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Massena PD Public Record

First published: November 22, 2014 at 11:47 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Loretta J. Murray, 40, of 32 Caroline St., Madrid, with petit larceny at 8:20 p.m. Friday after responding to a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General, Malby Avenue. She reportedly left the store without paying for $52.25 worth of merchandise.

PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police Tammy Charleston-Trerise, 46, of 633 B Heath Road, Potsdam, with petit larceny at 8:20 p.m. Friday after responding to a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General, Malby Avenue. Details on the incident were not available Saturday.

DESIGNATED LANE VIOLATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Johnny L. Lafaver, 26, of Lafaver Road, Hermon, for failure to stay in designated lane at 1:50 a.m. Saturday on Main at Andrews streets.

UNSAFE BACKING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Jon S. Euto, 56, of Churchill Avenue, Massena, for unsafe backing at 11 a.m. Friday following a property damage accident in the Laneuville’s Groceries parking lot.

SPEEDING - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Charles Robertson, 31, of Westwood Drive, Massena, for speed in zone at 8:48 a.m. Friday following traffic stop on Andrews Street.

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NYSP Public Record

First published: November 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

DWI - RUSSELL - Gouverneur-based state police charged Carl Devito, 50, of Russell with driving while intoxicated following a stop at 10:48 p.m. Friday on County Route 24 in the town of Russell.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged James R. Young, 22, of Moira with fourth-degree criminal mischief following an incident reported to troopers at 7:14 p.m. Friday from the town of Moira. The arrest was made a 7:40 p.m. at 2301 County Route 5, Moira.

DWI - ST. REGIS FALLS - Malone-based state police charged Zachary L. McDowell, 26, of Saranac Lake with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for failing to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of an address change, speeding and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway following a stop at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at 18 Waite Road in the town of Waverly.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents Friday and early Saturday morning around the region. Among those:

• Sarah A. Scott, 31, of Liverpool at 6:09 p.m. Friday on County Route 6, near Lost Village Road, in the town of Oswegatchie.

• Nichole L. Snyder, 35, of Massena struck a parked vehicle at 1:38 p.m. Friday off state Route 56 in the town of Potsdam.

• Mark Edward Wells, 35, of Norwood at 3:32 a.m. Saturday on County Route 53, near Meyers Road, in the town of Brasher.

• Bonita H. Cady, 62, of Brushton at 7:18 a.m. Friday on Buck Wheat Road, near County Route 17, in the town of Moira.

• Luke J. Thomas, 21, of Corfu at 2:45 p.m. Friday on Waite Road, near Bingo Road, in the town of Waverly.

• Robbie A. Soulia, 43, of Moira at 4:56 p.m. Friday on County Route 17, near Finnegan Road, in the town of town of Moira.

• Christopher Goedeker, 23, of Waterville and Zachary R. Kerberg, 23, of Winthrop were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 12:36 p.m. Friday on state Route 86 at Old Military Road in the town of North Elba.

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Three bartenders charged following underage drinking initiative in Massena

First published: November 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

MASSENA - Bartenders at three taverns in the village of Massena face charges following an underage drinking initiative carried out by Massena-based state police Thursday night in the Massena area.

Troopers said they charged Patricia D. Henry, 46, of Massena, Heidi A. Widmer, 38, of Massena and Shelly M. Lyons, 48, of Massena with misdemeanor counts of first-degree unlawful dealing with a minor after they served alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.

Ms. Henry allegedly served alcohol to a minor at The Open Net, Ms. Widmer at Softail’s and Ms. Lyons at The Rusty Wheel.

The minor was refused service at several other establishments in the Massena area, troopers said.

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North Lawrence family of three loses everything in Saturday morning fire

First published: November 22, 2014 at 6:39 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

NORTH LAWRENCE - A family of three from North Lawrence lost everything when fire swept through their single-wide trailer early Saturday morning at 477 County Route 52 (North Lawrence-Moira Road), near the Cemetery Road, in the town of Lawrence.

North Lawrence Volunteer Fire Chef Eric LaBrake said Billy Burgoyne was up getting ready for work when the fire broke out.

Mr. LaBrake said Mr. Burgoyne’s mother came to the home shortly after 6 a.m. to care for her two grandchildren while her son was at work and was greeted by flames shooting up the wall in the front of the trailer. The North Lawrence fire chief said he believed the two children living in the trailer were a six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl.

“They were out of the trailer when we arrived. He was able to get everybody out safely. There were no injuries. But they got nothing when they left,” Mr. LaBrake said, noting the American Red Cross had been contacted about the family’s plight.

He said the St. Lawrence County Cause and Origin Team responded to the fire scene. “They believe it was electrical. There was nothing suspicious,” according to the North Lawrence Fire Chief.

Firefighters from North Lawrence received mutual aid from Lawrencville, Nicholville, Brasher-Winthrop and Moira battled the structure fire.

Mr. LaBrake said firefighters only engaged in an exterior attack when they arrived on the scene. “There was nobody left inside, and there was no way we were saving the trailer. The front of the trailer was fully engulfed when we arrived on scene,” he said.

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Norwood man charged with DWI following traffic stop in Potsdam

First published: November 22, 2014 at 4:52 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 4:52 am

POTSDAM - Village police charged Justin P. Woodward, 24, of Norwood with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 1:24 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Tupper Lake Drive. Police said they initiated a traffic stop after observing the headlight violation. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.

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Potsdam PD Public Record

First published: November 22, 2014 at 4:45 am
Last modified: November 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

The Police Blotter

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

0017 Patrols assisted another law enforcement agency with a welfare check on a resident.

0055 Patrols responded to a business on Maple Street for a report of a possible larceny.

0124 Traffic stop completed. Arrest made.

0409 Patrols responded with Potsdam Rescue to a call.

1150 Handicap parking permit issued to a subject.

1153 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call.

1316 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call.

1355 Property damage accident on Maple Street.

1421 Property damage accident on Lawrence Avenue.

1555 Property damage accident in the Price Chopper parking lot.

1657 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call.

1929 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call.

1955 Patrol completed an equipment inspection.

2029 Received a report of subjects walking in the road on Leroy Street. Patrols responded.

2108 Traffic stop on Elm Street. Verbal warning issued.

2224 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.

2327 Traffic stop on Main Street. Verbal warning issued.

2346 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Verbal warning issued.

2349 Traffic stop on Maple Street. Verbal warning issued.

2354 Patrols responded to a trespass complaint.

2354 Patrol responded to a property damage accident on Main Street.

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