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ISSUING A BAD CHECK - POTSDAM — Village police charged Heather Merrill, 31, of Canton on Saturday night with five counts of issuing a bad check.

Police said Merrill’s arrest followed the investigation of bad checks that were issued at local businesses.

She was arraigned in Potsdam Village Court and released under supervision of the probation department.



DWI - POTSDAM — Village police charged Michael P. DiLorenzo, 23, of Phoenix, with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 1:52 a.m. Friday.

Police said DiLorenzo was also ticketed for a window tint violation and opration of a vehicle with inadequate headlights.

His blood alcohol content was reportedly 0.12 percent, police said.Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes proof of intoxication.



CELL PHONE - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Samuel T. Horan, 20, of Medfield, Mass., for operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone at 12:26 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Market Street.



FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed William L. Parker, 23, of St. Regis Fallsfor failure to yield rightof way at 9:20 p.m. Saturday after he was allegedly observed turning from Market Street onto Sandstone Drive without yielding to oncoming traffic causing another motorist to take evasive action to avoid a collision with Parker’s vehicle.



The Police Blotter

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014



0003 Patrol completed traffic stop on Clarkson Avenue. A verbal warning was issued.

0129 Patrols responded to report of a fight on Market Street. Investigation is continuing.

0153 Found property turned in to Potsdam Police. Owner contacted.

0246 Patrols responded to a Main Street residence for report of an ongoing dispute.

0326 Patrols and Potsdam Rescue responded to Clarkson University for an intoxicated subject.

0604 Patrol located a subject lying in the street. Potsdam Rescue dispatched.

1034 Lost property: black bifold JCrew wallet. If located, please turn into Potsdam Police Department.

1121 Report of a vehicle alarm system that keeps activating in the Beal Street lot. Owner was located and advised.

1250 Report of a property damage accident in Cheel parking lot at Clarkson University. Patrol dispatched.

1501 Report of a lost/stolen phone. Patrol located the phone and returned it to the owner/

1511 Potsdam Rescue and Patrols dispatched to a residence on Pierrepont Avenue for report of a female that may have overdosed.

2222 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Maple Street. Warning issued.

2229 Patrol completed a traffic stop on May Road. Warning issued.

2322 Received report of a missing jacket that was last seen Saturday morning at Maxfield’s. Black Aeropostale spring weight jacket containing a set of keys including a Honda vehicle key. If located, please turn over to the Potsdam Police Department.

2324 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call on Bay Street. Patrol also responded.



Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014



0013Patrol completed traffic stop on Outer Maple Street.A verbal warning was issued.

0253Patrols responded for an alarm activation at a business on Maple Street.

0412Patrols responded for an alarm activation at a business on Market Street.

0638Potsdam Rescue dispatched for Advanced Life Support to Waddington.

1118Criminal mischief complaint on Depot Street.Investigation continues.

1134Property found: Verizon LG black cell phone.

1151Potsdam Rescue and Patrols dispatched to Willow Street for an elderly female that has fallen.Patrol on scene reports lift assist only.

1210Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Norwood for an elderly female who has fallen and suffered a possible shoulder injury.

1216Report of a suspicious vehicle on Leroy Streetdriving slowly back and forth.Patrol responded, and the operator was looking for a residence. Patrol assisted.

1224Report of two males walking in the roadway on Pierrepont Avenue.Patrol dispatched. Unable to locate anyone in the roadway.

1226 Traffic stop on Market Street. Ticket issued.

1231Potsdam Rescue ALS dispatched to interface with Hermon Rescue on Rt. 11.

1346Report of some concern at the construction site on Market Street due to the high winds.Owner notified.

1359Potsdam Rescue dispatched for a Lifenet transport.

1512Burglar alarm activation at a local business.Patrol dispatched. False alarm.

1527Burglar alarm activation at a local financial institution.Patrol dispatched.

1607Patrol dispatched to a property damage accident on Sealy Drive.

1619Burglar alarm activation at a local financial institution.Patrol dispatched.

1808Patrol dispatched to a property damage accident at the intersection of Leroy, Lawrence Avenue and Elm Street.

2046Patrol completed traffic stop on Depot Street.A verbal warning was issued.

2120 Traffic stop on Sandstone Drive. Ticket issued.

2314Patrol completed traffic stop on Outer Maple Street.A verbal warning was issued.



Friday, Feb. 21,



0005Completed record check for the New York State Police.

0013Patrols responded to a noise complaint.

0139Traffic stop on Market Street. Arrest made for driving while intoxicated.

0803 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a one vehicle accident on County Route 14.

0902Suspicious person reported on Munson Street.

0924Patrol completed a traffic stop on Park Street.A verbal warning was issued.

1014Property found:Brown bi-fold wallet. Attempting to locate the owner.

1054Report of harassment that occurred at a Clarkson University dorm.Investigation continues.

1200Record check completed for another police agency completing an investigation for a pistol permit applicant.

1240Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Norwood for a male that had fallen and was bleeding from the head.

1412Patrol dispatched to Price Chopper for a property damage accident.

1413Potsdam Rescue and Patrol dispatched to the U.S. Post Office for a female that had struck her head.

1445Patrol completed a traffic stop on Grove Street. A verbal warning was issued.

1545Patrol completed an equipment inspection.

1815Patrol observed a fire alarm activation at a downtown business. Potsdam Fire dispatched.

1905Patrol completed a traffic stop on Grove Street.A verbal warning was issued/

1933Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call on Munson Street.

2305Patrol responded to Racquette Road for a noise complaint.

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