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BURGLARY INVESTIGATION - NORFOLK - The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint where a residence on the Regan Road was burglarized within the past week.

Someone entered the residence and stole a welder, generator, fireplace and numerous assorted power tools to include an air gun nailer, miter saw, jigsaw, Skilsaw and other hand tools, deputies said.

The amount of the stolen items are in excess of $4,500. Anyone with information is asked to call the detective division at 379-2360.

AGGRAVATED DWI - PIERREPONT - Canton-based state police charged Brent G. Carbino, 32, of Colton with a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated following an incident at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Pierrepont. He was placed under arrest at 10:37 p.m. at 166 Tucker Road, Pierrepont.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents Tuesday in the region. Among those were:

■ James B. Hunt, 46, of Waddington at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 345, near Brady Road, in the town of Madrid.

■ Marissa M. Cappione, 21, of Massena and Brenda Jean Pray, 51, of Peru were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 87, near state Route 22, in the town of Plattsburgh.

DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Wayne W. Santagata, 42, of 30 Belmont Ave., Massena, with driving while intoxicated and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle on a public highway following a stop at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday in the Harte Haven Shopping Plaza.

INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed James C. Sebastian, 70, of Brouse Road, Massena, for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday on South Main Street.

INADEQUATE HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jack T. Johnson, 33, of Akwesasne for inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street.

STOP SIGN - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Brian R. Kowalczyk, 24, of Southington, Conn., for failure to stop at stop sign following a traffic stop at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on Cedar Street near Elm.

BENCH WARRANTS - POTSDAM - The Potsdam Police Department has arrest warrants for the following people:

■ Jonathan R. Vaisey, 33, of Canton

■ Alain D. Vallieres, 45, of Gouverneur

■ Colby M. Vantassel, 40, Houghton, Mich.

PETIT LARCENY - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Scott A. Dennis, 42, of 15 D Railroad Ave., Canton, formerly of Massena, with petit larceny following a shoplifting complaint at the Potsdam Walmart store. He allegedly entered the store on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 and stole an X-Box 360, three wireless controllers, a Play Station 3 headset and a pair of work boots. The property was valued at $468.85. He was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, where he is being held on an alleged parole violation stemming from his arrest on the shoplifting charge. He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Dennis had been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in state prison in July 2007 following his convictions in St. Lawrence County Court to felony counts of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree burglary. He was released under parole supervision on Dec. 22, 2011. The maximum expiration date of his prison sentence was Nov. 4, 2013, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website. His post-release supervision is scheduled to expire on Dec. 22, 2014.

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