Police Beat, Dec. 24


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. 11

2:05 p.m. Police were dispatched to a South Street residence for a 17-year-old woman who suffered a laceration to her hand. Upon arrival, officers observed the woman, sitting on the front porch, who explained she had cut her hand on a vase and slammed her phone on it, stating she was angry. Her legal guardian, a 40-year-old-woman, spoke to officers over the phone and told them she was 15 minutes away once police turned it over to EMS.

Dec. 12

3:17 a.m. William A. Randall, 24, of Keene, New Hampshire, was ticketed for speeding on Church Street. Police patrolling the area confirmed Randall’s vehicle to be travelling at 45 MPH in a posted 30 MPH zone and initiated a traffic stop on East Potter Avenue.

Dec. 15

4:20 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Quaker Street apartment for a reported landlord-tenant issue. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the landlord who claimed his tenant wasn’t keeping the oil tank filled to keep the furnace running so the pipes wouldn’t freeze. The landlord said the tenant was using space heaters to heat the apartment and that he installed a thermostat in the basement and placed it inside a lock box. The landlord said the tenant broke into the lock box, to which the officer told the landlord he would document the issue, but that it was a civil matter.

7:45 p.m. While on patrol, police responded to a Franklin Avenue residence for a reported prior assault. The officer spoke with a 47-year-old woman who claimed a West Pawlet, Vermont, woman slapped her in the mouth with the back of her hand after having a face-to-face verbal argument. There was a 64-year-old woman there who witnessed the altercation. The 47-year-old woman only wished for the incident to be documented.

8:17 p.m. Sarah C. Plude, 32, of Fort Edward was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, second degree, a class A misdemeanor, and trespassing, a violation. Police were dispatched to Potter Avenue for a report of a woman with a gun in the backyard of a residence. Upon arrival officers observed Plude standing in front of and facing the residence. Plude was ordered to show her hands multiple times and to get on her knees three times and refused, leading to officers assisting Plude to the ground and placing handcuffs on her. Plude was led to the patrol car and gave verbal consent to the officers to search her car after the vehicle and passenger, a 42-year-old woman, were secured. Officers had negative results searching the vehicle and took Plude to the station for processing.

Whitehall Police Department

Dec. 12

6:15 p.m. A 34-year-old Ticonderoga woman called village police to request a welfare check on her children who were in the custody of their father, a 36-year-old Mountain Street man, for the weekend. The woman stated that she did not believe that the children were home with the man as they should be per the court order. The reporting officer made contact with the man at a First Avenue residence where he and the children were visiting his grandmother. The children were fine and in good health. The reporting officer reported his findings to the woman. Both the man and the woman cited issues pertaining to the custody arrangement and both were advised by police to follow up with their attorneys and family court.

8:56 p.m. The reporting officer patrolled to a North Williams Street residence for a welfare check of a 20-year-old Warrensburg man requested by his mother’s boyfriend, a 54-year-old Glens Falls man. Upon arrival the officer spoke to the Warrensburg man who appeared to be in good health. He stated that he was working on obtaining transportation to Glens Falls Hospital on either Dec. 13 or Dec. 14 in order to have a stomach issue looked at. The Glens Falls man was advised of the conversation.

Dec. 14

8:14 p.m. A 31-year-old Second Avenue woman reported a child falling while going downstairs and believed that the child broke his collar bone. The reporting officer observed the child to have a lump on his collar bone. EMS transported the child.

Dec. 15

4:10 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Montcalm Avenue residence for a parking complaint. Upon arrival the reporting officer spoke with a 44-year-old Montcalm Avenue woman who stated that a 37-year-old Montcalm Avenue man was parking his vehicles on her property. The officer advised her that the issue was occurring on private property and was not affecting her gaining access to the public roadway via easement making it a civil issue. The officer advised her that since her parents own the property that they would be able to tow the vehicle if it was parked on their property without the man’s permission, but they had to be sure that the vehicle was on their property. The officer then advised that if the easement is blocked on the roadway that the woman should call the police and it will be handled.

Dec. 16

2:10 p.m. A 57-year-old Neddo Street woman reported multiple gunshots heard in the area of Saunders Street. Upon arrival the reporting officer sat in his vehicle until he heard what sounded like a low-caliber rifle shot. The officer looked down the street and found that there was a man connecting wood to cinderblocks on a building. Upon further investigation the officer confirmed that the sound of gunshots were coming from the nail gun that the man was using, which drove the nail with a .22 casing. The officer advised the woman of his findings.

New York State Police

Dec. 13

6:50 a.m. Austin D. Hanna, 24, of Granville was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

3:22 p.m. Heather M. Conti, 32, of Whitehall was arrested in Moreau on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 14

5:15 p.m. Roger G. Gauthier, 22, of Granville was arrested in Hartford for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

8 p.m. Jonathan E. Combs, 40, of Granville was arrested for menacing with a weapon in the second degree and criminal mischief, specifically with intent to damage property, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 16

11:23 a.m. Bernadette C. Belden, 55, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for an event that occurred on Nov. 27, specifically endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

12:50 p.m. Brian C. Dagostino, 42, of Fort Edward was arrested in Hudson Falls for two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. At the same time, Leland T. Smith, 42, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

9:37 p.m. John W. Davis, 41, of West Pawlet, Vermont, was arrested in Granville for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, his first offense, DWI first offense and aggravated DWI with no prior, all class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 18

9:50 a.m. Randy E. Klinger, 35, of Ferrisburg, Vermont, was arrested in Whitehall for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. Also arrested in Whitehall was Robert D. Pratt, 28, of Rutland, Vermont, for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. At the same time, Nicholas C. Henning, 40, of Rutland was arrested in Whitehall for two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, specifically scales, in the second degree, all class A misdemeanors. All were issued appearance tickets.

12:50 p.m. Raymond D. Sanders, 50, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for shoplifting and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

1:30 p.m. Clifford S. Gamboa, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested in Fort Ann for promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a class D felony. He was being held.