UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Massena-based state police reported Sunday they had charged Mesachach F. Adams, 18, of Potsdam and Alex J. Ploof, 19, of Norwood with unlawful possession of marijuana at 2:42 p.m. Feb. 25 following a traffic stop on River Road in the town of Potsdam. Adams was also ticketed for making a u-turn on a grade or curve.
SNOWMOBILING WHILE INTOXICATED - MADRID - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged Dale H. Champion, 52, of 3154 County Route 14, Madrid, with snowmobiling while intoxicated after they responded to a reported snowmobile accident with injury at 10:39 p.m. Saturday behind the Madrid Town Barns.
Champion told deputies that he was crossing the field between the town barns and the Jones Road at a high rate of speed when he struck some debris in the field and was ejected from the snowmobile. He complained of internal injuries.
Deputies said their investigation is continuing, and more tickets are pending.
Madrid Fire, Rescue, and First Responders assisted at the accident scene.
DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Alyssa M. Alpert, 19, of Liverpool with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was also ticketed for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign at 2:32 a.m. Sunday following an incident on Market Street. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, double the 0.08 percent limit for a DWI charge. Police said Alpert was involved in a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Market Street and left the scene. A St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputy observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Waverly Street.
ILLEGALLY TINTED WINDOWS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed John C. Beebe, 23, of Malone for operation of a vehicle with illegally tinted side windows at 10:05 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Pleasant Street. He was also issued a verbal warning for operation of a vehicle with no taillights.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Zachary A. Fanion, 18, of Cooperstown for failed to yield the right of way on a left turn at 1:21 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Main Street. Police said Fanion failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle on Main Street when he was turning left onto Park Street.
FRAUDULENT MEANS - POTSDAM - Village police charged Evan R. Tougas, 18, of Milton, Vt., with attempting to obtain alcohol by fraudulent means at 8:34 p.m. Saturday at CJs Kegs Cases and More, Market Street, Seacomm Plaza. He was released on an appearance ticket returnable Wednesday in Potsdam Village Court. Police allege Tougas attempted to buy alcohol with a fake ID.
NO SEATBELT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Abraham T. White, 17, of Canton for failure to wear his seatbelt at 10:50 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Main Street.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Tanya L. Matthie, 23, of 193 Center St., Apt. 6, Massena, with petit larceny at 4:10 p.m. Sunday following an alleged shoplifting incident at the Massena Wal-Mart. She reportedly walked past the last point of sale without paying for $53.76 worth of merchandise.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MASSENA - Village police charged William J. Arno, 27, of 22 Hepburn St., Norfolk, with unlawful possession of marijuana at 4:36 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street. He was also ticketed for operation of a vehicle with an inadequate exhaust.
INADEQUATE TAIL LAMPS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Crystal L. Deroucher, 41, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps at 8:15 p.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on North Main Street.
ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged John L. Rogers, 52, of 15 Burney Ave., Massena, with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and petit larceny Sunday afternoon following an incident that occurred Saturday with his housemate. He reportedly took $20 from Tina Hannas purse, grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground and knocked her into a counter during the argument. She reportedly suffered head pain and a hand injury during the incident. Hanna also complained of pain to her wrists and right hip following the incident at 3 p.m. Saturday. He also reportedly took her cell phone and put in his locked vehicle, preventing her from contacting police.
Hanna told police her housemate had been upset when she came home at about 2 a.m. Saturday when she and her daughter returned home from Nadeaus. She said Rogers had called her names, argued with her and then threw a beer on her. She said the argument resumed when Rogers woke up around noon on Saturday and turned physical.
Rogers, in his statement to police, admitted he had taken and hidden Ms. Hannas cell phone, taken $20 from her purse and splashed beer on her. He said he had only grabbed Ms. Hannas hair and pushed her backwards after she started yanking on his hair. He also said he had taken Ms. Hannas wallet after he went upstairs and discovered his wallet was missing. He said he had placed Ms. Hannas wallet and cell phone in the center console of his vehicle and then locked his car. I told Tina she could have her phone back when she starts acting like an adult, he told police.
He suggested Ms. Hanna had lodged the complaint against him after he told her she had to move out of the Burney Avenue residence.
HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police picked up April Hall, 21, of 39 East Orvis St., Massena, on a criminal summons charging her second-degree harassment stemming from an investigation into an incident reported on Jan. 11. Hall reportedly punched and grabbed Jeanie Coughlin by the neck and pushed her down into the door. Hall told police the altercation took place after she attempted to prevent Coughlin from leaving the residence with Coughlins daughter.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MASSENA - Village police charged Sara J. Gauthier, 26, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 304, Massena, with unlawful possession of marijuana at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at her residence. Gauthier reportedly called police to report someone had stolen money from her and when police arrived at her residence to take her complaint saw a bag of marijuana sitting on the table in plain view.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed June E. Drake, 31, of Massena for speed in zone at 9:32 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on the Willow Street Extension.
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Johnny D. Square, 18, of Massena with a stop sign violation at 5:41 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.
FAILURE TO YIELD - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Matthew D. Bray, 39, of Sheldon Road, Winthrop, for failure to yield the right of way entering a roadway at 4:30 p.m. Saturday following an incident on Main Street.
SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed T.L. Szlamczynski, 44, of County Route 50, Brasher Falls, for speeding at 4:18 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.
UNINSPECTED MOTOR VEHICLE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Gerald H. Wolfe, 64, of Fordham Hill Road, Hermon, for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle at 4:03 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on East Hatfield Street.
FAILURE TO SIGNAL - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Alice C. Peets, 66, of Massena for failure to signal a turn at 3:45 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Parker Avenue at state Route 37,
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Christine F. Creazzo, 24, of ONeil Road, Massena, for a stop sign violation at 1:08 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.
INADEQUATE TAIL LAMPS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jane C. Valentine, 77, of Massena for operation of a vehicle with inadequate tail lamps at 8:06 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Main Street.
FAILURE TO YIELD - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Ronald J. Barney, 57, of West Mahoney Road, Brasher Falls, with failure to yield the right of way while making a left hand turn at 1:50 p.m. Friday following a property damage accident on South Main Street at Commerce Drive.
CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Edward J. Slade II, 21, of Massena for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle at 12:33 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on East Orvis Street.
HEROIN POSSESSION - EDWARDS - Robert W. Deacon, 29, of Jordanville, was arrested by St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Deputies Friday after being found with 190 packets of heroin in his car.
Deacon was stopped at a road safety checkpoint on Route 24 when deputies drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the vehicle.
He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in the third degree, a felony. He was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
He was arraigned in Fowler Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, where he was held without bail.
WARRANT - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies picked up Amy I. Fields, 39, of 334 County Route 28A, Ogdensburg, Friday on a bench warrant issued by the town of Oswegatchie Court. Deputies said they observed Fields operating a vehicle in the village of Potsdam, and she was taken into custody without incident. Fields was additionally charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She was arraigned in town of Oswegatchie Court and released on her own recognizance. She was released to appear March 15 in Potsdam Village Court on the aggravated unlicensed operation charge.