MASSENA — Village police charged Jacob F. Cullen-Lazore, 17, of 10017 state Route 56, Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a report that his 14-year-old girlfriend had run away from home.
Village police said Mr. Cullen-Lazore and his girlfriend were located late Wednesday night by sheriff’s deputies in the Ogdensburg area.
Mr. Cullen-Lazore was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, with bail set at $500 cash. Police said the court has signed an order of protection directing Mr. Cullen-Lazore to stay away from the 14-year-old female. The girl was turned over to family members.
Mr. Cullen-Lazore also has charges pending from the sheriff’s department after he struggled with deputies when he was being taken into custody, village police said.
Police said Mr. Cullen-Lazore picked up his girlfriend Tuesday morning and was expected to drop her off at the J. William Leary Junior High School. They said they received a report from the girl’s mother at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that her daughter had not gone to school.
Sgt. Adam J. Love said the police investigation revealed the couple dropped off Mr. Cullen-Lazore’s vehicle in the high school parking lot and then went to Price Chopper, where they took a commuter bus to Ogdensburg’s Price Chopper. They then reportedly took a taxi to a residence on Route 68 just outside the city of Ogdensburg.
STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police charged Lisa M. Tyo, 51, of Oliver Road, Massena, for a stop sign violation at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.
FAILURE TO YIELD - MASSENA - Village police ticketed John K. VanKennen, 28, of Norfolk with failure to yield the right of way at a red light at 6 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 37 at Nightengale Avenue.
RED LIGHT VIOLATION - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Dustin D. Strong, 24, of Hermon for failure to stop at a steady red signal at 6 p.m. Wednesday after he allegedly faiedl to stop for the steady red light when he turned left from Union Street onto Elm Street.
The Police Blotter
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
0049 Traffic stop on Market Street. Verbal warning issued.
0938 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue and a patrol to a call at Debra Drive.
1145 A patrol was informed of a possible mental health issue involving a town resident. A local mental health agency was notified and will follow up.
1312 Received a report of a stolen Iphone.
1343 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call in Norwood.
1538 Dispatched patrol to a property damage accident by McDonald’s.
1642 Dispatcher completed records checks for other law enforcement agencies.
1800 Traffic stop completed. Ticket issued.
1920 Patrols responded to Outer Main Street for a possible burglary.
2110 Patrols and Potsdam Rescue responded to May Road for a car/bicycle accident.
2210 Patrols and Potsdam Rescue responded to Waverly Street for a possible overdose.
PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Skyler B. Crouse, 25, of 59 Kawenoke Road, Cornwall Island, Ont., with petit larceny Wednesday after he was picked up on an arrest warrant. He allegedly stole a bottle of Giorgi Arammi men’s cologne from the Duty Free American store at the America Bridge Plaza on Oct. 8. Mr. Crouse was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on his own recognizance to reappear Jan. 28 in Massena Town Court. Mr. Sharlow had indicated he planned to set bail, but troopers told the prosecutor they didn’t feel bail was necessary.
GRAND LARCENY - OSWEGATCHIE - Ogdensburg-based state police charged William C. Harper, 17, of Ogdensburg with fourth-degree grand larceny Tuesday following an investigation into a larceny complaint filed with troopers Oct. 20 from the town of Oswegatchie. Troopers had charged Hunter E. Sharlow, 17, of Ogdensburg with fourth-degree grand larceny on Dec, 6 as part of that same investigation.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - State police investigated a number of accidents on Tuesday around the region. Among those:
• Aaryn E. Baker, 25, of North Charleston, S.C., at 4:55 p.m. on County Route 17, near Jefferson Street, in the town of Hermon.