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Massena woman faces felony criminal contempt count


CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged Blair B. (Elizabeth) Lamina, 29, of Massena with a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment at 2:15 a.m. Friday.

Police said the charges stemmed from an incident at 11:48 p.m. Thursday when Lamina violated an order of protection by going to Brian D. Pilatzke’s residence at 258 Prospect Ave.

While there, she reportedly scratched and bit Mr. Pilatzke in the face, arms and back.

She was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released after posting $750.

Mr. Pilatzke said an argument started Thursday night when Lamica stopped at his residence to pick up some of her thing. “Elizabeth and I began arguing over the use of her van. Elizabeth no longer wanted me to drive her van,” he said in the statement he provided police.

“The van is registered to and insured under her mother’s name, Elizabeth Browning. Elizabeth (Blair) began biting and scratching me,” he said, charging Lamina had also tried taking her cell phone so he was unable to contact police until after she left his residence.

Lamina, in her statement to police, told police Mr. Pilatzke, her ex-boyfriend, had called her before 11 p.m. telling her she could stay with him if she wanted to. She said he called her again at 11:17 p.m. telling her she could come over and pick up some of her things. She noted he indicated he would leave those items at the end of the driveway near the road.

But she said when she arrived at 258 Prospect Ave. she discovered her items were not in the driveway but saw Mr. PIlatzke standing on the sidewalk near the porch.

“I went on the porch to get my things. I bent down to get my suitcase. Brian pushed my suitcase so I couldn’t get it and elbowed me in the mouth. Brian then said, ‘You’re not getting it without a police escort.’ I pushed Brian away from me. Then Brian said he was calling the cops,” she said in her statement.

“Brian makes every attempt to contact me to do thing things he wants me to do,” she added, noting he had sent her a text with a proposal as recently as 2:52 p.m. Thursday.

Acting St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge Robert J. Main Jr. had signed an order of protection during a child neglect case in May directing Lamina to stay away from Mr. Pilatzke. That order is scheduled to expire on Dec. 17.

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