Saranac Lake, NY

#70 Jan 24, 2013
Why were the cops not called when suspected drug use and drinking by minors instead of just kicking out? And the one running it is friends and jokes with some of the worst ones even on fb. I admire that u admit there is a problem'. If you really feel like helping why not contact dale roberts and become under cover your self or turn your friends in your self. Prove you want the rink there and open by helping solve the problem? And get your friends help by turning them in. Or is this another board member acting as one of the kids that hang out there. Only time will tell. Let's see if what you do to honestly help.
not a 15 yr old punk

Ithaca, NY

#71 Jan 24, 2013
no I promise, on my word as an aspiring journalist and teacher, I am another of the children at the rink. In all honesty, I have turned in many of my friends and it killed me every time. Many times they were very mad! They freaked out, started rumors, became people I was scared to cross outside of school. I hated it, and yet I continued to turn them in and yes I even called the cops once. But there is only so much I can do without the strong back bone of an adult. My parents supported me doing this but even they aren't enough to back me and cause a big ripple effect. I admit, yes the one running it jokes with them, I sat and listened to his story and he used to be one of them, but haven't we all done something we regret? Im only 15 and I know that I regret many things. He doesn't support them or defend them, in fact he is the one to throw them out in the defense of the kids they act out in front of. I would gladly go undercover if I was trained, protected, and didn't think I would be suspected. But frankly, the people that are doing these bad things would know and suspect me first because they know I have turned them in before. I cant fight this on my own, and I have asked friends for help, the problem is, they don't want the drama that results from standing up and having a voice.
Tell me what I can do. I want to help. We want our rink and whatever I have to do to keep it I will!

Saranac Lake, NY

#72 Jan 24, 2013
First speak with your parents and have them contact dale roberts, second ithere is no way for them to find out who you are. Do not post on here anymore about yourself. h adults running the rink should have your back. And if all else fails and get harrased after post their names on here and I'm sure there are enough others tired of them to have your back. You are the right person for the job and could make a big diffrence. I to have spoke out about issues and have done the right thing. Yes it is hard but ou do feel good if you save one person from harm or worse.
Tanya Roy

Springfield, NJ

#73 Jan 25, 2013
The village police are contact every time there is suspected illegal activity.
not a 15 yr old punk

Ithaca, NY

#74 Jan 25, 2013
I agree that there should be enough others tired of them! God knows im sick of the teens like me being classified as part of a majority of punks.:/ I hope that it will help if I talk to him! I have talked to my parents and they are backing me 100%, im working on what exactly im going to say and propose to Mr. Roberts. I hope im he right person and I hope this does help make a difference! and trust me I know what its like to save people, once or twice I have just by speaking out and im glad :) and I agree the police are contacted, the problem is, those teens sprint when the police show up or word of the police gets around. We need a certified cop or too undercover so that no one knows they are the cop. That way the bad ones wont even know what hit them!
skater mom

Ardsley, NY

#75 Jan 27, 2013
Just so you all are aware the police were called to the rink today by the rink attendant for someone who openly told others he was going to smoke pot on the grounds. These brave kids did the right thing and because of these kids and the rink attendant's quick action this drug user was arrested. He and 2 others were banned from the rink. The rink attendants and hockey association have called the police on this particular person 3 times before but he kept slipping away. Today they finally got him. For all of you who say the attendants and hockey association do nothing to clean up the rink, obviously you are wrong considering today's events. They even have a "banned board" that states who is banned, what they are banned for, and when (or if) they are allowed back at the rink.

Saranac Lake, NY

#76 Jan 27, 2013
I wonder if well hear their names or not and who they were, shame them by putting their names on here.
hockey mom

New York, NY

#77 Jan 27, 2013
if you want to see names, then go to the rink - their names are posted on the "banned board" and watch newzjunkie because it was an arrest so it'll be on there too. They have no shame anyway. I was there and they were all very indignant and pissed - even when he was searched and they found stuff on him they blamed the rink and the hockey president and the attendant. I'm glad the police finally had enough probable cause to search him AND glad they finally caught him trying to run. All his little cronies left after he was cuffed - oh boo hoo they'll have to find someone else to buy illegal drugs from and somewhere else to smoke it.
in the know

New York, NY

#78 Jan 27, 2013
Tanya Roy wrote:
The village police are contact every time there is suspected illegal activity.
Just because you disagree with this by judging it with a big red X doesn't means it isn't true.

Saranac Lake, NY

#79 Jan 27, 2013
Well we will see if its better or not.
And I'm sure it was not someones friend that they turned in. When they turn in one of their friends I'll nelieve in change.

Saranac Lake, NY

#81 Jan 28, 2013
Nothing yet, why don't they post ALL that r on the boad here? Shame them a little-
dream big

Gloversville, NY

#82 Jan 29, 2013
if you go to and look under the local news and click read more you can scroll down and see who it was

Saranac Lake, NY

#83 Jan 29, 2013
That kids on probation and needs to serve time he's nothing but a hood who brings people down with him and gets them to do drugs

Syracuse, NY

#84 Jan 29, 2013
Why are you so surprised that the Village or Town of Lowville hasn' t done something to improve this situation? When is the last time that anything for children or young people has actually been done by the legislators in this community unless it benefits one of the board members or legislators?

Saranac Lake, NY

#85 Jan 29, 2013
They have tryed to do a lot but kids like this yoith ruin it. Blame him and his friends, get the town cleaned up and maybe then they would be more willing to do things
Skater mom

North Creek, NY

#86 Jan 29, 2013
Exactly like I said obviously the Hockey Association is trying to clean up the rink. If they weren't doing everything they could obviously this young man wouldn't have been caught there with Marijuana!! The young man's girlfriend and her friend both swore and the girlfriend threw a pair of skates at the Hockey Association president!! Maybe some parents need to teach their children a bit more respect! Just because you were mad that your friend got busted doesn't mean you need to behave like that. In case anyone missed it, his name is Dajoun Marcellus. The two young ladies with attitudes are also on the "Banned Board" named as Abigail Mellnitz and Marlana Turck. I'm not sure those are spelled correctly as I can not remember the spelling on the board. For anyone who missed the article here's the link:

Saranac Lake, NY

#87 Jan 29, 2013
Yes his gf is marlana turck, and his other gf is the abigal mellnitz. Why were charges not pressed for assult? Skates are sharp objects, if you make examples out of them besides banning them it would deture more. I think a statement should be signed against them.

Saranac Lake, NY

#88 Jan 29, 2013
It would be attempted as there was no injuries. But add on endangering the welfare of a child, as many counts as youth that were present. Thing they should press charges and parentsvrthat had youth there should press charges also. Take a stand. And if he did have drugs around kids and the am is a. Minor why was he not charged with that also.

Saranac Lake, NY

#89 Jan 29, 2013
Good start

Saranac Lake, NY

#90 Jan 30, 2013
So your telling me I can go do attempted assult by throwing a dangerous object at someone with intent and not be introuble what are we teaching kids with this message. That attempted assult with what could be a weapon is ok, you'll jist get band from someplace? But if I was to do it I would have been put in cuffs right on the spot by the police. Does anyone else have issues with this?

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