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ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - CANTON — Two town of Canton residents were charged Wednesday night with fighting in front of a small child, St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies said.

Stephen E. Ashley Jr., 22, and Angela M. Ashley, 24, both of 11 Jameson Road, Lot 19, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

They are to appear in Canton Town Court.

UNSAFE LANE CHANGE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Deborah L. Green, 46, of Massena for making an unsafe lane change at 1:02 p.m. Thursday following a property damage accident on Center Street at Grinnell Avenue.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jeremy J. Buffham, 32, of Willard Road, Massena, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 1:49 p.m. Thursday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street.

AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Lisa A. Pitts, 21, of 9851 state Route 56, Massena, with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed her for following too closely at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday following an incident on South Main Street.

SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Brandon M. Hayden, 25, of 82 Stoughton Ave., Massena, for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and no insurance at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Main Street.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police investigated a property damage accideent at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday on County Route 37, near Larue Road, in the town of Massena. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Carl Edward Nason, 47, of Norfolk.

SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed John P. Whiddon, 20, of Erin for speed in zone (50/30) at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Market Street.

DEATH INVESTIGATED - OGDENSBURG - Ogdensburg police are investigating the death Tuesday of a 25-year-old city man.

Terry M. Vinch, of 609 Paterson St., was pronounced dead at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, according to Ogdensburg police Detective David M. Layng.

Mr. Layng said Thursday that an autopsy was performed Tuesday at the hospital by pathologist Dr. Samuel Livingstone. The results, he said, are pending, and he declined to comment on the cause of death.

Police, city fire department first responders and the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad were called Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. to Mr. Vinch’s home for what was initially reported to police as an “unresponsive male” call.

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