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GRAND LARCENY - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Michelle L. Beebie, 37, of 421 Hardscrabble Road, Lisbon, with fourth-degree grand larceny. She was arraigned by Pierrepont Town Justice Robert Camp and released after posting $1,000 cash bail. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into the rental of a vehicle from October 2012 through January 2013 from Countrywide Rental Car in the town of Potsdam. She reportedly failed to pay $2,659.42 for payments for the vehicle rental.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Shannon M. Abar, 37, of 418 Morris St., Ogdensburg, with petit larceny at 6:34 p.m. Sunday at the Dollar General store, 2 Malby Ave. Abar reportedly purchased some items but shoplifted $42.50 worth of merchandise, including a bottle of shampoo she had placed in her purse.



UNAUTHORIZED USE - MASSENA - Village police charged Karl J. Baile, 22, of 277 Trippany Road, Massena, with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated driving while intoxicated at 3:31 a.m. Sunday in the Andrews Street parking lot.

Faith Deshane reported to police at 3:11 a.m. that her vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Caravan, had been stolen from the McDonald’s parking lot, South Main Street. The vehicle was located a short time later in the parking lot behind the Delmar, and Baile was in the vehicle next to it. He reportedly dropped a second set of keys when he exited the vehicle.

He later acknowledged he had gone to McDonald’s earlier with some girls he did know. Deshane told police Baile was the only person left in her vehicle when she went into McDonald’s. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent. A DWI is elevated to aggravated DWI when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent of higher.



HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Corey M. Wilkins, 26, of 16 Colgate Drive, Massena, with second-degree harassment Saturday afternoon following an investigation into an incident that occurred at 10:30 a.m. that day at the Mountain Mart, South Main Street. Nicole Zender told police Wilkins confronted her when she was leaving Mountain Mart and pushed her after she responded affirmatively when he asked her if she was moving. He also reportedly told Zender he was going to find her and kill her.



ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged a 12-year-old female with third-degree assault Friday evening. Her case was turned over to the probation department to determine if she will be petitioned to St. Lawrence County Family Court.



WRONG TURN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed James H. Martin, 35, of Quinell Road, Brasher Falls, for making a prohibited turn after he made a left hand turn onto Main Street from Water Street.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Chad S. Wickwire, 28, of 5 North Main St., Norfolk, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street.



FORGED INSTRUMENT - WINTHROP - Winthrop-based state police charged Brian J. Snyder, 27, of 250 Center St., Massena, formerly of County Route 53, Brasher Falls, with petit larceny and three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He reportedly stole checks from a mailbox in the town of Stockholm and then allegedly had a female accomplice cash three of the checks - each written for $25 - at the Twin Rivers Credit Union.

He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear on the forged instrument charges March 26 in Massena Town Court and on the petit larceny charge March 1 in Stockholm Town Court.

Snyder reportedly picked up a package from his girlfriend’s post office box in Winthrop that had inadvertently been sent to the wrong address. The envelope contained three $25 checks and a $50 gift certificate to Ruby Tuesday’s that Ronald J. Shene of Martville had sent to his daughter, Alicia Simonds. She told state police the checks and gift certificate were Christmas presents. The post office box number previously held by Ms. Simonds was in the name of Brandi Weaver at the time of the incident. Ms. Weaver told troopers Snyder was her boyfriend and had picked up her mail at the post office on a few different occasions.

Snyder allegedly had Carissa Kirkey cash two of the stolen checks at her financial institution, Twin Rivers Credit Union, on Jan. 10. She told troopers Snyder owed her $50 for money he had borrowed from her in October.



BURGLARY - NORFOLK - A Norfolk man reportedly kept the key from a residence he had previously lived in and moved back into the home without the owner’s permission.

Massena-based state police charged Matthew J. McGrath, 29, of 904 County Route 38, Norfolk, with second-degree burglary and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Saturday. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

McGrath and Brett Mason were reportedly living at 6 North Main St., Norfolk, without the permission of the property’s owners, Chris and Robin Baxter. Court documents indicated that Ms. Baxter and her daughter found a space heater and television turned on when they did a property check March 2 at the vacant house as well as two bags filled with items. “We have not had anybody staying at the house since early January 2013,” Ms. Baxter told police.

McGrath told state police investigators he had retained a key to the property after living at the residence with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Wickwire, whose parents own the property. McGrath he had previously lived in the residence with his girlfriend; her brother, Chad Wickwire; and her brother’s girlfriend.

“Later this past year, just after Christmas, Beth moved out of the blue house and went back to living with her parents,” McGrath told troopers, noting he had also returned to his parent’s house to live. “She moved out because the gas was shut off, and we had no heat or hot water.”

He said he had moved back into the vacant home on Feb. 27 after an argument with his parents over his drug use. “There was no heat, but the electricity was still on so I hooked up an electric heater in the back bedroom. I had called Beth at work and told her I was staying down at the house,” he noted.

