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Man Accused of Possessing Handgun with 47 Rounds of Ammunition in Bar Parking Lot 

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Ryan D. Nelson, 23, of 26714 Annabelle Ave., Evans Mills, was charged by Watertown police at 12:20 a.m. Sunday with second-degree possession of a weapon.

Police said he possessed a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun with 47 rounds of ammunition contained in three magazines while in the parking lot of Pewter Mug, 1313 State St.

Mr. Nelson, a Fort Drum soldier, was arraigned before Watertown Town Justice James P. McClusky and sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building under $1,000 cash bail. 

Two City Women Charged After Fight Inside Bar

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Two women were arrested by Watertown police after they were engaged in a fight at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday at Poor Richard's Tavern, 1309 State St.

Billi Jo Clark, 23, of 111 E. Lynde St., Apt. D13, and Intia T. Butcher, 35, of 31 Maywood Terrace, were both cited with disorderly conduct and released. They are to appear May 28 in City Court.

Ms. Butcher was arrested two hours later in the parking lot of Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., after she was observed by police allegedly yelling and shoving two females. She was cited again with disorderly conduct and held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building under $100 police bail pending arraignment Sunday morning in town of Watertown Court.

Troopers: Felts Mills Man Harassed Landlord

FELTS MILLS, N.Y.    James A. Booth, 24, Felts Mills, was charged Friday night with second-degree harassment, according to state police.

He is accused of verbally threatening his landlord during an eviction on May 7 in the town of Rutland, troopers said. Mr. Booth is to answer the charges in Rutland Town Court.

Lowville Man Facing Petit Larceny Count

CROGHAN, N.Y.    Christopher D. Sweeney, 26, of 7196 Beetle Rd., Lowville, was cited Saturday evening with petit larceny, according to state police.

It is alleged he stole an iPod on March 20 from a residence in the town of Croghan, troopers said. He is to answer he charge in Croghan Town Court.


Deputies: Boy, 14, Threatened Woman on Phone

TOWN OF LEYDEN    Lewis County sheriff's deputies charged a 14-year-old boy on Saturday with second-degree aggravated harassment.

It is alleged he threatened to harm a 20-year-old woman during a conversation on the telephone Saturday, deputies said.

The juvenile is to answer the charge in Lewis County Family Court.

3 Men Arrested After Fight Outside Tavern

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Watertown police arrested three men at 2:13 a.m. Saturday after a fight in the 1300 block of State Street.

Donald W. Walton, 21, of 10205 Euphrates River Valley Rd., Fort Drum, and Shawn M. Romeo, 24, of 21850 County Route 47, Apt. 11, Carthage, were charged with disorderly conduct after they were observed by police fighting each other. Mr. Romeo also allegedly attempted to strike an officer, according to court documents.

Gabriel E. Monfiston, 23, 1024 5th Armor Div. Dr., Apt. 129, Fort Drum, was charged with resisting arrest after attempting to pry a police officer off Mr. Walton, police said. 

According to a police report, "I told the defendant (Mr. Monfiston) to get back and had to push him off from us. The defendant slapped my hand away. I informed the defendant he was under arrest. The defendant then resisted arrest by attempting to hit officers. During the altercation, the defendant did attempt to headbutt me in the face. The defendant missed, hitting me in the upper chest with his head. Pepper spray was used on the defendant who was still attempting to strike officers. Defendant was directed to the ground and placed in handcuffs." He was later released to military custody.

All three men are summoned to appear in City Court.

Man Accused of Having Loaded Gun at Border

COLLINS LANDING    An Onondaga County man was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Friday at U.S. Customs on Wellesley Island after he was found possessing a loaded 9mm handgun and a dagger as he was attempting to enter the country, according to state police.

Loren C. Mader, 22, of 2656 Warners Rd., Warners, was charged with second- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in Orleans Town Court and sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, Watertown, on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He awaits grand jury action. Troopers were assisted by members of the the U.S. Customs Border Patrol.

