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LEAVING THE SCENE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Chastity L. Monroe, 33, of Massena for unsafe backing and leaving the scene of a property damage accident at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday following an incident on Howard Street.

UNSAFE TIRES - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Todd W. Laffin, 44, of Bloomington, Ind., for operation of a vehicle with unsafe tires and operation of a vehicle with no insurance at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday following a property damage accident on Main at Orvis streets.

INADEQUATE STOP LAMP - MASSENA - Village police ticketed John A. Kashorek, 58, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle with an inadequate stop lamp at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday on South Main Street.

UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Candida L. Tavernier, 40, of Massena for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

STALKING - MASSENA - Village police charged Joyce C. Monica, 73, of 15 Dana St., Massena, with third-degree stalking, second-degree harassment and criminal trespass at 7 p.m. Monday following a series of incidents over a three-day period.

Thomas J. Chapman told police he had lived at Monica’s home for approximately a year before he moved out two to three weeks ago. “Carol has not handled my leaving well. Since I moved out, she has been acting deranged. Carol keeps showing up at my house and calling me hundreds of times after I told her that I wanted to move on with my life,” he noted in his statement to police.

Chapman told police he had found Monica inside his Glenn Street apartment on the evening of Feb. 16. He said Monica had entered the residence without permission and he found her going through his bed. He charged Monica made repeatedly made sexually-toned comments to him, grabbed him in the groin twice and then three a punch at him. While she was being escorted out of the residence, she allegedly threatened to shoot Chapman.

Monica also reportedly called Chapman’s phone well over 100 times between Feb. 16-18 and followed his vehicle around the village of Massena on multiple occasions over the holiday weekend.

Chapman told police he was concerned Monica might try to hurt him, his girlfriend or her family. “I know that Carol has pistols and rifles in the house, and she had told me in the past that she knew how to use them because her and her husband used to go to the range,” he said in his statement to police.

She was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and released under the supervision of the probation department.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ryan J. Labaff, 17, of Massena for following too closely at 2:06 p.m. Sunday following a property damage accident that took place on his birthday.

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