Ogdensburg Police Officer Charged With Harassment

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A two-year veteran of the Ogdensburg Police Department has found himself on the wrong side of the law following an incident in Canton earlier this month.

Officer Corey Maxner (pictured in 2011) was arrested last Friday on a charge of second-degree harassment.

The 26 year old Canton man is accused of beating and kicking a door at a home on Nickerson Street in Canton on the night of May 11.

According to Canton Police Chief Victor Rycroft, Maxner was "highly intoxicated" when he banged on the door and shouted that he wanted to be let inside.

The female occupant did not know Maxner and called police.

Police later located Maxner and the female identified him, Rycroft said.

No test of Maxner's blood alcohol content was performed.

Police said it's unknown where Maxner had been prior to the incident on Nickerson Street.

However, a source told 7 News he may have been at a party involving the Zeta Alpha Phi fraternity at SUNY Canton.

While the investigation continued, Ogdensburg Police Chief Richard Polniak said Maxner was placed on temporary administrative leave for a couple of days last week.

He would not say if Maxner was paid during his leave.

Polniak said Maxner returned to work last Thursday.

The chief described Maxner as "a good officer."

"This is an allegation. There will be no disciplinary action until the matter is taken care of in the courts," said Polniak.

Maxner is due to appear in Canton Village Court on Wednesday afternoon.

An order of protection was issued against Maxner so he would have no contact with the female who lives on Nickerson Street.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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