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ASSAULT - NORFOLK – Marvin L. Ward, 36, of 1425 Route 420, was charged by state police with assault, harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child at 5:45 p.m. Monday. Ward allegedly struck his 10-year-old daughter in the face twice when she repeatedly asked him the same question. He was taken to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $5,000 cash bail.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Christopher A. Delosh, 28, of 140 Liberty Ave., was charged with felony criminal mischief at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday. Delosh allegedly punched a 10-foot window at World Class Gym, Massena, breaking it. The window was worth over $1,000. Delosh was taken to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $2,500 cash bail.

FAILURE TO KEEP RIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Paul I. Adams, 59, of New York City with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for failure to keep right at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday following a property damage accident on Sandstone Drive. DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Zachary S. Amberg, 20, of Gouverneur and Nathaniel B. Burgess, 20, of Gouverneur with disorderly conduct - violent behavior at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday following an altercation on Market Street. Burgess was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Burgess was arraigned by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and released under the supervision of the probation department.

DWI - BRASHER FALLS - Elizabeth A. Crossman, 36, of 817 Route 420, Lot No. 2, Winthrop, was charged by state police with driving while intoxicated at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 420 in the town of Brasher. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.13 percent, police said. A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law.

DWI - POTSDAM - Laura J. Wolf, 40, of 170 Pleasant Valley Road, Norwood, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and failure to keep right by state police at 9:15 p.m. Monday on River Road in the town of Potsdam. Her BAC was not available.

DWI - NORFOLK - Jeffery C. Lavalley, 25, of 50 Franklin Road, Waddington, was charged by state police with driving while intoxicated and speeding at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday on Route 38 in the town of Norfolk. His BAC was 0.10 percent, police said.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - DEKALB — A Rensselaer Falls man faces criminal mischief charges in connection with a New Year’s Day domestic disturbance in the town of DeKalb. Casey J. Spiak, 22, was arrested by state police at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with one count of third-degree criminal mischief involving property damage greater than $250, a Class E felony. He also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree harassment involving physical contact. State police said Spiak damaged two doors during a domestic incident. No injuries were reported. Spiak also was found to be in possession of a marijuana pipe, troopers said. State police did not release Spiak’s address nor the address where the alleged incident occurred. Officials at St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, confirmed Wednesday that Spiak was being held at the facility in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

FAILURE TO YIELD - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jaime A. Snyder, 30, of Massena for failure to yield the right of way at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday following a property damage accident at the Harte Haven Shopping Plaza.

DWI - MASSENA - Village police charged Frances J. Warren, 52, of 126 Jefferson Ave., Massena, with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed her for unsafe backing at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday on East Orvis Street after she reportedly backed into a vehicle stopped in the roadway and being operated by Lawrence Donaldson. A DWI count is elevated to aggravated DWI when the BAC is 0.18 percent or higher.

HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Jennifer L. Woodward, 35, of Waterford with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal trespass at 10:19 a.m. Tuesday at her mother’s residence on Paddock Street.

Police said Woodward got in an argument with her mother and then refused to leave when her mother asked her to leave the apartment. The younger Ms. Woodward also refused to comply with several requests by a police officer to leave the residence. She reportedly shoved and spit at her mother, Cheryl Woodward, during the argument and also threw a tray, a bowl of cereal, a foot stool and a Bible during the domestic dispute.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Morgan M. Jacobs, 33, of Hogansburg with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed her for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday on state Route 37.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jackie R. Davis, 38, of Massena for failure to keep right and speed not reasonable and prudent at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday following an incident on Spruce Street.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Caisey J. Lamotte, 17, and Richard A. Martin, 18, both of 1410 County Route 36, Norfolk, with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child at 3:42 p.m. Monday after they allegedly shoplifted $257.97 worth of groceries from Walmart. The couple reportedly had a 3-month-old baby with them when they were stealing the food items.

HARASSMENT - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged Randy S. Guyette, 23, of 125 Pink Schoolhouse Road, Canton, with criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment following a domestic incident that occurred late New Year’s Day.

Police said Guyette was involved in a physical domestic with his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend at about 11:30 p.m. at her home on state Route 11 in Canton. They said Guyette was involved in a verbal argument when he became physical, shoving his ex-girlfriend several times and choking her. When she was free and told Guyette to leave, he refused and the domestic continued for some time before Guyette shoved her into a refrigerator and left on his own.

Guyette was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and released on his own recognizance, to reappear Wednesday afternoon in Canton Town Court. A stay away order of protection was issued by the court.

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