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Monday Nov 23 | via Watertown Daily Times
The former SUNY Canton students accused of attacking and robbing a food delivery man in September have denied the allegations for the second time, this time in St. Lawrence County Court. Gerome G. Phillips, 18, Edward S. Garcia, 19, and Arcenio Vazquez, 18, all of the Bronx, and Derek L. Castillo, 18, of Manhattan, all pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts each of second-degree robbery and one count of second-degree gang assault. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
An Ogdensburg man was sentenced Monday in St. Lawrence County Court to 10 years in prison for burglarizing a city home in May. Arley L. Dahlberg, 30, of 834 Ford St., Room 7, was sentenced on his Aug. 25 guilty plea to one count of the violent felony of second-degree burglary in a plea deal with the district attorney's office. A part of the plea deal, Mr. Dahlberg, a state prison system parolee, had pending charges of second-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal trespassing against him in Ogdensburg City Court and remaining charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny out of Gouverneur Town Court satisfied. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
An Alexandria Bay man and former Ogdensburg bar owner was placed on interim probation Monday for illegally entering two Ogdensburg homes earlier this year. John C. Tulip, 59, of 24126 Route 26, Suite 2, was placed on one year of interim probation in St. Lawrence County Court after his Aug. 25 guilty plea to two counts of the reduced charge of second-degree attempted burglary, a violent felony, in a plea deal with the district attorney's office. Comment?
Sunday Nov 15 | via Watertown Daily Times
Diligence paid off for law enforcement agents as they recently arrested a man accused of writing threatening notes in the spring to a professor at SUNY Potsdam. Amjad Hussain, Elmira, is a 22-year-old former student of the local university. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via North County Public Radio
SUNY Potsdam officials gave few details about the arrest of Amjad "Mark" Hussain at a public information session Thursday night. About 75 students and faculty were there. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 11 | via Watertown Daily Times
A former SUNY Potsdam student has been charged in connection with two hate notes that were delivered to one of its professors in April. University police, about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, charged Amjad “Mark” Hussain, 22, of Elmira, with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment/hate crime, a class E felony. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 4 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
The village police officer placed on leave for his involvement in the September shooting death of the Clarkson University graduate student found stabbing a classmate in his apartment returned to work Wednesday. Officer Matthew A. Seymour's return to the department comes after he was placed on paid administrative leave Sept. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 4 | via North Country Now
Village police officer Matthew Seymour is back on the job for the first time since he shot and killed a suspect with a knife in September. Seymour was put on leave immediately after he fired four shots from his Glock 21 .45 caliber service pistol into Clarkson graduate student Tian Ma, 31, on Sept. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 3 | via Watertown Daily Times
Four former SUNY Canton students alleged to have jumped and hospitalized a food-delivery man in September were indicted Monday by a St. Lawrence County grand jury. The grand jury charged Gerome G. Phillips, 17, Edward S. Garcia, 19, and Arcenio Vazquez, 18, all of the Bronx, and Derek L. Castillo, 18, of Manhattan, each with a two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of second-degree gang assault. Comment?
Oct 26, 2015 | via Watertown Daily Times
A Massena man was indicted by a St. Lawrence County grand jury Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with a teen boy. James P. Francis, 59, of 42 Roosevelt St., faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years of age. Comment?
Oct 25, 2015 | via North Country Now
Katherine Adams, 19, of Centerport, was charged with use of a forged instrument at 8:15 a.m. after allegedly attempting to purchase alcohol with a fake ID. Damion J. Martin, 21, Potsdam, was charged with third-degree assault at 5:56 p.m. The arrest stemmed from an Oct. 15 incident. Comment?
Oct 19, 2015 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A 15-year-old DeKalb Junction youth has been charged with felony sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual conduct with a girl under the age of 11. He was charged by state police Sunday with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a class-D felony, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, each of which are class-A misdemeanors. The arrest stems from an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 12 and involved the 15-year-old male having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 11, according to police. Comment?
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