Police Blotter

Watertown police cruiser on May 29 in Watertown. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Lamar Wright, 50, a Watertown resident without an address, was charged by city police on Thursday with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment.

According to police records, Mr. Wright allegedly violated a stay-away order of protection on Thursday when he followed a woman from Bronson Street to Michigan Avenue, threatening to kill and beat her along the way.

Mr. Wright was arrested, taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and held in jail before he was arraigned in Watertown City Court. Mr. Wright was released from custody at that hearing, according to court documents.

Frederick T. Goodwin Jr., 23, of Pearl Street, was charged by city police Friday with disorderly conduct.

According to police records, at about 9:41 p.m. on Friday at the 1869 Tavern on State Street, Mr. Goodwin allegedly swung his fists around at a number of nearby patrons, forcing them to back away from his swings to avoid being hit.

Mr. Goodwin was arrested, taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and released with an appearance ticket.

Matthew R. Alexis, 25, of Gotham Street, was charged by city police Friday with criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree harassment and criminal contempt.

According to police records, Mr. Alexis allegedly went to the Franklin Street home of a woman in violation of a stay-away order of protection issued out of Jefferson County CAP Court on Dec. 28. Mr. Alexis has previously been convicted of criminal contempt, elevating his charge to a felony.

Mr. Alexis also engaged in a physical altercation at the Franklin Street home, where he allegedly bit a man on the left shoulder and held him in a choke-hold from behind while also using a hand to apply pressure to the man’s neck.

Mr. Alexis was arrested, taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and processed. It was found he has a non-extraditing warrant for arrest out of Texas. Mr. Alexis was held in jail pending his arraignment hearing. Mr. Alexis remained in the Jefferson County Jail as of Sunday.

Krashella L. McKnight, 37, of Bronson Street, was charged by city police Saturday with second-degree criminal contempt.

According to police records, Ms. McKnight allegedly was in violation of a stay-away order of protection that barred her from being at the Bronson Street apartment and required she stay away from the people who reside there.

Ms. McKnight was arrested, taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and held in jail.

Cam’ron M. Byrd, 23, of Fort Drum, was charged by city police Saturday with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment.

According to police records, on Saturday at about 1:15 a.m. Mr. Byrd allegedly punched and shoved a woman several times during a domestic incident. He also reportedly picked up and slammed a different woman onto the ground, breaking her ankle. Mr. Byrd was arrested and taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and held pending arraignment.

Imani A. Cooper, 24, of Newell Street, was charged by city police Saturday with disorderly conduct.

According to police records, at about 5 a.m. Saturday, Ms. Cooper allegedly stood outside the Hookah Lounge on Arsenal Street and shouted obscenities, annoying onlookers.

Ms. Cooper was arrested, taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and released with an appearance ticket.

Jerome E.A. Lister, 26, of Livingston Way, was charged by city police Saturday with second-degree obstructing government administration and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

According to police records, at about 2:12 a.m. Saturday, Mr. Lister was arrested for allegedly destroying property, and refused to answer arrest questions, provide fingerprints or cooperate for photographs during the arrest process.

He was taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, processed and held pending arraignment.

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