Police Beat, Dec. 17

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

Dec. 7

8:45 a.m. Police were dispatched to an East Main Street residence for reported cables or wires down caused by a large white box truck attempting to pull into a driveway. It was reported to officers that the man driving the box truck exited the truck and was looking in the window of the residence. Upon the officer’s arrival, the box truck had left the scene. The officer advised the woman who witnessed the wires being knocked down that the man was more than likely trying to see if anyone was home so he could notify them about the cables being hit. Nothing appeared to be affected by the damaged wires. A neighbor spoke with police saying he was surprised the box truck driver would even try to fit in the narrow driveway, also mentioning he possibly read the words “logistic” or “logistics” on the truck. The officer searched the area for the box truck but had negative results.

Dec. 10

11:20 a.m. After being dispatched to Granville Family Health on North Street for an elderly woman requesting vehicle assistance, police were informed by an employee that the woman had left on foot walking towards Main Street, and that the employee requested a welfare check on the woman. Police were unable to locate the woman.

3:20 p.m. While at the station, a 19-year-old man went up to the village clerk’s glass window and started yelling at the deputy clerk-treasurer, Dee Scarlotta. The officer came over to see what was going on and the 19-year-old walked out the front door and continuously kept trying to avoid the officer who wanted to know why he was yelling and angry. The 19-year-old said an expletive to the officer and attempted to get past the officer again. The officer advised the man he would be detained with handcuffs if he tried again. The officer grabbed the man and told him to place his hands behind his back and told him to calm down or else he would have handcuffs placed on him. The 19-year-old then complied with the officer and went into the station to explain that someone told him the Post Star gets information from the village clerk’s office, including information regarding the 19-year-old man reportedly drugging a woman. The officer informed the man that the clerk’s office does not do that, that he cannot go around yelling at people like that and that he would have to take up any issues he had with the Post Star.

Dec. 11

11:10 a.m. A Stewart’s Shops employee called the police claiming the store had been having issues with a 27-year-old man who was informed he couldn’t be served with a paper ID. The woman employee stated the man left the store and was walking down Quaker Street towards Cumberland Farms wearing a hoodie and informed the officer that the man was no longer welcome at the store. The officer conducted a patrol of the area and initially didn’t locate the man until the officer was leaving the Big Lots parking lot, where he noticed the reported man aggressively open the Cumberland Farms door and was yelling. The officer identified the man after doing a field interview. The 27-year-old was furious that he could not buy cigarettes because stores will not accept his paper ID, and they legally have to. The officer advised the man that due to his behavior, he is no longer welcome at Stewart’s, and now more than likely Cumberland Farms. The man was argumentative with the officer and insisted he was going to continue trying to buy cigarettes until someone accepted his ID. Once again, the man was advised by police that he would be arrested if he returned to a store that he is unwelcome at or asked to leave.

Whitehall Police Department

Dec. 4

10:45 a.m. A Carvers Falls Lane man whose age was not reported arrived at the police station after receiving a check and letter stating that he had won prize money. He thought that it was a scam, so he did not cash the check. The reporting officer advised him of common tactics that scammers use.

11 a.m. A 44-year-old Poultney Street man called police concerned about his mother located on Fourth Avenue. The reporting officer went to the residence of the 77-year-old Fourth Avenue woman and found her in good health. The officer contacted the man and informed him of what he found.

Dec. 5

2:30 p.m. A 52-year-old Vermont man appeared at the police station stating that his daughter, a U.S. Route 4 woman whose age was not reported, was being locked out of her apartment at Whitehall Studios. The reporting officer advised him that the incident was not in the jurisdiction of the Whitehall Village Police. The officer provided the man with the non-emergency line for Washington County dispatch.

Dec. 9

2:52 p.m. A 64-year-old North Mountain Street man reported a fraudulent message left on his answering machine. The reporting officer advised that it was a scam and told the man not to answer these types of calls and to ignore them.

New York State Police

Dec. 7

3:25 p.m. Lisa Tracy, 66, of Whitehall was arrested for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 8

8:55 a.m. Anthony L. Jones, 25, of Fort Ann was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

2:11 p.m. Jason W. Hay, 45, of Fort Ann was arrested for criminal mischief with intent to damage property and criminal contempt in the second degree in disobeying a mandate of a court, both class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

7:42 p.m. Anthony J. Rocco, 51, of Glens Falls and Nicholas T. Sprague, 34, of Fort Edward were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, Rocco on one count and Sprague on three counts, all class A misdemeanors. Both men were issued appearance tickets.

Dec. 10

12:45 a.m. Adam J. Bannister, 30, of Queensbury was arrested in Hudson Falls for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, his first offense as well as DWI first offense, both class U misdemeanors, and aggravated DWI with a child, a class E felony. He was released to a third party.

Dec. 11

3:10 p.m. Ryan J. Sarro, 27, of Schuylerville was arrested in Wilton for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

8:02 p.m. Derek J. Webster, 31, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree with a previous conviction, a class D felony. He was being held.

Dec. 12

11:10 a.m. Celine M. Bauhoff, 23, of Fort Edward was arrested in Moreau for criminal mischief with intent to damage property, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

1:04 p.m. Holden J. McKee, 33, of Granville was arrested for a domestic dispute, specifically aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance.

Vermont State Police

Dec. 8

1 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a joint investigation with the Brandon Police Department in connection with six separate burglaries committed within a short time frame in November. These burglaries targeted locations in West Rutland, Pittsford and Brandon. The investigation led to the identity of Cassandra Chasse from Brandon, Vermont.
Troopers interviewed Cassandra Chasse, 29, of Brandon,, who admitted to burglaries committed at Kamuda’s Country Market and Maclure Library in Pittsford. Chasse further admitted to numerous burglaries in the Brandon area and a burglary in the West Rutland area under investigation by another trooper. During the interview, it was discovered the burglary in West Rutland was committed at the S.E. Smith Company. During the interview with Chasse, it was learned Irving Rose, 40, of Brandon knew of the burglaries that occurred in Pittsford.

Chasse was issued multiple citations on suspicion of burglary and ordered to appear at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22, in Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division.

Rose was cited on suspicion of accessory after the fact and also ordered to appear at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22, in Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division.

It should be noted the Brandon Police Department also issued Chasse separate citations related to burglary incidents occurring in its coverage area.

Dec. 9

12:15 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to the Holiday Inn at 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, for a reported family fight. Investigation revealed that Aaron Gero, 31, of West Rutland had struck a family or household member in the face, causing injury and pain. He was taken into custody for domestic assault and transported to the State Police Barracks in Rutland for processing. He was issued a citation to appear in court and released on conditions.