Troopers: Man Exposed Himself to Postal Worker

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Eric W. Stanton, 39, of 302 High St., Canastota, was charged Thursday with public lewdness after an incident on Jan. 11 at the Ellisburg police office, a state police investigator said.

Mr. Stanton is accused of exposing himself to a postal employee. He is ordered to appear June 4 in Ellisburg Town Court.

Man Accused of Possessing Stolen Video Games

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Corey C. Clark, 19, of 16152 Foster Park Rd., Dexter, was charged Saturday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, according to state police.

Mr. Clark is accused of possessing six PlayStation2 video games which he sold to the Games Stop store, town of Watertown, to benefit himself monetarily, police said. He is to answer the charge June 5 in town of Watertown Court.

Police Charge 2 Men After Fight on Factory Street

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Matthew D. Larsen, 18, of 303 N. Indiana Ave., and Savino J. Trevizo, 39, of 668 Emerson St., Apt. 2, were both charged early Saturday morning with disorderly conduct, according to Watertown police.

They are accused of fighting each other in the 300 block of Factory Street shortly before 4 a.m., police said. Mr. Trevizo was treated at Samaritan Medical Center, according to a police report.

They are ordered to appear in City Court a later date.

Vermont Man Accused of Urinating in Parking Lot

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Malcolm S. Pierce, 45, of Burlington, Vt., was charged by Watertown police at 12:31 a.m. Saturday at 491 Factory St. with disorderly conduct.

Police said he was observed urinating in parking lot. He was turned over to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department on a Family Court warrant.

He is to appear May 21 in City Court.

Pair Charged Over Loud Music in Apartment

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Two men were charged at 12:32 a.m. Saturday with disorderly conduct because they played loud music and disturbed their neighbors, police said.

Thomas J. Swerdoski, 36, of 232 W. Main St., Apt. 41B, and Jason W. Meeker, 31, 158 Academy St., Apt. 1, were held on $100 police bail pending arraignment Saturday morning in town of Watertown Court.

Fort Drum Woman Accused of Shoplifting

CALCIUM, N.Y.    Chelsie M. Caudill, 24, of Langdon Drive, Fort Drum, was charged with petit larceny at 3:30 p.m. Friday following an alleged shoplifting incident at Super Wal-Mart, Route 11, according to state police. 

She is accused of walking out of the store without paying for merchandise priced at a total of $105.98. The items included a wireless phone, router and craft supplies, troopers said. Ms. Caudill is to answer the charge in LeRay Town Court.

Evans Mills Man Accused of Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

CALCIUM, N.Y.    Jaime Herrera, 24, of County Route 46, Evans Mills, was charged Friday afternoon with petit larceny, state police said.

He is accused of attempting to steal $40.51 worth of clothing from Super Wal-Mart, Route 11, in the town of LeRay, troopers said.


Quebec Man Accused of Possessing Meth at Border

COLLINS LANDING    A man from Saint-Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec, was charged at 1:57 p.m. Friday after he was found possessing methamphetamine at U.S. Customs on Wellesley Island, according to state police.

Martin Goyette, 24, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is to answer the charge in Orleans Town Court.

Sandy Creek Man Accused of Pushing His Girlfriend

SANDY CREEK, N.Y.    Kenneth J. Gibbs, 19, of 19 East First St., was charged by state police Friday morning with second-degree harassment.

It is alleged he pushed his girlfriend, Melissa A. Day, during a dispute in their home, troopers said. He is to answer the charge in Village Court.

Deputies Say Man Struck Another in Face

TOWN OF LEWIS    William B. Shutts, 20, Forestport, was charged Friday with third-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Shutts was charged with a striking Brian S. Marsdan in the face causing a cut during an altercation at a party on May 9, deputies said. He is to answer the charge in Lewis Town Court at a later date.

Deputies: Man Grabbed, Threw 14-Year-Old Boy

TOWN OF WATSON    Robert O. Mono, 22, River Road, was charged Friday by Lewis County sheriff's deputies with endangering the welfare of a child.

He allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old boy around his neck and threw him to the ground, deputies said. Mr. Mono is ordered to answer the charge in Watson Town Court.

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