RESISTING ARREST - MASSENA - Village police charged Kimberly R. White, 49, of 41 Somerset Ave., Massena, with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday following an incident that took place July 22. Police said they were attempting to take her son, Sawyer White, into custody as part of an investigation into a burglary on Nightengale Ave. when Ms. White informed them they were not arresting her son and reportedly got in the faces of the police officers and started yelling obscenities. Police said Ms. White them moved in front of the block in an effort to prevent police from making contact with her son. Police said she was charged with obstruction after she failed to comply with several requests to move. They said when they attempted to take her into custody on that charge she tried to pull away and kicked the officers. She was released on an appearance ticket.
Her son was one of four teens charged in connection with the burglary on Nightengale Avenue that included the theft of a handgun. Sawyer E. White, 16, of 41 Somerset Ave., Massena, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and petit larceny.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police charged Carissa R. Kirkey, 23, of Warren Avenue, Massena, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a seatbelt violation following a traffic stop at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street.
UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Andrew T. Berry, 22, of Rooseveltown for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to signal at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Park Avenue.
SUSPENDED REGISTRATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Lindsay K. Manchester, 21, of state Route 420, Massena, for operation of a vehicle with a suspended registration and operation of a vehicle with an inadequate muffler at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street.
SEXUAL ABUSE - MASSENA - Village police charged Joedi L. Foster, 20, of 169 Sylvan Falls Road, Potsdam, with second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday. The charge stemmed from allegation she had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female on the weekend of May 25-26.
Foster was released on an appearance ticket and is due in village court on Aug. 6.
BAD CHECKS - MASSENA - Village police charged Raymond E. Artz, 37, of15 Bridges Ave., Massena,three counts of issuing a bad check at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. He allegedly wrote three checks for cash and had Angela McGregor cash the checks for $425 on June 21, $500 on June 22 and $550 on June 24 on an account that had insufficient funds. McGregor reportedly attempted to cash additional checks on the account, but those transactions were denied by the Twin Rivers Federal Credit Union.
GRAND LARCENY - Village police charged Brian L. Middlemiss, 28, of 426 Clark St., Massena, with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and one count of petit larceny by village police at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He reportedly placed Bob Marley headphones, a surround sound system and a display model television set - merchandise valued at $1,477 - in a shopping cart and walked past the last point of sale in the garden center without paying for the merchandise at 6:52 p.m. June 7. He was also charged with shoplifting $1,195.96 worth of merchandise on April 24 and $834 worth of merchandise on April 12 from Walmart.