Last Update: 11:00 a.m., April 28, 2008
Juveniles Charged in Store Burglary
Three juveniles have been arrested by state police in connection with an April
13 burglary at the Nu Bren Way store, Main Street.
A 15-year-old subject was charged with third-degree burglary for breaking into
the store, an investigator said.
Two subjects, ages 14 and 15, were charged with fifth-degree criminal
possession of stolen property for having possessed items taken from the
All three were issued appearance tickets for Jefferson County Family Court.
The investigation continues, an investigator said.
Teen Accused of Entering City Home
Jessie Rae Shawcross, 17, of 550 Coffeen St., Apt. 401, was charged at 11:25
p.m. Sunday with third-degree criminal trespass, according to Watertown police.
She is accused of climbing through a front window of a home at 422 Lincoln St.
at about 1 a.m. on April 14 and remained inside without permission, police
Sixteen teens were cited by city police on April
14 with unlawful possession of alcohol at that address.
Ms. Shawcross is to answer the charged May 5 in City Court.
Teens Accused of Making Threatening Phone Calls
Peter E. Graves Jr., 17, of 29822 Route 3, and Dylin J. Cowles, 17, of 666
Davidson St., Watertown, were each charged Saturday morning with second-degree
aggravated harassment, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Each teen is accused of making a threatening telephone call on April 22,
deputies said. A complaint filed by Zachariah W. Ostrom, 17, of 23151 Mehaffy
Lane, alleges Mr. Graves threatened to shoot him in the face, and Mr. Cowles
allegedly said he would break his face, according to documents.
Both are ordered to appear in LeRay Town Court.
River Teen Charged with Stalking Ex-Girlfriend
RIVER, N.Y. —
Zachariah W. Ostrom, 17, of 23151 Mehaffy Lane, was charged Friday night by
state police with fourth-degree stalking, according to state police.
Troopers said Mr. Ostrom continually telephoned and followed his ex-girlfriend
in a motor vehicle several times after being advised to cease contact. He is
ordered to appear May 21 in LeRay Town Court.
He was charged on April 17 by Jefferson County sheriff's deputies with
second-degree menacing for allegedly throwing a knife at his sister, Alysia M.
Ostrom, 20, during a dispute in at their residence.
River Man Charged with Criminal Mischief
RIVER, N.Y. —
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on Sunday afternoon charged Paul R.
Schloeder, 46, of 29561 County Route 50, with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Deputies said he caused $180.63 in damage to property at the home of Charles D.
Biagini, 253 Maple St., at about 12:15 a.m. on April 2. Further details were
Mr. Schloeder is to answer the charge in LeRay Town Court.
Teens Cited with Shoplifting at Great American
Three teenage girl were charged with petit larceny in an alleged shoplifting
incident Sunday afternoon at Great American Food Store, 672 State St.,
according to Watertown police.
Mariesa Ann Rossi, 17, of 222 N. Rutland St., Terri Lee Gonya, 17, of 212
Arlington St., and Tristyn M. Stevens, 18, of 6 East Church St., Adams, are
accused of stealing two bottles of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste and 10 packets
of Kool Aide with a total value of $17.86 at about 2:52 p.m. Sunday.
All three are ordered to appear in City Court.
Teen Accused of Stealing Cell Phone
A Watertown teen was charged Saturday evening by Watertown police in the theft
of a cell phone at Watertown High School.
Keisha M. Ruiz-Ramirez, 17, was charged with petit larceny. She is ordered to
appear May 9 in City Court.
Police said she stole a Pantech Duo cell phone owned by a student's mother,
Julie A. Keggins, 137 Barben Ave., at about 1 p.m. on April 21 from a locker
room at Watertown High School, 1335 Washington St. Police said the phone was
valued at $449.99.
Teens Cited with Shoplifting at Great American
Two teenage girl were charged with petit larceny in an alleged shoplifting
incident Saturday evening at Great American Food Store, 672 State St.,
according to Watertown police.
Marissa N. Majar, 17, of 26782 Anabel Ave., Evans Mills, is accused of stealing
$15.40 worth of items, police said.
Chelsie E. Caval, 18, of 1429 Gill St., Apt. 429A, allegedly took $5.62 worth
of merchandise without paying, police said.
Both are ordered to appear May 9 in City Court.
Man Stole Gloves from Home Depot
James E. Dean, 31, of 125 Charles St., lower apt., was charged by Watertown
police at 2:04 p.m. Friday with petit larceny.
He is accused of attempting to leave Home Depot, 391 College Heights, at about
1:55 p.m. Friday with a pair of firm grip gloves valued at $19.99 in his back
pocket, police said.
