Police Beat, Dec. 10

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. 27

6:15 p.m. Police received a complaint for an ongoing issue between two neighbors on Bulkley Avenue where one neighbor’s flood lights are shining into the residence of the other’s. As the officer was about to leave the police station, one of the neighbors, a 43-year-old man, came by to report his neighbor, a 67-year-old man, had just threatened him saying he was going to sue the 43-year-old man and called him an expletive. The 43-year-old man claimed his girlfriend was threatened by the 67-year-old man but did not provide the officer details. Police patrolled to the 67-year-old man’s residence on Bulkley Avenue where the man claimed the lights were still shining onto his residence and that he wished for the incident to be documented. The officer advised the 67-year-old man that he could come to the police station to file a harassment charge. The officer went over to the 43-year-old man’s house to observe the flood lights and noticed they had been adjusted in a more downward fashion and aimed more to the side than onto the 67-year-old man’s house. However, light was still shining onto the 67-year-old’s residence, just not as bad or intense as before. The 43-year-old man stated he adjusted the lights and turned down the time they stay on as well as the severity of the motion detector. The officer advised the 43-year-old man that the 67-year-old neighbor would be filing a harassment charge against him, which has been sent to court for a criminal summons.

Nov. 30

2:30 p.m. Upon answering a call from a Morrison Avenue landlord, a 50-year-old woman, police were informed by the landlord that a 33-year-old woman contacted her about a leak in the house, but refused to provide details or pictures of the issue. The landlord was inquiring if police could either patrol to the residence or contact the tenants to see what the issue was. Police were sent contact information to the 27-year-old man who was residing at the house and stated he wanted the leak documented and that he and the 33-year-old woman had done everything they could to prevent further water damage and just wanted the leak fixed. The man then stated he already sent the landlord pictures of the damage. All were all advised the incident is civil in nature but would be documented.

Dec. 1

1:15 a.m. Douglas J. White, 33, of Granville was ticketed for operating a vehicle with a tail light out on Main Street. The officer observed the vehicle driving with a tail light out and initiated a stop. White stated he knew the light was out and was trying to fix it.

1:20 a.m. Police were dispatched to a South Street home for a reported domestic. Upon arrival, police spoke with a 71-year-old woman who stated she wanted her 48-year-old son removed from her house. The officer asked the woman what had happened and she responded by saying she couldn’t deal with him anymore and was sick of him swearing at her. The officer observed the 48-year-old man standing outside and interviewed him. The son claimed he heard the dog barking inside and was worried his mother may have fallen, so he went inside to check on her. When his mother woke up, she said she was calling the police. The man said he thinks his mother’s mental health is declining and would discuss alternative care with family members. He also agreed to sleeping in the garage for the night so the police wouldn’t be called back.

11:58 a.m. A 21-year-old woman called the police to report a gas drive-off at Stewart’s Shops on Quaker Street. The complainant described the individual as a young man driving a Silver Saturn with an unidentifiable New York license plate. Police confirmed the given information via security footage but were unable to get a clear license plate reading.

Dec. 4

4:55 a.m. Ryan E. Batttease, 22, of Danby, Vermont was ticketed for speeding on East Potter Avenue. Police patrolling the area confirmed it to be 48 MPH. After conducting a motor vehicle stop, police interviewed Batttease who stated he was unaware of the speed limit and was heading to work.

5:15 a.m. Police were dispatched to the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Madison Avenue for a 74-year-old woman repeatedly calling 911. After interviewing the woman, she claimed she needed an ambulance and the facility was doing nothing to help her. The nurse on scene stated that they evaluated the 74-year-old woman and said she wasn’t in need of any emergency treatment. The officer advised the 74-year-old woman that she needed to stop calling 911 and to let the staff make that determination, to which she agreed.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 27

1:16 a.m. The reporting officer responded to a Montcalm Avenue residence for a report of suspicious activity. A 40-year-old Montcalm Avenue woman reported that a man had been knocking on the door and walking around her home. Upon arrival the officer noticed a black pickup truck leaving the area. Patrols stopped the truck and found it not to be related to the case. Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone else. The reporting officer checked in with the residence throughout their shift.

