PETIT LARCENY - PARISHVILLE - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies have charged Katie J. Vallance, 25, of 863 state Route 420, Winthrop, with petit larceny following an investigation into a Feb. 16 gas driveoff at the Kunoco store in Parishville. Vallance allegedly pumped $15worth of fuel into her vehicle at Kunocoand then left without paying for the gas. Vallance was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Parishville Town Court.
BAD CHECKS - PARISHVILLE - A man charged with animal abuse has also been charged with eight counts of issuing bad checks and one count of scheming to defraud by St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Deputies Saturday.
Kevin D. Campbell, 33, of 863 Route 420, Winthrop, also listing a County Route 56, Parishville, address, allegedly wrote several bad checks to Parishville businesses between Dec. 30 and Feb. 11.
He was already being held in the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility after being charged with animal cruelty on Friday. He allegedly failed to provide adequate food, water, and shelter for his dog. He was additionally charged at that time with a drug count after he was found in possession of a small quantity of pills in the earlier incident. He was returned to the jail on $2,500 cash bail.
He is scheduled to appear in Parishville Town Court for charges stemming from the bad check and animal cruelty charges and in Stockholm Town Court on the drug charge.
DWI - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged Ryan M. Gibson, 22, of 318 Lake Ozonia Road, St. Regis Falls, following a traffic stop Saturday in the village of Potsdam. Deputies said they initially received a complaint of an erratic driver eastbound on the Sissonville Road that had forced another motorist to drive off the roadway to avoid a collision with Gibsons vehicle in the westbound lane. Deputies said they located the blue Jeep Cherokee from that complaint in the VFW parking lot attempting to re-enter traffic on Market Street shortly after receiving the initial complaint. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and was ticketed for failure to keep right, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway and refusal to submit to a breath screening device. He later took a breathalyer test and reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the .08 percent threshold for a DWI charge. He was released on appearance tickets for April 11 in Potsdam Town Court.
DWAI - WINTHROP - Massena-based state police charged Kimberly S. Lecuyer, 41, of Brasher Falls with driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop at 3:46 a.m. Sunday on state Route 420 in the town of Stockholm. A blood alcohol content of 0.6 or 0.07 percent leads to the DWAI charge. The charge is elevated to driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, when the blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or higher.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies charged Timothy S. Middlemiss, 23, of 143 Fulton Road, Lisbon, with failure to provide the New York State Sex Offender Registry with a change of address, a class E felony. In New York state, sex offenders are required to report a change ofaddress within 10 days of moving. Itis alleged Middlemiss moved in October 2012from his registered address to an apartment in Morley withoutnotifying the Sex Offender Registry within the 10 days required by law. Middlerníss was arraigned in Canton Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence CountyCorrectional Facility with bail set at $2,000 cashor $4,000 bond.
Middlemiss was sentenced to one to three years sentence for a second-degree attempted rape conviction. He entered prison on March 2, 2010 and was released under parole supervision on Aug. 31, 2012. He is classified as a Level III sex offender, the classification for offenders viewed as being a high risk to commit another sex crime.
A St. Lawrence County grand jury had handed up a sealed indictment opened in late April 2009 charging him with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.Middlemiss later admitted he attempted to have sexual contact with a 12-year-old female on Jan. 22, 2009 in the town of Madrid.
Middlemiss, formerly of Fulton Road, Lisbon, was fined $500 and a $125 surcharge and sentenced to time served in January 2012 in Massena Town Court for a third-degree sexual abuse conviction.
He had been charged with third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Middlemiss allegedly subjected a 14-year-old female to sexual contact in the early morning hours of July 6, 2009 while she was camping at the Robert Moses State Park on Barnhart Island. That incident took place while the rape count was pending in county court.
FORGED INSTRUMENT - CANTON - Canton-based state police charged Kendall R. Cohen, 55, of Heuvelton with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument late Friday morning. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE - MOIRA - Malone-based state police picked up Shawn P. Downer, 40, of Moira on a fugitive from justice warrant at 8:32 p.m. Friday at 851 state Route, Moira. He was arraigned in local court and sent to the Franklin County Jail.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - State police investigated several property damage accidents Friday in the region. Among those were:
Benjamin N. Reed, 17, of Colton at 9:52 a.m. Friday on Pray Road, near Randall Road, in the town of Lisbon.
Cory A. Page, 23, of Winthrop and Mary A. Terry, 51, of Massena were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 8:21 a.m. Friday on County Route 37, near the Hammill Road, in the town of Massena.
Myles P. Trainer, 20, of Ludlow, Vt., at 8:44 a.m. Friday on state Route 458, near the Lake Ozonia Road, in the town of Waverly.