Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Blotter 11-30-2017

  On 11-24-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Freeman M. Oakes 21 of Akwesasne, NY for aggravated driving while intoxicated-e felony, unlawful fleeing of police officer-a misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation-e felony, driving while intoxicated-misdemeanor, unlicensed operation, fail to obey police officer, two counts of reckless driving- a misdemeanor, two counts of fail to stop at stop sign, three counts of speed in zone and resisting arrest class a- misdemeanor. Mr. Oakes was arraigned at the Bombay Town Court and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $2,500.00 bail or $5,000.00 bond with a return date of 11-28-2017. On 11-24 -2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Robert J. Vandusen 48 of Massena, NY for fail to obey stop sign. Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on 12-18-2017. On 11-24-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Suanne M. Day 40 of Nedrow, NY for driving while intoxicated-e felony,

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Blotter 11/23/2017

    On 10-14-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Omar K. Ghadban 32 of Ottawa, Ontario for aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree-misdemeanor and inadequate head lights. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on 01-09-2018. On 10-16-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Francine A. Dustin 59 of Hogansburg, NY for attempted stalking 4th degree class-b misdemeanor. Ticket is returnable to Bombay Town Court on 01-09-2018. On 10-16-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Brett C. Curleyhead 28 of Hogansburg, NY for unlawful fleeing of police-class a misdemeanor, reckless driving, inadequate brake lights, fail to stop at stop sign, fail to obey police officer, speed in zone, fail to keep right, two counts of fail to signal and unlicensed operation. Mr. Curleyhead was remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $500 bail or $1,000 bond with a return date of 11-28-2017. On 10-16-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested

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BOOK STORE RAISES $3185 FOR AHKWESASHE MOHAWK SCHOOL BOOKS

The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School is proud to announce that the school and library have received a large and generous gift from our friends at Coles Book Store in Cornwall, owned by Indigo/Chapters. Indigo/Chapters holds a “Love of Reading” fundraiser in their stores for a local school of the store’s choice, in order to raise funds for new books.  Akwesasne was pleased to hear the local Coles store had chosen A.M.S. as their school of choice and was even more thrilled to learn that this fundraiser was the most they’ve raised for any school!.   On Tuesday, A.M.S. Principal Denise Jackson attended the store with a few students including a Student Council Representative Xander Jacobs.  The school received a donation of $3,185.79 from the donations collected!  Customers donated to the fundraiser and community members were also able to donate online.   There was an extra surprise as well, presented by store

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North Country Broadband Lights Up Fiber In Massena

Mohawk Networks’ Subsidiary Expands 10 Gigabyte Network North Country Broadband Inc. (NCBB); a subsidiary of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s broadband company Mohawk Networks, LLC; has activated a fiber to the home network in Massena, NY. Beginning in November 2017, fourteen miles of fiber optic cable now connects homes and businesses along the Grasse River, with expansion plans to serve the downtown area by the summer of 2018. Allyson Doctor, Mohawk Networks Interim CEO, shared, “While cable is fast, fiber is faster and more reliable. The Mohawk Networks installation team has been working with test customers in the area between Alcoa and the Grasse River Project site. We’ve met with key leaders in the town of Massena, shared our expansion plans and we’re ready to begin serving customers. Our goal is to deliver speed and reliability to the North Country to meet the demands of our region.” Fiber optic internet sends

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Scam Alert person posing as an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Residents of Akwesasne have been reporting that they are receiving phone calls from a person posing as an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency. This is a well-known scam where the scammer on the line impersonates an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency and demands that a monetary penalty be immediately paid or the resident will face immediate arrest. The scammer will ask that the money either be transferred via the Western Union or other cheque cashing service. The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is aware of the scam and it has been reported to the Canadian Anti Fraud Center and the Canada Revenue Agency. Residents of Akwesasne are reminded to never give out any personal or banking information over the phone and not to transfer any monetary funds. Residents should always contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 if they receive a call asking them for personal information or saying

