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Canton man pleads guilty to check forgery charge in city court

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A Canton man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ogdensburg City Court to a check forgery charge.

Allen J. Oshier, 29, of 606 Route 11, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was accused in June 2011 of possessing and passing a check from the bank account of Richard G. Adams, Lisbon.

He was fined $400, given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay restitution.

He was represented by attorney Lloyd G. Grandy II.

In other cases Tuesday before Judge William R. Small:

Terri L. Devries, 29, of 224 McIlwee Road, Heuvelton, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct to satisfy March 17 charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and fourth degree-criminal mischief. She was fined $100, ordered to perform 30 hours community service, given a one-year conditional discharge and told to pay $75 restitution for window and door damage to a residence at 911 New York Ave.

Ms. Devries was represented by the St. Lawrence Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Margaret M. Skelly, 24, of 719 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of a March 27 charge of disorderly conduct, which allegedly occurred outside Kozy’s bar, 723 New York Ave.

She was represented by the Conflict Public Defender’s Office.

Nolan C. Monroe, 20, of 815 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of an April 16 charge of unlawfully possessing noxious materials.

He was accused of putting liquid toilet cleaner and aluminum foil into a two-liter plastic bottle to create a so-called bottle bomb, which exploded in his back yard.

He was also ordered to perform 30 hours community service.

He was represented by the county Public Defender’s Office.

Wesley D. Schofell, 24, of 315 Lafayette St., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment to satisfy a Feb. 2 charge of forcible touching. He was fined and surcharged a total of $220 and told to abide for six months by a no-contact order of protection for the complainant, an unidentified Ogdensburg woman.

Scott A. Arduine, 58, of 627 Proctor Ave., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of an April 2012 charge of third-degree attempted assault. He was accused of hitting Bethanie A. Ashley, of 227 Denny St.

He was also told to abide for six months by a no harassment order of protection for Ms. Ashley.

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