FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Crystal G Stehlin, 25, of Rooseveltown for following too closely at 12:12 p.m. Friday after she rear-ended the vehicle in front of her in line at the traffic light on Market Street at Sandstone Drive.
ASSAULT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Kennin K. Snyder, 26, of Norwood with second-degree assault, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct at 8:52 p.m. Friday on Madrid Avenue. He was arraigned in village court and released under the supervision of the probation department.
Village police said they received multiple calls of two males fighting in the middle of Maple Street at Pine Street.Both individuals had left the scene prior to the arrival of the police, but the alleged victim was located on Madrid Avenue after contacting village police.
Snyder had fled the scene but was apprehended by Norwood Police assisted by Norfolk Police and St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies.
Police said a verbal altercation that began near Walmart, apparently sparked by a road rage incident in the Canton area, ultimately resulted in the physical confrontation in the village of Potsdam.
Snyder, whose New York state operating privileges were suspended, passed the victims truck unsafely and then braked suddenly right in front of him as both vehicles were leaving the village of Canton, before speeding up again and passing several other vehicles.
Having been previously verbally approached about the way he had been driving, police said Snyder followed the victim into the village and pulled him out of the cab of his International Tractor truck and assaulted him while both vehicles were stopped at a traffic light on Maple Street.
Potsdam Rescue was called and transported the victim to Canton-Potsdam Hospital due to injuries sustained to his face and head, including a broken nose and multiple lacerations and contusions.
Snyder, who also complained of injury to his head and right hand, was transported to CPH by Potsdam Village Police.While in the Emergency Department, he reportedly became combative and disorderly and had to be physically restrained several times.
His actions and refusal to cooperate, including extending his middle finger only while his hand was X-rayed, swearing and yelling, and physically resisting hospital staff attempts to examine him were disruptive to the staff and other patients in the Emergency Department and resulted in the disorderly conduct charge, police said.
He was arraigned by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone, who after consulting with the District Attorneys Office released him under the supervision of the Probation Department to return at a later date. The court signed a temporary order of protection directing Snyder to stay away from the alleged victim.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Nicholas T. Clark, 22, of Norwood wit third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and ticketed him for operation of an uninspected motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 9:47 a.m. Saturday on Market Street.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Katherine T. Gibbs, 23, of Norwood for speed in zone (45/30) at 12:50 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Market Street.
The Police Blotter
Friday, June 14, 2013
0050 Traffic stop. Ticket issued.
0747 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call on Elm Street.
0801 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to interface with Parishville Rescue.
0923 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Mayfield for a male with general weakness.
0947 Traffic stop. Ticket issued.
0950 Fingerprints completed on a town resident for employment purposes,
1000 Patrol completed a funeral escort from St. Marys Church to St. Marys Cemetery.
1040 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Canton.
1212 Traffic stop. Ticket issued.
1214 Patrol dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call on Route 345.
1215 Patrol issued a permanent disability parking permit to a village resident.
1301 Patrol initiated a traffic stop on Elm Street and issued a verbal warning to the driver.
1353 Property found: Cell phone.
1432 Record check completed for another police agency completing a pistol permit investigation.
1503 Record checks completed for another police agency completing a pistol permit investigation on two individuals.
1619 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Bradley Drive for a male having seizure activity.
1644 Potsdam Rescue ALS paged to interface with Tri-Town Rescue.
1707 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Lawrence Avenue.
1911 Report of an unattended child in a vehicle in Price Chopper parking lot. Vehicle had left prior to patrols arrival.
2001 Received reports of subjects fighting in the street. Patrols responded.
2325 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Norwood for a male with chest pains.
2329 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to East Drive for a female with elevated blood pressure.