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Blotter 11-09-2017

On 10-27-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Jason R. Boyea 37 of North Bangor, NY for aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree-misdemeanor. Ticket is returnable to Bombay Town Court on 12-05-2017. On 10-28-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Kanenteiostha Oakes 35 of Hogansburg, NY for fail to used designated lane, unlicensed operation and aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree- misdemeanor. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on 11-28-2017. On 10-28-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Brian A. Jacobs 30 of Akwesasne, NY for fail to use designated lane, unlicensed operation and aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on 11-28-2017. On 10-28-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Dawson L. Lazore 19 of Akwesasne, NY for fail to keep right. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on 11-28-2017. On 10-28-2017 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Sheila M. Adams 41 of Akwesasne, Ontario for failure

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Three men from Akwesasne wanted in connection to a vicious beating of two men.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating three males in relation to a serious assault that took place in early October. A 20-year-old Akwesasne man was airlifted to a Burlington, Vt. hospital on October 13 with serious non-life threatening injuries while a 31-year-old Brasher Falls, NY man suffered minor injuries in the assault. He was treated and released from the hospital. Police announced on Monday (Oct. 30) they are looking for 26-year-old Johnathan Leonard Francis, 30-year-old Jeremy Richard Francis and 26-year-old Ariwiio Logan Swamp all of Akwesasne. There are arrest warrants for the three men to face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and extortion using a firearm. A 26-year-old Akwesasne man, Aaron Vaughn Adams, was charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats, assault with a weapon and extortion. He has a December court date in Valleyfield, Que. Anyone with information

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MCA ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW CHIEF OF POLICE

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has appointed Shawn Dulude as the new chief of police of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service. “The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission is looking forward to working with the new chief of police and establishing new and improved approaches to community policing,” said Gary Cole, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission President. “We are confident that the best candidate was selected and that Mr. Dulude will work hard to meet both the expectations of the commission and of the community.” The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission was vital in the hiring of Mr. Dulude as they assisted in the identification of applicants, the interview process, and the final selection. Originally from Lachine, Québec, Mr. Dulude brings twenty-four years of policing experience to the position. He began his policing career in 1993 in the Vaudreuil-Dorion Police Service, which amalgamated into the Sûreté du Québec in 2002, where he has served

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne invite you to the Great Akwesasne River Cleanup

A partnership between the St. Lawrence River Institute, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has led to plans for the Great Akwesasne River Cleanup and the entire community is invited to participate. Help us restore the rivers around Akwesasne and take pride in being the water protectors and keepers of the earth. The event will be hosted at the St. Regis Recreation Centre on Friday, August 4, 2017 (also MCA’s Staff Activity Day). Register yourself or your team and select your area of cleanup. The Great Akwesasne River Cleanup will include the shorelines in Kana:takon (St. Regis), Tsi Snaihne (Snye) and along the St. Regis River into the southern portion of the territory. T-shirts and lunch will be provided to all participants from the St. Lawrence River Institute. This is the second annual river cleanup organized by the St. Lawrence River Institute through funding they

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Governor Cuomo Permanently Expands Tribal Police Jurisdiction

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation yesterday that permanently expands the jurisdiction of the Tribal Police Department. The bill recognizes the authority of the tribal police in an area that has always been recognized as belonging to the community of Akwesasne by removing a ‘sunset’ clause contained in legislation that first became state law in 2015 and grants Tribal Police officers authority similar to local and municipal officers outside the territory. “The signing of Senate Bill 4276 by Governor Cuomo continues to provide clarity to law enforcement and resolves jurisdictional ambiguity in a manner that respects tribal sovereignty,” said Chief Eric Thompson on behalf of the Tribal Council. “Through collective efforts, new state law continues to make the community of Akwesasne whole by recognizing the authority of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police in the Hogansburg Triangle.” Legislation was first passed by the State Senate and Assembly

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