Police Beat, April 7, 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

March 25

7 p.m. Police responded to a Columbus Street apartment for reports of a three-year-old boy who had run into the corner of a wall and cut his forehead. Upon arrival, police spoke with a 22-year-old woman who was holding the child. The woman said the boy was running inside the house with his blanket and hit his head. The responding officer observed the laceration that required treatment despite the bleeding appearing to be semi-controlled. EMS arrived and determined the boy would need to be transported to Glens Falls Hospital. A man who also reported the incident showed the responding officer where the boy hit his head before traveling via ambulance to the hospital with the boy.

March 26

8:18 a.m. Christina L. Lamoureux, 43, of County Route 23 was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle with an expired inspection certificate (November 2021) while driving from Main Street to Church Street.

12:30 p.m. A 33-year-old Columbus Street woman called police to report that her son, unknown age, had thrown a rock at the window in the door of the warming hut at Granville Little League. Police said the administrator of the park would contact the woman in regard to a resolution. Police took a photo of the window that was cracked but not fully broken.

11 p.m. While on patrol, police observed headlights at the end of the Granville Little League park on Prospect Street despite the park being closed at 9 p.m. Upon entering the park, the officer observed two vehicles at the end of the roadway. Police spoke with a 21-year-old Pine Street man and a 30-year-old Queensbury woman who both were unaware the park was closed and that they were talking in that quiet spot. There was no evidence of criminal activity and the two individuals left the park.

March 27

2:15 p.m. An officer was stopped while on patrol and informed there was a handgun on the rocks near the rail trail bridge. The officer went to the area and located a pellet gun, which he took back to the station.

March 28

5:30 p.m. A domestic incident report was completed following an issue over a 23-year-old South Maple Street woman retrieving a kitten from a State Route 149 woman, unknown age. The 23-year-old woman advised the officer that the transaction of the kitten turned into a physical altercation when the State Route 149 woman reportedly scratched the South Maple Street woman on her neck and back. The 23-year-old woman declined to sign a complaint, she just wanted the State Route 149 woman and her husband to stay away from her residence for the evening. The kitten was returned to the police station, and the State Route 149 woman would respond later to pick up the cat.

March 29

5 p.m. Police responded to an Irving Avenue apartment for a reported domestic dispute between a 45-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man. Upon arrival, the responding officer was requested by the woman to have the man leave the residence after he reportedly threw items or property inside the residence. The officer noted that apparently a disagreement over a phone led to the dispute and that the woman declined to write a statement but wanted the man removed from the residence. After a lengthy discussion with both individuals, the man agreed to be transported from the scene to the police station while the officer finished the domestic incident report and waited for permission and approval for the man to stay at his grandmother’s residence. A transport was provided and both parties received a copy of the domestic incident report.

6:30 p.m. A New York man called the station line requesting a welfare check on his 79-year-old Quaker Street mother whom he had been unable to contact for two days. At the woman’s residence, the responding officer was able to gain access but was unable to locate the woman. The officer spoke with neighbors who advised that EMS personnel were at her residence earlier in the day. The officer then contacted the woman’s son who would try to confirm the transport and placement of the woman.

March 30

3:34 p.m. A 10-year-old Lawrence Street boy told police he was being chased around Veterans Memorial Park by a group of girls who were hitting him with a branch off a bush. The responding officer observed no marks or injury to the boy and advised the boy to go home and inform his mother. The boy told the officer his mother was not home, that he didn’t want to go home at that time and that he would call the police if the group of girls were to return. Police patrolled the direction the boy had told the officer the group of girls had gone and had negative results.

5:26 p.m. Police located and secured two reported capped syringes on Church Street. The syringes were taken to the station to be placed for destruction.

March 31

9:15 p.m. A State Route 149 resident transported a 46-year-old County Route 24 woman to the station after the woman had reportedly been involved in a domestic incident that occurred in the town of Granville. Police received a second call requiring immediate response and asked the woman to wait in the front foyer of the municipal center until a unit who covered the woman’s jurisdiction arrived. The woman was reportedly not injured and was still at the station when the officer returned from a second call that required their immediate response. A unit from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrived shortly after the Granville police officer returned and addressed the domestic incident.

9:26 p.m. Police responded to a Main Street apartment building for reports of a 36-year-old man throwing things, yelling and keeping his neighbors awake. The landlord, a 30-year-old Granville man, and a witness, a 26-year-old Main Street man, reported the incident, with the landlord being on scene concerned that the property inside the apartment could be damaged. The responding officer spoke with the suspect through the front window and door. The man inside continued to yell obscenities toward the officer, did not give permission for anyone to come inside and said he would not come outside to talk. The officer attempted to explain they were on scene to check on the man’s well-being while the man said there was no need for the officer to be there because the man had no thoughts or intentions of self-harm. The man said he was having a bad night, was tired, was going to bed and would not make any further noises or disturbances that night. The man added he would be in the station on April 2 to address another issue he had with a separate officer. The man then turned off the lights and the situation appeared to be calmed down. The neighbors were undecided in regard to signing a complaint for the noise disturbance.

Whitehall Police Department

March 25

10:15 a.m. A 43-year-old Broadway Avenue woman called to report harassment over Facebook Messenger. The woman showed officers the messages from a 48-year-old woman and a 15-year-old about a prior incident involving the woman’s sons, but police did not find harassment through the messages. The woman was told to block the other woman and if they continue to contact the police again. The 43-year-old woman requested that the incident be documented.

March 26

Dispatch gave officers a name and phone number for a 30-year-old woman who reported her landlord going through items outside on the property. When officers asked the woman if the man had any belongings on the property, she said no. The woman then told police she has been trying to get the deed to the house since April 2021 after putting in $20,000 of work into the home. Officers told the woman she should try civil court to obtain the deed.

