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ANIMAL CRUELTY - MASSENA - Village police charged Joshua M. Dion, 22, of 2 Willow St., Massena, with animal cruelty at 12:06 a.m. Thursday at the apartment complex. Sarah Gauthier told police she opened her door and her cat got out. Dion, a neighbor, reportedly caught the cat, threatened to kill it and banged its head against the wall several times.

ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - MASSENA - Village police charged Robert F. Lytle, 39, of 18 Pine St., Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday following a domestic dispute at his residence. Lytle was reportedly intoxicated and started arguing with Tiffany M. Snyder, who was sitting in a recliner with her 2-year-old son on her lap. He reportedly kicked a kitchen chair at the recliner while she was holding the child. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on his own recognizance. The court signed a temporary order of protection directing Lytle not to harass, annoy or alarm Ms. Snyder.

PUBLIC LEWDNESS - MASSENA - Village police charged Emily A. Snyder, 20, of 12 Perkins Road, Massena, with second-degree harassment and public lewdness at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday. She allegedly sent Victoria Murray a text message asking her to fight another female. When Ms. Murray declined the fight request, Snyder reportedly threw eggs at her residence and flashed her buttocks at her.

OUT OF RESTRICTIONS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed C.J. McGregor, 31, of Massena for driving out of restrictions following a traffic stop at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday on South Main Street.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Thomas M. McGregor Jr., 32, of 154 Liberty Ave., Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was also ticketed for driving out of restrictions following a traffic stop at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 37.

INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Bridget A. Gardner, 35, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday on Bayley Road.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Russell H. Crowsen, 34, of Massena for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on Maple Street.

PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT - WESTVILLE - Malone-based state police said one person was injured in a one vehicle crash at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday on an unmarked trail off County Route 19 in the town of Westville. Troopers said the vehicle was being operated by Trevor E. Avery, 19, of Constable.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police said Owen M. Swamp, 35, of Hogansburg struck a parked vehicle at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Twin Leaf Express parking lot in the town of Fort Covington.

UNLAWFUL OPERATION ATV - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jed J. Saucier, 58, of Potsdam for unlawful operation of an ATV on a public highway, a no helmet violation and operation of an uninsured ATV following a traffic stop in the Save A Lot parking lot.

ILLEGALLY GROWING MARIJUANA - FINE — Harry J. Pelno, 83, and Leatta M. Pelno, 55, both of 1049 Sucker Lake Road, were charged Tuesday by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force with illegally growing marijuana.

Investigators said they discovered that the two were growing a small amount of marijuana in their home.

The pair is scheduled to appear in Fine Town Court.

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