Police Beat, Dec. 9, 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. 27

5:42 a.m. A North Street apartment couple contacted the police to report they captured an individual on a residential camera earlier in the morning with tracks leading up to their ATV parked in front of their barn. The couple, a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, said the keys were not in the machine. The couple said the tracks appeared to follow in a South direction on North Street toward Main Street. An officer responded to the residence and reviewed the captured image.

6:30 a.m. Police were informed of a reported larceny or attempted larceny on bags of salt and bags of wood heating pellets behind Tractor Supply on Quaker Street. The store manager, a New York man, said the individual was tall, slender, wearing a mask and a white and dark two-tone jacket as the individual left in a Maroon Hyundai SUV with unknown registration. The store manager said he would be checking store camera footage and trying to conduct an inventory count to see what was taken. The responding officer spoke with a 60-year-old Granville man who was outside plowing snow at the time of the reported incident. The 60-year-old man advised the responding officer that a red color Subaru SUV had been parked out back but had left before the officer’s arrival.

Nov. 30

8:29 p.m. A Connecticut woman called the police station to request an on-duty officer conduct a welfare check on her 23-year-old son on County Route 24, in Granville. The woman said her son had made concerning comments to her on the day after Thanksgiving. The officer indicated the woman was rambling in her initial call report and was unsure of her son’s correct address. The initial officer was unable to obtain a correct address for the welfare check. At around 8:40 p.m., another Granville officer returned the woman’s call and the woman seemed confused and advised that she did not have an address to check. The woman said she had Dec. 1 off and would search for the man’s address and call the police with it. The reporting officer said if the woman provided the County Route 24 address again, then Granville police would need to contact the proper authorities as that residence is out of the village’s jurisdiction.

Dec. 1

3:56 p.m. Two Granville officers were dispatched to a Potter Avenue apartment for reports of a child with his leg stuck in the couch and the caller, the child’s mother, being hysterical. Bolt cutters were used on the couch by the caller and the child was cleared without injury.

6:18 p.m. A 29-year-old Church Street woman called the police to report a 64-year-old Quaker Street man using her dumpster for at least 10 minutes after her in-laws moved out of the house where the dumpster was about a week prior. Police spoke with the 64-year-old man who said he was given permission by the other half to use the dumpster. The responding officer informed the man of what had been relayed to them from the woman, that the woman paid for the removal and didn’t give anyone else permission to use the dumpster. The officer added that if this were the case, the 29-year-old woman could sign a complaint if he were to continue to use the dumpster. The man said he wouldn’t use it anymore.

Dec. 2

6 p.m. Police were informed by a woman calling the station line of a young man driving a Black Dodge Charger recklessly and fast throughout the village. The woman did not have any registration information to the vehicle but wanted the officers to be alert on patrol.

9:01 p.m. Police responded to the Dollar General on Quaker Street for reports of a smell of gas in the store. Employees were evacuated upon arrival and the fire department responded as well, locating nothing to be concerned about.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 27

10:54 p.m. An officer received a phone call on the seven-digit phone line at the Police Department. The 54-year-old woman from County Route 9 was at 104 Broadway in the village of Whitehall and there was an unknown man in her vehicle that she had parked in the street. The woman requested that police remove the man and send him on his way. The officer arrived and attempted to speak to the man but there was a language barrier. The man could not speak English, so the officer used an English-to-Spanish translator in an attempt to communicate. The man exited the woman’s vehicle, and the officer asked him where he lived. He pointed northwest, and the officer gave him a courtesy ride to where he pointed in the direction he wanted to go. When the officer got to West and Saunders Street intersection, the man signaled to a house. The officer let him out of the vehicle and the man thanked him.

11:25 p.m. A 40-year-old woman called to report a man had walked down Williams Street and committed disorderly conduct. The woman reported she was outside on her property with her dog when a man wearing a beanie cap and glasses walked by with two dogs and began to yell at her for no reason. The woman stated the man told her to go in the house and take her dog with her. The woman was concerned for her safety but did not want to sign a complaint. The woman also demanded the incident be documented in case she has an issue with the man in the future. A responding officer patrolled and did not find anyone that matched the description, and there were no other disturbance calls in the area regarding this matter.

Nov. 28

8:10 p.m. An officer took a call at the station regarding a box that had fallen off the Gould’s Landscaping truck on Poultney Street. The officer patrolled to the area of the Wood Creek bridge and noticed individuals moving a wooden box out of the roadway. They said the box just fell off the truck. The officer contacted Gould’s Landscaping to confirm it was not their truck. A short time later, Gould’s Landscaping called back and advised it was a box from their truck and they were coming right down to get it. The officer assisted in getting the box back into the truck with the help of several Gould’s employees. The driver who was operating the truck didn’t notice when the box fell off, but when he returned to the shop he noticed.

Dec. 1

12:20 a.m. While on patrol, an officer observed a suspicious vehicle at the Recreation Center parking lot. The officer contacted a 19-year-old man who stated he was just sitting with his friend whom he hadn’t seen for a while. The officer advised him the park was closed after 9 p.m. as posted at the entrance, therefore they would need to leave.

New York State Police

Nov. 29

9:09 p.m. Victoria Disalvatore, 51, of the Bronx was arrested in Fort Ann for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 1

6:17 p.m. Clifford L. Winney, 55, of Hudson Falls was arrested in connection with events reported on Feb. 2, specifically tampering with physical evidence in an attempt to conceal or destroy it, a class E felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, specifically narcotics, a class B felony. He was being held.

Dec. 2

3:36 a.m. Alexa M. Scott, 28, of Fort Ann was arrested in Glens Falls on one count of resisting arrest, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, specifically scales, in the second degree, all class A misdemeanors, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, specifically cocaine, a class D felony. She was being held.

Dec. 3

1:28 p.m. Jesse J. Tyrell, 33, of Whitehall was arrested on charges in connection with events reported on Nov. 2, specifically burglary of a dwelling in the second degree, a class C felony, and grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. Tyrell was arrested also on charges in connection with events reported on Nov. 3, specifically criminal mischief in the third degree, a class E felony, grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, both class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

10:50 p.m. Caleb S. Rich, 24, of Fort Ann was arrested in Hudson Falls 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.

Dec. 4

1:18 a.m. Crystal M. Wright, 30, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for DWI, first offense, and aggravated DWI, per se, no prior, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

3:25 p.m. Steven R. Spencer, 36, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Nov. 26

6:59 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a one-car crash on U.S. Route 7 in the Town of Charlotte, near the Ferrisburgh town line. The operator of the vehicle, Justin Chabot, 45, of Hudson Falls, New York, advised he was traveling south when he lost control of his vehicle because of snow and slush-covered roads. Chabot’s vehicle went off the west side of the road and collided with a VTRANS digital road sign before coming to rest down a steep embankment. Chabot reported no injuries and his vehicle, a 2015 GMC Terrain whose front end was totaled, was subsequently towed by Handy’s.

Nov. 30

8:52 a.m. Vermont State Police conducted follow-up investigation concerning a potential larceny violation. Through investigation, probable cause was developed to determine that the defendant, Reba M. Wiggin, 31, of West Rupert had been receiving money from the constructive possession of Ronald S. Dwyer, 56, of Clarksburg, Massachusetts, in relation to a previous criminal case. The value received by Wiggin exceeded $900 or more. Based on the information gathered, Wiggin was issued a criminal citation to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court at a later date.

Dec. 2

2:51 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash in the area of Vermont Route 22A and Vermont Route 144 in the Town of Benson. Through investigation it was determined that Antonio Monero-Segura, 46, of Newark, New Jersey, was driving a 2009 Hino 268 northbound on Vermont Route 22A. Monero-Segura lost control of the vehicle and exited the east side of the roadway striking a utility pole and a fence at G&L General Store. Monero-Segura’s truck sustained significant undercarriage and front wheel damage. Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Benson Fire Department and Green Mountain Power.

Dec. 3

4:39 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 at the intersection of Holiday Drive in Rutland Town. Rutland Town Fire responded to the crash. Investigation revealed that Mary-Jo Callaghan, 31, of Shrewsbury was traveling north on U.S. Route 7. She told troopers that the rear driver side tire came off of her 1995 GMC pickup truck, propelling the tire forward into the southbound lanes of travel. Her truck was then disabled in the northbound passing lane. Callaghan’s tire struck head-on the 2007 Toyota RAV being driven by Allen Kentner, 29, of Chittenden, who was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7. Kentner could not avoid the collision. The crash rendered both vehicles inoperable. No injuries were reported.

5:34 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7, at the intersection of 7B in the Town of Clarendon. Clarendon Fire responded to the crash. Katie Stalker, 30, of Windsor was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 7 and attempted to turn left onto Route 7B. While turning, Stalker’s 2020 Kia Sorento struck a 2009 Audi A4 driven by a juvenile that was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7. Stalker told troopers she had not seen the other car and struck it while crossing the southbound lane. The crash totaled the Sorento and resulted in significant driver’s side damage to the Audi. Neither driver was injured.