ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged John M. Gambaccini, 34, of 3 Depot St., Massena, with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child Sunday morning following an investigation of a domestic dispute reported at 10:41 a.m.
Gambaccini allegedly returned home intoxicated, accused the mother of his 2-year-old child of cheating on him and then pushed and grabbed at Veronica Gillespie. He also reportedly locked Ms. Gillespie in the apartment, punched her 9-year-old daughter in the head when she attempted to leave the apartment to get assistance and took control of the phones so Ms. Gillespie could not call police. He also reportedly grabbed her glasses and broke them during the argument.
Gambaccini was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
Ms. Gillespie told police she had been home with her children sleeping when her intoxicated boyfriend returned to the residence Sunday and started making accusations about her behavior. She said the doors were locked. Gambaccini reportedly started banging on the door and threatened to kick in the door and break windows if Ms. Gillespie didnt let him in the residence.
She said Gambaccini had locked both doors as well as the deadbolt when he entered the apartment. She said that delayed her daughters effort to flee the apartment.
John punched her in the head as she was leaving, Ms. Gillespie told police.
GRAND LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Scott A. Davison Jr., 27, of 147 East Orvis St., Massena, with one count of grand larceny and five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument on Saturday. Davison reportedly cashed five checks for $1,460 that had been reported stolen from Dong Hoang.
Davison was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
According to court documents, Davison allegedly issued five checks on Mr. Hoangs account during September. On Sept. 9 he allegedly forged a check for $140 at On A Roll Deli. That incident was followed on Sept. 12 when he wrote a check for $300 to On A Roll Deli. On Sept. 17, he allegedly cashed a check for $500 at the First Niagara Bank. He then allegedly returned to On A Roll Deli and wrote another check for $200 on Sept. 19. The last of the five checks was written on Sept. 25, when he cashed a check for $520 at First Niagara Bank.
Police said their investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
UNAUTHORIZED USE - MASSENA - Village police charged Joshua Henderson, 24, of 68 East Orvis St., Massena, with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle Friday stemming from an incident at about 2:23 a.m. Nov. 1 when he took a 2008 Toyota Scion without the permission of owner Tammy Embark. He allegedly drove the vehicle for five hours before returning the vehicle to Ms. Embark. He was arraigned by Massena Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Aaron J. Cummings, 19, of 483 Sand Road, Constable with petit larceny Saturday stemming from an investigation into an incident that took place Oct. 18 at Price Chopper. He reportedly left the store without paying for $100 worth of merchandise.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - MASSENA - Village police charged Barry K. Hill III, 22, of 66 Spruce St., and Christine A. Middlemiss, 32, of 98 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with disorderly conduct at 9:35 p.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. Police said Hill was involved in an altercation with another male in front of the porch at 58 Sycamore St. and Middlemiss was fighting with a female at that same location.
MAKING GRAFFITI - MASSENA - Village police charged Michael A. Ryan and Lucas S. Ryan, both 16, of 9346 state Route 56, Norfolk, with making graffiti at 9:08 p.m. Friday on Parker Avenue. Police said the two teens were writing gang-like slogans in red paint underneath the Parker Avenue bridge.
DWI - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Trevor D. Wright, 21, of Madrid with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with insufficient tail lights and a license plate violation following a traffic stop at 4:08 a.m. Sunday on Sisson Street in the village of Potsdam.
ASSAULT - NORFOLK - Massena-based state police charged James A. Alexander, 52, of Chase Mills with third-degree assault Saturday following an investigation into an incident reported at 9:23 p.m. Nov. 8 from the town of Norfolk. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. As part of that same investigation, Alanna R. Cruz, 20, of Massena was charged with trespassing.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Casey M. Oakes, 19, of 128 McGee Road, Hogansburg, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and unlawful possession of marijuana following a 6:30 a.m. Saturday secondary inspection at the port of entry in Rooseveltown. Oakes was also ticketed for unlicensed operation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was arraigned by Massena Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of probation, to reappear Wednesday. As part of that same investigation, Alexander C. Garrow, 22, of Hogansburg was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
HARASSMENT - MADRID - Massena-based state police charged Gerardo D. Perez, 35, of Madrid with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation of a domestic dispute reported to troopers at 10:50 p.m. Saturday from the town of Madrid.
ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police from around the region responded to several property damage accidents and two crashes with injuries on Friday and Saturday. Among the accidents were vehicles operated by:
■ Rodney H. Delorme, 58, of Winthrop at 5:23 p.m. Saturday on state Route 11, near County Route 15, in the town of Canton.
■ Peter D. Murphy, 63, of Parishville at 5:28 p.m. Saturday on state Route 11B, near Akins Road, in the town of Dickinson.
■ Christopher J. Niles, 33, of Bombay at 5:16 a.m. Saturday on state Route 37, near Holden Road, in the town of Fort Covington.
■ Randy C. Dunn, 53, of Fort Covington at 11:38 p.m. Friday on Covington Street at North Street in the town of Fort Covington. One injury was reported in that accident.
■ Sarah L. Donalis, 24, of Malone at 11:18 p.m. Friday on County Route 6, near Wangum Road, in the town of Moira. One person was reported injured in that accident.
■ A three-vehicle accident involving vehicles operated by Jillian M. Zimmerman, 24, of Tully; Rebecca J. Miller, 41, of Hogansburg; and a parked vehicle at 6:57 p.m. Friday on state Route 11B, near Mosher Road, in the town of Hopkinton.
■ A two-vehicle accident involving vehicles operated by C.J. Ditullio, 48, of Potsdam and Lyle F. Sloan, 73, of Heuvelton at 11:33 a.m. Friday on state Route 68 at state Route 37 in the town of Oswegatchie.
