Police Beat, Nov. 25, 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

Nov. 16

3:31 p.m. A 26-year-old woman during a custody exchange advised officers she was trying to explain newly prescribed medications for the boys in relation to being bit by fleas when a Depot Street woman became upset and started calling the 26-year-old woman names and was blaming her for the flea bites. The 26-year-old woman was requesting the incident be documented and stated that she feels much better when the exchange took place in the parking lot of the police department. She explained past threats that had been made towards herself during custody exchange in Middle Granville that a domestic incident report will also be completed and issued based on this described incident.

Nov. 17

5:57 p.m. State Police and the sheriff’s department advised of a trespass in progress with a woman who was possibly impaired trying to leave in a silver sedan with no front license plate, a possible Nebraska rear plate, possibly headed towards the village of Granville. An officer responded to the Pine Street area and observed a vehicle matching the description parked in a driveway just north of the village line. The officer couldn’t see a rear license plate at the time, and it was later identified that it was an Alabama registration. The officer approached the vehicle and recognized the driver behind the wheel, native of Catherine Street in Fort Ann. As the officer was calling out to the woman, she began to pull out of the driveway and towards the roadway where the officer was parked, and the officer activated his lights. The woman then began to pull closer to the road and the officer’s vehicle, so they turned in the driveway to make it more difficult to get past the officer’s location and back out on the roadway. The woman then backed up further into the driveway. The officer then had a conversation with the woman who seemed to be having a mental health crisis and had a bottle of beer in her hand, to which the contents and amounts consumed was unknown. The woman mentioned to the officer she was on the New Boston Road trying to visit an old friend. She also advised her reason for being in the driveway, where the officer located her. Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene with New York State Police to obtain a statement took the woman into custody.

7:30 p.m. A 71-year-old man called about a group of youths at the warming hut. An officer responded and spoke with the kids on North Quaker Street. One of the boys mentioned he turned the handle to the door to see if the building was open and all advised seeing a broken window on the front door. When the kids were spoken to about the camera, all advised they were not responsible and had no direct knowledge regarding the broken window. The officer spoke with the same group near the park and they reiterated the same thing. An investigation is to follow.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 13

4:20 p.m. A 30-year-old woman called to report that a 22-year-old man had just shown up at her house again on School Street, this time with his father, to retrieve property. The man took his property from outside the residence. The man had previously advised both the responding officer and the woman that he is allowed one final time at the residence to get the remainder of his things with a police escort. The man wanted the incident documented.

7:15 p.m. An officer was called to 192 Broadway Ave. for suspicious people near the storage trailer. The officer met with both with man of Lower Bellamy Street and a 51-year-old woman in the parking lot and they advised that they had permission from the storage to take only things from the trailer area and that was it. Upon further speaking to them the officer advised them that it was best to get stuff during normal business hours. The responding officer did not notice any items taken by either the man or the woman.

Nov. 14

8:45 p.m. A responding officer was dispatched to 102 Broadway Ave. for a reported physical domestic. Upon arrival, a 23-year-old woman was across the street and asked the officer who they were there for. The officer advised her about the call he had received. The woman stated she had just left her house and her boyfriend hugged her on the front porch but at no time there was any domestic between the two. The woman couldn’t believe someone would call the police for that. The officer is very familiar with the woman from past domestics and the responding officer has no reason to believe there was any domestic dispute that evening.

Nov. 17

6:27 a.m. The officer on duty received a phone call from a 38-year-old woman stating that a 37-year-old man was currently at her residence. The woman stated that the man was not allowed to be at her residence because of an order of protection. The woman stated the only reason she believes he was at her residence was because she received video footage of someone walking by her camera and now her camera system was off. The officer advised the woman that they would patrol to the residence to make sure that the man was not there. When the officer arrived at 38 Skene St. he checked around the residence and was not able to locate anyone. The officer knocked on the door and had no contact with anyone and he could not hear any noise coming from the residence. The officer contacted the woman and advised her that the man was not at the residence.

10:45 p.m. An officer was dispatched to 5 West St. for neighborhood trouble. The officer spoke to a 32-year-old woman who said a 35-year-old man was outside whistling and she told him it scared her. Another 35-year-old man who witnessed the situation stated that the other 35-year-old man started yelling at her calling her a pig and oinked at her. The parties separated and agreed to stay away from each other.

New York State Police

Nov. 14

12:10 p.m. Michael R. Cameron, 43, of Eagle Bridge was arrested for criminal mischief involving reckless property damage exceeding $250 in value, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

3:04 p.m. Frank S. McFarren, 38, of Hartford was arrested in Granville for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree, an event that occurred on June 28 at 1:15 a.m., a class A misdemeanor. He also was arrested for providing a false written statement, a class A misdemeanor, for an incident that occurred on June 27, He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 15

12:30 p.m. Jacqolyn U. Hoyt, 20, of Schenectady was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 16

12:40 a.m. Joanne L. Eagan, 47, of Clemons was arrested in Glens Falls for acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than age 17, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

2:10 p.m. Michael F. Therrien, 34, of Whitehall was arrested for possession of a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. He was being held.

Nov. 17

6:35 p.m. Lea F. Ritchie, 51, of Fort Ann was arrested in Granville for criminal trespassing in the second degree and obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was being held.

Nov. 19

1:41 p.m. Everetton I. Newman, 26, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for criminal contempt in the first degree, specifically physical contact, a class E felony. He was being held.

9:20 p.m. Granville Wooster, 56, of Fort Ann was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 20

12:42 a.m. Nathan C. Deyoe, 33, of Greenwich was arrested in Easton for DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

11:10 a.m. Quadaya M. Brandon, 32, of Albany was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing dangerous contraband into prison in the first degree, a class D felony. She was being held.

