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CRIMINAL TRESPASS - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Tammy L. Reeves, 42, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., with a misdemeanor count of third-degree criminal trespass following an incident at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Alcoa West plant.

She was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and after consultation with the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office was allowed to plead guilty to a simple trespassing violation. She was fined $75 and a $125 surcharge and was released.

Alcoa security officials said Reeves, identified as the wife of a contractor’s employee working at the Alcoa West plant, entered Gate 5 and attempted to run over to her husband and other employees entering that gate, according to court documents. “Only Alcoa employees and contractors are allowed through Gate 5,” the Alcoa security supervisor told troopers.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Dallas C. Delormier, 17, of Rooseveltown with unlawful possession of marijuana at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday following a secondary inspection conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the U.S. port of entry in Rooseveltown.

FALSE WRITTEN STATEMENT - BOMBAY - Malone-based state police reported Wednesday they had charged Charles S. Fuller, 27, of Moira with filing a false written statement on Jan. 22 following a complaint received the previous day from the town of Bombay.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MALONE - Malone-based state police charged Ellen T. Miller, 53, of Brushton with second-degree criminal mischief Tuesday stemming from a complaint received at 10:07 a.m. Feb. 10 from the town of Malone.

ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police from around the region investigated numerous accidents Tuesday, including at least 16 in St. Lawrence County. Troopers responded to four accidents in the town of Stockholm, two each in the towns of Louisville Lisbon and Canton as well as accidents in the towns of Brasher, Waddington, Massena, Potsdam, Pitcairn and Fowler. Freezing rain followed by snow made may roads extremely slick around the region Tuesday afternoon and evening. Among the accidents reported were:

■ Joseph C. Bouchey, 41, of Ogdensburg and Darlene A. Bosckor, 70, of Massena were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 7:30 a.m. on North Main Street, near Bernard Avenue, in the village of Norwood.

■ Robert F. Hoffman, 63, of Blossvale and Christina D. Gilbo, 45, of Potsdam were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 2:27 p.m. at state Route 420 at Route 11C in the town of Stockholm.

■ Jason A. Casey, 35, of Canton at 3:55 p.m. on Route 11, near Wells Road, in the town of Stockholm.

■ Sandra M. Deshane, 44, of Winthrop at 4:48 p.m. on County Route 55, near County Route 50, in the town of Brasher.

■ Aaron J. Snyder, 23, of Winthrop at 5:30 p.m. on County Route 48, near Shop Road, in the town of Stockholm.

■ Matthew E. Grogan, 18, of Holland Patent struck two parked vehicles at 6:37 p.m. on Route 37, near County Route 43, in the town of Fort Covington.

■ Samantha Santeramo, 19, of Rocky Point at 7:28 p.m. on Route 11B, near Doug Smith Road, in the town of Dickinson.

■ Gerald F. Fountain, 75, of Moira at 8:05 p.m. on Taylor Road near Route 11B, in the town of Dickinson. Two people were injured in the crash.

■ Joseph Franze, 24, of Dickinson Center at 8:21 p.m. on South Main Street, near Cook Road, in the town of Waverly.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - MASSENA - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents on Monday. Among those were:

■ Florence McLean, 83, and Lindsay S. Davey, 27, both of Massena, were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 3:18 p.m. on state Route 56 at the Sissonville Road in the town of Potsdam.

■ Gary L. Smoyer, 54, and Manuel A. Morales, 45, both of Massena, were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 12:41 p.m. on the North Raquette River Road, near O’Neill Road, in the town of Massena.

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.

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.

INADEQUATE HEADLIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Olivia R. McCarthy, 17, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 12:10 a.m. Monday following a traffic stop on Main Street. Police said McCarthy was operating a vehicle with a headlight out.

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.

TWO INJURED - MORLEY - Two people were injured following a two-vehicle collision at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday on the Potsdam-Morley Road on a night when roads conditions around the county were challenging after freezing rain and wet snow fell in the area.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies said John G. Kramer, 73, of 5834 County Route 24, Canton, was traveling northwest on the Morley-Potsdam Road when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a vehicle operated by Nicholas J. Deon, 26, of 55 McGinnis Road, Norwood.

Kramer and a passenger in his vehicle were transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital by Potsdam Rescue for treatment of minor injuries.

Police were assisted at the scene by Potsdam Fire.

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