99 NEWS FOR SATURDAY, 7/2/11
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY LEGISLATOR BLASTS CANADIAN AUTHORITIES OVER TREATMENT OF BOATER--District 4 Legislator Alex MacKinnon of Fowler said Monday that those in authority over enforcement of laws on the St.Lawrence River must believe the Canada Border Services Agency patrol officer is a "complete idiot," referring to how 22-year-old Roy Anderson of Thousand Islands Park was treated on waters off Ganaoque, Ontario May 30th. Anderson was ordered to pay a thousand-dollar fine immediately or face being handcuffed and forced to lie on the floor of his unanchored boat face-down while it was towed to Canadian Customs, where he could have faced a 25-thousand-dollar fine---all because he was on Canadian waters without infoming Customs first. MacKinnon says the CBSA officer was not entrusted to make a judgement call that Anderson was not harming anyone, "just fishing." District 1 Legislator Sam Burns of Ogdensburg said in fairness, it is wrong to assume there would not be problems if the boater did not drop anchor, and it's hard to judge where the border is on the river.
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17-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN MEUTEN OF OGDENSBURG CHARGED FRIDAY WITH FELONY STOLEN PROPERTY POSSESSION. DEPUTIES SAY THEY STOPPED TO HELP HIM REPAIR A PICK-UP OFF ROUTE 68. A COMPUTER CHECK REVEALED IT WAS STOLEN FROM LYSANDER, NY IN ONONDAGA COUNTY LESS THAN A WEEK AGO. MEUTEN WAS ARRAIGNED AND JAILED ON 10-THOUSAND-DOLLARS CASH BAIL OR 20-THOUSAND-DOLLARS BAIL BOND
AT LEAST SEVEN ARRESTS WERE MADE THURSDAY CONNECTED WITH AN AKWESASNE-NIAGARA FALLS DRUG SMUGGLING PIPELINE. TWO OF THOSE ARRESTS WERE MADE IN MASSENA. THE RING SMUGGLED SOUTH AMERICAN COCAINE INTO NIAGARA FALLS, AND CANADIAN POT THROUGH AKWESASNE TO NIAGARA FALLS
MASSENA POLICE DETAINED AN OUT-OF-STATE DRIVER EARLY THIS MORNING AFTER SHE WAS CAUGHT ALLEGEDLY SPEEDING ON ROUTE 37. 46-YEAR-OLD VERONICA RIVERA OF KOEPP-SEGUIN, TEXAS ALLEGEDLY HAD NOT BEEN LICENSED TO DRIVE IN NEW YORK FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND ALLEGEDLY GAVE POLICE A FALSE NAME. RIVERA AWAITS ARRAIGNMENT
20-YEAR-OLD MEAGHAN HEHIR OF HOPSON ROAD IN BRASHER ARRESTED WEDNESDAY BY STATE POLICE ON AG AND MARKETS LAW ALLEGING SHE FAILED TO FEED A DOG LEFT OUTSIDE OVER A WEEK WHILE SHE WAS AWAY. NEIGHBORS WERE REPORTEDLY FEEDING THE DOG. HEHIR RELEASED ON A COURT TICKET
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