Police Beat, May 13, 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

May 1

5 p.m. An officer was notified by State Police in Wilton that State Police had custody of John L. Carter, 27, of Middletown Springs, Vermont, leading to the Granville officer confirming that Carter had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court. The initial charges stemming to the court appearance were criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container and the unlawful possession of marijuana, both violations. The Granville officer informed State Police they would meet each other at the jail. Carter was provided a transport to jail for intake by the Granville officer.

May 3

7 p.m. While on patrol, an officer was dispatched to the Granville Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for an 84-year-old man acting out of control. Upon arrival, the officer was advised the man had calmed down and was in his room. Several staff and residents who witnessed the man acting out of control agreed the 84-year-old man is a danger to others around him due to his behavior. Staff requested the man be transported to the Behavioral Health Unit at the hospital. Both staff and residents said the 84-year-old man would become verbally and physically aggressive with one of the aides and appeared as if he was going to use his walker to hit the aide. There were no injuries. The man told the officer the staff doesn’t know what they are doing and that they are not helpful. The man willingly went with EMS to the hospital.

May 5

6:25 p.m. An officer was flagged down while on patrol and notified of a missing manhole cover on West Main Street. The officer patrolled over to West Main Street, placed cones around the manhole, and found the missing cover up the road by the “yield” signs. The officer contacted Village Department of Public Works superintendent Scott Mackey and Mackey came right away to put the manhole cover back in place.

May 6

12:30 p.m. Police conducted a welfare check on a 61-year-old Prospect Street man who said over the phone that he was “going to blow his head off with a gun.” The man later stated he did not own any guns and made that statement because he was disappointed with not receiving any service over the phone with his insurance company. After speaking with the 61-year-old man, the officer determined the man was not a threat to himself and he had appeared to have made that threatening statement as an attempt to solicit a reaction from the person on the other end of the line.

1 p.m. Police were dispatched to Mountainview Commons for a man harassing other residents. Upon arrival, the officer was advised by a 55-year-old woman that the man was verbally aggressive with her and other residents, calling them names and making “extremely rude comments” to them. The man had reportedly yelled at people for not wearing masks while smoking cigarettes in the gazebo and became confrontational when another man asked him not to read notes left on and outside his door. All residents were advised to avoid contact as much as possible with the man, and to report any harassment in the future. The man was advised of the same but became argumentative and denied any wrongdoing. He claimed he would not stay away from the other residents because he likes when they argue with him.

Whitehall Police Department

May 1

10:09 p.m. A 19-year-old man reported that he heard screaming coming from the area of 29 West Street and was unsure of what was going on. The responding officer patrolled the area and observed a 19-year-old man being irate about an argument with his girlfriend over his belongings being left outside in a tent in the rain and a dog the couple share together. A 20-year-old woman reported she and the man were arguing about the dog. Both parties separated and went their separate ways.

May 2

8:15 a.m. An unknown caller reported lines being down on Broadway. An officer confirmed cable and phone wires.

8:45 a.m. A responding officer was sent to Davis Street for a report of a man being harassed by his roommate. Upon arrival, a 42-year-old man was yelling that the officer needed to remove the 44-year-old woman, or he was going to lose it. The officer advised him, like they’d done multiple times in the past, that she has residence at the address and that they can’t kick her out. He stated that he was trying to sweep, and she kicked the dirt he was trying to pick up and told him she was going to call the police if he leaves and tell them that he was not taking care of his animals. The officer interviewed the woman and she stated that she doesn’t bother him, but he has people coming in and out of the house at all hours of the night and it scares her. The officer asked her what would resolve the issue today and she said that she was trying to move out in about a week or so and her friend would have a place ready for her. She also stated that if the man left her alone, she would be fine. The man agreed to leave the residence for a few days so things could calm down and the woman went back to her room.

May 3

9:50 p.m. A 24-year-old man called the station to report an individual yelling in his driveway. While the responding officer was en route, they found a 20-year-old man in the front parking lot of the athletic center and interviewed him. The officer advised him that yelling at that time of night would wake people up and make them angry. The man agreed and he went home to sleep. The officer spoke with the man who called, and he advised that he started yelling at him so the man yelled back and left. The officer told the caller not to confront him and call the police right away next time.

New York State Police

March 20

11:58 p.m. Anthony J. Huntington, 52, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 3

11:41 a.m. Daryl J. Kearns, 65, of Argyle, was arrested for petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 4

1:04 p.m. Daijah A. Dabney, 24, of Buffalo was arrested in Fort Ann for exposing herself, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 5

4:06 p.m. Kevette Knight, 35, of Albany was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing dangerous contraband into prison in the first degree, a class D felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 6

11:11 p.m. Peyton Austin Wilbur, 25, of Greenwich was arrested in Easton for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of0.08%, first offense, and DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

May 4

5:49 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a burglary complaint at Belmont General Store in Mount Holly. Upon arrival, troopers found forced entry via a glass front door and a significant amount of damage to the interior of the business. The ATM located inside the business was stolen. A dark-colored, newer model Toyota Tacoma was observed on video at the time of the burglary. Troopers are asking for the public’s assistance in determining who may have been operating the dark-colored, newer model Toyota truck involved. This truck was further reported stolen from Springfield Buick GMC on May 4. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Busier at 802-773-9101.

May 8

11:20 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported one-vehicle crash on Northam Road in the Town of Shrewsbury. The operator was identified as Ryan Wilbur, 34, of Wallingford. Wilbur showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for driving under the influence. He was arrested and processed and was released to a sober adult with a citation to appear in court at a later date.