IMPROPER U TURN - MASSENA - Village police charged Ryne R. Martin, 53, of Brasher Falls, managing editor of the Daily Courier-Observer, with making an improper U turn at 11:35 a.m. Monday following a personal injury accident on the Parker Avenue Bridge. Police said Martin was southbound on the Parker Avenue Bridge when he pulled into the path of a southbound U.S. Postal Service van being operated by Marcea L. Smith, 43, of County Route 43, Massena. Smith was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue with a complaint of upper body pain. Martin and a passenger in his vehicle, Christine Compo-Martin, were uninjured.
FAILURE TO OBEY - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Kristy L. Brainard, 37, of Massena for failure to obey a traffic control signal at 4:32 p.m. Saturday following a property damage accident on East Orvis at Main Street.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police from around the region investigated a number of accidents on Monday. Among those were:
■ Theresa M. Snyder, 25, of Chateaugay at 6:29 p.m. on Donovan Road, near County Route 4, in the town of Fort Covington.
■ Denver N. Reagan, 21, of Waddington at 4:50 p.m. on County Route 33, near Miller Road, in the town of Waddington.
■ Paul Leo Post, 77, of Massena and Nathan R. TenEyck, 27, of Ogdensburg were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 12:05 p.m. on County Route 6 at New York Avenue in the town of Oswegatchie.
■ Michael A. Doe, 28, of Potsdam and Shona A. Elliott, 23, of Plattsburgh were involved in a two-vehicle collision at 10:50 a.m. on state Route 374 at Wallace Hill Road in the town of Plattsburgh.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Massena-based state police picked up Joseph D. Mitchell, 17, of 237 County Route 43, Lot 18, Massena, on a bench warrant for an alleged violation of his release under the supervision of the probation department on fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration charges. He reportedly violated the conditions of his release by failing to complete recommended treatment, failing in an attempt to falsify a drug test and tested positive for drug use on multiple occasions. He was arraigned on the warrant Tuesday afternoon by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.