Mr. Dean is summoned to appear May 1 in City Court.
Resisting Arrest Charged Against Watertown Man
Watertown police at 12:11 a.m. Sunday charged Richard J. Stiles, 29, of 617
Lansing St., with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest outside 1309 State
Police said he was involved in an argument with his girlfriend, Crystal L.
Halbourn, same address, when police observed him yelling and approached her in
a threatening manner. As he was being arrested, Mr. Stiles pulled away and
attempted to strike an officer with his fist, police alleged.
He was being held Sunday morning at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building
pending arraignment in town of Watertown court.
Drum Woman Facing Conduct Charge
Elizabeth F. Lister, 21, of 9223-A General Brown Loop, Fort Drum, was cited by
Watertown police at 12:30 a.m. Sunday with disorderly conduct.
Police said she was screaming and stated that she wanted to fight. She is to
answer the charge May 7 in City Court.
City Man Took Funds from JRC Accounts
Schaad T. Sinn, 34, of 721 Nellis St., was charged by Watertown police at 2:45
p.m. Friday at 380 Gaffney Dr. with petit larceny and first-degree falsifying
Police said stole money from the accounts of six Jefferson Rehabilitation
Center clients and made false business entries between March 17 and April 21.
The total amount of the thefts was under $1,000, according to court documents.
Mr. Sinn is to answer the charges May 2 in City Court.
Charged in Thefts from Residence, Vehicle
Christopher S. Kitto, 21, of 845 Starbuck Ave., Apt. 1204, was charged by
Watertown police at 4:25 a.m. Saturday with second-degree burglary, unlawful
possession of marijuana, third-degree unauthorized, and two counts of petit
Police said Mr. Kitto unlawfully entered 142 Seymour St. occupied by Amanda M.
Lawler at about 4:01 a.m. and stole several DVDs and items from a freezer. He
also allegedly stole a bottle of Derek Jeter Cologne, a car stereo face plate
and $6.68 in currency and coin from a 1997 Ford Ranger parked in the 200 block
of Seymour Street and belonging to Bradley J. Halladay, Black River, police
He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building Saturday
morning pending arraignment in town of Watertown Court.
Woman Accused of Hitting Man in Head with Empty Liquor Bottle
Crystal L. Dodd, 31, of 103 N. Orchard St., Apt. 2, was charged by Watertown
police at 9:36 p.m. Friday with second-degree assault, a felony.
Police said she struck Forrest S. Dodd, same address, in the head with an empty
Jim Beam whiskey bottle causing a cut to his head at about 9:07 p.m. their
residence. The injury required treatment at Samaritan Medical Center, police
Say Watertown Man Pushed Another Causing Him to Break His Wrist
Wendell E. Shear, 55, of 142 Mechanic St., Apt. 1201, Midtown Towers, was
charged Friday afternoon with third-degree assault.
It is alleged he pushed Dennis P. Countryman, same address, Apt. 1106, at about
4 p.m. on April 1 at Midtown Towers causing him to fall to the floor and break
his wrist, police said.
Mr. Shear awaits prosecution in City Court.
Man Accused of Violating Court Order
Scott P. Beirman, 43, of 33135 County Route 143, Carthage, was charged Friday
evening by Watertown police with violating a Family Court order of protection
by calling his wife, Patricia A. Beirman, Mill St.
Mr. Beirman was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
Charge 2 Men After Fight on Goodale Street
Two men were arrested for fighting in the 100 block of Goodale Street at about
1:55 a.m. Saturday, according to Watertown police.
Stanley R. Kims II, 24, of 136 Scio St., and Eddie V. Ghingoree, 31, Jamaica,
N.Y., were each charged with disorderly conduct.
Mr. Kims is ordered to appear May 1 in City Court. Mr. Ghingoree is being held
at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building as an immigration detainee
pending possible deportation, according to police documents.
Women Charged with Shoplifting at Kohl's
Three women were recently charged with shoplifting at Kohl's department store,
21850 Towne Center Dr., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
Andrea M. Hazelton, 20, and Crystal M. Prashaw, 20, both of 40 John St., Apt.
2, were each charged with petit larceny. Ms. Hazelton allegedly stole a junior
knit top, shorts and skirts valued at $88, and Ms. Prashaw took $86 worth of
clothing, deputies said. Both are summoned to appear in town of Watertown Court
on May 29.
In a separate incident, Regina Ann Stevens, 24, of 537 Pearl St., was charged
with petit larceny after allegedly attempting to leave the store without paying
for $174 worth of women's clothing, deputies said. She is to answer the charge
May 1 in town of Watertown Court.
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