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Two Ogdensburg residents face sentencing for DWI


Two Ogdensburg residents face sentencing for driving while intoxicated after pleading guilty to the charge in city court on Tuesday.

Joshua P. Gilbert, 23, of 560 Lovejoy Road, will be sentenced Jan. 15. He was charged Jan. 28 with DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent and open container.

Macy M. Bailey, 22, of 4889 Route 68, will be sentenced Oct. 23. She was charged on Jan. 7 with DWI, failure to keep right and no stop lamp.

According to court records, Mr. Gilbert and Miss Bailey each registered blood alcohol levels of .17 percent. The state’s legal threshold for intoxication is 0.08 percent.

Each was represented by attorney Gary R. Alford, Ogdensburg.

In other cases Tuesday before Judge William R. Small:

Clyde R. Thomas III, 20, of 923 Franklin St., Apt. 2, Ogdensburg, was granted a one-year conditional discharge and fined and surcharged a total of $220 for June 16 charges of second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment.

He was also told to comply with a no-contact order of protection for Andrew Wright, 26, of 932 Ford St., Apt. 2, Ogdensburg.

Mr. Thomas was represented by the St. Lawrence County Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Mitchell W. LaRose, 25, of 108 Albany Ave., was adjourned to Nov. 13 to answer Sept. 27 charges of tampering with physical evidence, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and growing of cannabis by an unlicensed person.

He is represented by the county public defender’s office.

Vanessa T. Nikon, 19, of Niagara Falls, was arraigned for Oct. 11 and 12 charges of false impersonation and falsely reporting an incident, both misdemeanors.

Court reports stated that Ms. Nikon falsely identified herself as her half-sister, Vanessa Marchese, to Ogdensburg police after making a 911 call in order to avoid arrests on allegedly outstanding arrest warrants.

She also allegedly falsely claimed to being held against her will at 317 Seymour St.

Miss Nikon was ordered held on $3,000 cash bail in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton.

She is represented by the public defender’s office.

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