Police Beat, Nov. 19

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Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

Granville Police Department

Nov. 6

10:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Morrison Avenue residence for a reported 10-15 people fighting in a yard. While making their way to the location, dispatch advised the officers the anonymous caller, a woman, said the subjects were now in the street fighting. Upon arrival, police located a family behind the residence having a small campfire. The family said they’ve been sitting by the fire all night and that nobody had been fighting.

10:45 p.m. Once again, police were dispatched to the same area of Morrison Avenue for a domestic between a man and a woman. The dispatcher advised the officers the caller claimed the two individuals were in the street fighting. The officer contacted the dispatcher and found out the female who reported the incident was the same from earlier, but again, did not provide her name. Upon arrival, the officer located the same family sitting in their same seats from 15 minutes prior who stated they had been laughing and joking with the kids all night long.

Nov. 9

6:30 p.m. Police received an anonymous call on the station line for a reported SUV leaving Morrison Avenue and headed toward Quaker Street and going to Glens Falls, with the operator of the vehicle possibly being under the influence. The anonymous caller claimed a 50-year-old woman and a man were in the vehicle and are known drug users. There is also a known issue between the landlord and tenant of the reported residence. Police patrolled to the area and found negative results.

Nov. 10

5 p.m. After patrolling to a Pacific Street home for a welfare check, police were informed by the dispatcher the 43-year-old woman who the welfare check was for was on the line with the dispatcher attempting to get a copy of a police report for an incident Granville and the New York State Police handled last week. The 43-year-old woman made comments over the phone saying she couldn’t breathe but declined EMS. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the woman who had no medical issue and declined EMS again. Over the phone, she was instructed by a sergeant from the State Police on how to submit a request for a police report.

Nov. 11

10:35 p.m. Upon receiving a call for assistance, police arrived at a Water Street apartment where a 31-year-old woman was standing in the driveway stating she didn’t want anything done or anyone in trouble, but just wanted to report “it”. The officer then asked the woman what she was referring to. She responded by saying she found sexually explicit photos of her and her 41-year-old boyfriend on his phone and she was worried about who may have seen them. The woman said she thought she was sleeping during the encounter and that she wanted the police to notify the 41-year-old man that she didn’t want any more photos taken of her. Police were unable to locate the boyfriend.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 6

5:44 p.m. A Bellamy Street woman whose age was not reported informed police of several Twisted Tea cans at the Recreation Center and believes people are drinking them there after hours. The woman requested increased patrols in the area of the Recreation Center.

Nov. 7

10:30 p.m. The reporting officer patrolled to a North Williams Street address for a reported dog bite. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a 28-year-old North Williams Street man who said that he was walking home when a dog began following him and biting his buttocks. The man denied any injuries and refused medical assistance. He said that this dog has followed him several times before but has never made any physical contact with him. The man pointed out the residence of the dog to police. He did not want to sign a complaint and did not want anything to happen to the dog. He simply wanted the owner to be spoken to. The reporting officer went to the residence of the owner, a 42-year-old North Williams Street man, who stated that the dog wears a shock collar but the remote had been left inside. He also informed police that the dog was up to date with all of his vaccinations. The officer advised the man to keep the dog on a leash when outside and to keep it quarantined until further notice by the Animal Control Officer, who was informed of the incident.

Nov. 8

11 a.m. A 61-year-old North Williams Street woman arrived at the police station to report a larceny from her vehicle. She said that she had left her phone in her car while she went into the Dollar General in the Village of Whitehall. She returned to find that her phone was missing. She informed police that she did not see who took her phone. The phone is a goldish pink iPhone 11. The woman did not have the serial number on her, and she did not have the locator activated on her phone. A larceny statement was taken by police and the officer urged the woman to check her car again when she got home. Later in the day the officer reported that the woman had called dispatch and advised that she had found her phone.

Nov. 10

8:35 p.m. A 27-year-old First Avenue man contacted police and reported a group of kids walking past Ross Chevrolet on Broadway with a slingshot. The reporting officer located the group near Joe’s Pizza on Broadway. The 13-year-old Broadway boy said that the slingshot belonged to him and that it was not loaded with anything. He also assured police that nothing had been hit with the slingshot. An 18-year-old Broadway man told police that he was holding the slingshot and assured police that nothing was shot from it.

Nov. 11

2:52 a.m. A Virginia woman whose age was not reported called police to inform them that her son could be missing. She informed police that a 21-year-old Gilmore Street woman would have more information. The reporting officer spoke with the 21-year-old woman who said that the son, a 26-year-old Montcalm Avenue man, had not been heard from in a couple of days. She said that he was not suicidal and did not have any medical concerns. He also does not have a cell phone. She said that he could be operating a gray Dodge vehicle. She told police that the son usually stays in the truck at various locations. She had checked those locations and he was not there. Later in the day police spoke with the son’s employer who confirmed that he had been at work all day. Police reported this to the mother.

