Police Beat, June 10, 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 28

9:25 p.m. Police were dispatched to the area of North Street for reports of a man walking in the direction of Chapman’s Store with an axe in his hands. The caller said they saw the man by the blinking light. The responding officer had negative results locating the man.

June 1

1:35 a.m. Dispatched to a Quaker Street residence for a 79-year-old woman who was difficult to understand over the phone, but said she was in pain, police observed the woman walking fine with a walker in the hallway. Once the woman saw the officer, she began saying she was in pain everywhere. The woman was able to walk from the hallway to her apartment without complaining of any sort of pain. Once she sat down, the woman said her stomach hurt. The officer was advised by dispatch that EMS was enroute. While waiting, the 79-year-old woman told the officer she was going to ask the paramedics for narcotics. The officer told the woman the first responders would not be giving her any narcotics like she was hoping for. The woman then stated she was fine and refused any further medical assistance, stating she would go to the hospital by herself and get narcotics there.

6:15 p.m. A 55-year-old Potter Avenue woman called the police station stating the Washington County Sheriff’s Office evicted her from her apartment. This has been an ongoing landlord-tenant civil issue. The woman said her brothers, a 54-year-old Columbus Street man and a 68-year-old Court Street man, were at her former residence, where the 68-year-old is the owner. The woman said they could not be there. The officer answering the phone call said once the woman was evicted from the property, the homeowner can do whatever they like with the property. The woman then said that they had to seal off the property and that nobody could enter the property for at least 30 days. The officer responded by saying that the landlord had to store the property for safekeeping for that time period, but that did not prohibit the landlord from going into or on the property. The officer read the court order served that day by the sheriff and it confirmed the same. The woman claimed she was unhappy with this and was advised to contact the Sheriff’s Civil Division if she was unhappy. The woman then said the 68-year-old brother was stalking her in the past and Granville police did nothing. The officer advised the woman to speak with the chief of police if she was unhappy with how something was handled. Then, the woman said the chief and a retired police sergeant were useless.

8 p.m. Thomas W. Blake, 28, of Granville was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and for operating a motor vehicle without a seat belt when a motor vehicle stop was conducted on Church Street near Potter Avenue. The patrolling officer observed Blake to be driving southbound on Church Street without a seatbelt on and pulled him over. Upon a driver’s license check, the officer discovered Blake to be under suspension for failure to appear in Granville Village Court effective May 7.

Whitehall Police Department

May 28

10:15 a.m. Prior domestic involving a 63-year-old Broadway Avenue woman and 32-year-old Broadway Avenue woman. The 32-year-old helped the 63-year-old find her cell phone and due to not having one herself, started checking messages on the phone. The 63-year-old woman grabbed her arm, twisting it. The 32-year-old woman wanted the incident documented and refused to give a statement. The 63-year-old woman was un-cooperative when an officer interviewed her on the scene.

May 29

11:23 p.m. Report of a dog barking possibly in the area of 7 or 9 Williams Street. The responding officer advised the caller that patrols will comb the area. The caller stated she was unsure exactly where the barking was coming from, but knew the barking was in the vicinity of her residence. Moments later a call back from the caller reporting that the dog had stopped barking. The officer advised the caller to call back if the issue continues.

May 30

5:20 p.m. A 35-year-old Williams Street woman requested a welfare check on a dog next door to her residence possibly being left outside all night on the previous night, as well as that day in rainy weather conditions. The woman stated she does not know the owner or if they are home as she did not see any vehicles in the driveway but wanted to make sure the dog was being properly taken care of and had food and water.

A responding officer observed the dog outside where there appeared to be a doghouse. The dog appeared healthy. The officer contacted the 40-year-old owner who stated that she feeds and waters the dog and was upset with any accusations that state otherwise. The owner requested the incident numbers and dates of all reports made pertaining to her dog that way she can FOIL the incidents.

9 p.m. A 20-year-old Broadway Avenue woman reported a gold and tan Pitbull coming from the 38 Skene Street residence acting aggressively and charging at her. The woman felt the Pitbull was going to possibly bite her until a 43-year-old woman came out and scared the dog away. The Assistant Chief Officer was notified. The owner claims the dog was never outside at the time. The officer observed what appeared to be wet spots on the dog when looking through the door window. Weather conditions on that day were rainy.

