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Massena woman picked up on bench warrant; mom joins son in county jail

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BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Desheila Renee Thomas-Jandrew, 37, of 144 South Raquette River Road, Massena, on a bench warrant for failure to appear in village court as directed on fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle counts. She was arraigned on the warrant by Acting Massena Village Justice James M. Crandall and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Village police had charged Thomas-Jandrew with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 18 after responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Massena Walmart.

She reportedly walked past the last point of sale at the store without paying for a purse valued at $25; a jacket valued at $125 and 10 gas cards, each valued at $100.

Canton-based state police had charged Thomas-Jandrew and Brian E. Snyder, 25, both of 144 South Raquette Road, Massena, with petit larceny Friday evening stemming from an investigation into an incident that occurred last month. Police said the duo set off the security alarm at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Walmart Supercenter on Route 11 in Potsdam.

Thomas-Jandrew allegedly took three cellphone cases totaling $249.10, according to police.

Canton-based state police had charged Thomas-Jandrew late last month with third-degree burlary stemming from an incident in December 2012 when she allegedly transported her son, Austin Villnave, and a friend to Colton, where they allegedly broke onto the friend’s grandparent’s summer home and stole several items.

Massena-based state police had charged her with petit larceny in August following an investigation into the reported theft of gasoline from the Massena Country Club. Thomas-Jandrew reportedly pumped 10 gallons of gasoline, valued at $35, from a gas pump that had accidentally been left unsecured by country club employees. A witness observed the unusual activity in the early morning hours and was able to provide troopers with information that led to Thomas-Jandrew’s arrest. police said.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies had charged a 40-year-old Waddington woman and Thomas-Jandrewwith petit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy after they allegedly entered the Potsdam Walmart on Sept. 26, 2012 and stole a candle, a 2013 calendar, a Kerratin mist bottle and box of hair dye. The merchandise was valued at $34.80.

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