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DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Andrew R.Lamendola, 48, of 2105 Yorkshire Drive, Greenville, N.C., with driving while intoxicated at 4:37 p.m. Monday following a property damage accident. He reportedly backed into a parked vehicl near the post office. He was released after posting $200 bail. Police said Lamendola refused to take a breath test.

BRAKE LIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Sheila M. Galdding, 47, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate brake lights following a traffic stop at 4 p.m. Monday on Laurel Avenue.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - CLIFTON PARK - Three Malone residents were arrested by Clifton Park-based state police last week on heroin possession charges, one of whom was a resident at the 15 Jane Street house that burned on Oct. 22.

Russell L. Snyder Sr., 43, John P. Ruzzoli, 54, and Tommy Cook Jr., 23 are facing one count each of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. All three are being held in the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.

Malone Village Police Chief Chris Premo said he had been informed that the three were caught on the Northway with five bundles of heroin, which is 50 smaller bags meant for distribution. He said police believe the drugs were destined for Malone.

Snyder was a resident of the Jane Street residence, which Premo said was on his department’s radar.

“We’ve been investigating activity at that house,” Premo said.

If convicted, the three could each face up to nine years in state prison.

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