He noted Mason had moved into the house a short time later after getting into an argument with his grandfather, where he had been residing.

Mason was charged earlier this month with second-degree burglary and criminal possession of a controlled substance.



SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police charged James L. Larrow, 43, of 9460 state Route 56, Apt. 2, Massena, with operation of a vehicle with no insurance and a suspended registration following a traffic stop at 11:30 a.m. Friday on Main Street.



HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Harby Farrier, 18, of New York City with second-degree harassment at 1:28 a.m. Sunday on State Street. Police said Farrier was involved in an altercation with another male when they responded to a report of disorderly people on State Street.



UNINSPECTED VEHICLE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Marcos A. Fanas, 43, of New York City for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 6:23 p.m. Sunday on Market Street. Police said the inspection on Fanas’ vehicle had expired.



CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Maxwell L. Beebe, 18, of Bolton Landing for operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone following a traffic stop at 6:37 p.m. Sunday on Pierrepont Avenue



ILLEGAL WINDOW TINT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Tylor M. Fuller, 27, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle with illegal window tint following a traffic stop at 7:31 p.m. Sunday on Elm Street.



INADEQUATE EXHAUST - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed David H. Gregg Jr., 46, of Hannawa Falls for operation of a vehicle with an inadequate exhaust system following a traffic stop at 8:10 p.m. Sunday on Sandstone Drive.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Edward S. Thompson, 52, of Colton with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 8:26 p.m. Sunday on Pierrepont Avenue.



RED LIGHT VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Matthew R. Holmes, 24, of Waverly for a red light violation following a traffic stop at 1:43 p.m. Saturday on Lawrence Avenue. Police said they observed Holmes fail to stop for a stop light turning from Market to Elm Street.



CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joe Bergovec, 34, of North Syracuse for using a cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 1:58 p.m. Saturday on Market Street.



AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Brittany L. Lennox, 27, of Gouverneur, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed her for using a cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 2:19 p.m. Saturday on Market Street. Police said they discovered Lennox’s operating privileges were suspended after making the traffic stop for a cell phone violation.



DWI - PARISHVILLE - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Justin Todd of Parishville with driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a personal injury accident reported at 12:01 a.m. Saturday on the Old Potsdam- Parishville Road in the town of Parishville.

Deputies said Todd lost control of a 2004 Jeep on slippery roads, went off the right shoulder off the road and struck a large rock embankment, causing his vehicle to roll onto its side.

Todd reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the legal limit. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent of higher constitutes a DWI charge.

Deputies were assisted at the accident scene by Parishville Fire and Rescue.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - POTSDAM - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region Friday and early Saturday morning. Among those were:

Logan A. Norris, 18, of Massena was involved in a one-vehicle rollover at 10:10 a.m. Friday on River Road in the town of Potsdam. No injuries were reported.

Robert J. Smith, 30, of Fort Covington was the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident at 5:33 p.m. Friday on Route 11, near County Route 57, in the town of Stockholm.

Nathan J. Peck, 28, of Potsdam was the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident reported at 2:32 a.m. Saturday on Wheeler Road, near Route 72, in the town of Potsdam.



SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT - CLARE - Harley L. Fisk, 47, Warrensburg, was taken by helicopter to Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt., after a snowmobile accident at 1:47 p.m. Sunday in the town of Clare.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department said Fisk was riding on a trail when his snowmobile overturned and he was ejected. Members of the Sheriff’s Department Snowmobile Patrol, the Degrasse, Clare and South Russell Fire Department, Russell Rescue and Canton Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

Ambulances could not get onto the trail, so all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles were sent to rescue Fisk, who was found lying in a pool of water, awake and complaining of pain. He also was slightly hypothermic, according to scanner reports from the scene.

He was flown by LifeNet of New York to Fletcher Allen Health Care, where he was treated for internal injuries and is reported to be stable.



CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - SOUTH COLTON — Jessica A. Klemko, 22, of 4 Mill St., South Colton, was charged by state police with criminal mischief and harassment at 8:50 a.m. Saturday in connection with a fight with her mother and stepfather on March 11 at their home in South Colton.

Police said Klemko arrived at the home of Catherine and Randolph K. Reed in an intoxicated state and began arguing with her mother and refused to leave. She is accused of pushing Mrs. Reed into the kitchen table. As Klemko was being escorted out of the home by Mr. Reed, she kicked a door and hit windows, police said.

She is scheduled to appear in Colton Town Court.

Mr. Reed was charged March 12 with harassment, a violation, for allegedly pushing Klemko during that incident.



DWAI - PLATTSBURGH - Valcour-based state police charged Heather J. Morrow, 33, of Massena with driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop at 12:39 a.m. Sunday in the town of Plattsburgh. A DWAI charge is lodged when a driver’s blood alcohol content is 0.06 or 0.07 percent.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - MALONE - Malone-based state police charged Scott R. Olden, 26, of Brushton with unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights following a traffic stop at 1:30 p.m. Friday on Route 11 in the town of Malone.

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