Police Beat, Feb. 18, 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

Feb. 5

11:15 a.m. A 42-year-old East Potter Avenue man called the station requesting a welfare check for a 60-year-old Park Avenue man, whose wife had recently passed. The 42-year-old man had been unable to reach the 60-year-old man for a few days. Upon arrival the reporting officer found the 42-year-old man outside who stated that the 60-year-old man was still not answering the door. The officer shined their light in a side window where the 60-year-old man sat up and came to the door. He stated that he was fine both physically and mentally and that he did not require assistance.

Feb. 6

11:09 a.m. Cameron Coloutti, 20, of Castleton, Vermont was issued a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without a license. The reporting officer observed his vehicle heading east and noted an expired registration and inspection. The officer conducted a vehicle stop where Coloutti was found to have an expired license.

11:54 a.m. Alisha Fleming, 27, of Queensbury was issued a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without an inspection. The reporting officer observed the vehicle heading north and noted an expired inspection sticker. The officer stopped the vehicle and issued the ticket to Fleming.

12:47 p.m. Shirley Roberts, 53, of Pawlet, Vermont was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle without a license. The reporting officer noted that the vehicle’s New York State registration and inspection were both expired. The vehicle had Vermont license plates. Roberts stated that she only had a Vermont I.D. and advised the officer that she did not have a license. She further reported that she had outstanding fines in Fort Ann court. She informed the officer that the vehicle was her son’s and that she is unsure of the information regarding the vehicle. It was found that the operator did not have a license in Vermont and that her New York license had been expired since 2008, with current suspension.

Feb. 9

7 p.m. A New York man whose age was not reported stated that he was harassed by a manager at Stewart’s on Quaker Street because he was hanging out there. He stated that he was waiting for someone and the manager called him a scumbag and told him that he could not hang out there anymore. The reporting officer spoke with the manager who stated that they have had ongoing issues with the man. The manager said that he hangs out for excessive amounts of time. The manager stated that people are only supposed to sit for 30 minutes at a time and are required to wear masks, which the man refused to do. The officer advised the manager to call if there were issues in the future.

Feb. 11

8:50 a.m. While on patrol the reporting officer was dispatched to a Mettowee Street residence for a possible domestic incident. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a 28-year-old North Creek man at the door who was upset that the officer was there and stated that no one called the police. The officer advised him that there is an open line and that he would need to speak with all parties. A 29-year-old Mettowee Street woman came to the door and stated that no one had called 911 and that everything was fine. The officer spoke with both parties who were adamant that nothing happened.

Whitehall Police Department

Feb. 5

6:10 p.m. A 44-year-old Fourth Avenue man reported that a dog ran into his yard that belonged to a 68-year-old Fifth Avenue man. The reporting officer advised the 68-year-old man of the leash law and issued a verbal warning.

Feb. 6

11:20 a.m. A 52-year-old Seventh Avenue woman reported that her daughter’s boyfriend, an 18-year-old Queen Street man, was knocking on her daughter’s window. The 18-year-old had left after being told to do so and is not welcome at the residence.

Feb. 9

10:20 a.m. A 46-year-old Broadway man reported a black Civic type four-door sedan with blacked out window tints sitting on Neddo Street between the yellow and red barns prior to them opening in the morning at 8 a.m. He stated that the vehicle left when they got to the shop and a customer saw the vehicle there in the same spot at the same time. The reporting officer advised that they would attempt to locate the vehicle at the time it is said to be in the spot last seen. The man stated that they will advise police if it is seen again.

4:57 p.m. Granville Family Health Center called the station requesting a welfare check on a 35-year-old South Williams Street man. He had called the health center requesting medication for the shakes. When he was told he would have to go to the Emergency Room he stated that he would just go rob a store for beer. The reporting officers arrived on scene and the man was in the driveway with his girlfriend. As the officers got out of their vehicle the man put his hands up in a fighting position, stating that he would kick their ass. One of the officers informed the man that it would not go the way that he planned and that he needed to calm down, which he did. The man stated that he was not going to rob a store but if he needed to shoplift a beer he would, but he had found a beer and was feeling better. The officers informed the man that stealing of any kind would only get him into trouble and make the shakes worse.

Feb. 11

8:38 p.m. A 33-year-old New York man reported finding a German Shepard walking down U.S. Route 4 towards the village that was almost struck by a tractor trailer. The man was seeking advice on what he should do. The man stated that he posted the missing dog on Facebook. The reporting officer advised that he should make contact with the Animal Control Officer. Later the owner, a 39-year-old Corinth man, called stating that he saw on Facebook that the Animal Control Officer had the dog. The officer forwarded the number for the 33-year-old man and advised the owner to call him and also contact the Animal Control Officer.

New York State Police

Feb. 8

5:40 p.m. Heidi L. Baron, 29, of Wells, Vermont, was arrested in Hartford for acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17, a class A misdemeanor, an incident that was reported on Dec. 6. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 9

11:57 a.m. Antonio Dean, 34, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

7:18 p.m. Dalton D. Chadwick, 19, of Argyle was arrested in Ballston for criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony, and aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 11

6:45 p.m. Anne M. Faxon, 20, of Granville was arrested in Moreau for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and a 17-year-old man from Granville also was arrested in Moreau for criminal possession of more than two ounces of marijuana in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

3:30 p.m. Suzanne L. Jones, 32, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Feb. 5

10:03 a.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 30 in Rupert. Subsequent information indicated that a Bennington County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle was involved. Investigation determined that Eaden Ryan, 23, of Pawlet was driving northbound in his patrol vehicle when he lost control on a curve due to poor road conditions. His car crossed the center line into the opposing lane and subsequently struck another vehicle operated by David Holbrook, 34, of Glens Falls. Investigation over the following days revealed that Ryan was operating at an unreasonable and imprudent speed for conditions and hazards, which directly contributed to the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Troopers were assisted by members of the Rupert, Pawlet and Granville Fire Departments and Granville Rescue Squad.

Feb. 7

1:20 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported citizen dispute. Upon arrival troopers discovered Bernard Kimball, 40, of Rutland had allegedly struck a domestic partner causing pain. Kimball was subsequently taken into custody and charged with domestic assault. He was released on conditions and a citation to appear at Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division on Feb. 8

Feb. 13

9:36 a.m. Vermont State Police located a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Grove Street and Cedar Avenue in Rutland Town. Through investigation it was determined that Patricia Minichiello, 42, of Rutland was traveling south on North Grove Street, intending to turn east onto Cedar Ave. Amanda Buchanan, 32, of Brandon was traveling south on North Grove Street and attempted to pass Minichello’s vehicle in the northbound lane. Buchanan’s right fender struck Minichello’s left fender. There were no injuries reported and both vehicles were able to be driven away.