Police Beat, Sept. 10


Granville Police Department

Aug. 31

3:50 p.m. Karleigh M. Smith, 25, of Granville was ticketed for speeding following a traffic stop on Pine Street.

Sept. 1

1:30 a.m. While on patrol, police saw a 19-year-old woman walking through Veterans Memorial Park. The woman explained she was new to the area and just out for a walk. Police confirmed the woman had no pending warrants.

9:30 p.m. A 71-year-old South Street woman contacted police to report that a 48-year-old man living in the same building was making too much noise. The woman advised she wants the man gone. Police explained since the man legally resides at the home, she would need to go through the eviction process. Police also told the man to keep the noise down. He agreed, saying he would sleep in the garage.

11:50 p.m. While on patrol, police saw two boys, ages 16 and 13, on the Little League basketball courts. When police spoke with the pair, the 16 year-old asked if it was a crime to play basketball. Police explained the park was closed and it was posted as such, to which the 16 year-old said he doesn’t read signs. Police noted the 16-year-old to be on probation and to have a curfew, reminding him of the same. The pair was told to leave.

Sept. 3

12:05 a.m. Police investigated a 911 hang-up call at a Madison Street home. It was determined a 13-year-old child had hit a button on her parents’ phone calling emergency services.

6:12 a.m. Francis J. Arrigo III, 19, of Granville was ticketed for speeding following a traffic stop on East Potter Avenue.

6:39 a.m. Following a traffic stop on East Potter Avenue, Joseph Gould, 29, of Granville was ticketed for failing to obey a traffic device.

8 a.m. John J. Murchison, 66, of Salem was ticketed for failing to obey a traffic device, following a traffic stop on Church Street.

9:13 a.m. Police investigated a 911 hang-up call at an Irving Avenue home. It was determined a child dialed 911 by accident.

Whitehall Police Department

Aug. 28

10:56 a.m. Police received an anonymous report of an elderly woman walking down Williams Street. The caller said the woman appeared to have difficulty walking. Police patrolled to the location but were unable to find the woman.

11:05 a.m. A 60-year-old Queen Street man contacted police to report that he had ordered a $30 stylus for a smart phone but it never showed. The man had already spoken to the U.S. Postal Service who confirmed it had been delivered. The man only wished for the incident to be documented.

6:38 p.m. A 19-year-old Broadway woman contacted police to report that her sister’s landlord entered the apartment without permission, under the pretense of performing emergency work. Police advised the landlord can be in the apartment if performing storm damage control.

7:07 p.m. Police were contacted by a 63-year-old Broadway woman who reported that her neighbor parked his car in front of her steps. Police advised this action does not violate the order of protection against the two parties.

Aug. 29

5:39 p.m. A 17-year-old Salem girl contacted village police to report that her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend is sending her unwanted text messages. Police advised, since they are non-threatening messages, to block the man.

Aug. 30

9 a.m. Police were dispatched to a Broadway home to investigate a parking complaint. On arrival, a 32-year-old man told police a gray pickup is not supposed to be there. Police advised any towing decision must be made by the landlord. The man began yelling after being told this. At this time, the owner of the vehicle, a 30-year-old West Rutland, Vermont, man came out to get in the vehicle. The 32-year-old then began yelling at him. The Vermont man left. According to the 32-year-old man, his 31-year-old female neighbor came out, pointed and laughed at him. The Broadway man was upset because he has an order of protection against the woman, and believes this action violates that order. Police advised they would follow up with the District Attorney’s Office to verify if this is the case. The DA’s office advised this is not a violation.

11 a.m. Police were dispatched to a Broadway home to investigate a parking complaint. On arrival, a 63-year-old woman reported that her 32-year-old neighbor is parking his car behind hers so she cannot get out. Police investigated the scene, determining there was in fact room enough for her to get out. While following up with the 32-year-old man, the woman’s 31-year-old daughter returned home with a 30-year-old West Rutland, Vermont man, causing the 32-year-old man to become agitated, saying he “had no problem striking her before and he would do it again.”

7:42 p.m. An 82-year-old Mountain Street man contacted police to report that his neighbors are making excessive noise and are in the roadway drinking. Police patrolled the area, finding no one.

Aug. 31

8:20 p.m. Village police and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to a Fourth Avenue home for a reported camper on fire. On arrival, a 58-year-old man explained his camper microwave had shorted out and caught fire. The fire was out on police arrival.

New York State Police

Aug. 31

5:52 p.m. Mary A. White, 63, of Whitehall was arrested for harassment and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, disobeying the mandate of a court, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

8:56 p.m. Albert A. Ricketts, 44, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for a domestic dispute. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration of the law in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor.

9:17 p.m. Joseph F. Pailley, 53, of Greenwich was reported to be engaging in larceny from a building in Greenwich. He was arrested at 10:06 p.m. for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and issued an appearance ticket.

Sept. 6

8:25 p.m. David T. Duncan, 26, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and charged with obstructing governmental administration of the law in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree and DWI, his first offense, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Aug. 30

4 p.m. State Police were dispatched to a single motorcycle collision on Vermont Route 22A in the town of Fair Haven. Prior to the arrival of troopers, medical aid was immediately rendered to John Adams, 27, of Rutland. Adams was airlifted to University of Vermont Medical Center with serious injuries. Troopers said they learned Adams had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision. State Police are asking if anyone has any information to contact the Rutland Barracks. State Police were assisted by Fair Haven Police Department, Castleton Police Department, Fair Haven Rescue, Fair Haven Fire Department and R & D towing.

Aug. 31

8:54 a.m. State Police were dispatched to a report of a theft of a purse at the Hannaford Supermarket in Rutland. While responding, several calls came in about customers and citizens chasing the subject through the parking lot. The suspect was later identified as Anthony D. Courcelle, 25, of Rutland and the victim as Annika Metcalf, 27, of Rutland. Numerous members of the public followed Courcelle and provided detailed descriptions of him. He was tracked to a nearby convenience store where he attempted to use a stolen debit card from the purse, although the victim had quickly canceled the card. Courcelle then fled to his nearby residence, although he was tracked by several citizens including a retired Rutland city police officer. Rutland police aided in the investigation. Courcelle was located by police at his residence. Several witnesses identified him. Courcelle was charged with larceny from a person, petit larceny, false pretense and identity theft. Three of the four charges are felonies.