Police Beat, March 3, 2022

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

Feb. 20

1 a.m. Police received a call on the station line for reports of lights on inside the senior center on Morrison Avenue. The officer checked the premises to find the lights on inside, nobody inside and all doors and windows to be secure with no fresh prints in the snow.

Feb. 23

3:05 p.m. Hudson Headwaters called the station line to notify police that a 38-year-old Queensbury woman was requesting a welfare check on her 74-year-old Quaker Street mother. The information provided to police was that the 74-year-old woman was being evicted from her apartment and was staying at her cousin’s house until the cousin asked the 74-year-old woman to leave due to issues at the house. The 74-year-old woman had reportedly packed her belongings and said she was going to go back to Granville and kill herself. The responding officer checked the 74-year-old woman’s apartment with no results and was informed by residents of the housing complex that they haven’t seen her in weeks. The residents said the woman had a white car with a fin on the back and that the car was not at the complex. The officer contacted the 38-year-old woman who said she and her mother do not have the best relationship but that she got the 74-year-old woman her apartment. The 38-year-old woman said she was told the 74-year-old woman was going shopping prior to going back to Granville and that the 74-year-old woman has been aggressive towards police. Around 5:30 p.m., police received a call from the 74-year-old woman inquiring if police were trying to contact her. The 74-year-old woman spoke with the officer at her home and denied being suicidal while appearing to be sound of mind after an argument with her relative.

8 p.m. Brian E. Herrick, 48, of Lexington, Massachusetts, was ticketed for speeding at 45 MPH in a 30 MPH zone on North Street. The responding officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on East Main Street and ticketed Herrick after following Herrick through the intersection of North Street and Main Street and observing Herrick also fail to yield the right of way to another vehicle turning left onto Main Street.

Feb. 24

9:55 a.m. Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in front of the Pine Grove Diner and met with a 54-year-old Mettowee Street man who said he was traveling North on Quaker Street in his black Ford F-150 when a white International box truck in front of him slowed to turn and the 54-year-old man could not stop, striking the back of the truck. The officer observed a large amount of damage to the Ford F-150 with the 54-year-old man reporting no injuries. The International box truck driver, a 35-year-old Glens Falls man, reported the same sequence of events. The officer observed no damage to the International box truck while the 35-year-old man said his back was sore from the collision, but refused EMS. The officer assisted both drivers in the information exchange with both vehicles being driven upon departing the scene. The officer found the 54-year-old man at fault for the accident due to following too closely and lack of attention to the road.

Whitehall Police Department

Feb. 18

8 p.m. A 41-year-old Montcalm Avenue woman called to report that someone was in her neighbors’ backyard. An officer walked around the residence and didn’t see signs of entry into the home or footprints in the snow. The officer canvassed the area for several minutes but didn’t locate anyone and advised the woman that if the person came back to call 911.

10:14 p.m. An officer on patrol responded to a call for a possible trespass in progress. The caller was a 69-year-old woman who said she believed it was her neighbor, and he was in the backyard. The officer did not see anyone in the area when he arrived and patrolled the area but did see footprints in the snow leading to the propane and fuel oil tanks. When the officer spoke with the woman, she said she heard a bang from the propane tank and then saw the man near them. She said she believed he must have struck it and asked him what he was doing to which he said, “none of your (expletive) business.” She said the voice sounded like her neighbor but couldn’t positively identify who it was and would keep an eye on the area if the person came back.

11 p.m. A phone call was received from a 36-year-old man who said he needed police officers to come to his house on Broadway Avenue because he was having a domestic dispute with his wife who would not leave him alone. While the officer spoke with the man, the man’s wife – whom the officer knew to be a 28-year-old woman – was yelling in the background. When the officer arrived he was met outside by the woman, who smelled of alcohol. The woman said she pushed the man because he was getting in her face and yelling at her. The woman continued to speak about mental health issues she has been having, and the officer asked if she wanted to see a mental health professional. She said she would like to be evaluated. While the woman collected her things, the man said the woman isn’t acting as herself and thought something might have happened. The officer told the man someone could return to collect statements in the morning for the completion of a Domestic Incident Report and he could file a complaint. The woman was taken to Glens Falls Hospital and turned over to the crisis unit for evaluation. The man was contacted by the police the next day and he said he didn’t want to pursue any charges and just wanted the woman to get the help she needs and gave the information of the six children.

Feb. 19

5:24 p.m. An unknown woman called reporting that two men were following her and her children from Dollar General to China Wok on Broadway Avenue. The woman left the children in the car to get the food from China Wok and when she came out, her children told her that two men were standing next to the car looking into it. The men did not try to enter the vehicle or say anything to the children. The responding officer attempted to locate the two men but was unsuccessful.

New York State Police

Feb. 20

7:13 p.m. Courtney K. Macpherson, 24, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for an incident that occurred on Feb. 15, namely criminal trespassing in the third degree on enclosed property, a class B misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 21

12:46 p.m. Natalie L. Chandler, 31, of Cohoes was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. At the same time, Stephanie A. Middleton, 29, of Albany was arrested in Fort Ann on the same charge. Both were issued appearance tickets.

Feb. 22

8:08 p.m. Bryana J. Goetsch, 26, of Ticonderoga 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.

Feb. 23

3:28 a.m. Alvin K. Davis, 31, of Ballston Spa was arrested in Granville on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and one count of DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 24

10:13 p.m. Evan G. Sullivan, 41, of Hudson Falls was arrested in connection with a domestic dispute for criminal obstruction of breathing and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, both class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

10:45 p.m. Kyle D. Smith, 26, of Argyle 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.

Vermont State Police

Feb. 22

5 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a domestic assault at the Cortina Inn in Rutland Town. Investigation revealed Scott Furness, 23, of Rutland physically harmed a household member. Furness was subsequently taken into custody and transported for processing on a charge of aggravated domestic assault in the first degree. Furness was later released on a criminal citation to answer to the charge at a later date.

Feb. 23

10:55 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of a domestic disturbance at the Cortina Inn in the Town of Rutland. Though investigation, it was determined Tina-Marie Mound, 60, of Rutland had caused bodily harm to two household members. Mound was taken into custody without incident and transported for processing. She was released on citation to appear before the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charges of two counts of domestic assault.

Feb. 25

12:25 a.m. Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it speeding and made contact with the operator, identified as Marcio Silveira, 36, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Silveira exhibited signs of alcohol impairment and was subsequently screened for DUI. He was placed under arrest for DUI and transported for processing. Silveira was released on a citation to appear at Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charge of DUI.

Feb. 26

5: 18 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Woodstock Avenue in the City of Rutland. Investigation revealed that the driver, Marian Santa, 28, of Carteret, New Jersey, had been driving under the influence of alcohol. Santa was subsequently taken into custody and transported for processing and subsequently was issued a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer to the charge of DUI.