Police Beat, Oct. 14, 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

Oct. 1

8:45 a.m. Police received a call from an employee of Telescope Casual Furniture Inc. requesting an officer to make contact with an assumed homeless man who was previously on Telescope property. The employee told the officer the man was actively standing outside the gate. Police located the man described and advised him he could not be on the property. The man acknowledged the officer’s directions and moved along after saying he was “just following the will of God that led him there and did not know.”

3:30 p.m. A 52-year-old South Street woman came to the police station to report her front license plate was stolen. The woman said her plate was there the night prior, and today it was gone. A motor vehicle form was filed and a copy was given to the woman.

Oct. 2

6:40 a.m. A 39-year-old Quaker Street woman came to the police station to report a boy sleeping at one of the tables at Stewart’s Shops on Quaker Street, and it appeared the boy needed assistance. The officer located the boy,14, from Rupert, Vermont. The boy said he and his friends stayed up all night long and he was waiting for a ride and that he did not require assistance. The boy was advised he could not stay inside Stewart’s for as long as he had and could not continue sleeping there. The boy acknowledged the officer’s directions and moved along.

8:33 a.m. Police received a call from a 56-year-old Vermont woman who advised the responding officer that she had already called Vermont State Police in reference to a suspicious man in her driveway but they had not responded yet. The woman told the officer the man was walking toward the New York border toward East Main Street. The description the 56-year-old woman provided matched several phone calls in recent days of a homeless man. The officer checked the area of East Main Street at the border of Vermont with no results.

Oct. 3

8:45 p.m. A Granville police officer provided backup for a Whitehall police department call for a disturbance on Third Avenue in Whitehall. Upon arrival, the Granville officer located a man who had been drinking and suffered a laceration above his right eye. The Granville officer used a wet paper towel to clean the cut and was able to determine the injury to be non-life threatening. The man who was injured was able to answer all of the officer’s questions and refused further medical attention, The Whitehall supervising officer spoke to all parties involved in the disturbance and cleared the scene.

Oct. 4

7:51 a.m. Police received a call from a 40-year-old North Street man reporting his 54-year-old neighbor had taken a swing at him. The responding officer was told by the 40-year-old that the 54-year-old man swung a punch and missed the 40-year-old when he got close to the 54-year-old’s property to speak with him. The man said the 54-year-old man yelled at him to keep his dog on his property. A 35-year-old Church Street woman told the officer she witnessed the incident. She said she and the 40-year-old man normally secure the dog to a runner but sometimes it disconnects. Both the 35-year-old woman and the 40-year-old man said they’ve had ongoing issues with the 54-year-old man ever since they moved to North Street. The 40-year-old man advised the officer that if the issues continue he will look to file a complaint or an order of protection against the 54-year-old man. The officer then spoke with the 54-year-old man who stated the couple’s dog has been violating the leash law and coming onto his property. The 54-year-old was advised by the officer that if this had been ongoing, he should have called the police to come to a resolution before that day’s incident. The officer advised both parties of each other’s concerns and no signed complaint was made.

Oct. 5

8:52 p.m. Police were advised by dispatch to call for a welfare check. The officer called a 27-year-old Searless Road woman who requested a welfare check be conducted on her son. She said her son was crying on the phone that night and that his dad was mad at him and the mother believed her son is scared to tell the truth that she believes the boy’s father is physical with him. Police patrolled to the 30-year-old father’s residence on West Street and spoke with the father who knew why the officer was there, stating his son had just gotten out of the shower. The officer asked the 30-year-old if they could speak to his son, which he said was fine. The boy told the officer he liked living with his father, he was just upset that he does not get to see his mother and brother a lot. The officer advised the boy that if he had any problems or needed to talk to someone, there are people at school he can talk to. The officer advised the mother of his findings and cleared the scene.

Whitehall Police Department

Oct. 3

2:45 a.m. An officer was dispatched to Davis Street for a report of a domestic outside of the residence. The officer located both a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. Both stated that there was no domestic dispute going on in that the man was mad because he had just caught the woman with another guy. The man was a little loud at first but then calmed down. Both were allowed to stay at the residence and stated that everything was good between all of them

8:50 p.m. An officer was dispatched to Third Avenue to remove an intoxicated subject who had a laceration on his head. The officer spoke with a 38-year-old woman who said her brother, 29, was intoxicated in the bathroom with a cut on his head. The officer spoke with the man through the door and then he came out of the bathroom. The officer was able to clean up the cut for him during the time that the man kept stating that he didn’t want anyone arrested for anything. Upon further interview, information was gathered that the man got into an altercation with a 38-year-old man and the 38-year-old man struck him. The woman stated that everyone in the house will be fine for the evening.

