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Mom charged with leaving twins home overnight with 11-year-old babysitter granted ACD


MASSENA - A Massena woman charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child after she went out for a night of partying with friends and left her 5-year-old twins in the care of an 11-year-old baby-sitter has been granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson also stipulated Cynthia M. Paquin, 26, of 112 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, must perform 20 hours of community service. If Paquin completes the community service in a timely manner and remains arrest free for the next 180 days, the misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child will be dismissed.

Paquin reportedly left her twins in the care of the baby-sitter at approximately 10 p.m. March 18, and the pre-teen told police she had believed Paquin would be coming home after the bars closed.

The girl told police she woke up the next morning and discovered Paquin had not returned home. The girl said she and her mother made over 50 calls to Paquin’s cell phone and attempted to contact her with Facebook messages between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. but were unsuccessful in reaching her.

Paquin, in her statement to police, said she had gone out with friends for the night . She told police she went to Soft Tails and then an after-hours party before spending the night at a friend’s residence. She said she woke up around 9 or 9:30 a.m. and learned from a friend a short time later that the police were at her residence.

“My phone must has have died,” she told police.

“At no time did I give (the baby-sitter) a time when I would be home. I sat on the couch with her and told her I would be home later but did not give her a time,” Paquin said in the statement she signed for police.

“She had asked me if she could stay the night and baby-sit tomorrow night because her mother was going out to party. Her mother told her that she was OK with her staying the night and told me to call when I got home so they could pick her up,” she added.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Jarrett C. Pelkey, 19, of 704 state Route 37C, Massena, was released from jail and ordered to reappear April 8.

Village police had picked up Pelkey on a bench warrant at 8:08 p.m. Saturday on South Main Street. The warrant had been issued by the village court. He was arraigned on the warrant by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $500 cash.

Village police had charged Pelkey with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property July 19. He was reportedly in possession of a Samsung cell phone that had been stolen from Andrew K. Garrow on July 18 at 53 Pine St. Police said the phone was not recovered.

The warrant was issued after Pelkey failed to appear as directed on that count in village court.

■ Kyle T. Kargoe, 17, of 19 Bishop Ave., Massena, was released from jail.

Village police had charged Kargoe and Jordan P. Deshane, 18, of 7 Bishop Ave., Massena, with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 11:38 p.m. Saturday on Willow Street.

Kargoe was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police said the charges stemmed from an investigation into a complaint that a teenager was out of control at 19 Bishop. Kargoe was reportedly irate that his mother was inside his room and broke items inside the residence, including a coffee table, head-butted a wall and threw pieces of the coffee table down the stairs.

They said they located Kargoe with Deshane on Bishop Avenue, and Deshane struggled with officers as they attempted to conduct their investigation. Kargoe also reportedly joined the confrontation, and the teenagers also reportedly pushed and struggled with officers when they were being handcuffed.

Kargoe was held in the village lockup Saturday night, arraigned Sunday morning by Town Justice Sharlow and had been sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash.

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