DWI - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Shane E. Belknap, 23, of 1323 state Route 37C, Bombay with driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for an equipment violation - no headlight and making an unsafe turn following a traffic stop at 1:54 a.m. Saturday near Route 37 at East Orvis Street in the village of Massena. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent.
FALSE WRITTEN STATEMENT - NORFOLK - Troopers filed additional charges Friday against a Norfolk man charged with striking her husband in the leg with a baseball bat, slashing at his arm with a pocket knife and attempted to stab him with a drill during an argument that took place over a several hour period Monday.
Canton-based state police had charged Melinda S. Branham, 26, of 3755 state Route 310, Norfolk, with third-degree assault, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use and criminal mischief Monday evening following an investigation into a domestic dispute complaint reported at 3 p.m. that day from the town of Norfolk.
She was additionally charged with making a false written statement, two more counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and an additional second-degree menacing charge Friday stemming from the state police investigation into the Monday incident.
Troopers said Joshua C. Branham said he and his wife started arguing about their truck. Ms. Branham reportedly wanted to drive to her medical appointment, but Mr. Branham was concerned she wouldnt come right back home and he had a class to attend at SUNY Canton.
He told troopers the argument escalated and his wife threw items at his head, attempted to stab him with a drill and then grabbed a baseball bat and swung it at him, striking him in the upper left thigh.
Mr. Branham reportedly drove Ms. Branham to her medical appointment and then was taking her to her mothers residence after she had seen the chiropractor when the argument resumed. He said Ms. Branham, started tapping the window with a pink pocket knife and threatened to stab him, eventually slashing at him with the knife, tearing his jacket. He said she also repeatedly kicked the glovebox and the shift lever, knocking the vehicle into park on more than one occasion. Ms. Branham also allegedly hit Mr. Branham in the face with her purse.
Troopers said Mr. Branham was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Monday after he drove to the state police station to file a complaint against his wife. A records check revealed his operating privileges were suspended.
Ms. Branham had initially been held at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $1,500 bail following her arrest Monday evening, but she has since been released under the supervision of the probation department.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police charged Devan M. Cooke, 19, of Moira with criminal mischief Friday following an investigation into a burglary complaint reported at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 from the town of Fort Covington.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION WEAPON - BANGOR - Malone-based state police charged James L. LaBarr, 20, of Bombay with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon Friday afternoon on state Route 95 in the town of Bombay following an investigation into a person with a gun complaint filed with troopers at 1 p.m. Friday from the town of Bangor.
MENACING - ST. REGIS FALLS - Malone-based state police charged Erin D. Boyea, 32, of Tupper Lake with second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment Friday night following an investigation to a domestic incident complaint filed with troopers at 9:41 p.m. Friday from the of Waverly.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - MALONE - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents around the region on Friday. Among those:
■ Dana W. McCaffrey, 60, of Moira at 10:48 p.m. on Route 11 in the town of Bangor.