March 27

2:52 p.m. A 32-year-old Queen Street woman called to report that her neighbors had spun rocks into her driveway. She said there were no injuries or damage and told police her neighbor said they would do it again. She said her neighbors rev their engines throughout the night and she wanted the incident documented.

6:40 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 16 Davis St. for an illegal burn. Police observed a 43-year-old man burning a mattress, pots, pans and other rubbish at the residence. The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company arrived and put out the fire while responding officers contacted Department of Ecological Conservation officer Krug and a citation was issued.

9:50 p.m. Officers were advised by an anonymous caller about a bonfire behind 120 Broadway Ave. When officers arrived, the fire was put out by the renters of the apartment.

March 28

6:10 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 120 Broadway Ave. for a harassment complaint. Police spoke with a 35-year-old woman who said she received a message from another person calling her a scumbag over a past dog complaint. Later, police received a call from a 40-year-old woman who said the electricity to her room being turned off by the 35-year-old woman. When police attempted to contact the 35-year-old woman to ask why it was shut off, she didn’t answer. Dispatch then contacted the station to notify them that the power to the woman’s room had been restored.

March 30

2:55 a.m. Officers received a call at the station from a 24-year-old woman who said a man was knocking on her front door at 125 Broadway Ave. and she believed he had been on cocaine. When the police arrived, the woman said she saw the man leave in a gray vehicle in an unknown direction. When patrolling the area for the vehicle, police found a car matching the description at 71 Poultney St. Officers ran the Vermont registered vehicle’s license plates and the owner was identified as a 31-year-old man. The woman flagged police down as they traveled southbound on Broadway Avenue and told police the vehicle had parked behind the liquor store. Officers located the vehicle and the man walking from behind the liquor store and asked the 30-year-old man if he had knocked on the woman’s door and he said yes. Officers told him about the complaint and told him to stay away from the residence for the rest of the night.

4 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Williams Street for a man face-down on the ground. When officers arrived, they asked the man to roll over and sit up and when he did, he identified himself as a 34-year-old man. EMS was called by the officer after the man could not provide direct answers to the officer’s questions. While waiting for EMS, the man said he had been smoking marijuana. When the officer asked where, the man said Glens Falls and an EMS responder that transported the man to Glens Falls Hospital said the man had been smoking at 8 Elizabeth St in room 130. Officers notified the residents of the incident and they said there were no other drugs done other than marijuana.

New York State Police

March 29

11:15 p.m. David Marrero, 37, of Syracuse was arrested in Salem for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

March 31

1:23 p.m. Allysha S. Wood, 26, of Schuylerville was arrested in Moreau on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

April 2

9:33 p.m. Melissa A. Mattison, 54, of Sandgate, Vermont, was arrested in Salem for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

March 28

6:57 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Danby. Upon arrival troopers determined Clifford J. Green, 39, of Danby physically assaulted a family/household member. Green left the scene after the assault and was located at a residence in the Town of Wallingford and taken into custody. Green was processed and was issued conditions of release and a citation to answer the charge of domestic assault at a later date.

11:58 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of an assault at 117 Sharon Dr. in the Town of Hubbardton. Upon arrival to the residence, Troopers discovered Kyle Watrous, 48, of Hubbardton had entered the victim’s residence, placed them in fear of serious bodily injury and left the residence on foot. Troopers contacted Watrous and took him into custody on charges of simple assault and unlawful trespass. Watrous was transported for processing and cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

March 31

4:58 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle crash on Route 22A near Main Road in the Town of West Haven. Upon arrival, troopers learned Michael Jenkins, 40, of Queensbury, New York, driving a 2018 Honda CRV, was traveling southbound on Route 22A when he negligently attempted to pass a box truck, crossed the center line, and collided with a 2020 Audi Q3 driven by Sandy Tobin, 66, also of Queensbury, who was traveling northbound. Both operators sustained non-life threatening injures and were transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center. Both cars were totaled in the collision. Jenkins was issued a criminal citation for negligent operation and issued a Vermont civil violation complaint for limitations on passing. Troopers were assisted on scene by the West Haven Fire Department and Fair Haven Rescue Squad.

April 1

5:08 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Sunoco at 3705 U.S. Route 7 in Pittsford. The vehicle was described as a Black 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 single cab short box with a veteran license plate. The vehicle was last seen driving southbound on U.S. Route 7 in the Town of Pittsford. Vermont State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101. Tips also may be submitted online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

April 2

1:54 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 4 in Rutland Town. Upon arrival, troopers learned that a 2021 Jeep Cherokee driven by Francis Sutton of Manchester was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7 when he failed to stop for a red light and collided with Ronald Bourn of Rutland driving a 2007 Chevy truck who was turning north onto U.S. Route 7. Christie Palmer of Proctor stopped her car prior to the crash and avoided it, but suffered a minor injury, namely pain in her arm and back. Both Sutton and Bourn suffered no injuries, but Sutton’s vehicle sustained minor front-end damage, while Bourn’s vehicle sustained heavy driver-side damage. Sutton was issued a warning for failing to abide by traffic signals, a violation of title 23 V.S.A. 1022.

6:56 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a reported assault in the Town of Poultney. Investigation revealed that Shania Goyette, 22, of Poultney attempted to cause physical injury to Juan Sanchez and in doing so caused a juvenile to be assaulted. Goyette was located at her residence in Poultney, taken into custody and transported for processing. She was issued a criminal citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charges of simple assault and cruelty to a child at a later date.