Recent Crime News
Tuesday May 12 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A Waddington professional boxer is facing multiple charges after authorities said he took several swings at a village police officer Saturday. Officers charge that at a 2:22 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Market Street and Sandstone Drive, Brian M. Clookey, 33, of 772 Irish Settlement Road, failed to comply with a traffic stop for failing to stop at a red light and continued traveling to the Clarkson University campus south entrance off Clarkson Avenue, where he abandoned his vehicle and fled into the woods. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A professional boxer from Waddington was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and a host of other charges after he turned himself in Monday afternoon. Village police also charged Brian M. Clookey, 33, of Waddington with third-degree attempted assault, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest following an investigation into an incident that took place early Saturday morning. Comment?
Friday May 8 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
A 30-year-old Moira woman will be required to perform 40 hours of community after pleading guilty to charges stemming from allegations she had failed to properly supervise a St. Regis Nursing Home resident under her care. Crystal Burdick, of 455 County Route 32, Lot 3, Moira, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of willful violation of the Public Health Law in as plea bargain agreement with the state Attorney General's Office. Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via North County Public Radio
Students led a solidarity march Tuesday to draw attention to a racist, threatening letter sent to a SUNY Potsdam professor. Photo: Sarah Harris The SUNY Potsdam professor who received a racist, homophobic letter that included a death threat over the weekend has received a second "equally threatening" letter, according to university officials. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via North Country Now
SUNY Potsdam officials say there has been a second threat against an African American faculty member who earlier this week was the target of what has been described as a racist and homophobic vitriol. The college is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the perpetrator's arrest, a petition opposing the threats is circulating and a "Stop the Hate" vigil is planned for tonight. Comment?
Apr 15, 2015 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal
Not-guilty pleas were heard repeatedly throughout the day Wednesday in St. Lawrence County court for 19 people arraigned in connection with a state drug sting known as “Operation 315.” St. Lawrence County jail has been home to 32 people arrested following a multiagency investigation - led by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Drug Task Force team, the state attorney general's Organized Crime Task Force and state police - on allegations they took part in a heroin and cocaine distribution ring that funneled drugs from New York City, Massachusetts and elsewhere to St. Lawrence County. Comment?
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