Police Beat, Jan. 21, 2021


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

Jan. 7

1:45 p.m. Police were dispatched to an East Potter Avenue residence for a reported Ryder truck backing into a power pole and then leaving the scene. The responding officer located the splintered pole and observed no visible issues with the power lines and did not locate the vehicle. Dispatch advised New York State Electric and Gas to assess for damage.

Jan. 10

5:30 p.m. Granville police received a call from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office about a complaint of 12 individuals drinking coffee, socializing, not being six feet apart and not wearing masks the whole time at a Quaker Street residence.

Jan. 11

11:30 p.m. Police went to a Lincoln Street residence where a 20-year-old Wells, Vermont man told the responding officer he was being harassed on social media due to his recent arrest. The officer told him to block the subjects messaging him, to which the 20-year-old man said they just create new accounts and continue to send him messages. The officer told the man to not add people on Facebook that he doesn’t know. The 20-year-old man agreed to do so.

Jan. 12

8:19 p.m. Sean C. Gallante, 41, of Rutland, Vermont was ticketed for speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Church Street.

Jan. 14

1:24 a.m. Timmy A. Mattison, 30, of Granville was arrested on a warrant by State Police for a weapons charge when officers ran a file check on Mattison following a verbal altercation on Broadview Terrace with his 25-year-old girlfriend. Police patrolling the area noticed the woman walking 10 to 15 feet behind Mattison with her arms crossed, looking down and visibly upset, with Mattison yelling at the woman. Police advised the man to stop walking and asked him to explain what was going on. Mattison stated the woman was intoxicated and they were walking together to a friend’s house to have a few drinks because they both were under a lot of stress and she brought up her ex-boyfriend, which made Mattison upset. Mattison told the officer that the 25-year-old woman was unemployed so he wanted to help her create an OnlyFans page to generate income, bringing up the ex-boyfriend. Mattison was taken into custody and turned over to State Police in Granville, who transported him to the Greenwich station. The woman was provided a courtesy ride to a residence on North Street.

Jan. 15

12:11 a.m. Police were dispatched to an East Potter Avenue residence for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a woman’s house. Upon arriving, the officers observed a vehicle quickly pull away from the left side of the roadway to the right side and accelerate rapidly. One officer was able to stop the driver, a 20-year-old Wells, Vermont man, and interview him. The man said he was going through a really bad break-up and was having a difficult time with it. The man stated he found out his ex-girlfriend has been seeing a new guy and that he wanted to return items he had. The man said he was stupid and should not have done what he had done. The 20-year-old man admitted to placing two purple dildos on the woman’s car that was parked out in front of her new boyfriend’s house. The officer advised the 20-year-old man that this could be considered stalking and he could be arrested for this. The 20-year-old man stated it was a dumb decision and that he would leave the woman alone. Both responding officers went to the new boyfriend’s house on Grandview Court where they seized the two purple dildos as evidence and documented the incident.

Whitehall Police Department

Jan. 9

8:58 p.m. Stephanie Gallagher, 35 of South Williams Street was issued citations for driving without insurance, driving without a license, obstructed view and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. While on patrol the officer observed a gray Honda Fit traveling south on Williams Street. The vehicle had a large sticker on the left side of the rear window and several smaller stickers on the window. The officer initiated a vehicle stop on Williams Street. Upon running the information for the vehicle and registered owner with dispatch it was confirmed that both the driver and vehicle were suspended. The vehicle was suspended for having no insurance in effect and Gallagher had two previous withdrawals on her license. She said that she was unaware of this, and the officer advised her that the vehicle would have to be towed. Gallagher’s citations were made returnable to the Village of Whitehall Court on Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 14

12 p.m. A 30-year-old Lafayette Street woman called the station about a possum in her back yard. The woman was concerned for her dog and the other animals in her neighborhood. The reporting officer supplied her with the number for Encon dispatch.

5:02 p.m. A 58-year-old New York man reported delivering several packages to a 74-year-old Broadway man over the course of three or four days. The packages had not been taken inside. The reporting officer arrived at the Broadway residence and made contact with the Broadway man, who was in good health.

6:27 p.m. The reporting officer was dispatched to the residence of a 61-year-old North Williams Street woman for a fire alarm. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the woman who stated that she was resetting her ADT alarm system and that there was no fire. The area was cleared by police and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company.

New York State Police

Jan. 10

Timothy D. Fitch, 33, of Salem was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 12

10:05 p.m. Kristen L. McDougal, 29, of Fort Edward was arrested in Glenville for driving while intoxicated, first offense, and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, also a first offense, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 13

6:20 a.m. Josephine M. Sabo, 24, of Granville was arrested for an offense against public order, specifically criminal contempt in the second degree, disobeying the court, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 14

11:05 p.m. Claresa M. Otero, 23, of Greenwich was arrested for driving while intoxicated, specifically operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 15

4:10 a.m. Cameron A. Macdonald, 22, of Fort Edward was arrested in Argyle for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

11:14 p.m. Ryan W. Roewer, 35, of Salem was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.