MASSENA - A 39-year-old Ogdensburg man was returned to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail continued at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond on four petit larceny counts following his latest appearance in Massena Town Court.
Everett J. Dibble of 1068 Washington St., Apt. A, Ogdensburg, has been held at the county jail since Aug. 25. Dibble reportedly fled Olympia Sports after being observed stealing a Fox motocross red and black winter jacket on the evening of Feb. 22. He ran out of the store, through the food court and hopped in a taxi before he was apprehended by state troopers. The coat was valued at $249 but was on sale for $61.76 when it was stolen.
During the investigation, it was discovered Dibble had shoplifted a hoodie valued at $21.43 from Imagine, a females watch valued at $26.74 from Sears and a pair of Nike VXT running shoes valued at $51.49 from The Shoe Department.
Dibble, in a statement he signed for police, admitted stealing the merchandise. I took the stuff because I have no money for food or rent. I am sorry I took stuff, he noted in the statement he signed in February for state troopers.
In other recent court action before Massena Justice James M. Crandall:
■ Justin M. Currier, 24, of 44 state Route 37, Massena, was fined $300 and a $260 surcharge for a driving while ability impaired conviction. He was also fined $500 and sentenced to 20 days in the county jail for a second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle count.
Currier had initially been charged with driving while intoxicated and a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop made by New York State Park Police at 12:01 a.m. March 7 after they had followed him from Route 131 into the St. Lawrence Centre mall parking lot. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, the threshold for the DWI count. His operating privileges reportedly had been revoked for five suspensions.
■ Joseph F. Ward Jr., 54, of 568 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, had his release status changed. The court agreed to a probation recommendation to release Ward on his own recognizance.
The court had released Ward under the supervision of the probation department after he was charged June 14 with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Ward was charged with pulling a single shot 410 shotgun out of his vehicle parked in the driveway at 15 Amherst Road and pointing it at David Dubray after the two men had been involved in a brief physical confrontation.
Ward, in the statement he provided police, said he was assisting Samantha Valdez move items out of her late mothers residence at 15 Amherst Road when the confrontation with Mr. Dubray took place. Mr. Dubray, described in court papers as Ms. Valdezs ex-boyfriend, told police he had been staying with her since being released from an out of state prison two weeks earlier.
Ward said Dubray had grabbed him by the face and pushed him backwards, noting he fell to the ground. He said Dubray continued to scream at him to leave, and Ms. Valdez continued to try to keep the two parties separated.
I tried to get by him and Sam and out the garage door, and the whole time he was pushing and grabbing at me over the top of Sam, he said in his statement, noting he was able to get out of the garage but Mr. Dubray followed him into the driveway.
The next thing I know he punched me in the left eye from behind. I fell against the truck and then went to the front door of the truck and grabbed my 410 single shotgun. I had a shell for the gun in my right hand, and the gun in the other hand. I swung around to scare Dave. I wasnt going to shoot him. I just wanted to scare him so he would leave me alone, Ward told police.
■ David D. Dubray, 46, formerly of 19 Colgate Drive, Massena, had his release conditions changed from released under the supervision of the probation department to released on his own recognizance.
The court noted it had been informed by the probation department that it would not supervise Dubray because he is only charged with a violation. Probation is not going to supervise you. Thats their decision so now you are released on your own recognizance, Mr. Crandall told Dubray, noting he was still required to obey the terms of an order of protection that directs him to stay away from Samantha Valdez.
Village police had charged Dubray with second-degree harassment following an investigation into a domestic dispute that took place on July 14. He reportedly punched Ms. Valdez in the face.