart, 19, of Portland, Maine, with petit larceny following an alleged shoplifting incident reported at 2:57 p.m. Thursday at the Potsdam Walmart store.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - WESTVILLE - Malone-based state police charged Craig J. Butchino, 55, of Constable with unlawful possession of marijuana following an incident at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at 593 state Route 122, Westville.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - LOUISVILLE - Massena-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 10:56 p.m. Thursday on County Route 14, near state Route 37, in the town of Louisville. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Carol R. Barclay, 49, of Canton.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MOIRA - Malone-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 4:18 p.m. Thursday on state Route 11, near County Route 17, in the town of Moira. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Willie J. Robertson, 55, of Winthrop.

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