■ Derrick J. Dalton, 53, of Ogdensburg at 10:28 a.m. Friday on state Route 37, near Connie Woods Road, in the town of Waddington.
UNAUTHORIZED USE - MASSENA - Zachary T. Huto, 20, of Massena was charged by Massena-based state police with misapplication of property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 1 p.m. Friday. Troopers allege that a friend let him borrow their car, which Huto never returned. The misapplication of property charge stems from his attempts to sell the vehicle at a scrap yard. He was released on an appearance ticket.
GRAND LARCENY - BOMBAY - Louie J. Diabo, 27, of St. Regis, Que., was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny stemming from an incident reported to Massena-based state police on Oct. 30. Troopers allege Diabo used a stolen debit card. They said the amount of charges he racked up was unavailable. He was arraigned and held on $1,200 cash or $2,400 bail.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - A pair of teens was charged by Canton-based state police with petit larceny at 8:22 p.m. Friday. Troopers charged Cody A. Lane, 18, of St. Regis Falls and Codi J. Church, 17, of Dickinson Center with attempting to steal sunglasses and a cell phone case from Walmart. They were both released on appearance tickets.
PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - Tiffany D. Davis, 17, of Brooklyn was charged by Canton-based state police with petit larceny at 4:44 p.m. Friday. Troopers allege Davis was attempting to steal cosmetic items from Walmart. She was released on an appearance ticket.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Francis T. Green, 35, of Hannawa Falls for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 8:18 p.m. Saturday.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Janet A. Bertrand, 74, of Massena for following too closely following an incident at 5:46 p.m. Saturday on South Main Street.
UNSAFE PASSING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Scott F. Stewart, 54, of County Route 49, Norwood, for unsafe passing following a traffic stop at 1:26 p.m. Saturday on North Main Street.
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Dennis R. Mousaw, 61, of Sevierville, Tenn., for a stop sign violation at 10:20 a.m. Saturday on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.
SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Jonpaul M. Premo, 26, of County Route 38, Norfolk, with operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and a suspended license and no splash guards following a traffic stop at 11:04 a.m. Friday on Andrews Street.
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Kyle A. Horton, 21, of state Route 310, Norfolk for a stop sign violation following a traffic stop at 10:41 a.m. Friday on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.
VEHICLE HITS GARAGE - COTEYS CORNER - A pair of North Lawrence residents were treated for minor injuries after their vehicle slammed into a garage when its driver tried to avoid a deer in the road.
Winthrop-based state police said the vehicle driven by Tressa L. Woods, 38, was westbound on Route 11 when she swerved off of the road while attempting to avoid the animal at 5:05 p.m. Friday.
Troopers said the car hit an embankment and went airborne before landing and traveling another approximately 150 feet . It came to rest after striking the garage at 10956 U.S. Route 11.
Troopers said Ms. Woods was treated at the scene for injuries to her left leg. A passenger in the vehicle, Donald Burnham, 67, was also treated at the scene for a minor head injury.
No tickets were issued.
PUBLIC URINATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Kayla M. Fantone, 18, of Cromwell, Conn., with public urination at 12:56 a.m. Sunday on Bay Street. Police said an officer observed Fantone urinating in public view.
DWAI DRUGS - POTSDAM - Village police charged Francis T. Green, 35, of Potsdam with driving while ability impaired by drugs following an incident at 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Market Street. Police said Green was found unconscious in a vehicle in the Sunoco parking lot on Market Street, and he was found to be impaired by drugs.
AGGRAVATED DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Ashley A. Fuller, 25, of Potsdam with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 3:18 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Sisson Street related to an investigation into a hit and run accident in the Tons parking lot off Market Street. She was also ticketed for making an unsafe start, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operation of a motor vehicle without stop lamps and drinking alcohol in motor vehicle on a highway. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the 0.08 threshold for a DWI charge. The charge is elevated to aggravated DWI when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent or higher.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS - POTSDAM - Village police charged Aziz A. Dar, 21, of Bethany, Conn., with criminal trespass on railroad property at 7:38 a.m. Saturday after he was found sitting on the railroad trestle. Police had charged Dar with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop late Friday night.
NO BRAKE LIGHTS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Daniel P. Flint, 20, of Norwood for operation of a motor vehicle without stop lamps at 11:19 p.m. Saturday on Waverly Street.
UNDERAGE POSSESSION ALCOHOL - POTSDAM - Three teenagers face charges after police observed suspicious behavior in a downtown parking lot. Police charged Meagan M. Metott, 16, of Massena; Brandon M. Sawyer, 17, of Norwood; and Steffanie J. Premo, 17, of Massena with possession of alcohol by persons under 21 years of age at 11:53 p.m. Saturday in the Munson Street parking lot.
DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Aziz A. Dar, 21, of Bethany, Conn., with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. Friday on Clarkson Avenue. Police said Dars vehicle was stopped because it matched the description of a car involved in a trespassing complaint. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent. The threshold for a DWI charge is 0.08 percent.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Rosalie P. Patnode, 21, of Colton for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 11:10 p.m. Friday on Clarkson Avenue. Police said the inspection certificate on the vehicle had expired.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Esra Vural, 36, of Potsdam for speed in zone (49/30) following a traffic stop at 10:49 a.m. Friday.
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jenna T. Watson, 19, of Watertown for following too closely following the investigation of a two-vehicle accident at 6:10 p.m. Friday on Market Street near NBT Bank. Potsdam Fire assisted at the accident scene, and Martins Service Station towed one vehicle, Potsdam Rescue responded to the scene for a patient complaining of chest tightness.