Police Beat, March 11, 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. 27

12:30 p.m. Shannon N. Gilbo, 25, of Granville was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment when she was stopped at Mettowee and Columbus Street for a broken brake lamp.

1:34 p.m. A 71-year-old Westview Drive woman called police to report two transactions via CashApp she did not authorize. The transactions, one for $40 and the other for $35, were made to an individual she did not know, and she never installed the CashApp application on her phone. The 71-year-old woman suspected her 15-year-old granddaughter had installed the app and made the transaction, which the granddaughter denied and stated she didn’t know the recipient of the transaction. The 71-year-old grandmother contacted her bank, which requested a police report to be filed. At 7:45 p.m. police were dispatched to the Westview Drive residence for a separate issue, where the 15-year-old granddaughter stated a 31-year-old North Maple Street woman had come to her house and slapped her. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the 71-year-old grandmother and the 15-year-old granddaughter. The 15-year-old stated she exchanged words with the 31-year-old woman’s daughter, and the 31-year-old had come to the 71-year-old grandmother’s home to address the issue. According to the grandmother, the 15-year-old was very disrespectful and cursed at the 31-year-old woman, leading to the woman to open-hand slap the 15-year-old girl in the face, leaving no injury. The officer spoke with the 31-year-old woman who stated she should have never put her hands on the 15-year-old but only did so because the teenager was in her face yelling and swearing while the 31-year-old was also several months pregnant. The 31-year-old agreed that the situation could have been handled better and was advised that the grandmother and granddaughter have not already but do have the right to provide a statement to the police about the incident.

Whitehall Police Department

Feb. 27

12 a.m. A 35-year-old South Williams man called the station to report a man walking down South Williams Street with a long rifle and stated he heard gunshots. No man was observed, and no gunshots heard.

March 1

10:10 p.m. Police responded to a reported burglary in progress, an unknown man had kicked in a door, was intoxicated and had unknown weapons. A trooper pulled up at the same time as the responding officer did, one went to the door while the other checked around the residence. There was no evidence of anything. Another officer and trooper arrived a short time later and after several minutes they were able to convince the elderly woman to open the door. A trooper checked inside and found nothing. Due to a language barrier and the condition of the weather, officers believed it was high winds and not someone trying to get in the door.

March 2

6:12 p.m. A noise complaint was made against tenants who agreed to keep the noise down. A 43-year-old woman reporting was advised to call again if the problem persists.

New York State Police

Feb. 28

10:07 p.m. Brieanne R. Clothier, 32, of Fort Ann was arrested for DWI, first offense, and aggravated DWI with no prior, both class U misdemeanors. The case is pending investigation and she was issued an appearance ticket.

11 p.m. Phillip J. Nicholson, 43, of Fort Edward, was arrested in Moreau for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, his first offense, and DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. He was released to a third party.

March 2

11:30 a.m. Michael F. Commisso, 36, of Greenwich was arrested for criminal possession of a firearm in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

12:26 p.m. Brock E. Gibbs, 37, of Fort Edward was arrested for four 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. Gibbs was stopped for a traffic infraction as he traveled on I-87 in the town of Moreau. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed that he was in possession of a quantity of controlled substances including heroin and numerous hypodermic needles. He was issued an appearance ticket.

March 3

2:21 p.m. Kati Jacqueline Tan, 29, of Fort Ann and Rachel Ann Dumas, 23, of Whitehall, were involved in a traffic accident on State Route 4 at Flat Rock Road in Fort Ann. The incident is pending investigation.

March 4

9:19 a.m. James B. Belden, 32, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying an order of protection, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

March 5

12:44 a.m. Daniel S. Lawrence, 36, of Greenwich was arrested in Saratoga for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% with a previous conviction and DWI with a previous conviction within the past 10 years, both class E felonies. He was released to a third party.

6:25 p.m. Tammy Trello, 58, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for shoplifting, petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket, and the case is pending investigation.

6:25 p.m. Pauline Anderson, 54, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury on two counts of shoplifting, petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and was issued an appearance ticket, and the case is pending investigation.

March 7

1:13 a.m. Alexis C. Kylah, 22, and Tyler A Smith, 31, both of South Burlington, Vermont, were arrested in Fort Ann on three counts each of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, class A misdemeanors. Both were issued appearance tickets.

Vermont State Police

March 3

7 p.m. Vermont State Police were investigating a ring of car thefts at the Killington Pico Motor Inn when troopers heard a loud argument coming from one of the rooms. Troopers contacted the occupants of the room and investigation revealed that Nickolas Majek, 25, of Mendon, had assaulted a family/household member, striking her with an object. Majek was subsequently arrested and processed and held without bail at the Southern State Correctional Facility.