An Ogdensburg man will have charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs and endangering the welfare of a child against him heard by a St. Lawrence County grand jury.
In Ogdensburg City Court on Tuesday, the case of Andrew D. Rishe, 26, of 129 Paterson St., was sent to the grand jury at the request of his attorney, Assistant St. Lawrence County Public Defender Steven G. Ballan.
Mr. Rishe was arrested Sept. 13 for driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. His vehicle struck a guard rail on North Rosseel Street with his daughter, then 5 months old, traveling with him. Court documents stated he had consumed multiple pills of the prescription medications Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction, and Clonazepam, a muscle relaxer used to treat seizures and anxiety.
In other cases heard Tuesday before Judge William R. Small:
Erica M. Kelso, 23, of 712 Franklin St., Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to an Oct. 9 charge of petit larceny. She allegedly used her home computer to enter the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union website account of her estranged husband, take $600 from it and transfer it to her account. She was released on her own recognizance and her case was adjourned to Dec. 20. She will seek legal representation from the public defender's office.
Gerald H. Bennett, 38, of 316 Deviller St., Ogdensburg, was granted adjournments in contemplation of dismissal in six months of June 19 and Aug. 31 charges of second-degree harassment. He allegedly threatened, separately, Karl H. Mayhew and Maynard W. Stowell, both of Ogdensburg. He was also told to abide by orders of protection for both men. He was represented by the public defender's office.
Katherine R. Beauchamp, 30, of 922 Greene St., Ogdensburg, was granted adjournments in contemplation of dismissal in six months of a Sept. 20 charge of endangering the welfare of a child and an Oct. 8 charge of criminal trespass. She was also told to take a parenting class. She allegedly entered the home of Brian J. Sias, Knox Street, without his permission She was also accused of leaving a 1-year-old boy without adult supervision at the Knox Street residence. She was represented by the public defender's office.
Bridgette A. Maitland, 40, of 648 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, agreed to pleaded guilty to petit larceny, pay $600 in restitution and was granted a one-year conditional discharge. She was accused in June of taking $600 in currency and coins and two video games from the home of Gregory and Lisa Sholette, 623 Lisbon St. She was also fined $150. She was represented by the public defender's office.
Thomas W. Budd, 21, of 500 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct to satisfy an Oct. 26 charge of petit larceny. He was accused of stealing a pair of sneakers valued at $95.96 from Olympia Sports, Gateway Plaza, Ford Street Extension. He was fined $100, ordered to pay $95 restitution and perform 40 hours of community service. He also granted a one-year conditional discharge.
He was represented by attorney Anya Mironova.
Daniel A. Supensky, 53, of Liverpool, pleaded guilty to trespass to satisfy that charge and third-degree attempted escape, both from July 26. He was accused of refusing to leave the Sunoco gas station, 728 Canton St. He was fined and surcharged a total of $320. He was represented by the public defender's office.