Police Beat, April 29, 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

April 16

9 a.m. A 27-year-old Columbus Street man walked into the police station to report issues of trespassing on his property, damaging items, littering and intentionally blocking vehicles exiting the driveway by his neighbor’s children since the fall of 2020. The man said several incidents were on camera and that he had hung up “no trespass” signs after his property was damaged in the yard. The man said despite conversations with the 32-year-old father of the child, no changes have been apparent, so the 27-year-old man wanted to make the police aware that the neighbors are not welcome on his property and ended up signing a statement detailing past incidents. Later in the day, the same officer who was informed of the situation spoke with the 32-year-old man who said he was unfamiliar with any of the incidents on the 27-year-old man’s property. The 32-year-old man was informed he and others from his home were not welcome on the 27-year-old man’s property, and this could potentially lead to trespassing if the complaints continue. While pulling away, a 70-year-old Columbus Street man waved down the officer and let him know he was going to check his security cameras for similar incidents and would document his findings if trespassing or property damage took place.

8:40 p.m. While on patrol, police were dispatched to a Church Street residence for a reported harassment complaint via social media. A 40-year-old man told the officer that a West Pawlet, Vermont man had made threatening comments towards the 40-year-old man’s children and his 34-year-old wife. The man also said the West Pawlet man was slandering his business, with the 34-year-old woman stating she had reported the threats to Facebook. The woman was unable to load the posts made by the West Pawlet man, believing they were deleted. The officer advised the couple to save any messages or posts that were threatening in nature or that slandered the 40-year-old’s business. The officer advised the husband that he would attempt to contact the West Pawlet man. The following day, the 40-year-old man reported further statements made by the West Pawlet man, but that they have been taken off social media. Police were unable to contact the West Pawlet man.

April 20

3:25 p.m. A Pine Street woman went to the police station to report her 34-year-old daughter missing after not making contact with her in 10 days. Prior to the missing person’s file being submitted, the 34-year-old woman called the station and said she was fine and not talking to her mother currently. The officer called the Pine Street woman to let her know that the daughter was okay.

8:30 p.m. While on patrol, police were dispatched to a Mettowee Street residence for a report of a backyard fire with aerosol cans being thrown into the flames. Upon arrival, the officer observed a clean fire and spoke with the homeowner, a 29-year-old woman who said she and her family were just burning wood and had lit off one firework. The officer advised the woman to cease the fireworks and enjoy the fire.

April 21

12:30 p.m. While on patrol, police were dispatched to a Quaker Street apartment for an unresponsive man. The officer and police chief arrived on scene and assisted the already present Granville Rescue Squad with stabilizing and transporting the individual to the hospital.

Whitehall Police Department

April 17

8:00 a.m. An officer parked in the Ford show lot on Poultney Street observed a vehicle traveling past at a confirmed speed of 53 mph in a 30-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle near County Route 18 and interviewed the driver, 32-year-old man from Utica. The driver became defensive when the officer advised him of his speed and when asked for his license, registration and proof of insurance, he was only able to provide his license. The officer performed a DMV search and found the vehicle’s registration expired on Dec. 31, 2019. When the officer approached the vehicle again and advised the driver of the registration, the driver stated that due to COVID he was unable to register his vehicle again and they were shut down when the vehicle was up for renewal. The driver at the time was also setting up recording devices during the interrogation. The officer advised him to stay put and went back to his vehicle to write tickets for speeding and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. When the officer gave the driver tickets, he said the officer set him up in a speed trap and that it wasn’t fair. The officer advised him that he was now in a different speed zone than what it was in the village where he got him with the radar. The driver said he will be taking the officer to court for the tickets and the officer advised him that was fine.

8:25 a.m. An officer was dispatched to Wheeler Avenue for a report of ducks and geese in the neighbor’s yard. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to an 18-year-old woman who stated the neighbor’s ducks and geese were in her yard and it is an ongoing issue. The officer provided her with the Assistant Chief Officer’s number and advised her he would document the incident. The officer then spoke with the 41-year-old woman who stated she would try to fix the fence so they would stay in.

