First published: May 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm
Last modified: May 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm
An Evans Mills man faces multiple charges after allegedly creating a disturbance Saturday at the Salmon Run Mall and struggling with troopers who led him from the premises.
Rennel K. Crayton, 21, of 26283 Falcon Lane, was charged by state police at 5 p.m. with third-degree attempted assault, third-degree criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Troopers said he had been asked to leave the town of Watertown shopping center Friday because he was being disruptive and using foul language. Despite being told by mall personnel not to come back on the property, he allegedlty returned Saturday, prompting a summons to state police. Troopers said when they arrived to remove Mr. Crayton from the mall, he was belligerent and attempted to kick a trooper. He is due to answer those charges in Watertown Town Court.
Early Sunday, Mr. Crayton was charged by Watertown police with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Police said that during a 3:14 a.m. traffic stop for unspecified reasons on North Massey Street, Mr. Crayton refused to get out of his vehicle when asked to by police. After being escorted from the vehicle, police claim that he refused ot allow officers to conduct field sobriety tests and struggled with officers as they tried to pat him down for the possible presence of weapons.
He is due to answer that charge in City Court.
First published: May 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm
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An Adams woman faces allegations that she received more than $3,000 in food stamps to which she was not entitled.
Julianne M. Vandusen, 34, of 21 E. Church St., Apt. 2, Adams, was charged by Watertown police Saturday with fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree misuse of food stamps, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud.
It is alleged that between March 2012 and October 2012 she received $3,200 in food stamp benefits from the Jefferson County Department of Social Services while filling out paperwork that failed to show she was receiving workers compensation benefits and child support payments.
She is due to answer the charges in City Court.
First published: May 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm
Last modified: May 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm
Demontray A. McKelevy, 21, of 10648 5th Armored Division Drive, Fort Drum, was charged by Watertown police Sunday morning with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
It is alleged that on May 12 in the 500 block of West Main Street he kicked the front fender of a 2008 Honda CRV belonging to Brittany R. Dudley, 8711 Noble St., Apt. 1, Evans Mills, causing $992 in damage.
He was given an appearance ticket for City Court.
First published: May 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm
Last modified: May 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm
A Watertown man faces allegations that he rammed his vehicle into one occupied by two women.
Christopher J. Beardmore, 23, of 623 Burlington St., upper apartment, was charged by city police Saturday with two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and single counts of first-degree criminal contempt, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely.
Police said he created a risk of serious injury to Shannon M. Casler, 331 W. Kirby St., Dexter, and Courtney L. Jobson, 2479 Alexandra Meadows, by rear-ending the vehicle they were in at 3 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Duffy Street. Mr. Beardmore allegedly accelerated his vehicle to a high rate of speed as Miss Casler, the driver, tried to pull away from a stop sign onto Arsenal Street before being struck. Miss Jobson, a passenger in the Casler vehicle, holds an order of protection against Mr. Beardmore, prompting the criminal contempt charge. Neither woman was injured.
Police said Mr. Beardmore then left the scene and reported that his vehicle had been stolen. He was additionally charged with falsely reporting an incident for that alleged claim. He will also the charges in City Court.
First published: May 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm
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Police are again seeking the publics assistance in solving a series of suspicious vehicle fires in the town of LeRay after a third vehicle burned early Sunday.
Jefferson County sheriffs deputies said they responded to a vehicle fire with the Calcium Fire Department and a county fire investigator just after midnight on Virginia Smith Drive. The vehicle had been stolen from a nearby location on Route 11 and driven to Virginia Smith Drive, where witnesses said they saw a white male getting out of the vehicle while it appeared to be on fire.
Deputies said a bicycle was recovered the side of Route 11 near where the vehicle had been stolen and it was confirmed that the bike had been stolen from a shed at a residence just south of where the vehicle was stolen.
Deputies said they are looking for a white male, between 5 feet, 9 inches, and 6 feet tall, with close cut, dark hair. He was last seen running though the Creek Wood Apartment complex on Virginia Smith Drive wearing khaki shorts, dark sneakers, dark gloves and no shirt. He entered a wooded area adjacent to the apartment complex.
Anyone with information about this incident or the subject involved is asked to call sheriffs Detective Sgt. Paige C. Taylor at 786-2601.
State police are also seeking the publics help in solving the theft and burning of two vehicles stolen either May 11 or May 12 from residences in the town of LeRay and village of Theresa. A green 2001 Land Rover Discovery II was stolen from a driveway on Mill Street in Theresa.That vehicle was found May 13 on Lovers Lane, less than a half-mile north of Route 971V in the town of LeRay. It had been abandoned there and destroyed by fire, police said. The second vehicle - a black 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck - was taken from a driveway on Libby Lane in the town of LeRay.It was found engulfed in flames and was destroyed by the fire, state police said.
Anyone with information about those two incidents is asked to call state police Investigator Stephen P. Kealy at 782-2112.
First published: May 19, 2013 at 7:37 am
Last modified: May 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm
MASSENA - Village police charged David S. MacDonald, 30, of 54 Perkins Road, Massena, and Donald T. (Trevor) Dow, 24, of 498 South Main St., Massena, with grand larceny and conspiracy counts late Saturday afternoon.
Dow was charged with third-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, fifth-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and escape. He was arraigned by Massena Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.
MacDonald was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. His bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond by Judge Sharlow.
Police said the charges stemmed from an investigation into the reported theft of a wallet from a Cook Street residence. Ed Frank had reported on May 1 his wallet had been taken from his vehicle parked overnight at his residence. The investigation into that larceny revealed a credit card from his wallet had been used to make over $3,500 in purchases at several businesses over the past three weeks.
Dow was charged with escape and resisting arrest after he left the interview room at the Massena Police Department without permission, ran out of the station and returned to his home. He was taken into custody a short time later.