Police Beat, April 8, 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

March 25

9:30 p.m. Officers on patrol observed a vehicle parked by the park on Prospect Street after hours. Officers spoke with a 20-year-old Broadview Terrace man who said he and a few other friends were playing hide-and-seek with their vehicles around town. The man was advised by police that he and his friends needed to leave the park when it is closed.

March 27

5 p.m. While on patrol, police were dispatched to a Westview Drive residence for a possible suicidal woman. Upon arrival, the responding officer spoke with a 16-year-old girl and her 71-year-old grandmother. The grandmother said to the officer that the 16-year-old was refusing to take her medication and had yelled at her grandmother. The 16-year-old did not have any thoughts of harming herself or others. The officer advised the 16-year-old to respect her grandmother and to take her medication. The grandmother told the officer she had reached out to the granddaughter’s therapist and was waiting for a call back and that she would call the police if the situation escalated.

11:45 p.m. Patrolling Main Street, two officers observed a 22-year-old man struggling to stand up in front of On The Rocks Pub. When another individual came out of the bar, the 22-year-old man began to fall backwards. The officers got out of their patrol car and interviewed the 22-year-old man, who said he was fine and declined EMS assistance. A sober third-party man took custody of the 22-year-old man and told the officers he would get the man home safe.

March 28

12:30 a.m. Two Granville police officers were requested to the Village of Whitehall for reports of a suicidal man. While en route, the caller stated the man in question had guns inside the residence and a history of mental illness. Upon arrival at the scene, police were met with the man’s father who said he had already come to the residence earlier and removed the firearms from inside the residence. The man’s father agreed to call his son and ask him to step outside and speak with the officers. The man came outside willingly and said it was a misunderstanding. A pick-up order was issued by Glens Falls Hospital and the man was transported to Glens Falls Hospital by Whitehall Police Department under protective custody.

March 29

5:10 p.m. An Elm Street man called the police station to report his finding of a syringe on the sidewalk of Quaker Street while walking with his grandchildren. An officer patrolled to the location and took possession of the syringe, which had the needle broken off, and disposed of the syringe.

March 30

3:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing at 17 Madison Street for a reported harassment complaint from a patient against a staff member. Upon arrival, the responding officer spoke with the administrator who said one of the residents, a 96-year-old woman, said a staff member, a 28-year-old man, had put his hands on her in a forceful manner. The officer spoke with the 96-year-old woman who said she had got into a verbal argument with the 28-year-old man on the morning of March 27, and he had become highly aggravated with her and left the room multiple times. The 96-year-old woman said the last time the man came back into the room, he had attempted to put a diaper on the woman after it had fallen on the floor. The 96-year-old woman refused and said the man grabbed her arm and forcefully placed the diaper on her. The patient said she did not want to press charges and was advised by the officer that the incident would be documented. The administrative staff said the 28-year-old man was terminated from his job.

Whitehall Police Department

March 26

11 a.m. An officer was dispatched to a domestic dispute call where a 26-year-old woman stated that she feared for her safety. When the officer arrived at the Main Street apartment in the village, a 27-year-old man was standing on the balcony of his and the woman’s apartment. The woman was parked in the road in front of the apartment. The officer could see that the man was visibly agitated and asked him if he had any ideations of hurting himself or someone else, to which he replied “no.” The officer then interviewed the woman and asked her what the issue was. She said that she wanted him to leave and that they were arguing. The officer asked if it got physical and she replied “no” and the officer advised her that they can’t make him leave due to it being his residence as well as hers. The woman said that she was going to go in and take a shower and go to a friend’s house. The officer suggested that if she was going to do that and feels uneasy about being there, he would wait for her to gather items she needs and then she can go to the friend’s house and shower. No issues ensued while she was gathering her belongings she was going to take. The woman then left the scene.

2:30 p.m. A responding officer was dispatched to assist the fire department and EMS on Broadway Avenue with a 63-year-old man who fell through a set of second story stairs and landed on concrete. The man was transported to Glens Falls Hospital.

March 30

6:05 a.m. A businesses burglary alarm was activated on U.S. Route 4. The responding officer spoke to the employee on scene who stated her code was not working. She stated another employee was at Cumberland Farms and would be addressing within minutes. The officer notified dispatch of the same. The employee’s vehicle was the only vehicle observed in the parking lot.

New York State Police

March 28

1:57 p.m. Trevor S. Morrison, 25, of Shushan was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

March 29

11:40 p.m. Robert S. Eggleston, 51, of Hudson Falls was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of greater than 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

March 30

2:45 a.m. Justin R. Heath, 30, of Starksboro, Vermont, was arrested in Fort Ann on one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.

9:50 a.m. Kaitlyn M. Potter, 24, of Hudson Falls was arrested for bail-jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was released on $500 cash bail.

1:30 p.m. Cody D. Clark, 28, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

March 31

8:40 p.m. Cameron D. Underwood, 19, of Kingbury was arrested in Moreau on one count of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He also was charged with aggravated DWI per se one prior, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.

11:06 p.m. Skye A. Rice, 20, of Hampton was charged with menacing with a weapon in the second degree and criminal obstruction of breathing, both class A misdemeanors, as well as criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree with a previous conviction, a class D felony. He was being held.

April 4

1:22 a.m. Kevin L. Humiston, 55, of Fort Edward was arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying an order of protection, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Jan. 22

10 a.m. Vermont State Police received information that Brian M. Gates, 56, of Mendon had been acting in a disorderly and threatening manner toward his neighbors on Terra Lane in Mendon. Upon investigation, troopers learned that Gates assaulted Harold Rosenzweig, 89, of Mendon at an earlier date and time. Based upon the facts obtained Gates was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and criminal threatening and issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court on May 10 at 10 a.m.

March 25

2:50 p.m. Vermont State Police received a complaint of stalking in Sunderland. Investigation revealed that Bartolomeo Monda, 65, of Shaftsbury, followed and surveilled Robert Galbreath, 51, of Manchester, as well as a former romantic partner on numerous occasions over a period of several months. Additionally, troopers learned of a pattern of numerous harassing and disruptive messages sent to various recipients by Monda that caused annoyance and alarm. On Tuesday, March 30, Monda was cited to appear before the Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

March 29

6:51 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped Taylor C. Woodward, 28, of Brandon at 117 US Route 7 South in Rutland on suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license. He was cited to appear at Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

April 1

8:46 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash near 770 Rutland Rd. in the Town of West Rutland. Upon arrival, an investigation revealed Charles E. Whittemore, 46, of West Rutland negligently operated a motor vehicle while traveling west on Rutland Road, ultimately causing his car to collide with a utility pole and three parked vehicles. Whittemore was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center, where he displayed signs of drug impairment and was screened for DUI. An evidentiary blood sample was obtained from him at the medical center. Whittemore’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway in Vermont was determined to be criminally suspended. He was taken into custody for additional arrest warrants and transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing. Whittemore was released to Probation and Parole and lodged at Southern State Correction Facility. He was cited to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

April 4

7:28 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported crash on Lake Road in the Town of Benson. Upon arrival at the scene, troopers located a black Toyota RAV-4 that had crashed head-on into a tree. The operator, identified as Sierra R. Gregoire, 27, of Canton, Connecticut, was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Initial investigation revealed that Gregoire was traveling eastbound on Lake Road toward Stage Road when she veered off the roadway and hit a tree on the south side of the roadway. Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, troopers said. Troopers later responded to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for further investigation and Gregoire was processed while at the hospital for driving under the influence. She later was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center for further treatment of her injuries.