Recent Crime News
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." Comment?
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 . Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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. Comment?
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