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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Feb 14 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a North Lawrence man who failed to appear during his first day of trial Tuesday on charges of assault and burglary. On Dec. 5, Ervin E. Francis, III, 44, of 15 Grove St., North Lawrence, pleaded not guilty to a Nov. 10 indictment on two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree assault, all felonies. Comment?
Thursday Feb 2 | via North Country Now
So I hear that Mexico is going to build a wall. This could be a good thing. For far too long the criminal element has crossed that border with robbery in mind...and Mexico has been the victim. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 1 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A Massena woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in St. Lawrence County Court for stealing more than $250,000 from her Potsdam employer over the course of almost four years. Karen L. Jawan, 50, of 847 Tayler Road, was sentenced to a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 6 years in prison for her Oct. 11 guilty plea to felony second-degree grand larceny in a plea deal with the district attorney's office. Comment?
Friday Jan 27 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A notice of claim was filed Dec. 21 by Amy Marion of Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP, of Garden City, on behalf of Mr. Hillary, who is alleging that he was subject to continuous illegal and improper actions and conduct regarding his false arrest, investigation, malicious prosecution, fabrication of evidence, falsification of evidence and concealment of exculpatory evidence. The claim was filed 84 days following Mr. Hillary's Sept. Comment?
Jan 15, 2017 | via Watertown Daily Times
A former university student charged with sending racist and homophobic notes to a SUNY Potsdam professor in 2015 has accepted a plea deal in the case, thus avoiding the need for a trial that was scheduled to start Tuesday. Amjad “Mark” Hussain, 23, Elmira, is charged with two felony counts of second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime and one count of fourth-degree criminal solicitation in an indictment filed by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman . Comment?
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