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Coyote killed by deputy in Watertown did not have rabies
On Oct. 13, the coyote approached a man and his dog in Thompson Park and allegedly was aggressive. When police arrived, the coyote continued to be aggressive toward police and was shot dead.
Watertown woman accused of disobeying stay-away order
Haley Summer Dean, 20, of 24097 State Route 12, was charged by city police Wednesday with second-degree criminal contempt of court, a class A misdemeanor.
Watertown businessman seeks debt forgiveness in purchasing Metro in Carthage
Robert J. Havens III of Watertown, president of RENY Management Inc., is seeking to purchase the former Metro Paper Industries, 695 West End Ave.
Watertown man accused of larceny, resisting arrest
WATERTOWN — State police charged John A. Crupi, 31, of Watertown, with resisting arrest and petit larceny at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart Supercenter.
Watertown man faces 3 years in prison for having crack cocaine
Raymond J. Perez, 27, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was charged March 28 with possessing 14 grams of crack cocaine after the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force searched his North Indiana Avenue apartment.
Upstate NY Mom Demands Dog That Attached Her Son Be Put Down
An upstate New York mother wants thedogthat attacked her 3 year-old son to be put down.Amanda Davenport ofWatertownsays a pitbull 'brutally attacked' her son Zhander while he was playing outside, leaving him with possible permanent never damage. Zhander needed emergency surgery and over 80 stitches
Watertown Trust learns it will have to handle construction management duties for downtown facade upgrades
In July, the local development corporation, also known as the Watertown Trust, was awarded $600,000 in DRI funding, of which $400,000 will go toward downtown facade improvements. The HTFC is overseeing the $600,000 grant.
Protection order violation leads to incarceration for Deer River man
James H. Smith, 25, 3574 Roberts Road, Deer River, was sentenced to one year in county jail for first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating a protection order.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Oct. 18
Hailey S. Dean, 20, of 24097 Route 12, Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at her residence with second-degree criminal contempt. She is accused of violating the terms of a Family Court stay-away order of protection by having an individual talk to the
Lowville man admits to knife point robbery
Jacob D. Gearhart, 26, Lowville, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree assault.
11 puppies rescued from roadside now looking for new homes
A rottweiler mix found wandering along the roadside reportedly led a passerby to a tied-off pillowcase. Inside, there were 12 newborn puppies with umbilical cords still attached that someone had left for dead, WWNY reported.
Carthage man accused of intoxicated driving
CARTHAGE — State police charged Jonathan J. Gilbert, 38, of Carthage, with driving while intoxicated at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Carthage Area Hospital.
Simao to City Council: void lease with Watertown Golf Club within 24 days or face lawsuit
Developer P.J. Simao, through his real estate companies Prime LLC and Ives Hill Country Club Inc., sent a letter Tuesday to council members contending that the lease violates state General Municipal Law, necessitating that it be annulled.
Watertown’s splash pad comes in $40K under budget
WATERTOWN — The city’s new Thompson Park splash pad ended up $40,000 under budget, even with a $15,000 change order approved by the City Council Monday night.
Castorland man charged with DWI after backing into Lowville patrol car, police say
LOWVILLE, NY— Lorn D. Hirschey, 66, Castorland, was charged by Lowville police at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, with driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing.
State appellate court hears Watertown firefighters’ case
On Wednesday, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Rochester, heard oral arguments from attorneys for the city and the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191.
Watertown man accused of pulling another down stairs during domestic incident
WATERTOWN, NY — Jordan T. Martin, 47, of 513 Mundy St., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 22056 Route 11, with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment.
Police: Castorland man backed into cruiser with officer inside; charged with DWI
Lorn D. Hirschey, 66, was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated on Friday with a .08% blood alcohol content, according to the village police press release. He was also ticketed for unsafe backing.
Puppies left for dead in tied-up pillowcase on Route 11
A community member came across a dog pacing in the middle of Route 11, between Evans Mills and Gouverneur, at 1:43 p.m. on Sunday.
Fire destroys two-story home in Antwerp
The home was owned by Byron J. Vankirk. Mr. Allen said Mr. Vankirk, his wife and son were in the process of moving out of the home. While the family was able to grab their essentials, they lost most of their possessions, including recreational vehicles in their garage.