6:55 p.m. A 38-year-old Main Street woman reported a truck driving erratically to police. The truck lost a table saw out of the bed which was sitting on the sidewalk on Main Street. She informed police that the truck was by the American Legion. The reporting officer patrolled to the area and spoke with the owner, a 49-year-old Poultney Street man who was outside. The officer asked him if he knew about the table saw, which the man replied and said that it belonged to another man who was not at the legion who said he would be back for it. Unknown further. Police will frequent the area.

7:58 p.m. A 67-year-old Montcalm Avenue man reported a 2005 silver Dodge pickup parked in the back lot of the church. The man informed police that the truck frequents the church and that he left a note not to park there on the window. He said that this has been an ongoing issue. The reporting officer advised the man that if the note doesn’t deter the owner of the truck to call police and further action will be taken.

Nov. 12

7:40 a.m. A 57-year-old West Street man told police that the daughter of a 37-year-old Main Street man made the 57-year-old man’s son aware that the 37-year-old man had been making threats of physical harm if the son continues communicating with the 37-year-old man’s daughter. The 57-year-old man wanted the incident documented and the 37-year-old man to be spoken to about the threat. Police spoke with the 37-year-old man who denied making any such threat.

6 p.m. A 20-year-old Warrensburg man and a 54-year-old Glens Falls man reported to police that a 43-year-old Broadway man had the 20-year-old’s belongings on the curbside in front of the residence when the original agreement was to keep the things in the garage until they can be retrieved. The 20-year-old man recently moved out of the 43-year-old man’s residence and was storing his belongings there. The Broadway man called police at around 3:45 p.m. for a related incident and advised that he will be leaving the belongings in the garage. The Glens Falls man stated at 6 p.m. that the items were now on the curb. The reporting officer called the Broadway man and advised him to put the items in the garage until the 20-year-old can pick them up. The Broadway man agreed. The reporting officer advised both parties that the matter was civil but in order to avoid liabilities the items should be properly stored and picked up in a timely manner.

New York State Police

Nov. 8

10:40 p.m. Caitlin M. Pruess, 27, of South Glens Falls was arrested in Hudson Falls on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 9

4 p.m. A 13-year-old boy was arrested in Granville for torture/injury of an animal, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

10:10 p.m. Joshua A. Blair, 34, of Tinmouth, Vermont, was arrested in Granville for criminal possession of a firearm, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 11

12:22 a.m. Joseph W. Chevrier, 42, of Glens Falls was arrested in Hudson Falls for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 12

9:55 a.m. Michelle B. Wiss, 22, of Greenwich was arrested in Schuylerville for grand larceny in the fourth degree, theft of property valued at more than $1,000, a class E felony. She was issued an appearance ticket.

2 p.m. Jazzmeek T. Johnson, 29, of Brooklyn and Ronald A. Kreth, 57, of Rutland were arrested in Fort Ann on one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. They were issued appearance tickets.

11:26 p.m. Hunter J. Nadeau, 22, of Cambridge, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 14

1:20 a.m. Dylan R. Fish, 23, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, meaning possession of more than two ounces, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

4 p.m. David T. Duncan, 27, of Whitehall was arrested for assault in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, as well as criminal impersonation in the first degree, a class E felony. He was being held.

Vermont State Police

Nov. 9

7 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Business Route 4A in West Rutland. Troopers located a vehicle matching the description stopped on Route 4A. The drive, Henry French, 18, of Rutland showed signs of being impaired and was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He was issued a citation for DUI and is scheduled to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Jan. 25.

Nov. 11

8:51 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to an armed robbery at the Stewart’s Shop at 116 Main St. in West Rutland. Upon reviewing video footage, it was learned that at about 8:45 p.m., a man described as about 5’9” tall and weighing about 230 pounds entered the store, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sneakers, blue jeans, camouflage baseball hat and a white face covering/mask. The man brandished a knife and ordered the clerk to give him the money from the cash drawer. The clerk opened the cash drawer and handed over a large sum of cash. The man exited the store and was last seen walking west on Business Route 4 (Main Street). Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Trooper Steven Gelder at 802-773-9101.

Nov. 12

12:51 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported citizen dispute. Prior to arrival, troopers were notified Austin Cioffi, 26, of Rutland had caused bodily injury to a family member and had left the scene. Through investigation troopers were notified Cioffi would be staying at his residence in Rutland City. With the assistance of Rutland City Police Department, Cioffi was located at his residence and charged with domestic assault. He was released on conditions of release and a citation to appear at Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division.