AGGRAVATED DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Peter J. Atkinson, 26, of Potsdam with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 2:51 a.m. Saturday on Clarkson Avenue. Police said a patrol made the stop after observing Atkinson cross the yellow solid lane and enter the oncoming lane of travel. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.26 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state. The charge is elevated to an aggravated DWI count when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent or higher.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - POTSDAM - Village police charged Robert M. Gay, 26, of Potsdam with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 4:19 p.m. Saturday following an investigation into a domestic dispute. He reportedly broke a vehicle window in the McDonalds parking lot.
FAKE ID - POTSDAM - Village police charged Brendan J. Brady, 18, of Massachusetts with attempt to purchase alcohol through fraudulent means at 2:10 p.m. Saturday after responding to a report of a person trying to use a fake identification for the purchase of alcohol at T & R Wine and Liquor.
INADEQUATE HEADLIGHT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Juan D. Merchan, 20, of Newark, N.J., for operation of a vehicle with an inadequate head lamp following a traffic stop at 10:51 p.m. Saturday on Clarkson Avenue.
The Police Blotter
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
0011 Patrols responded to a business on Market Street for a subject refusing to leave.
0114 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Market Street. A verbal warning was issued.
0144 Patrols responded to Market Street near McDonald’s for a report of a suspicious person.
0209 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Lawrence Avenue. A verbal warning was issued.
0222 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Market Street. A verbal warning was issued.
0232 Patrols responded for a report of a fight on Market Street. All involved parties refused prosecution.
0251 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Clarkson Avenue. Arrest made.
0532 Potsdam Rescue dispatched for Mutual Aid to Norfolk Rescue.
0854 Patrols dispatched to a residential alarm on Lawrence Avenue.
0909 Report of a lost iPhone 4. It is white with pink case that has rhinestones on it.
0941 Patrol assisted with serving a “No Trespass” order.
1051 Patrol responded to a property damage accident on Willow Street.
1121 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Sandstone Drive. Yamin Wang of Potsdam was issued traffic summons for a traffic device violation and motor vehicle license violation.
1229 Patrol responded to a hit and run accident in the Prosh parking lot.
1410 Patrol requested to respond to T & R Wine and Liquor for a fake ID. Arrest made.
1415 Lost property: Report of a lost wallet with contents.
1448 Patrol completed a traffic stop in the Prosh parking lot. A verbal warning was issued.
1512 Report of a hit and run accident that occurred earlier in the day. Investigation continues.
1619 Report of a domestic incident. Arrest made.
1705 Report of a gas drive off at a local gas station. Investigation continues.
1822 Report of a disorderly patient at Canton- Potsdam Hospital.
2102 Patrol responded to the intersections of Clarkson Avenue, Maple Street, Sandstone Drive and Pine Street for removal of debris in the street.
2138 Patrols responded to Clarkson University to assist Clarkson Security with uncooperative individuals. Subjects left area prior to patrols arrival.
2204 Patrol responded to Pierrepont Avenue for a noise complaint.
2223 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Island Street. A verbal warning was issued.
2229 Patrol issued a verbal warning to a subject for violation of the local open container ordinance.
2245 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Pine Street. A verbal warning was issued.
2251 Patrol completed a traffic stop on Clarkson Avenue. Ticket issued.
2305 Patrol responded to a noise complaint on Waverly Street.