Police Beat, July 8, 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

June 26

9:40 a.m. Rachel A. Jenks, 29, of Poultney, Vermont, was ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Mettowee Street and Columbus Street. Jenks told the officer that she was going to stop at the sign but things started falling off the passenger seat, so she did not stop.

June 28

8:10 p.m. A 31-year-old Allen Street woman called the police to report that her nephew, a 13-year-old State Route 22 boy, and a 15-year-old West Main Street boy had been in an altercation. The woman and the 13-year-old boy’s legal guardian, a 73-year-old man, brought the 13-year-old boy and a 16-year-old North Maple Street boy who was a witness to the police station to give a statement of what happened. The 13-year-old boy and the 16-year-old boy told the police that the 15-year-old boy had damaged the 13-year-old’s bike, hat and scooter. The 73-year-old man said he did not want to pursue further action at the time but made clear that the 15-year-old boy and his 41-year-old father are not welcome at his State Route 22 residence.

June 29

4:38 a.m. Police were dispatched to a Quaker Street residence for reports of a 90-year-old man being verbally aggressive with his daughter. Dispatch advised the responding officer that the man had suffered a stroke the week prior, and it was unknown if the man was experiencing a medical emergency or not. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the 90-year-old man, who was unable to answer who he was, where he was or how old he was. Police advised dispatch to have EMS respond and the man was transported to Glens Falls Hospital.

Whitehall Police Department

June 25

11:51 a.m. Police received a call from a Poultney Street man who said someone threw a rock through his window. The man said he observed it the other day while in town checking the property. Upon arrival, the responding officer observed the broken left front window. The officer found the home unsecure with a large amount of needles on the floor of the residence. The man said he was going to secure the building but requested property checks.

June 28

8:54 p.m. Dispatched to the area of William Street and Wheeler Street for a noise disturbance, police were advised by dispatch that the caller, a 40-year-old Saratoga Springs woman, claimed there were roughly 20 kids in the street yelling, screaming and possibly fighting. The woman told dispatch that the kids could have gotten into a vehicle but was unable to provide a description of the vehicle. She told dispatch the kids were headed towards the park and canal. Upon arrival, police were unable to locate the kids in the reported vicinity. Police were further informed by dispatch that the woman was looking for a phone and wanted to talk about people trespassing on her property. Police attempted to contact the woman at 8:55 p.m. with negative results.

New York State Police

June 27

8:50 a.m. Jeremy W. Scharr, 39, of Greenwich was arrested on charges related to an incident that occurred on April 13, specifically grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.

2:10 p.m. William L. Fulmore, 55, of Central Islip was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

June 29

2:47 a.m. Erica Nicole Babson, 25, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. She was being held.

9:26 p.m. Amber C. Gage, 37, of Schuylerville was arrested for an incident that occurred in Argyle on June 28, namely criminal trespass in the second degree and petit larceny, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

June 30

1:56 a.m. Roger G. Gauthier, 23, of Granville was arrested for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 1

10:43 p.m. Kenneth J. Porter, 33, of Greenwich was arrested on charges related to a family offense, namely criminal obstruction of breathing, a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a class E felony. He was being held.

Vermont State Police

June 2021

Vermont State Police have taken multiple complaints regarding Joseph Brandmeyer, 41, of Shushan, New York, violating an abuse prevention order in the town of Arlington. Investigation revealed that Brandmeyer had violated the order on multiple dates through June. He has been issued a criminal citation to appear at the Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

June 30

8 p.m. Vermont State Police were conducting routine patrol in the area of Route 7 in Shaftsbury when a vehicle was observed traveling at 99 miles per hour in a posted 55 mile-per-hour zone. The driver, Maria Cummins, 48, of Manchester was issued a criminal citation to appear at the Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. Cummins also was issued a Vermont civil violation citation for her speed, totaling a $655 fine and 2 points.

10:19 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a family fight in the Town of Benson. Investigation revealed that Andrew Greene, 30, of Benson restrained a family or household member while preventing the household member from leaving the residence. Greene also was screened for driving under the influence and subsequently taken into custody for DUI and unlawful restraint and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland Town for processing. He later was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility where he was held on an outstanding warrant.