Police Beat, Aug. 5, 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

Granville Police Department

July 23

11:30 a.m. An officer patrolled to the Granville Center for a man attempting to leave the facility. The officer contacted the man while he was sitting outside on a bench under a tent, and the officer identified him to be a 46-year-old man. The man stated that he signed himself out and the facility was refusing to provide him transportation to Saratoga County. The man stated he has no family and only had $10.

The man was seen by the officer as disabled and struggles to get around but stated he was going to walk to Glens Falls to catch a bus; the officer advised him that wasn’t a good idea.

The officer spoke with a woman who works at the facility who stated the man did sign himself out because he refused treatment and medication and he is no longer in their care. She stated for liability reasons, since he signed himself out voluntarily, they cannot provide assistant devices or transportation.

The officer contacted Washington County Social Services but the 46-year-old man refused to provide answers to prove he had no income coming in so they could not provide assistance. The man stated completing his treatment is out of the question. The woman provided a case managers information in Saratoga County but she was unavailable and the officer was told that she would be in contact later.

The officer updated staff that the man would be on the bench outside for the time being while they awaited any potential information from Saratoga County. The man stated he was not in need of medical attention nor is he a threat to himself.

Due to the man’s condition, the officer was unable to give him a courtesy ride. The man was advised that the staff inside did not mind him waiting temporarily, but he would not be able to stay an extended time due to liability.

July 27

11:45 p.m. An officer was patrolling at Church Street and Main Street when a vehicle pulled off North Street onto Main Street with a loud exhaust. The officer could see as the vehicle traveled past that the driver was a man and appeared to have a passenger. The officer pulled out and activated emergency lights as the vehicle turned onto River Street.

The vehicle briefly hit its brakes and then began accelerating. The vehicle was bearing New York plates that returned as suspended due to a lapse of insurance to a County Route 17 woman.

The vehicle continued onto Water Street and made a right onto Church Street, and continued onto Park Avenue and turned left. Speeds reached 30 to 40 mph during that time, police said. The vehicle continued on Park Avenue and turned onto East Potter and accelerated rapidly to speeds of 60 mph or more and crossed into Vermont.

The officer downgraded and continued to follow to make sure the vehicle didn’t wreck on the corners past Liebig’s Berry Fields. Sgt. Pedone was notified of the situation.

July 28

1:25 a.m. An officer responded to a dispatch call on North Street for a disturbance at a residence just outside the village. No units were in the area were available to respond, so the officer asked dispatch if the incident would possibly continue into the village.

Dispatch advised the subject’s name, 23-year-old Benjamin Ploski, whom the officer knew from prior involvements and knew to have an active warrant out of the Village of Granville. Dispatch confirmed this and notified the Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s units advised they would be tied up for a time but were made aware of the warrant. Sgt. Diamond advised dispatch if Ploski was willing to walk to Cosey Fuel and speak with the officer there. Ploski agreed.

There Ploski stated that he was involved in a landlord-tenant dispute. The officer asked Ploski if he was aware there was a warrant from the Village of Granville, and he said no. The officer advised him that he would be taken into custody for that, transported back to the Granville station, and the Sheriff’s Department would follow up with him there.

Deputies arrived a short time later. Polski was uncooperative about the incident that took place on County Route 24 and asked them not to intervene because that it would make it worse. Ploski was then taken to Washington County Jail to await arraignment.

10:05 p.m. Sgt. Pedone received a call from 29-year-old man reporting that they just observed a man on a scooter come out of the school parking lot who appeared to be intoxicated. The man reported seeing what appeared to be a case of beer on the scooter that the man was pushing.

The man stated that several cars had to swerve around the subject, and they were worried that they were going to get hit. Sgt. Pedone and an officer arrived and located the man just up from Bulkley and Potter avenues. When the man turned around, the officer knew him from prior involvements.

Upon speaking with the man, the officer could detect strong odor of alcohol. The officer asked the man how old he was, and he said he was 21. The officer asked if he had any form of identification to prove his age to which he stated that he didn’t.

The officer asked him for his birthday and he stated May 18, 2000. The officer clarified with him again that was his birthday to which he stated yes.

Sgt. Pedone checked his records and advised the man that they were going to seize his beer and asked him if he wanted a ride home. The man stated that he was fine and was just going to a house up the street and around the corner.

The alcohol was seized and logged into evidence for destruction.

Whitehall Police Department

July 23

7:43 a.m. An officer responded to a call of cattle in the roadway on Route 22 North. The officer interviewed a neighbor who provided the name of the owner. Cattle were back in the barn yard. The officer attempted to locate the owner throughout the rest of the day.

July 25

9:22 p.m. While an on another complaint, dispatch was advised of an animal complaint on Route 22 for cows in the roadway. An officer patrolled to the location and was able to locate the cows on the side lawn of 12362 State Route 22. Dispatch advised that they had contacted the owner of the cows, and he was on his way down to put them away. The officer sat in the area for roughly an hour during which time no one showed up. The cows had left the area and gone back into a field behind the residence away from the roadway. The officer contacted dispatch again to see about the arrival of the owner and was told that he had come down already and put them away. The officer advised dispatch that he was in the area and saw no one stop.

July 26

7:45 a.m. A man called to report two cows loose by South bay bridge, a brown one and a black one. The officer called the owner, and he stated he put them in last night and fixed the fence. He stated he would be down to get them and the officer advised him that people were complaining about them.

July 27

1:22 p.m. Dispatch forwarded a name and email address to an officer, saying that a 42-year-old man contacted them and asked to speak with an officer about stolen property.