9:40 p.m. A 29-year-old Broadway Avenue man reported a 53-year-old Poultney Street man will not allow him to grab his belongings. The 53-year-old man stated the 29-year-old man is not welcome to come back inside. The responding officer advised he can’t withhold the man from his property. The 53-year-old stated he didn’t know what the other man’s property consisted of and advised the man that he will have to wait for his son to come home. The 53-year-old man gave the 29-year-old a few articles of clothing that were his. The responding officer advised the 29-year-old man to make a list of items and their value that are being held in the residence and he can seek larceny charges. The 53-year-old man was advised he can be held criminally accountable for whatever is not his and belongs to the 29-year-old man, but is in his possession. The 29-year-old man elected not to pursue the matter criminally and stated that it was all a game that the 53-year-old man was playing and will have the man’s son help him retrieve his belongings.

11:15 p.m. A 53-year-old Poultney Street man stated a 29-year-old Broadway Avenue man had returned and was attempting to break into his home with a two-by-four. The 29-year-old man was located away from the residence and denied trying to break in and states he was removing his property from the outside of the residence. The officer advised the 29-year-old man to return when the other resident is there who knew what his property was.

June 1

1:35 a.m. A 35-year-old South Williams Street man stated he received a call from a specific phone number and the caller identified themselves as Gordon and were going to kill themself, and when he called it back a different male said he was fine and just drunk. An officer attempted to call the number and it went directly to voicemail that has yet to be set up. Dispatch had no record of the number.

9 p.m. Dispatch reported a complaint of shots fired on Main Street. An officer searched the area and was met with negative result.

June 2

2:14 p.m. A 35-year-old Doig Street man reported his girlfriend was trying to leave with their son and he didn’t want her to take the child. He also stated that they had were arguing over her cheating and the 37-year-old woman stated she wanted to leave. No custodial agreement is in place. Both parties agreed to talk it out being that neither party wanted to give one another custody of the child while the 37-year-old woman was gone. The man wanted the situation documented as well as the woman destroying his computer equipment before police arrived. The man declined legal action.

6:19 p.m. A 39-year-old Fifth Street woman reported a 33-year-old man flipped her off from his vehicle and swerved at her. The man followed her to the station where the two argued. Both parties separated. The woman was advised to block all forms of communication as the two are believed to have exchanged words over Facebook. Records indicated that an existing Order of Protection between the two parties has expired.

New York State Police

May 30

3:30 p.m. Christopher J. Lacroix, 20, of Fort Edward was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 31

8:30 p.m. Paul J. Breault, 66, of Clemons was arrested in Dresden for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically violating a court ordered order of protection on May 26, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

June 3

8:09 p.m. Tammy M. Winnie, 54, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for DWI, first offense, and DWI of alcohol or drugs, first offense, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

May 30

11 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash at the Stewart’s located on Vermont Route 7A in the Town of Arlington. Employees reported that a truck had backed into a gas pump and fled the scene. Troopers were able to locate the involved vehicle and identified the operator as Thomas Sagendorf, 48, of Waterford, New York. While speaking with Sagendorf, troopers detected several signs of impairment. Sagendorf was ultimately placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. Sagendorf was scheduled to be arraigned at the Bennington County Superior Court-Criminal Division on June 1.

May 31

1:38 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a potential abuse prevention order violation on Vermont Route 153 in the Town of Pawlet. Further investigation revealed Shelby N. Berry, 29, of Manchester, New Hampshire, violated an active court order via text message. Berry was located in Manchester, Vermont, by local authorities and issued a criminal citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

June 1

3:04 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a disorderly man attacking vehicles on U.S. Route 7 in Pittsford. Through investigation it was determined that Jeremie Bernard, 37, of Pittsford had acted in a violent, tumultuous and threatening way, used abusive and obscene language in a public place and obstructed vehicular traffic. Bernard also had damaged a mailbox and vehicle side mirror. He was taken into custody and transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center and later issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court at a later date. Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by members of Pittsford First Response and Regional Ambulance Service.

June 6

Vermont State People were notified of a stolen vehicle from the Holiday Inn in Rutland Town. Police located the vehicle in West Rutland and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle was towed to be returned to the rightful owner. Marlisha Turner, 29, of Proctor was issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Court for possession of stolen property and released.