Police Beat, May 20, 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 7

4 p.m. Police were dispatched along with Granville Rescue Squad to a Quaker Street residence for a woman who had fainted. EMS transported the woman to the hospital while the officer awaited the woman’s sister to pick up the woman’s two children.

6:40 p.m. Police were dispatched to the Granville Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for a 59-year-old man requesting assistance with receiving care. Upon arrival, the responding officers observed a strong odor of feces, with the 59-year-old man stating that he had been sitting in it for more than 45 minutes with nobody answering his call button. Police were able to locate a nurse who said they were short staffed and would get to the 59-year-old man when they could. One officer responded by saying that the nurse should take a look before making a statement like that. The nurse went into the room and quickly exited to get an aide. The two officers stood by the door until the 59-year-old man received proper care.

May 11

11:50 a.m. Granville Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation requested police presence and assistance with Behavioral Health Unit transport for a 79-year-old woman reportedly being aggressive with staff and residents. Staff member advised the officer that the woman had been both physically and verbally aggressive since she moved into the nursing home three weeks ago. Police stood by until Granville Rescue Squad arrived for transport to the hospital.

1:15 p.m. Danny R. Parker, 66, of Granville was ticketed for failing to yield when Parker pulled out of the end of the driveway of a Mettowee Street residence and was hit by a Granville school bus. Parker and the school bus driver, a 67-year-old Poultney woman, were not injured. The school bus was unoccupied. Parker’s pickup truck was impacted just behind the rear wheel well and scraped from there to the end of the bumper. Before being ticketed, Parker was able to move the vehicle from the middle of the road to the side to keep traffic flowing.

May 12

11:20 a.m. Police responded to the Granville Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation where a 57-year-old man reportedly assaulted another resident. The staff member on site, a 32-year-old woman, said they’ve had issues in the past with the 57-year-old man, leading to the man hitting the 32-year-old woman. The staff member said a resident with dementia had wandered into the 57-year-old’s room, as the man does with several others because of his condition. The 57-year-old man grabbed the resident with dementia by the arms and shook the resident, trying to physically remove the resident from his room. The resident with dementia was uninjured and unaware of what was going on. Administration staff decided the 57-year-old needed to be taken to the Behavioral Health Unit at Rutland Regional Medical Center because of his unpredictability and aggressive actions. Granville Rescue Squad provided transport.

2:30 p.m. Police responded to Granville Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for a 42-year-old man reporting that the staff was not helping him in need of medical assistance. Upon arrival, the officer interviewed staff who said the 42-year-old man was in good health with no reason to request medical services. The man asked to be transported to Glens Falls hospital and was delivered by Granville Rescue Squad.

5:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to assist Fair Haven, Vermont, police and New York State Police with stopping a vehicle that was reportedly all over the road. The vehicle was stopped by Granville Police on State Route 22A and the situation was turned over to State Police upon their arrival.

Whitehall Police Department

May 8

7:15 p.m. An officer was dispatched to Big G’s pub for a commercial fire alarm. Upon arrival the officer spoke to patrons and the owner who stated that there was no fire, and they were playing with a smoke machine that is used for music performances.

May 9

12:19 a.m. A Williams Street resident reported being followed by multiple vehicles in and out of Whitehall but mostly in Rutland, Fair Haven, and Wells, Vermont. The man showed multiple blurry photos and videos of the vehicles in traffic that he felt were stalking him. He displayed pictures of faint lights from multiple streets over from his residence that he feels are shining in his residence. The officer advised that while on duty there have been frequent patrols near his residence to ensure there are no disturbances. There was no evidence of an actual crime occurring.

May 10

8:15 a.m. A 42-year-old Adams Street resident reported a 41-year-old woman was harassing him on Facebook saying he was selling drugs. The officer advised him to delete her from Facebook and there were no criminal charges at the time. The man wanted the incident logged.

May 12

8:20 a.m. An officer was on patrol in marked unit 173 on North Williams Street and was flagged down by a 20-year-old man in reference to his lost dog. The man stated that it was a 14-year-old Doberman named Coco.

May 13

8:24 a.m. A 27-year-old Adams Street woman was at the station to report a domestic dispute from May 12. She stated that she and her 25-year-old husband were arguing about relationship issues when he threw his phone at her, striking her in the arm. She refused to give a statement other than verbal to the officer, signing the Domestic Incident Report as a refusal. She stated that she just wanted her phone and vehicle back. She was given the victims’ rights paperwork, DIR and the number for Catholic Charities. The officer offered her use of the station phone or for them to call on her behalf, which she refused.

New York State Police

May 11

8:53 a.m. Charles W. McKinney, 77, of Whitehall was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property valued at more than $3,000, a class D felony. He was being held.

5:16 p.m. Kris Delong, 57, of Fort Edward was arrested on a charge of grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony, that occurred on March 25. He was issued an appearance ticket.

5:29 p.m. Martin J. Oprencak, 43, of Fort Edward was arrested in Wilton for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 12

10:32 a.m. Matthew A. Moses, 32, of Greenwich was arrested for falsifying business records in the first degree, dismantling an unregistered vehicle and providing a false name for a motor vehicle title, all class E felonies. He was issued an appearance ticket.

10:34 a.m. Dylan A. Rittenbury, 21, of Fort Edward was arrested for promoting a sexual performance by a child younger than 17 years, a class D felony, and possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 14

10:40 p.m. Michael R. Cameron, 42, of Eagle Bridge was arrested in White Creek for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%, first offense, and DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 16

1:26 a.m. Samantha L. Marrotte, 26, of Fort Edward was arrested in Hebron for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%, first offense, and DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

12:30 p.m. Karen J. Robison, 57, of Greenwich was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%, first offense, and DWI, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

March 11

Vermont State Police assigned to the Special Investigation Unit and Child First Advocacy Center began an investigation regarding a possible domestic assault that occurred on March 9 in the afternoon at a residence on Parsons Hill Road in Castleton. Upon concluding the investigation, it was determined that Cynthia Elder, 43, of Castleton caused bodily injury and pain to a person known to her. Elder was issued a citation on suspicion of domestic assault and ordered to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division on March 15.

May 13

8:33 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a family fight in the Town of Rutland. Investigation revealed that Adam T. Howe, 32, of Rutland attempted to cause, or willfully or recklessly caused, serious bodily injury to a family or household member and restrained that family or household member while preventing or attempting to prevent access to emergency services. Howe subsequently was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police in Rutland Town for processing. He later was transported to the Southern State Correctional facility where he was held without bail.