FORGED INSTRUMENTS - MASSENA - Mikle N. LaVare, 26, of 13 1/2 Bridge St., Nicholville was charged with four felonies following a traffic stop Tuesday in the village of Massena.
LaVare was charged with two counts of first-degree tampering with public records and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
It is alleged that earlier in the day LaVare removed the inspection and registration stickers from a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup, placing them on a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup to hide the fact the truck was neither inspected or registered.
Mr. LaVare was additionally ticketed for uninspected motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, improper plates, operating without insurance and displaying a forged certificate of inspection.
He was arraigned Tuesday evening in Massena Town Court by Justice Gerald P. Sharlow.
He was then sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.