Although State Police have not yet released their names, the proprietors of a Potsdam meth lab are still on the loose. Potsdam Police Chief Kevin Bates indicated to 7 News that a male and female occupant of a State street duplex have gone into hiding and have not yet been located. The operation at the residence marks the 13th bust of this kind in the county since the beginning of the year. Anyone who may have information on the former 16 State Street residents are asked to contact the police at 265-2121.
Canton village police, state police, and border patrol were lead on a car chase which reached speeds as high as 90 miles an hour on Thursday. Canton police initially attempted to stop the driver, 17 year old Trevour Toland-Pratt, an Ogdensburg Resident, for a license and registration check. Toland-Pratt took off and lead police twenty miles away toward the Russell-Edwards town line. At one point, the engine of the truck overheated, and filled the cab with smoke, forcing the driver to stick his head out the window to see. Toland-Pratt faces 12 traffic charges from the village police, and will also face charges from state police.
State police are on the lookout for a missing Massena girl. The public is asked to report any information which may lead to the discovery of 17 year old Hanna Tatro, who was originally reported missing on April 3th, with final contact made on April 8th. Hanna is believed to be either in the Massena or Norfolk area, but has ties to Watertown as well. In a photo provided to 7 News, Hanna appears to have dark colored hair and dark eyes, but no other physical description is available.
Charges have been upheld against a SUNY Canton student who challenged his sentence after being found guilty of a gang related assault which involved a stabbing. Roody Dorfeuille was 17 at the time of the crime, and argued that Judge Jerome Richards had abused his discretion by not charging him as a youthful offender. Dorfeuille was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and will face his first parole hearing in August of 2018.