HYPODERMIC NEEDLE - MASSENA - Village police charged Leslie A. Moore, 28, of 16 Haskell St., Massena, with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument after a needle was located in her purse at 12:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop on state Route 37. She was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Gerald L. Dissottle Jr., 22, of 532 Elliott Road, Norwood, when his vehicle was stopped for having an inadequate plate lamp. Dissottle was found to have a warrant held by the state police and was turned over to troopers at the scene of the traffic stop after giving police permission to search his vehicle. Police said Moore had also consented to a search of her purse.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Douglas M. Monroe, 27, of 36 Oliver Road, Massena, on a bench warrant for an alleged violation of probation on a felony charge at 8:37 p.m. Sunday on the Town Line Road. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond pending an appearance in county court. The underlying charge was three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Monroe was reportedly in possession of six packets of heroin located in the center console of the vehicle he was riding in and being operated by his girlfriend on April 23.
Monroe was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Amanda L. Kerr, 25, also of 69 Oliver Road, Massena. Kerr was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, three counts of possession of hypodermic instruments and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and ticketed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with unsafe tires and obstructed vision.
Kerr, in her statement to police, said the village patrolman told her he had pulled her over because she had an obstructed view with a couple of air fresheners and her work ID badge hanging from her rear view mirror. He said he also told her she had a bald rear tire on her vehicle.
The drugs were located after Kerr reportedly consented to have her vehicle searched.
PAROLE WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Adam P. Chelluk, 22, of 17 1./2 Parker Ave., Massena, on a parole warrant at 3 p.m. Sunday at the TJ Maxx store in the Harte Haven Shopping Center. He was transported to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, where he is being held on the parole detainer.
Chelluk was sentenced to one to four years in prison in August 2011 for a fourth-degree grand larceny, but most of sentence has been under parole supervision. He was last released from prison on March 5, 2013 after completing a 120-day in the Willard Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Chelluk reportedly recently returned to Massena after being in the Boston area for the past several weeks.