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Massena woman admits threatening boyfriend with steak knife

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MASSENA - A Massena woman will be sentenced in September after she admitted she threatened her boyfriend with a steak knife during a domestic dispute.

Village police charged Carrie L. Gambaccini, 35, of 11 Haskell St., Massena, with second-degree menacing, disorderly conduct, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest at 4:58 a.m. April 6 after responding to a domestic dispute complaint on South Main Street.

Gambaccini pleaded guilty to the second-degree menacing count in a plea bargain agreement that satisfied all the charges stemming from the incident. Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson directed the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Sept. 16.

Police said Gambaccini, who was reportedly intoxicated, called their station to report they needed to send an officer to Robert Mackerer’s residence at 387 South Main St. or she was going to punch her boyfriend. Mr. Mackerer is Gambaccini’s boyfriend.

Police said when they arrived at the complaint Gambaccini started shouting obscenities on South Main Street and refused numerous requests to alter her behavior.

Mr. Mackerer, in a statement he signed for police, said Gambaccini was drunk when she came to his house and started to get loud and obnoxious. He said she then called a female friend’s phone and that conversation ended in a fight.

“Carrie was still screaming at me and cursing,” he said, noting his efforts to calm her down had been unsuccessful.

He said he was sitting on his bed when she left the room and returned with a steak knife and threatened to stab him.

“I told her to go ahead and stab me. She was acting crazy and yelling. I really thought she would stab me. Carrie then went back into the kitchen and stabbed a picture hanging on the wall,” Mr. Mackerer noted in his statement.

Police said their investigation also revealed she had threatened to stab Mr. Mackerer with a steak knife during their argument.

They said after they took Gambaccini into custody she pulled away while being handcuffed and then refused to stand and walk to the patrol car. After being placed in the patrol car, Gambaccini reportedly attempted to get out of the vehicle and when unsuccessful attempted to kick the back side window out. She also spit on an officer during the incident.

The obstruction count alleges Gambaccini placed her shirt and toilet paper in the jail cell toilet and flooded the cell.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

• Bradley Deshane, 20, of Brushton was fined $25 and a $125 surcharge and sentenced to the one week he served in jail following his arrest after he pleaded to guilty to second-degree harassment in a plea bargain agreement that satisfied charges stemming from a Nov. 5 domestic dispute. The court also signed a no harassment order of protection.

Village police had charged Deshane with criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief - disabling a phone to prevent an emergency call at 93 1/2 Maple St. following an investigation into a domestic dispute that had taken place Nov. 5. Deshane reportedly threw a baby bottle at Crystal Burnor and grabbed her by the neck and started choking her during an argument that took place in front of an infant.

• Matthew G. Deforge, 22, of 259 Center St., Apt. 2, Massena, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.

Deforge had been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after village police responded to a domestic dispute complaint at 12:20 a.m. May 24 at his residence. Deforge was allegedly upset with Jessica A. Gilmore for spending much of her day playing with her new cellphone. She told police Deforge was walking around the residence shouting and then kicked a fireplace heater, breaking the glass in the unit.

Deforge was also fined $100 and a $100 surcharge after a petit larceny count was reduced to disorderly conduct. He had been charged with petit larceny after an alleged shoplifting incident Jan. 21 at Price Chopper. He reportedly left the store without paying for two packages of Mucinex. The merchandise was valued at $49.98.

• Tacala D. Buckshot, 29, of 72 Jock Road, Akwesasne, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. Prosecutors said the offer was made because there was no basis of liability for Buckshot since her co-defendant had admitted shoplifting the merchandise.

Village police had charged Buckshot and Leann K. Thompson, 22, of 145 Okwarine Road, Akwesasne, with petit larceny at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 25 after responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Massena Walmart. They reportedly walked past the last point of sale without paying for makeup, buttons, lip care products, nail polish and hair items. The merchandise was valued at $120.85.

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