Police Beat, June 3, 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 21

10:15 a.m. While on patrol, police were flagged down by a 70-year-old Columbus Street man who said he made a report in 2020 about ongoing issues with a neighboring dog coming onto his property and surrounding properties. The owners of the dog have been asked to keep the dog in their yard yet the problem continues. The man said he has witnessed the dog aggressively approach people walking in the street past the house with and without dogs. The man said at least three other neighbors are witnessing and experiencing the same issues. The man was given contact information for the Animal Control Officer so he could report his ongoing issue with them.

May 25

1:24 p.m. Police conducted a welfare check for a 20-year-old Church Street woman. Both the 20-year-old woman and the 18-year-old man who live at the residence were upset that the family had called the police. The woman finally calmed down to the point where she ensured the officer she was in good health. Police contacted the family member who called the police who was upset with the officer’s findings. The family member was notified she could request a pick-up order from the hospital if she had further concerns. The family member then said that the 20-year-old woman and 18-year-old man have expressed that they would come to the caller’s house in Pownal, Vermont to confront the caller’s husband. The officer advised the family member that if threats were made, they could be reported to local authorities and she could sign a complaint if need be. Dispatch advised the officer that the 18-year-old man was walking to Pownal, Vermont and possibly had a weapon. Police were unable to locate the 18-year-old man with the directions they were given but notified the man’s mother who was able to stop him.

9:09 p.m. While on patrol, police were dispatched to a Mettowee Street apartment complex for a reported domestic with an open line and a man yelling in the background. Upon arrival, the officer could hear both a man and woman yelling. Police were met by a 44-year-old man who said he and his 44-year-old wife were arguing and their 15-year-old daughter had called the police. The man said he and his wife were arguing over the fact their daughter had sex with an 18-year-old man she had met through the foster care system at a foster home in Queensbury. The mother confided in her husband who then flipped out on the daughter. The wife requested the man leave for the night after he had raised his hands at her and raised one hand with a closed fist towards the daughter. The man said he did raise his hands during the argument and he planned on leaving to get back on the road that night. The father said the meeting between the 15-year-old girl and the 18-year-old man was set up by the state and he would be contacting the state and Child Protection Services in regard to the incident. The officer spoke with the wife again who said she just wanted the husband to leave and didn’t want him arrested.

11:40 p.m. Two Granville officers assisted State Police at a Honeysuckle Drive residence where an individual was barricaded inside their house and possibly possessed a firearm. The subject voluntarily surrendered, came outside and was placed under protective custody.

May 26

5 a.m. While on patrol of the Little League field, police observed a vehicle parked near the green storage shed next to the river. Police observed a 20-year-old Saratoga Springs woman and an 18-year-old Rensselaer man sleeping in the back of the vehicle. The couple said they were waiting for the sun to rise but fell asleep. Both subjects were file checked and did not have any warrants. The duo was advised to leave as the field isn’t a place to camp.

8 a.m. While on patrol, police were flagged down by a 53-year-old Oatman Road woman. The woman inquired about how to report an incident between her and her 39-year-old Pearl Street brother but to not have anyone arrested. The woman explained that an argument broke out between the two when the woman said she was supposed to give her brother a ride to Glens Falls but wanted to leave early so they could beat the traffic. The woman said the brother pushed her and grabbed her arm, leading to the woman pushing back and scratching the brother on the cheek, but with no injury. She wanted the incident documented and did not want to participate in filing a domestic incident report. Police attempted to contact the 39-year-old man but to no avail.

5:09 p.m. Police responded to a Church Street home for a reported domestic where a 75-year-old man with Alzheimer’s had pushed his 75-year-old wife, causing her to fall and hit the coffee table before hitting the floor. Granville Rescue Squad arrived shortly after Granville Police requested EMS assistance, as the woman was clearly in pain. The woman said she didn’t want her husband arrested because he doesn’t know what he’s doing mentally. The incident was caused by the man unplugging the phone earlier the day and the wife not realizing it. After saying she didn’t know if she could take care of her husband for much longer, the officer recommended she  contact the county in the morning to see if they can get him placement in a nursing home.

May 27

9:20 a.m. Police assistance was requested at Granville Elementary School where a girl the school resource officer was interviewing was acting irate. The counselor, the SRO and the principal attempted to calm the girl down due to mental health concerns. When the girl was told she was going to be sent to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment, she screamed and refused several offers to walk unassisted to the patrol car. The SRO and the Granville police officer assisted the girl to the police car and she was transported by the officers to Glens Falls Hospital.

Whitehall Police Department

May 22

7:17 p.m. A resident of Champlain Street reported a loud party. An officer patrolled the area and observed a backyard party with loud music. The officer spoke with a 28-year-old man of South Williams Street, and they stated they would turn the music down.

May 23

9:29 a.m. A 24-year-old resident of Williams Street reported seeing a dog that belonged to a 40-year-old  Wall Street woman outside for more than 24 hours and did not appear to have food or water. Upon patrolling to the area, the reporting officer observed the owner outside with the dog and was giving the dog food and water. The officer advised that the dog would need shelter if being kept outside which the woman stated that she has been providing everything the dog needs and it appeared healthy.

12:20 p.m. An argument ensued between a 55-year-old man and 23-year-old man about the 55-year-old man smoking and having medical issues. All parties stated that they are staying at a relative’s house, and they were looking at apartments on Poultney Street and the stress of the situation led to the argument. Both agreed to get along and continue on their search for an apartment. Neither party wanted a domestic incident report or to give a statement.

