FORGED INSTRUMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Joedi L. Foster, 21, of 670 state Route 11B, Potsdam, with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday. She was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. Police allege Foster and a co-defendant attempted to forged cash checks Oct. 27 at On A Roll Deli. Trista Ladue, 22, of 14 Malby Ave., Massena, had been picked up on an arrest warrant at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday charging her with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument stemming from the same investigation. She was also arraigned by Mr. Crandall and jailed on $20,000 cash bail.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Jayson A. Thompson, 29, of 107 Park St., Potsdam, with petit larceny Tuesday afternoon following a shoplifting complaint filed with police following an incident Dec. 21, 2012 at the Massena Walmart. He was picked up on an arrest warrant by St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies and turned over to village police. Thompson was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on his own recognizance to reappear Jan. 7 in Massena Town Court. Thompson reportedly walked past the last point of sale at the store without paying for $437.94 worth of merchandise in his cart. He had worked as a seasonal lawn and garden associate at the store from March 2010 to July 2010, Walmart management officials told police. A store loss prevention associate, in his statement to police, said he had observed Thompson select three packages of Coricidin cough medicine and place them in his shopping cart that contained a gray tote container and numerous items that had been placed inside Walmart bags in the container. Thompson was stopped by store loss prevention associates as he left the store and was unable to provide a receipt for the merchandise inside the bags. They said as Thompson was being escorted to an office for further questioning he bolted, ran through the parking lot and exited the property. Police said deputies were dealing with Thompson on another issue when they picked him up on the arrest warrant from Massena.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Tammee F. Rood, 25, of 8516 state Route 56, Norfolk, with petit larceny at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday after responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. She reportedly walked past the stores last point of sale without paying for over $200 worth of merchandise.
CONSPIRACY - MASSENA - Village police charged Deborah A. Hutchins, 25, also of 8516 state Route 56, Norfolk, with sixth-degree conspiracy as a result of the investigation that led to Tammee F. Roods arrest on a petit larceny count. Police said Hutchins was a Walmart associate at the time of the incident.