Vermont State Police

Nov. 8

8:59 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of two individuals making entry into the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland Town. Further investigation revealed that James Cross, 21, and Topanga Ward, 21, both transients, had committed the offense of unlawful trespass by entering the premises. Cross and Ward were served a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Nov. 14

6:31 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 4 near Wheelerville Road in the Town of Mendon. Through investigation it was determined that an 18-year-old juvenile from Rutland was driving a 2014 Subaru Outback traveling east. The juvenile lost control of the car and exited the right side of the roadway, colliding with a rock cliff. The juvenile suffered no injuries, but the Outback had significant front-end and right fender damage. Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Rutland City Fire Department and Regional Ambulance Service.

12:25 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped Joshua Alger, 21, of West Rutland on Vermont Route 133 at Walker Mountain Road on suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license. He was cited to appear in Rutland County Court at a later date.

10:30 p.m. Vermont State Police received a call regarding a vehicle traveling on East Wells Road in the Town of Wells shooting paintballs at a residence as well as a vehicle. Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information is encouraged to contact Trooper Nevison at 802-773-9101 or submit an anonymous tip at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

Nov. 15

3:32 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a citizen dispute on Vermont Route 7A in Arlington that eventually led to a physical altercation. Investigation revealed that Cody P. Griffis, 28, of Arlington caused bodily injury to a household/family member. Griffis was subsequently arrested and transported for processing. He was released with conditions to appear in Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charge of domestic assault.

Nov. 17

11:57 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a complaint that JoAnne Davis, 42, of Rutland was trespassing in Dick’s Sporting Goods in Rutland Town. Davis had previously been cited for trespassing by law enforcement. Upon arrival, troopers observed Davis exit the store running with a large number of items. Davis was apprehended a short distance away. During the investigation, it was learned that Davis had stolen about $1,500 worth of products from Dick’s Sporting Goods. She was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charges of retail theft, and unlawful trespass.

10:11 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported burglary in progress and family fight at a residence located on Barnes Street in the Town of West Rutland. Upon arrival, Troopers located transient Noel Duprey, 28, inside the residence. Investigation revealed Duprey had broken into a home he had no privilege or right to be in and committed the offenses of domestic assault and unlawful mischief, causing a family or household member to fear imminent serious bodily injury and damaging property inside the residence. Duprey was taken into custody and transported for processing. Duprey was subsequently lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail. He was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.

Nov. 18

9:40 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to the area of 4384 Vermont Route 30 in the Town of Poultney for a single-vehicle crash. The vehicle was identified as a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and the operator was identified as Benjamin Kainen, 27, of Castleton. Initial investigation revealed that Kainen was traveling northbound on Vermont Route 30 when he lost control of his vehicle and exited off the west side of the roadway striking a telephone phone. His vehicle sustained major front-end damage. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. This crash is still under investigation, potential criminal and civil violation complaints are still pending. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or the vehicle before the crash, is asked to call Trooper Hall at 802-773-9101. Troopers were assisted on scene by Poultney Fire Department, Fair Haven Rescue, Castleton Police Department, and R&D Automotive out of Castleton.

Nov. 19

2:03 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 22A at the intersection of Coates Hill Road in Benson. Benson Fire and Rescue and Fair Haven Rescue responded to the crash. Bonnie Barrows, 60, of Benson was traveling north on Vermont Route 22A. Barrows was making a left turn intent on traveling west onto Coates Hill Road. Investigation revealed that Raymond Thibeault, 19, of South Burlington was traveling southbound on Vermont Route 22A. Barrows’s vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck the front driver side of Thibeault’s vehicle. The crash rendered both vehicles inoperable. A passenger in Thibeault’s vehicle sustained a minor injury. Both vehicles were removed by Executive Towing.

3:45 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 22A at the intersection of Coates Hill Road in Benson. Investigation revealed that Olivia Mastria, 19, of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, was traveling south on Vermont Route 22A, following a vehicle being driven by Thomas Trainer, 93, of Burlington. Trainer was stopping because traffic ahead of him had stopped due to a crash that State Police were currently investigating. Mastria did not stop and struck the rear end of Trainer’s vehicle. Mastria’s vehicle sustained substantial front-end damage while Trainer’s had substantial rear-end damage. The crash rendered Mastria’s vehicle inoperable. No injuries were reported. Benson Fire and Rescue and Fair Haven Rescue responded to the crash.

Nov. 20

6:13 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to the area of Clarendon Avenue in the Town of West Rutland for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that Monica Wiskoski, 53, of West Rutland was traveling southbound when she struck a parked vehicle. During the investigation, Wiskoski showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Wiskoski was transported for processing and later released to a sober party.

6:17 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a family fight in the Town of West Rutland. Troopers arrived at a residence in West Rutland and made contact with a man who was identified as Michael Webster, 40, of West Rutland. Investigation revealed that Webster caused bodily injury to a family or household member during an argument. Webster was subsequently taken into custody and transported for processing. He was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail and will appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

10:52 p.m. An armed robbery took place at the Sunoco Gas Station/Sandri Store at 117 US Route 7 in the Town of Rutland. No one was injured in the incident and the individual fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Shortly after the armed robbery, Tyler Edwards, 31, of Rutland, was identified as a person of interest. Subsequent to further investigation, Edwards was issued a citation to appear at the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. Edwards was lodged stemming from additional charges from the Rutland City Police Department.

Nov. 21

12:41 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a patrol in the Green Mountain Plaza. Troopers received a report of a man leaving Dick’s Sporting Goods without paying for items. Troopers located the man in the parking lot and identified him as Adam Hornbeck, 30, of Brandon. The items were recovered by troopers and turned over to the store. Hornbeck was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to respond to the charge of retail theft.