Police Beat, Feb. 25, 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. 12

1:15 a.m. Two Granville officers were dispatched to a Columbus Street residence for a reported overdose of a 13-year-old boy. The mother of the child, a 32-year-old woman, told the officers the boy was in his room and she had missing pills out of her prescribed medication bottle. The boy told the officers he only took a few of the pills, as the officers observed vomit on the sides of the boy’s mouth and on his bed. The boy then said he didn’t remember throwing up and was confused as to why the police were present. When asked how many pills were missing and what type they were, the mother responded by saying 58 Quetiapine pills were missing, and the boy said he may have taken around 20. Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medication used commonly for treating depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Police asked the boy if he had any thoughts of self-harm, to which he responded it was partially that along with wanting to experiment. The boy found the pills in his mother’s jacket pocket, to which she admitted they were there. The boy was turned over to Granville EMS and transported to Glens Falls Hospital.

11:45 p.m. Police responded to a welfare check at an Irving Avenue home for a reported man yelling and the belief of the sound of a child being beaten. Upon arrival, police interviewed a 39-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. After speaking to the family, it was revealed the two children were wrestling with each other and the parents yelled at them to stop. The two kids said everything was fine as they ate popcorn and watched the movie “Shrek.”

Feb. 13

6:35 a.m. Marcus Grice, 41, of the Bronx was ticketed for failure to yield and operating a motor vehicle without a license when his vehicle was struck by a 52-year-old Granville man. While sitting stationary at the Cumberland Farms parking lot on Quaker Street, an officer heard a loud crash and observed one car, the 52-year-old man, still in the roadway with another, Grice’s, in a snowbank in the Cumberland Farms parking lot. The 52-year-old told the officer he was traveling south on Quaker Street when Grice pulled out in front of him. The 52-year-old man said he didn’t have enough time to react. Grice said he was leaving Dunkin’ Donuts and didn’t see the 52-year-old’s vehicle travelling southbound when he pulled out. The owner of the vehicle Grice was driving, a 36-year-old Granville woman, came over to retrieve the vehicle following the accident. The driver’s side rear of the woman’s vehicle was damaged while the 52-year-old man’s grill suffered some damage. There were no injuries and both vehicles were able to leave on their own power.

12:13 p.m. Skyler P. Therriault, 22, of Granville was ticketed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The vehicle Therriault was operating had an expired inspection from October 2019. Upon stopping the driver, Therriault advised the officer he only had a New York State driver’s permit. A passenger in the car, a 41-year-old man, did not have a New York State driver’s license. The officer advised Therriault he could not operate a motor vehicle without a licensed driver in the passenger seat.

Feb. 14

10 p.m. A 37-year-old West Main Street man called the police station to report he believes someone has been walking around his property and the exterior of his residence, with his dog acting out between the hours of 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. The man told the responding officer that he observed unknown footprints outside his residence. He will be putting up cameras and will call again if this happens again. Night patrols will be covering the area more frequently, according to Chief Ernest Bassett Jr.

Feb 16

1:20 a.m. An officer was dispatched to the Granville Center for a resident crying hysterically claiming they were just assaulted. Upon arrival, a staff member informed the officer that the resident, a 74-year-old woman, suffered from dementia and was having problems with the staff all night long. The officer interviewed the woman who was still crying saying her husband’s friend came and assaulted her. The woman said her husband was in St. Albans, Vermont with the man who she claimed to have assaulted her. She then told the officer she was bruised all over her body. The officer observed no bruising at all. The staff advised the officer they would contact the woman’s family and discuss options regarding her worsening condition.

Feb. 17

8:45 p.m. Jacob J. Heibler, 20, of Benson, Vermont was ticketed on Potter Avenue for the unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle. While dealing with a group of kids protesting outside of Granville Junior-Senior High School, officers observed a vehicle turn off South Maple Street onto Potter Avenue by squealing its tires and taking off at a high rate of speed. The officers were able to stop Heibler on Church Street and issued him a ticket.

Whitehall Police Department

Feb. 13

7 p.m. A 48-year-old Broadway man reported receiving a request of rent payment from his landlord and stated that he was being harassed by the landlord. A 37-year-old Broadway woman stated that they were previously allowed to park behind another building on Broadway that was owned by the landlord, but that had been taken away. Garbage removal had also been taken away. The reporting officer advised the pair to contact civil court and consult with the court.

10:59 p.m. A 33-year-old Williams Street woman reported that a 41-year-old Boardman Street woman had been sending her messages that were borderline threatening. A 42-year-old Adams Street man stated that the 41-year-old was posting his house on Facebook and making posts about him as well. They stated that it is because the 41-year-old was allowing the 33-year-old to stay at his house for a short time. The reporting officer advised them to block the 41-year-old. There was a second call at 11:33 p.m. from the 33-year-old stating that she is concerned that the 41-year-old would damage her car while it was in the 42-year-old’s driveway. The reporting officer advised her to put the car at another location and to block the 41-year-old.

Feb. 14

7:02 p.m. A 33-year-old William Street woman reported someone had tampered with her doorknob, but no one appeared to have entered her residence or taken anything. She stated that she had discovered this at around 6:30 p.m. She wanted the incident to be documented. The reporting officer advised her to contact if she had any further information or something similar occurs again.

Feb. 15

4 a.m. The reporting officer was dispatched to a South Williams Street address for a report of a male fighting with his neighbors and there were weapons involved. The reporting officer arrived and located a 35-year-old South Williams Street man walking down the sidewalk. The officer ordered the man to stop. The man looked at the officer and said that he wasn’t a cop. The officer stated that the man stop walking again, and this time the man said that he had a gun. The officer ordered the man to stop walking and put his hands in the air. The officer handcuffed the man and found no weapons on him. The man said that he had smoked marijuana earlier and he thought that it was laced. The man refused EMS treatment and stated that he would go back inside and go to bed.

Feb. 16

11:07 a.m. There was an anonymous report of a male driving an ATV down Saunders Street and West Street without a helmet. While patrolling West Street the reporting officer observed a 17-year-old man turning into his driveway on an ATV. The officer issued a verbal warning and advised that he would receive tickets if seen on the roadway again. His father, a 57-year-old West Street man, was present while he was being advised.

New York State Police

Feb. 17

12 p.m. Michael R. Carrara, 55, and Megan G. Newton, 36, both of Bomoseen, Vermont, were arrested in Fort Ann on two counts each of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and one count each of possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. They were issued appearance tickets.

2 p.m. Darren M. Warrington-Rustin, 26, of Fort Edward, was arrested in Saratoga for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 19

2:25 a.m. A 17-year-old man was arrested in Granville for a domestic dispute, specifically criminal obstruction of breathing by applying pressure to an airway, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 20

8:33 p.m. Randall D. Althenn, 52, of Fort Ann was arrested for driving while intoxicated, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Feb. 19

On Jan. 27 at about 12:59 p.m., Vermont State Police received a theft complaint from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Rutland. Further investigation revealed that Brent V. Poczobut, 35, of Rutland, allegedly had stolen more than $269 in merchandise. Poczobut was located on Feb. 19 and issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court Criminal Division to answer the charge of petit larceny.

Feb. 20

3:38 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on North Grove Street, in the area of Pinnacle Ridge, in Rutland. Upon arrival, troopers found a vehicle related to the suspicious activity. The operator of the vehicle, Joanna M. Hann, 28, of Rutland displayed signs of impairment and was screened for driving under the influence. Hann was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Hann was released with a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to a charge of DUI.