MASSENA - A Massena bar ID checker charged with choking out a customer that was arguing with the bar manager at the Hotel Nadeau has been fined and placed under a one-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to a reduced count.
Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined Daniel A. Tyo Jr., 23, $100 and a $125 surcharge for a disorderly conduct conviction. The village justice also placed Tyo under a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation that he abide by the terms of an order of protection directing him not to harass, annoy or alarm Anthony Convertini.
Village police had charged of Massena with criminal obstruction of breathing following an investigation into an incident that reportedly took place just after midnight July 6 at the Hotel Nadeau.
He allegedly wrapped his arms around Anthony Convertinis neck and choked him out when Mr. Convertini was arguing with bar manager Patrick Breen.
Mr. Convertini told police the argument started when he jokingly pushed some toilet paper out of Mr. Breens hands when the bar manager was taking it to the bathrooms. He said Mr. Breen didnt appreciate the joke, words were exchanged and there was some pushing before Tyo intervened.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Lloyd Grandy agreed to a request by defense attorney Denice (Goodrich) Smith to amend the order of protection from stay away to no harassment. She suggested his employment could be a challenge if there was a stay away order.
I think the no harassment order will be sufficient to keep him cautious, not press the issue, Mr. Grandy said.
In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:
■ Leonard P. Deshane Jr., 27, of 421 County Route 20, Constable, was fined $100 and a $125 surcharge and was placed under a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation that he cooperate with prosecutors in the cases against his co-defendants after he pleaded guilty to a reduced count of disorderly conduct.
Desaraie M. Brown of 466 Fay Road, North Bangor, was previously fined $75 and a $205 surcharge for a sixth-degree conspiracy conviction. She was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge.
Village police had charged Briana S. Maldonado, 24, of 27 East Countryside Lane, Malone; Brown; and Deshane with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and sixth-degree conspiracy.
Police said Maldonado stole items from Dollar General Sept. 25, 2012 and then asked Brown and Deshane to return them for a gift card.
■ Bob V. Goodreau, 25, of 2274 state Route 420, Massena, was granted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal with a stipulation he abide by the terms of an order of protection directing him to stay away from Samantha Heald. If he remains arrest free for the next six months, a fourth-degree stalking count will be dismissed.
Village police charged Matthew J. Green, 26, of 553 County Route 37, Massena, with fourth-degree stalking and second-degree harassment at 11:05 p.m. June 17 stemming from an investigation into an incident reported on May 12 with a female he is reportedly involved with in an on-again, off-again relationship. Goodreau was also charged with fourth-degree stalking for his role as the driver in the incident.
Green reportedly sent Samantha Heald several text messages inquiring about her whereabouts and then becoming increasingly upset when he learned she was hanging out with friends, including some males.
She said during the course of the early morning hours Green was in a vehicle being driven by Goodreau that followed her vehicle into the Sunoco Mini Mart station. She told police Goodreau pulled his vehicle up behind her, blocking her in the parking lot. She said Green exited the vehicle and started yelling at her. She said she got out of her vehicle and told Green she didnt want to talk to him and wanted him to leave her alone. She said she then got back in her vehicle, locked the door as Green attempted to open it and slowly pulled out of her parking spot.
She said Goodreau and Green slowly drove past her vehicle a short time later when she was at Walmart with two friends. She said Green also continued to text her, and she sent a text back telling him to leave her alone and stop following her. She said later in the evening the trio went to Willy Rocheforts home on Stoughton Avenue and while there Goodreau and Green reportedly pulled in front of that residence and blew the vehicles horn before squealing the tires and leaving.
Soon after, I got a text message from Matt telling me that he knew I was at Willys and told me that I needed to leave. I then told Matt again to leave me alone and stop stalking and texting me. Matt then said that he was going to go to jail and that he was leaving, but would be back with something, Ms. Heald noted in her statement to police.