Police Beat, July 22, 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

July 9

7 p.m. Police were dispatched to the area of Troy Terrace for reports of a suspicious man caught on camera trespassing. Upon arrival, police located a 17-year-old boy who said he was retrieving a dog that he was watching.

July 10

3:54 p.m. Hunter D. Boyd, 22, of Granville, was ticketed for the operation of a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate and for a muffler exhaust violation when he was stopped on Church Street. Police observed Boyd’s silver station wagon to not have a proper exhaust system. After stopping Boyd, the officer observed the inspection to be dated May 3, 2021. Boyd said someone had cut off his exhaust system and it was too rusted to replace it with a new one. The officer advised Boyd to park the vehicle until the exhaust system is fixed.

July 14

7:45 a.m. Derek J. Lee, 18, of Granville was ticketed for speeding (48 MPH) on North Street. When asked why he was going so fast, Lee stated he was picking up a friend for summer school.

Whitehall Police Department

July 9

10:30 p.m. While in the station parking lot, a woman approached an officer and said there were flashing lights on a postal vehicle in the parking lot behind the post office and she was concerned that someone might have broken into it. The officer patrolled to the area and observed the postal vehicle with its four-ways on. The officer inspected the vehicle for any sort of tampering with no results. The vehicle was secured and nothing was disturbed.

July 11

10:06 p.m. An officer was dispatched to Cumberland Farms on Broadway Avenue for a man who shattered the glass window of the business. Police said employee Ben Bartholomew witnessed Thomas Luttigens Jr. punch the window in an attempt to get the employees’ attention to call the police for an incident that occurred at the Whitehall Studio Apartments, which New York State Police handled.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a shirtless man standing in front of the building. The officer ordered him to turn around and put his hands behind his back, which he did. Upon securing him with handcuffs, the officer observed several lacerations to his right hand, and the man was bleeding heavily. The officer called EMS to treat Luttigen.

The officer observed the man to be heavily intoxicated and repeating how sorry he was to have broken the window. Luttigen stated he had consumed a 12-pack of alcoholic beverage and had just got in a fight with 5 to 20 people at the Whitehall Studio Apartments and beat them all up.

Sgt. Pedone, Patrolman Vandenburg and New York State Police arrived on scene where Sgt. Pedone took photos to be forwarded to Investigator Hunt. The responding officer obtained Luttigen’s information and wrote him an appearance ticket for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, returnable to village court on July 26 at 4:30 p.m.

New York State Police

July 11

9:31 a.m. David M. Downing, 32, of Whitehall was arrested for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, offering to file a false instrument in the second degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and filing a false report on an incident that didn’t occur, all class A misdemeanors. He was also charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony. He was being held.

July 13

10:53 p.m. Mark D. Harwood, 52, of Argyle was arrested in Greenwich for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 14

8:05 p.m. Eric L. Armstrong, 46, of Granville was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in a domestic dispute, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

July 15

2:24 p.m. Brock E. Gibbs, 37, of Fort Edward was arrested in the Town of Moreau for bail jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

July 16

10:51 p.m. Michael LaPoint, 63, of Fort Edward was arrested in the Town of Lake George for DWI, first offense and aggravated DWI per se with no prior, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 17

8:27 p.m. Andrea M. Caputo, 49, of Argyle was arrested for an order of protection violation, specifically criminal contempt in the second degree, disobeying the court, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

July 10

1:32 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Pittsford. It was determined Erin A. Cameron, 33, Pittsford was driving a 2012 Toyota 4Runner south on U.S. Route 7. She lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway via the west shoulder. Cameron’s SUV proceeded several feet down an embankment; she suffered no injuries. During the investigation troopers observed indicators of impairment. Cameron was processed for driving under the influence and was released to Rutland Regional Medical Center with a citation to appear in court.

9:34 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Through investigation, it was determined the vehicle involved was a dark red Honda missing its right-side mirror. The vehicle continued northbound on West Proctor Road after striking Richard Terrien, 72, of West Rutland, who suffered left shoulder pain, scrapes to his left knee and pain in his left forearm and right hand. He was evaluated by Regional Ambulance Services for his injuries. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Charles Gardner at 802-773-9101.

July 13

6:57 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a male slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in front of the Holiday Inn in the Town of Rutland. The driver was identified as George Flannery, 39, of Rutland Town, who showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for driving under the influence after being checked by medical personnel from Regional Ambulance Services. Flannery was arrested for suspicion of DUI. He was released with a citation to appear in court at a later date.

July 14

12:57 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a loud car crash in the Town of Poultney. Upon arrival on scene it was determined that the vehicle had not crashed but had a blown tire. The driver was identified as Jacob Allen, 20, of Rutland. Allen showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for driving under the influence. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI and later released with a citation to appear in court at a later date.