11:19 p.m. A 24-year-old man reported a new style black Hyundai sedan had been going up and down Williams Street blaring an airhorn and disturbing his child. The responding officer sat in the area for a period of time and did not observe the vehicle.

April 18

2:42 a.m. A 37-year-old Queen Street man reported someone was trying to gain access to the residence through the window. Upon arrival the officer met with the man and determined that more glass had fallen from the window in question which was previously shattered. There was no burglar.

April 21

5:08 p.m. A 49-year-old Broadway Avenue man advised that his ex-wife has been calling his phone harassing him. The responding officer advised him to block the number. The man then stated that she is driving around unlicensed and gave the vehicle information and advised the officer to conduct a traffic stop on her if seen.

New York State Police

April 19

10:35 p.m. James W. Reed, 47, of Cambridge was arrested in the Town of Hoosick for driving while intoxicated, first offense, and aggravated DWI per se with no prior, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

April 20

3:50 p.m. Marcus M. Chapman, 50, of Hartford was arrested for criminal mischief with intent to damage property, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

April 22

3:02 p.m. Candy L. Knapp, 50 of Hudson Falls was arrested for an incident of petit larceny in Queensbury, specifically shoplifting, that was reported on April 4 at 5:45 p.m. She was issued an appearance ticket for this class A misdemeanor.

April 23

5:56 p.m. Lance E. Walizer, 31, of Cambridge was arrested for an incident of sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, that was reported on April 15, at 10:11 a.m. He was issued an appearance ticket.

April 24

12:30 a.m. Gary S. Carpenter of Queensbury was arrested in Whitehall for criminal contempt in the first degree, with a prior offense, and aggravated family offense for violating an order of protection, both class E felonies. He was being held.

3:30 p.m. Kimberly M. Gibson, 25, of Averill Park was arrested in the Town of Easton for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

April 19

8:20 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a family fight that occurred at Snow Mountain Lane in Tinmouth. Troopers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim who stated that he/she was assaulted by William Pierre Cotton, 43, of Tinmouth, a household or family member. Cotton was scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, later in the day on April 19 to answer to the charge of domestic assault.

April 20

2:14 a.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a family fight that occurred on Stage Road in Benson. Troopers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim who stated that he/she was assaulted by household or family member Angela Christian, 46, of Benson. Christian was scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, later in the day on April 20 to answer to the charge of first degree aggravated domestic assault.

5:44 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a trespassing complaint at Hannaford in Rutland Town. Upon arrival, troopers contacted Robert Horick, 58, of Rutland at the Quality Inn. Horick has an active trespass notice against him for Hannaford and conditions of release prevent him from entering Hannaford. While taking Horick into custody he spit on a trooper. Horick was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $200 bail.

April 22

6:01 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a trespassing complaint at Hannaford in Rutland Town. Upon arrival, troopers found Robert Horick, 58, of Rutland on Randbury Road. Horick has an active trespass notice against him for Hannaford and was found to be violating multiple conditions of release. The court imposed conditions of release on Horick and he was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.

April 24

12:15 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a trespassing complaint at the Green Mountain Plaza in Rutland Town. Through investigation it was determined that Robert Horick, 58, of Rutland had violated court-imposed conditions of release by being in the Green Mountain Plaza. Horick was transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing and later released on citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.

April 25

2:43 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported theft. Upon arrival troopers discovered that Grover Pangburn, 46, a transient in Rutland, allegedly had removed merchandise from Dick’s Sporting Goods and left the store without paying for the items. Troopers discovered Pangburn had fled on foot. Pangburn was located by Rutland City Police and charged with retail theft. Further investigation revealed Pangburn also was involved in and charged with retail theft from the same Dick’s Sporting Goods on April 24. Pangburn was issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.