Potsdam Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Potsdam, NY or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Story from NorthCountryNow.com

    Monday Mar 16 | via North Country Now 

    Details have not yet been released, but St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells says one more suspect has been apprehended from among the seven who were still at large last week. Thirty-three people from around St. Lawrence County and elsewhere were charged March 12, and 26 of them were arrested on drug felonies in a sweep law enforcement are calling "Operation 315."

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  • Reports: Suspended Potsdam middle school teacher ind...

    Thursday Mar 5 | via The Post-Standard 

    A suspended eighth-grade social studies teacher was indicted on rape and sexual abuse charges after police say he had sex multiple times with a then-14-year-old former student. Thomas McGowan, 32, of 39 Reynolds Road, Potsdam, was indicted on 13 counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and two felony counts of second-degree rape in St. Lawrence County Court on Wednesday, the Watertown Daily Times reported .

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  • Potsdam teacher indicted on charges of sexually abus...

    Wednesday Mar 4 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    A suspended Potsdam Central School social studies teacher was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges, including two felonies, for allegedly having sexual intercourse and other forms of sexual contact with a 14-year-old student. Thomas P. McGowan, 32, of 39 Reynolds Road, Potsdam, faces 13 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a class B misdemeanor, and two counts of second-degree rape, a class D felony, according to an indictment returned by a St. Lawrence County grand jury.

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  • Judge: Documents in Hillarya s suit against Potsdam ...

    Tuesday Mar 3 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    A federal judge ordered Tuesday that certain documents filed in Oral N. “Nick” Hillary's defamation and false imprisonment lawsuit against the village Police Department should remain under seal. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe also dismissed Hillary's defamation claim, ruling that there was no evidence that village officers identified him to anyone as a suspect in the Oct. 24, 2011, murder of 12-year-old Garrett J. Phillips at the youth's Market Street apartment.

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  • Troopers charge two men following investigation into...

    Wednesday Feb 25 | via Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal 

    A second arrest was made Wednesday following an investigation into an armed robbery that reportedly took place shortly before Christmas at a residence on the North Raquette River Road in the town of Massena. Massena-based state police charged Nicholas Adams, 23, of no fixed address, with first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday following an investigation into an incident that took place Dec. 18 in the town of Massena.

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  • Massena man jailed on $100,000 bail on robbery charge

    Wednesday Feb 25 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    State police charged Nicholas Adams, 23, of Massena with first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday following an investigation into an incident Dec. 18 in the town of Massena. Mr. Adams and a 21-year-old codefendant from Potsdam, armed with long rifles, allegedly entered a residence at 911 North Raquette River Road, forced Matthew Williams and Paula Welsh - the couple who lived at the residence with a 10-month-old baby - to get on their knees at gunpoint and stole $1,200 cash and three long guns.

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Potsdam Law

Will I have to take a drug test at my arraignment hearing? If so, how does the drug test influence the judge's decision?
I was arrested for felony misdemeanor b possession of 28 grams of marijuana.
No. Unless that is a local procedure I don't know about. I've only seen in court drug testing where the defendant is in...
When facing jail time for violation of probation what is the length of time facing?
violation of probation
Felony-- 1 13-4 or 2 1/3-7 years. Misdemeanor--up to 1 year Depemds on what charge you were put on probation for....
How long is the due process for a dwi?
I was givin an dwi on january 1st an I was present in the village court on febuary 15th they sent t to county court then I still have not received a court date for the county? How long do they have untill it has to be thrown out?
Some more information may be needed to properly answer you. If the case is going to county court that means that you...
I was pulled over for beeping my horn on a very congested street 6 months ago and got a dwi. my attorney said this isnt PCause.
i was pulled over 6 months ago for beeping my horn on a very congested street at 11:00 p.m.. the police pulled me over in my friend's driveway and gave me a dwi. he pulled me over for beeping my horn, which my lawyer said is not probable cause because vehicle and traffic law states anyone driving on the road has the right to sound horn when necessary if there are obstacles on or about the road. the police statement says i was not driving recklessly or swerving, simply beeping my horn. i have a probable cause hearing finally, 6 months later, this friday....
I'm not sure if this is a question and since you are represented, I can only give general advice. However, it sounds...
Can nunc pro tunc be used to correct a sentence for DWI?
Two DWI sentences running concurrent 1 1/3 - 4 and 1 2/3 - 5. The agreement was to run concurrent starting form the first day in prison. It took 10 months for the second charge to go through the court system and DOCC's added 10 months to the end of the sentence as the details were not spelled out in the minutes or put in any of the documents submitted. Just a box was checked saying concurrent.
Contact the attorney who handled the case at sentencing. Perhaps the court can correct the sentencing dockets.
First time probation violation
i was put on probation due to the fact i stayed at a friend house and had some beers and went to go home around 930 the next morning and had to blow into my interlock device and it read alcoho..so they put me on probation and just wondering what would happen if i fail the 80 hr etg test for th very first time?
You always face the possibility of being resentenced to jail.
I got a felony dwi in 2002 and it is now 2013. can i get a gun now or do i have to go thrue steps to do so?..., and if so how do
i want to get a hunting license and a gun but not sure if i can.
You cannot own a firearm in New York State with a felony conviction, unless the judge who sentenced you will issue you...