Nov. 30

11:30 a.m. The reporting office was dispatched to a Broadway residence for a complaint of criminal contempt. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a 33-year-old Broadway man who stated that he had gone to his old apartment to see if a package he had ordered had been delivered there by mistake. He had knocked on the door multiple times to try to speak with the new renters about it. A 43-year-old Broadway man was outside doing work, so the 33-year-old asked him if he had seen the package. The 43-year-old said, “no,” but he would keep an eye out for it. The 33-year-old then went to the front of the residence and went to his father’s apartment in the building. The reporting officer spoke with a 63-year-old Broadway woman who said she thought the 33-year-old was trying to break into the neighbor’s apartment. The officer offered to take a statement from her at the police station, to which she agreed. The officer spoke with a 31-year-old Broadway woman who said that the 33-year-old was just knocking loudly on the neighbor’s door. The 43-year-old confirmed that the 33-year-old had spoken to him about the package. The officer advised the three of them that the 33-year-old had taken a video which the officer had viewed. The officer offered to take a statement from the 63-year-old and the 31-year-old, which they refused. The officer advised the 33-year-old to have his father handle the package issue if it does not show up. The 33-year-old agreed.

5:30 p.m. A 61-year-old South Williams Street woman stated that while cleaning out her apartment she found a ring with three stones on it believed to be diamonds. She said that a 40-year-old Montcalm Avenue woman’s brother may have left the ring there. The 61-year-old gave the ring to the 40-year-old as she stated that it was hers. The 61-year-old requested that the incident be documented.

Dec. 2

9:13 p.m. A 54-year-old Glens Falls man requested a welfare check on a 20-year-old Main Street man who was believed to be vomiting while on the phone and under the influence of posh. The reporting officer spoke with the 20-year-old who appeared alert and stated that he was puking in the morning and had frequent stomach issues and declined EMS assistance. That message was relayed back to the 54-year-old man.

10:04 p.m. A 53-year-old Main Street man reported a black wallet with a California I.D. in the wallet was lost on Dec. 1. He stated that he realized it was missing today. The reporting officer took his information in case found and advised him to cancel any credit or debit cards that were in the wallet.

Dec. 3

6:59 p.m. A 39-year-old Main Street man reported a white Kia Spectra disabled and parked on Williams Street. He stated he is aware of the parking ban, but he will not be able to get the vehicle towed until the next day. The reporting officer advised him to have it moved first thing in the morning. A warning for parking was placed on the vehicle.

New York State Police

Nov. 29

11:30 a.m. Tatyana L. Jones, 21, of New York City was arrested in Fort Ann for providing contraband to a prisoner in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

1:45 p.m. Antonio Dean, 34, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Wilton for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 30

10:58 a.m. Nicole Rosado, 30, of Granville was arrested in Fort Ann for criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, first offense, as well as DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 3

5:54 a.m. Shelby L. Otis, 52, of Mooers, New York, struck an animal on U.S. Route 4 in the Town of Hampton. The incident was under investigation.

2:10 p.m. Keyana M. Whitaker, 33, of Rochester was arrested in Fort Ann for providing contraband to a prisoner in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

10:10 p.m. Jabes Prado, 44, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for driving with a suspended registration, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 4

4:20 p.m. Cory Duval, 33, of Fort Ann, was arrested in Queensbury for four counts of petit larceny reported at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

6:27 p.m. A 16-year-old from Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for disorderly conduct and disturbance, specifically criminal mischief with an intent to damage property, obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree and resisting arrest, all class A misdemeanors, as well as false personation, a class B misdemeanor. She was released to a third party.

9:15 p.m. Phillip M. Ricketts, 23, of Whitehall was arrested in Fort Ann for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 5

9:40 p.m. Michael P. Leskowsky, 52, of Cambridge was arrested in Greenwich for criminal trespass in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Dec. 2

6:56 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a complaint in the Town on Tinmouth where it was reported a vehicle was parked in a yard and the operator appeared intoxicated. Police contacted the vehicle on Vermont Route 140 West and identified the operator as Stephanie Anne Hawkins Poetter, 42, of Florissant, Colorado. Investigation revealed Poetter had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently taken into custody and later released on a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

Dec. 3

8 a.m. Vermont State Police in Rutland, in conjunction with The U.S. Marshal Service, apprehended Patrick Navarre, 66, of Rutland. Navarre was wanted in Nevada for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Dec. 4

1:18 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in Wallingford. Investigation revealed that Raymond Burnor Jr., 21, of Danby caused injury to a family member. He was taken into custody and processed, then released with court-ordered conditions and a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court at a later date.