Police Beat, Jan. 28, 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. 15

5:50 p.m. Police were dispatched to an East Main Street apartment for a reported domestic in progress. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a man who said he was playing XBox and yelling at the television. The officer then spoke with the caller who stated she heard yelling and banging. The officer explained the situation and told her to call the station if it kept up.

Jan. 15

9 p.m. Two officers were patrolling the area near the Granville Little League field when they noticed the men’s bathroom door was open. After clearing the room with negative results, the officers secured the door and noticed nothing out of place.

Jan. 21

9:30 a.m. A man who is the landlord of a Quaker Street apartment called the station to request an officer to be with him while he entered the apartment to check and see if the pipes were frozen, as he was unaware if the tenant was still living there or not. The officer explained the chance of flooding or frozen pipes was an acceptable reason, but not if the landlord wanted to see if the tenant was occupying the apartment or not. At 3 p.m. police were dispatched to the apartment to assist the man, and the residence was found unoccupied. The landlord checked the heat so the pipes would not freeze.

11:15 a.m. A woman came to Granville Police Department to drop off a shopping bag of needles. She told the officer at the desk that she doesn’t know who told her she could do that, possibly a communications officer. The woman was advised that Granville Police Department does not have a receptacle large enough to take the quantity she had. The officer advised her that she could go to Walgreen’s or the doctor’s office, and she left the station upset.

3:10 p.m. Police were dispatched to Pacific Street where a 20-year-old man was riding his black ATV on his lawn and would turn it around a few times in the street. The officer advised the man to keep it off the road.

Whitehall Police Department

Jan. 15

4:05 p.m. A 30-year-old Mountain Street man and a 35-year-old Mountain Street woman reported soda bottles being thrown at their residence in the night which were hitting the side of the house where their newborn sleeps. They said that the bottles were coming from the direction of the house next door where a 21-year-old Mountain Street man’s bedroom is located. The pair wanted to speak with the 52-year-old Mountain Street woman, the owner of the neighboring house, in hopes that she could speak with her son about it. The woman stated that she would speak with her son and her other son, a 19-year-old, to have them clean up the additional garbage surrounding the area.

Jan. 20

6:19 p.m. A 37-year-old Skene Street woman called into the station reporting that a 36-year-old Skene Street man was acting drunk and belligerent and giving her daughter a hard time about leaving to go to her father’s house. The woman wanted the 36-year-old removed from the residence but was advised that the man lives there and cannot be removed unless lawfully evicted. The woman stated that when she gets home from work, she expects him to be gone. The reporting officer patrolled to the Skene Street address and spoke with a 17-year-old Skene Street woman who stated that she was taking her siblings and leaving. A 35-year-old Skene Street man arrived as he was contacted by the 17-year-old and was there to make sure that she was safe. All parties left. The 36-year-old man was said to still be in the house, according to the 17-year-old.

Jan. 21

8:20 p.m. There was a complaint to the station for a tractor trailer heading westbound on U.S. Route 4 towards the village that had no rear trailer lights. The lights were unplugged. The driver of the tractor trailer plugged them back in and they were operating properly.

New York State Police

Jan. 17

1 p.m. Michael McDonald, 19, of Saratoga Springs was arrested in Greenwich on a charge of forgery in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

2:30 p.m. Robert D. Carota, 55, of Argyle was arrested in Greenwich for an incident of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, that occurred on July 6. He was being held.

Jan. 18

6:14 a.m. Holden J. McKee, 33, of Granville was arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying an order of protection, a class A misdemeanor.

Jan. 20

3:09 p.m. Sarah M. Allen, 28, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for shoplifting, specifically burglary in the third degree, illegal entry with intent, a class D felony. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 21

9:40 p.m. Samantha L. Bushey, 42, of Greenwich was pulled over in Easton on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and driving while ability impaired with drugs with a prior conviction within the last 10 years, a class E felony. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 22

5:10 p.m. Joshua H. Nelson, 36, of Salem was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree and driving while ability impaired with a combination of drugs and alcohol, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Jan. 23

8:04 p.m. Gregory D. Stevens, 43, of Greenwich was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree and driving while ability impaired with a combination of drugs and alcohol, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.