The officer contacted the man by phone and was told by the man that his 20-year-old brother sold his two blue kayaks without his permission. The man said he bought the kayaks from Walmart a couple of weeks ago and was storing them at the 20-year-old’s residence at 63 Champlain Ave.

The 42-year-old man stated that he went to his brother’s residence to retrieve them and they were not on his property. The man then stated that his brother said he had no idea where they could have gone.

The 42-year-old man said that a couple of days later a friend told him that his brother was selling the two kayaks. The man had his friend send him a screenshot of his brother selling the pair of kayaks and the man confirmed that they were his two blue kayaks.

The officer advised the man that he would need to provide them with the receipt from Walmart for proof of purchase and all documentation proving the kayaks were his. The man was able to provide the documentation and said he would not prosecute his brother if he returned them.

The officer patrolled to 63 Champlain Ave. to interview the 20-year-old man. The officer asked him if the 42-year-old man’s kayaks were at his residence to which the man stated that the only thing his brother keeps at his residence is his fishing pole, which he was willing to give back.

The man stated that the kayaks were on his property for more than three month and he doesn’t know who took them nor did he sell the kayaks. The officer advised the man that if the kayaks do reappear, he needs to return them to his brother or his brother would be pressing charges against him.

The 42-year-old man emailed the officer at 5:57 p.m. stating that his brother dropped the kayaks off at their father’s residence in Corinth. The officer contacted the 42-year-old man on the phone and he stated his brother did drop the kayaks off at his father’s residence The man advised the officer again that he will not be pressing charges against his brother since he returned the kayaks.

New York State Police

July 27

9:32 p.m. Natasha L. Brown, 36, of Greenwich was arrested in the Town of Greenwich for criminal trespass in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

10:45 p.m. Kimberly J. Brooks, 47, of Whitehall was stopped for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

July 29

5:41 p.m. Tyler J. Beebe, 26, of Granville was arrested for unlawful dealings with a child in the first degree, specifically violating the Alcoholic Beverage Control law, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

6:55 p.m. Khalid Usmani, 55, of Coeymans was arrested in the Village of Whitehall for unlawful dealings with a child in the first degree, specifically violating the Alcoholic Beverage Control law, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 30

8 p.m. Egbert A. Shaw, 36, of Salem was arrested in the Town of Hebron for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order of protection, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

9:15 p.m. Allen R. Cox, 46, of Hudson Falls was arrested in the Town of Queensbury for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 31

Sueann M. Longley, 33, and Michael R. Aydelotte-Cintron, 23, both of Salem were arrested in the Town of Greenwich at 8:34 p.m. and 9:06 p.m., respectively, for providing false written statements, a class A misdemeanor, and were issued appearance tickets. Earlier in the day, at 12:05 a.m. Egbert A. Shaw, 36, of Salem was arrested in the Town of Hebron for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically for violating a court order of protection, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Aug. 1

2:11 a.m. Kayla C. Fischer Nesbitt, 31, of Greenwich was stopped in the Village of Greenwich for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08% and DWI, both first offenses. She was issued an appearance ticket.

2:30 a.m. Devin T. Hayes, 24, of Gansevoort was arrested in the Village of Greenwich for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order of protection, a class A misdemeanor, and aggravated family offense, a class E felony. His status is unknown.

Vermont State Police

June 6

7:17 p.m. Vermont State Police were advised that a GPS device had been located underneath an unnamed woman’s vehicle in Dorset. Investigation revealed that Joshua Coleman, 45, of Manchester, placed the GPS device underneath the vehicle to track the woman’s location. Coleman turned himself in to State Police and was processed and released. Conditions of release were imposed on Coleman, and he was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

July 23

6:51 a.m. Vermont State Police were advised of a two-car crash on Business Route 4 in the Town of West Rutland. While enroute, troopers learned that one of the people involved in the crash, Brian Amerio, 60, of Center Rutland had fled the scene. Amerio continued westbound on Main Street north of Barnes Street where he crossed the center-lane line into the eastbound lane, exiting the roadway off the north shoulder. Troopers discovered Amerio’s 2009 Dodge minivan had damaged a telephone pole, fencing and a sign in the St. Bridget/St. Stanislaus Kostkas Church Cemetery. The minivan was a total loss, and Amerio was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service because of his minor injuries. Troopers learned Amerio had an extremely low blood sugar count at the time of the crash. The other driver, Matthew Rosenburg, 36, of Chittenden, suffered minor rear driver-side damage to his 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. West Rutland Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service, Green Mountain Power, and Boondock Motors assisted at the crash. Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.

July 24

2 a.m. Vermont State Police located a vehicle that had been involved in a pursuit earlier in the evening with the Fair Haven Police Department traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7 near exit 3 in the Town of Sunderland. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and the operator was identified as Herminio Vazquez, 44, of Salem, New York. While speaking with Vazquez, several indicators of impairment were detected, and he was ultimately placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. Vazquez was processed and later released on citation to appear at the Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charges of DUI #1 and negligent operation. Vermont State Police were assisted by officers with the Bennington Police Department. Additional charges in relation to the pursuit are pending further investigation by the Fair Haven Police Department and questions regarding that incident should be directed to them.

7:39 p.m. Vermont State Police contacted a BOLO (be on the lookout) vehicle with a driver who was reported to be driving under the influence in the Stewart’s parking lot in West Rutland. Troopers talked with the operator, Nicole Fischer, 36, of West Rutland and suspected Fischer had been driving under the influence, showing signs of impairment. She was screened and subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence. Fischer was processed and released on a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.