Oct. 5

10:45 p.m. An officer was sent to 5 Kirtland Street for a report of a woman punching another woman because she would not give up her keys. An officer spoke with a 20-year-old woman who stated she punched another. She said some relationship problems had been going on. The woman stated everyone was drinking when she walked in on her current girlfriend with another man. The woman pushed the man away and punched her girlfriend in the face because she wanted to leave and her girlfriend would not give her the keys to the car. The woman stated she was fine and did not want any charges filed, nor did she want EMS to check her out. The 20-year-old woman stated she could go to her friend’s house in Glens Falls for the evening to sober up and calm down. A witness on the scene said she was going to take the woman to Glens Falls; she said she had not been drinking due to being pregnant. The parties were separated for the night.

New York State Police

Oct. 3

8:18 p.m. An unnamed 14-year-old from Cambridge was arrested for aggravated harassment in the second degree, specifically threatening someone, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Oct. 5

4:39 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Whitehall for sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.

Oct. 6

9:42 a.m. Joseph F. Eldred, 33, of Whitehall was arrested on two counts of petit larceny, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree, all class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

Oct. 7

2:15 p.m. Shawn M. Tracy, 36, of Granville was arrested for menacing with a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree with intent to use, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Oct. 8

1:40 p.m. Alexa M. Scott, 27, of Fort Ann was arrested in Glens Falls for criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, specifically a firearm, a class U misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a class U misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Oct. 9

1:26 p.m. Tyler J. Kamburelis, 25, of Granville was arrested on one count of criminal mischief with intent to damage property and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

7:44 p.m. Martin R. Taft, 46, of Salem was arrested on one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and three counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17 years, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Sept. 18

7:36 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 30 in the Town of Pawlet. Initial investigation revealed that Richard P. Stuhre, 54, of Salem, New York, was traveling northbound on Vermont Route 30 when he drove off the east side of the roadway, colliding with a tree. Stuhre was transported to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for treatment of injuries. He was later transported to the Albany Medical Center Hospital for further treatment. Stuhre’s vehicle, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, was towed due to disabling damage.

Sept. 25

7:47 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Wheelerville Road in the Town of Mendon. Through investigation it was determined that a juvenile driving a 2019 Ford Ecosport was traveling westbound on Wheelerville Road and was unable to navigate a right curve in the roadway. The car exited by the north shoulder of the roadway, flipped and stopped in a position of uncontrolled rest on its roof. The car suffered significant damage to the hood, roof, and driver’s side, and the driver suffered minor lacerations that were treated at Rutland Regional Medical Center. The driver was wearing a seatbelt.

11:06 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a citizen dispute at 77 Business Route 4, in Rutland Town. Through investigation it was determined that Trinity Smith, 32, of Rutland Town caused pain and injury to a household member. Smith was located in the early hours of Sept. 26 and placed in custody, then transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing. Smith was released on citation to appear at Rutland Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Oct. 4

On Aug. 6, 2020, a juvenile victim disclosed being sexually assaulted by Raymond MacJarrett Jr. of Rutland. The case was assigned to the Rutland County Special Investigation Unit, Child First Advocacy Center, along with the Department for Children and Families. The investigation continued and on Oct. 4, 2021, Raymond MacJarrett Jr., 24, of Rutland was issued a criminal citation for the crime of sexual assault. MacJarrett Jr. was ordered to appear before a judicial officer at the Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Oct. 5

7:26 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a possibly impaired operator by a resident of South Street in the Town of Poultney. It was reported that the motorist had parked her vehicle on the resident’s property. Troopers identified the operator of the vehicle as Laura Bean, 58, of Bomoseen. Bean showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for DUI. Bean was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Castleton Police Department for processing. After processing, Bean was released with a citation to appear at Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Oct. 6

5:28 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Murphy Drive in Hubbardton and it was learned Scott Goetz, 48, of Hubbardton assaulted a household or family member. Goetz was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing. Goetz was charged with aggravated domestic assault in the first degree and was subsequently take to Marble Valley Correctional Center to be held without bail. He was to appear in court at a later date.

Oct. 7

10:11 a.m. Vermont State Police observed a white Ford F-150 truck traveling west on Business Route 4 near Poultney Pools in West Rutland with damaged tires. The truck’s passenger front tire was missing leaving only a rim, and the rear tire was deflated. This is a violation of Title 23 VSA 1221 pertaining to the condition of a vehicle. The truck was stopped on Clarendon Avenue in West Rutland. The operator, Laurie Bryant, 48, of West Rutland was found to be impaired. She was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI, operating with a criminally suspended license and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Anyone with information about this truck during the morning hours of Oct. 7 is asked to contact Sgt. Blake Cushing at 802-773-9101.