Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Thu., Nov. 27
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
24°F
Related Stories

The Public Record

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Village police charged Roy W. Rafter Jr., 30, of 889 Ruddy Road, Chase Mills, with fourth-degree criminal mischief at 3:50 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly damaged a cell phone that had been given to him by his ex-girlfriend, Kelly J. Sharlow. The cell phone broke when it was thrown and hit the pavement, police said.

Rafter was arraigned Monday morning by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson. He was released after posting $250 bail.

Ms. Sharlow, in the statement she provided police, said she was sleeping when she received a phone call at approximately 2:15 a.m. from Rafter, where he offered some commentary on his views on her new boyfriend.

She said she had provided Rafter with a phone about a month ago so they communicate about child visitation issues. Ms. Sharlow said a short time later he texted her that she needed to come and get the cell phone or it would be smashed.

She noted she left her residence at approximately 2:40 p.m. and saw Rafter’s vehicle in the parking lot behind 351 East Orvis St. She said he drove closer to her when she emerged from her residence.

“Roy opened the door, stepped out and said, ‘If something happens to it, it’s not my fault.’ Roy then threw my phone up in the air toward me, and it landed on the ground and broke,” she noted in her statement.

She said the replacement cost for the Samsung Stratosphere is $150.



MENACING - MASSENA - Village police charged Joseph J. Belile, 29, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 202, Massena, with second-degree menacing at 9:07 a.m. Sunday on Center Street. He allegedly threatened to kill Bernie Russo during an argument that started at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Russo reportedly gave $120 to Belile’s girlfriend, Sarah Gauthier, Saturday and then in an aggressive manner reportedly demanded repayment on Sunday. Belile intervened and chased Russo around the apartment complex threatening to kill him, police said.



WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Robert W. Northrup, 63, of 82 Cook St., Massena, on a bench warrant from Malone at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. Northrup was turned over to state police and transported to Malone to await further court proceedings.



PETIT LARCENY - MASSENA - Village police charged Mario Willoby, 44, of 90 East Hatfield St., Massena, with petit larceny at 7:13 p.m. Friday following a complaint that had been filed Wednesday afternoon. Willoby, an employee at Rite Aid at the time, reportedly stole 100 Tylenol with codeine tablets, valued at $160, from the pharmacy.



HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Nathan A. Nichols, 28, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 105, with second-degree harassment at 6:14 p.m. Friday following an investigation into a domestic incident that took place on and off over several hours Friday.

Elicia Collette said the she and Nichols were arguing, and the domestic turned physical after he was taking the dog and leaving. “I stood in front of the door because I didn’t want him to take the dog. He picked me up and moved me. We got into a shouting match. The next thing I knew we were on the couch, and his hands were on my throat,” she told police.

She told police Nichols left the residence a short time later with the dog and she used the time he was gone to pack up some of his personal items. She said when he returned he started throwing her around again.

She said she eventually went into a back room to get more of his personal items. “He came in behind me and shut the door. I asked him about six times to let me out. He didn’t so I opened the back window and broke it getting out. I came around the front of the building and had a female out front call the cops,” she told police.

Nichols was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released to reappear Tuesday in village court.



CELL PHONE - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Christina M. Robinson, 40, of Brasher Falls for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 1:11 p.m. Sunday on Parker Avenue.



NO HEADLIGHTS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Melissa M. Ashlaw, 18, of Post Road, Canton, for operation of a vehicle without headlights and operation of an uninspected vehicle following a traffic stop at 11:46 p.m. Monday on Parker Avenue.



UNLICENSED OPERATION - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Joshua Henderson, 24, of 76 Rooseveltown Road, Hogansburg, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on 5:38 p.m. Saturday on Willow Street.



STOP SIGN - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Melissa A. Kirby, 35, of Nell Manor Drive, Waddington, for failure to stop at a stop sign following a traffic stop at 10:02 a.m. Saturday on Grove Street near Ridgewood Avenue.



FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Kathryn J. Chilton, 44, of Andrews Street, Massena, for following too closely at 4:50 p.m. Friday following a property damage accident on Stephenville Road.



ENDANGERING AN INCOMPETENT - WINTHROP - Kenneth J. Snyder, 33, of 207 Water St., Fort Jackson, was charged at 10:11 a.m. Friday by state police with endangering the welfare of a mentally incompetent or physically disabled person.

