HARASSMENT - BUCKTON - Massena-based state police have announced a fourth person was arrested on Sept. 4 when they responded to a complaint at 54 Scott Road that a National Grid employee was being harassed as he tried to perform his work at the property.
Troopers charged Edward Charleson, 55, of Winthrop with second-degree harassment. He was released on an appearance ticket.
Massena-based state police had previously reported they had charged Joshua W. Charleson, 29, and Jonathan C. Charleson, 30, both of Winthrop, with third-degree menacing after responding to a harassment complaint filed with troopers at 10:09 a.m. Sept. 4. Joshua Charleson was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Takisha Guyette, 22, of Winthrop was charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest in connection with that same incident. All three arrests were made at 54 Scott Road, Buckton.
Troopers said a National Grid employee had gone to the residence to do a shut-off because family members allegedly owed more than $10,000 on their utility bill. The group allegedly came out from the residence and began to harass and yell at the National Grid employee, according to troopers.
Joshua and Jonathan Charleson were charged for allegedly threatening physical harm to the National Grid employee, while Guyette allegedly threatened troopers and resisted arrest.
FALSE PERSONATION - POTSDAM - Canton-based state police charged Dylan J. Gardner, 17, of Malone with false personation Tuesday following an investigation into an obstruction of justice complaint filed at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - GOUVERNEUR - Gouverneur-based state police charged Cassidy L. Debien, 24, of Massena with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following as stop at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday on Route 11 in the town of Gouverneur.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT - OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC - MASSENA - A Massena woman struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Aug. 11 has been charged with disorderly conduct - obstructing traffic.
Troopers said Maria Lohns, 18, of 90 East Hatfield St., Massena, was charged Tuesday at her residence.
Massena-based state police had previously charged Christopher M. Terrance, 31, of 121 McGee Rd., Hogansburg, with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident and driving while intoxicated in connection with that same incident.
Police said Terrance was westbound on Rooseveltown Road when he struck a Lohns, who suffered a broken right leg and was taken by helicopter to the Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.
Police said Terrance left the scene and continued to drop off his friend Randa M. Martin, 49 County Route 45, Rooseveltown, where he then shut off the car and called his mother, Louise C. Jacobs, 121 McGee Rd., Hogansburg.
Police said Ms. Jacobs picked up her son and took him to Tribal Mohawk Police Department, where he turned himself in.
Terrances blood alcohol content was 0.13.
Terrance, in the statement he provided state police, said he had hosted an after hours party at his residence and had consumed approximately five glasses of wine on a night that had started at a cancer awareness biker rally.
He said he was taking Ms. Martin home and was near the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club when she alerted him there were some kids on the side of the road. I remember looking to my right just after she said that and then heard a bang noise. I tried to swerve hard left. It was dark, and I never saw any of the kids. After I heard the noise, I panicked, he admitted, noting he took Ms. Martin to her residence, they briefly discussed the situation and she recommended he call his mother.
Ms. Martin told police it had been a mellow evening, and Terrance seemed fine when he offered to drive her home. She told troopers they drove past the first group of young adults and then struck a female that was walking in their lane of traffic. She was right in front of the headlights, Ms. Terrance told police, noting the sound she heard led her to believe they had only brushed the female.
Kaycee Sunday, 20, in her statement to troopers, said she and Lohns were walking toward the reservation in the oncoming traffic lane trying to get a ride to Massena. Maria was walking in the middle of the road, trying to flag down cars, she said.
Terrances mother reportedly drove immediately to the accident scene, assisted the victim of the accident and then went and picked her son up and took him to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police station to report the accident.