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Norwood man pleads guilty to attempted burglary count

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CANTON — A Norwood man is behind bars awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in St. Lawrence County court to an attempted burglary charge that satisfies several outstanding cases.

Edward Seror, 49, was arrested Jan. 27 after he entered a Main Street apartment in Colton where he used to live, police said.

On Jan. 18, he was arrested in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse and wallet at Zorro’s Bar in Hermon. On Dec. 5, he was accused by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies of pushing a female and preventing her from leaving their home.

Judge Jerome J. Richards ordered Seror held without bail pending sentencing on June 3.

Also in County Court on Monday:

■ Bradley A. Premo, 29, of 2155 County Route 38, Norfolk, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of third-degree assault in connection with a June 2012 traffic accident in the village Massena in which a woman was seriously injured.

Massena Village Police charged Premo with vehicular assault following the accident at 1:15 a.m. June 13. He was also charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving and ticketed for speed not reasonable and prudent and an open container violation.

Court documents indicated Premo left Charlie’s Tavern at a high rate of speed in a 2003 Ford Mustang after being asked to leave the bar at approximately 12:55 a.m. June 13 and slammed into a utility pole on Sycamore Street moments later

Police said four passengers in Premo’s vehicle were transported to Massena Memorial Hospital for treatment following the crash.

Keith Benedict, 28, of 2 Riverview St., Massena, was treated for head lacerations and released.

Donna Doman, 21, of 68 East Orvis St., Massena; Rhonda Fanning, 24, also of 68 East Orvis St., Massena; and Gina McGregor, 23, of 228 Highland Road, Apt. 1, Massena; were hospitalized.

Police said at the time two of the women were transported to the Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., with serious injuries - one with a reported broken neck and the other with a broken pelvis and a fractured femur. The third woman was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital for facial fractures.

In 2007, Premo pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree arson and was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison for setting fire to a former girlfriend’s Massena apartment.

■ Mikael A. Putney, 24, Lisbon, was sentenced to three years’ probation and 240 hours of community service after pleading guilty in October to one felony count of DWI. He also must pay $2,070 in fines and fees.

■ Daniel F. Ryan, 41, of 1 River St., Massena, was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty in October to one count of criminal contempt. In April 2012, Ryan was indicted on accusations of violating two orders of protection by throwing nail polish at Stacey Haley and pushing her on different occasions in September and October 2011.

■ Glen R. Hewey, 53, of 15 Leonard St., Potsdam, was given one year of interim probation after successfully completing addiction treatment following a May 2012 guilty plea to aggravated DWI. He will be sentenced in February 2014.

Troopers had charged Hewey with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to stop for a stop sign following a one-vehicle property damage accident in March 2012 at the intersection of state Routes 11C and 11 in the town of Stockholm. Police said Hewey was southbound on Route 11C and failed to stop at the intersection with Route 11, exiting the south shoulder of the road and striking a tree. He allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent.

■ William L. Bartlett, 39, Massena, a convicted sex offender in New Jersey, was sentenced to five years’ probation and $375 in fines and fees for failing to register a change of address. The New Jersey sex offender registry lists him as a moderate risk to commit another sex crime.

■ Charles E. Powell, 62, Canton, was sentenced to six years’ probation and $1,300 in fines and fees after admitting in October to possession of child-pornography videos. Judge Richards ruled that Powell must register as a level one sex offender, the lowest of the state’s three categories, for 20 years.

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