Snyder is accused of showing a lewd image to a 17-year-old female with special needs and trying to solicit sex from her in March at a residence in the town of Stockholm.

He is scheduled to appear in Stockholm Town Court.



FELONY DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Joseph L. Boisvert, 41, of Massena with a felony count of driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:50 a.m. Monday on Bishop Avenue in the village of Massena. He was also ticketed for making an illegal signal less than 100 feet from the turn and operation of an unregistered motor vehicle. The DWI charge was elevated to a felony because Boisvert reportedly has a driving while intoxicated conviction within the past 10 years.



ONE INJURED - LISBON - Ogdensburg-based state police said one person was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 4:43 p.m. Sunday on state Route 37, near Ross Road, in the town of Lisbon. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Paul E. Grazioso, 27, of Potsdam.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - MASSENA - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents from around the region on Sunday. Among those were:

■ Matthew E. Hosmer, 31, of Potsdam at 8:08 p.m. on Pumpkin Hill Road, near Parmeter Road, in the town of Parishville.

■ Thomas A. Hunter, 51, of Lisbon at 11:03 p.m. on County Route 31, near County Route 31A, in the town of Waddington.

■ Ryan A. Keese, 22, of Norfolk and John D. Dailey, 34, of Constable were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 8:24 p.m. on state Route 37, bear the Foy-Eldred Road, in the town of Fort Covington.



DWI - LOUISVILLE - Massena-based state police charged Scott P. Brainard, 50, of 355 Willard Road, Massena, with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 3:42 p.m. Saturday on County Route 36 in the town of Louisville. He was also ticketed for failure to keep right and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle on a public highway and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - MALONE - State police from around the region investigated a number of property damage accidents on Saturday. Among those were:

■ Michael J. Fraser, 44, of St. Regis Falls at 4:38 p.m. on County Route 5, near Route 11B, in the town of Dickinson.

■ Sally A. Rivers, 45, of Malone and Starr L. Carbino, 43, of St. Regis Falls were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 7:30 p.m. on Route 11, near Sawyer Avenue, in the town of Malone.



DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Andrew H. Mitchell, 61, of 230 St. Regis Road, Hogansburg with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a stop at 11:19 p.m. Friday at the Massena port of entry. His blood alcohol content was not available.



DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged April M. Charleson, 32, of 327 Buckton Road, Winthrop, with driving while intoxicated at 2:06 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Church Street in the town of Brasher. She was also ticketed for a stop sign violation. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent.



PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - WEST STOCKHOLM - Massena-based state police investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident at 11:50 p.m. Friday on Route 11, near the Old Market Road, in the town of Stockholm. Troopers said the vehicle was operated by Phuoc Thanh Nguyen, 37, of Potsdam.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Benjamin J. Stern, 18, of Ridge for speed in zone (47/30) at 1:19 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop on Market Street.



DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Brandon A. Huckle, 24, of Potsdam with disorderly conduct - violent behavior at 2:05 a.m. Sunday on Market Street following an altercation on Market Street.



DISORDERLY CONDUCT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Johnathon T. Wolfe, 21, of Norfolk with disorderly conduct - abusive language at 2:05 a.m. Sunday at following an incident at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.



FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Kara D. Chapin, 22 of Wolcott for failure to yield right of way entering roadway following a two-vehicle personal injury accident at 11:48 a.m. Sunday on Elm Street. Potsdam Rescue and Potsdam Fire also responded to the accident scene.



UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Julia Gilbert, 20, of Phoenix, N.Y., with unauthorized use/possession of license at 4:59 p.m. Sunday after found property was turned over to the Potsdam Police Department.



UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Michael A. Patell, 18, of Ballston Lake with unlawful possession of marijuana at 7:43 p.m. Saturday on Pierrepont Avenue.



OPEN CONTAINER - POTSDAM - Village police charged Spencer G. Wakefield, 19, of Cohasset, Mass., with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public highway at 7:43 p.m. Saturday on Pierrepont Avenue. He was a passenger in a vehicle and had an open container of an alcoholic beverage, police said.



UNNECESSARY NOISE - POTSDAM - Village police charged Robert J. Thomas, 23, of Greenville and Zachary A. McKinley, 23, of Watertown with unnecessary noise - stereo at 8:30 p.m. Saturday after police responded to a noise complaint on Walnut Street.



SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Joseph H. Rhodes, 22, of Lyme, Conn., for speed in zone (46/30) at 11:06 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers