Police Beat, Dec. 16, 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

Dec. 10

3:48 p.m. A 65-year-old Church Street woman called the police in regard to a wire that had come down and someone had wrapped around her porch. Upon arrival, the responding officer observed what appeared to be an old cable or phone line that was still attached to the residence. The wire was possibly brought down by a large truck. The woman said everything was still working at the residence and that she will have the wire either cut or completely removed at a later time.

6:32 p.m. While detailed for the Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade on Quaker Street, an officer was approached by a bystander who wanted to report an altercation in the area of Veterans Memorial Park. The officer patrolled to the park and spoke with two women sitting in a car, one being a Williams Street woman who called 911. The woman said due to her disability and the cold weather, she was going to stay in the car for the parade. With the car running for heat, the daytime running lights could not be turned off. The two women in the car said two men who had apparently been drinking alcohol were yelling at the women and acting in a disruptive manner. The officer stayed in the vicinity for the remainder of the parade with no further issues occurring.

Dec. 11

7:42 a.m. A 41-year-old South Street woman notified a Granville officer via phone call of her concerns with a man who was expected to arrive at her residence to retrieve his belongings after being in a domestic incident with the South Street woman’s daughter. Hudson Falls Police Department had already addressed the issue and the parties had been directed to family court on Dec. 13. The 41-year-old woman said the man’s belongings were already bagged and placed under cover outside for the man to retrieve. With the woman being afraid of a repeat domestic occurrence, the officer advised the woman to lock her doors and if the man were to show up, to call immediately for an officer to respond and stand by while the man gathers his belongings.

12:30 p.m. A Pine Street woman told the police her 18-year-old grandson who resides with her was being verbally abusive, disrespectful and not abiding by her rules of the residence. The responding officer spoke to both individuals and observed no threats and no concern of a physical domestic. A domestic incident report was completed on scene.


12:35 a.m. A call on the station line from a New York woman reported a suspicious man on Irving Avenue. An area check had no positive results. The responding officer spoke with the woman reporting her observances and several juveniles, including an 11-year-old girl. The girl said she observed a bearded man in the range of 20-30 years old and wearing a black hoodie standing outside at the door when she looked out her window after opening the refrigerator door. The girl said she went upstairs to make contact with the others in the house and when they returned downstairs, there was no one at the door. The girl also observed a black sedan parked in front of the residence that was gone on arrival of the police. The officer observed tire tracks on the lawn and then checked the garage and yard with no results. At around 2:15 a.m., police received a call for the same area where the New York woman reported hearing noises outside and the juveniles with her believed they saw a man near the garage next to theirs. The responding officer gained entry to part of a vacant building next to the Irving Avenue residence where it did not appear that anyone had been in that part of the building because there were no footprints or tracks in any dust or water on the floor. The officer cleared as much of the building that they could gain access to with negative results.

2 a.m. While aiding State Police at their station on State Route 40, an on-duty Granville police officer provided a paramedic blood draw on a 31-year-old Whitehall woman who was in custody for driving while ability was impaired (DWAI). Two sodium fluoride K-Ox tubes were drawn from a vein in the right arm at 2:17 a.m. after the Granville officer used a State Police kit.

Whitehall Police Department

Dec. 3

7:56 a.m. An officer was dispatched to 5 Lafayette St. for a fraud complaint. Upon arrival, the officer interviewed a 28-year-old man who said that another man named Michael Rose of Greenlawn, New York, tried using his credit card to purchase a cooler for $160 on Walmart’s website. The man stated he had already contacted Walmart and canceled the order. The man stated he would like the incident documented.

Dec. 4

7 p.m. An officer patrolled to North William Street for a complaint. Upon arrival, the office found a man lying on the side of the road. The man was identified as a 41-year-old of Doig Street in Whitehall. The man was offered a ride home and taken to his residence, where he was turned over to his wife.

Dec. 6

6 p.m. A 19-year-old man called the station asking for help, as he had been kicked out of his residence by his mother and was attempting to walk to Cohoes. A responding officer located the man on Doig Street and was able to meet with Sgt. Kolar of the Sheriff’s office who took him to the Saratoga County line to meet up with friends who gave him a ride the rest of the way.

New York State Police

Dec. 5

11:10 a.m. Jhordinn Q. Gibson, 27, of Newburgh was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 6

2:39 p.m. Robert J. Bigelow, 56, of Hudson Falls was arrested 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. 7

8:11 p.m. Connor J. Gladd, 25, of Whitehall was arrested for grand larceny of a credit card in the fourth degree and identity theft in the second degree, both class E felonies. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 9

10:55 a.m. Alqweonna K. Leigh, 27, of Albany was arrested for introducing dangerous contraband into prison in the first degree, a class D felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was being held.

Dec. 10

11:29 a.m. James J. Sennett, 55, of Glens Falls, Alexus M. Catalfamo, 24, of Fort Ann, and Ashley M. Dunlavey, 28, of Glens Falls were arrested in Moreau for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. All were issued appearance tickets.

1 p.m. Shawn White, 40, of Comstock was arrested in Granville on six counts of introducing dangerous contraband into prison in the first degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree with intent to sell, both class D felonies. He was being held.

Dec. 11

2:55 a.m. Shawn D. Merrills, 33, of Cambridge was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a class E felony, and DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was being held.

Dec. 12

1:20 a.m. Ashley M. Parker, 31, of Whitehall was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

4:41 a.m. Lauren A. Nelson, 28, of Granville was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Dec. 9

12:03 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a family disturbance in Arlington. Investigation revealed that Hollie Hill-McDermott, 20, of Arlington physically assaulted a family member during an argument. Hill-McDermott was taken into custody and transported for processing. Bennington County Court Clerk Wendy Dickie imposed conditions of release upon Hill-McDermott and ordered her to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division, at a later date. Hill-McDermott was released on her own recognizance.