5:25 p.m. A 64-year-old man reported a little girl about 7-years-old  gave him the middle finger on Mountain Street. An officer patrolled to the area and spoke with several youths playing in the street who advised that they did not do anything to any passing cars.

6 p.m. Anonymous reported three aggressive dogs out in the roadway on Davis Street and charging a man in the street. An officer patrolled the area and spoke with a 42-year-old man who stated he was able to get the dogs back inside and notified the owner, but still stated he was concerned of this becoming a regular occurrence as the dogs were aggressive and he is concerned for the kids in the neighborhood as well as his own children. The officer called the Assistant Chief Officer and left a message.

8:58 p.m. A 62-year-old Blinn Street woman reported a 36-year-old man has an issue with property boundaries and is harassing her stating this is an ongoing issue. The officer advised to get a property survey and she stated that she has one and he claims her property is not where the survey says it is. The officer asked to speak with the other party, and he stated she is leaving garbage against his shed which borders her property but there is a three-foot space between his property and hers. Both parties were advised to get another survey and call code enforcement. No harassment took place.

May 25

1:37 p.m. A 40-year-old woman reported her 56-year-old landlord has been keeping the basement to their residence locked with multiple dehumidifiers running and the lights on which is causing the power bill she stated she is responsible for to be high. The officer advised this is a civil matter and referred her to civil court. The woman wanted the incident documented in case she goes that route.

May 26

8:30 a.m. An officer was advised of a walk-in complaint of a 21-year-old woman who stated she had been living with a 23-year-old man for a few weeks. She told him that she was moving out. The man then told her if she left him, he would “hogtie her to the bed or a chair.” The woman wished for the incident to be documented only.

1:20 p.m. An officer was dispatched to Broadway Avenue for a trailer parked on the owner’s property. The officer spoke with 83-year-old woman who stated that she would like it to be moved as they did not have permission to park it there. The officer patrolled over to West Street and spoke with the babysitter who stated that the 33-year-old owner would be home shortly.

May 27

4:20 p.m. An officer responded to a call regarding a group of youths on Main Street that were yelling in the street. The area was checked but the children were gone upon arrival. A short time later the suspects had moved into Vermont on East Bay off from Doig Street and were fighting. An officer responded and secured the scene until Vermont State Police arrived. One vehicle had a broken windshield as a result of a rock being thrown.

5:20 p.m. An officer was called to Williams Street for a man walking down the street with a pistol and a rifle. While responding to the scene, the officer was advised that the man was in possession of two AR-15 rifles as well. The officer located the man who he has spoken to prior. The man advised that he was moving the rifles out of his house because he was having a dispute with his girlfriend. There was no pistol, he was only in possession of three shotguns. The weapons were legal, he was putting them in his cousin’s vehicle. There was no crime or criminal action.

6 p.m. An officer responded to 12057 State Route 22 for a rabid raccoon on the porch. When the officer arrived, the raccoon was located running back under the porch and into the basement. The animal did not come back out. The caller indicated that the animal appeared to be rabid. The raccoon was on her porch preventing her from leaving her residence. The caller was advised to call back if the raccoon returned. The caller thought the animal could be in her basement.

New York State Police

May 22

12:27 p.m. Kawanna S. Hull, 44, of Bronx was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 24

11:47 a.m. Jacqueline M. Heck, 29, of Lodi, New Jersey, was arrested in Greenwich for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

8:10 p.m. Jolene S. Davis, 41, of Hudson Falls was arrested for an incident that occurred on Oct. 30, 2020, criminal possession of stolen property, specifically a credit card, a class E felony. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 25

1:36 a.m. Joseph Panetta, 49, of Albany was arrested in Greenwich for bail jumping in the first degree, a class D felony. He was being held.

1 p.m. Peggy MacMillan, 65, of Victory Mills was arrested in Greenwich for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 26

11:26 a.m. In connection with the arrest on May 23 of Matthew N. Clifford of Hudson Falls, who was charged with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon and criminal mischief in the third degree, resulting in damage to property in excess of $250, Jessica L. Miller, 36, of Hudson Falls was arrested for conspiracy in the fourth degree, a class E felony, and providing a false written statement, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

May 22

4:48 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a man destroying property on Hawk Hill Road in Pittsfield. Upon arrival, troopers observed a broken light pole at a home located on Hawk Lane. Through investigation, troopers were able to identify the suspect as Frederick Sham, 33, of New York City. Sham was issued a citation for the violation of unlawful mischief.

8:24 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported family fight at a residence in the Town of Chittenden. Investigation revealed that Justin Muth, 30, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, caused bodily injury to a family or household member. Muth was arrested and transported to be processed for domestic assault. Muth was released on conditions and cited to appear in court at a later date.

May 27

7:59 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a motor vehicle complaint on Quarterline Road involving a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 stuck on a logging trail in the woods. Soon after, that same vehicle was reported stolen from Bruce Colvin, 72, on High Road sometime between 10 p.m. the previous night and 8 a.m. on the morning of May 27. The vehicle was damaged during the theft and was recovered from Quarterline Road. Anyone with information pertaining to this vehicle theft is asked to contact Trooper Charles Gardner of the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101. The Vermont State Police reminds the public to lock their vehicles and to not leave keys or valuables inside their vehicles.