Police Beat, April 14, 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

April 4

7 p.m. Police were notified of two motorcycles, one red and one white, driving recklessly toward the village of Granville on County Route 24. A responding officer was unable to locate the motorcycles.

7:15 p.m. Police were notified of a silver or gray vehicle operating at fast rates on Elm Street. The responding officer viewed camera footage and notified patrols.

April 6

10:22 p.m. Upon arrival at On the Rocks Pub on Main Street for reports of a fight, police spoke with a 32-year-old Church Street man who said he had been in a fight with a 39-year-old Madison Street man after reportedly being threatened by the Madison Street man. The Church Street man said he was protecting himself, did not want to sign a complaint and would not be returning to On the Rocks Pub. The responding officer followed the Church Street man back to his residence to ensure he was leaving the scene. The officer returned to On the Rocks Pub to speak with the Madison Street man who did not want to press charges. The Madison Street man said he had made a comment to the Church Street man about ruining a calzone and the fight ensued from there. Neither man reported any injuries from the altercation. Police spoke with a 35-year-old County Route 21 woman who was a witness to the incident. The woman said she would speak with the owner about a possible follow-up or issuance of trespass notices. The Church Street man said he would contact Granville police after he left work on April 7 to see if anything further was needed from him. Several minutes after clearing the scene, the responding officer received a second call requesting their response after the Church Street man had reportedly returned outside. Upon arrival, police could not locate the Church Street man and were informed the Madison Street man was transported home by a second party.

Whitehall Police Department

April 1

9:32 a.m. An officer responded to a call at Berkshire Bank on Broadway Avenue for an unwanted guest. Officers spoke with the manager who said a woman was yelling at a teller and refused to leave. When the manager said she was calling the police, the woman left through the north exit and none of the tellers noted the direction in which the woman went. The officer attempted to contact the woman but was unsuccessful.

10 a.m. Officers responded to 111 South Williams St. for a 911 hang-up call. Officers located the 22-year-old woman in her residence, and she said she dropped her phone in water and was trying to dry it out in rice. The phone was turning on and calling 911 and other random numbers on its own. There was no emergency.

8:45 p.m. Officers were called to 5 West St. for a domestic dispute between a 31-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman when neighbors heard screaming coming from the residence. Officers spoke with the man who said he got into an argument with his girlfriend, but nothing ever got physical. He said the argument was about her leaving for the night due to other relationship issues going on. Officers then spoke with the woman who said she did not want to speak about the incident and declined to give a statement. A domestic incident report was filled out and given to the woman.

April 4

9:07 a.m. Officers were requested by a 28-year-old woman to perform a welfare check on her children as she had not spoken to them in six days and stated their father, a 30-year-old man, is demanding money for her to talk to them. Officers spoke with School Resource Officer Casertino by phone and in reference to the woman’s eldest son, he said he was in school. The SRO checked with staff members about the boy and the school had no concerns. The officer called the 28-year-old woman again and she said the man is demanding money with evidence of a screenshot of her Venmo from the man requesting $3,429 in reference to the children. As the officer spoke with the woman, she said the man let a one-year-old smoke marijuana. Officers responded to the man’s residence at 50 Main St. and spoke with him and his youngest son. The man showed officers many voicemails from the woman in reference to the kids and yelling at him. He told officers that he claimed the children, but she put them on her taxes which she was not supposed to and that was where the amount came from and he at no point said he would not let the kids speak to her. The man said he does not wish to be continually harassed by the woman, so he stopped answering the phone and messages. The officer had no concerns with anyone living in the man’s apartment, children included.

7 p.m. An officer on patrol observed a small campfire behind 118 Broadway Ave. while there is an active burn ban. The officer spoke with a 24-year-old man near the fire, and he put out the fire with no issue.

April 5

7:30 p.m. Officers observed a small brush fire at 14 Lower Bellamy St. during an active burn ban. Officers spoke with a 46-year-old woman who proceeded to put it out.

New York State Police

April 3

5:55 p.m. Guerline G. Lombard, 27, of Brooklyn, was arrested in Fort Ann on one count of official misconduct and two counts of introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, both class A misdemeanors, one count of promoting prison contraband in the first degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree with intent to sell, both class D felonies. She was being held.

April 4

1:55 p.m. Payton M. Artt, 22, of Whitehall was arrested in Glens Falls for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

4:45 p.m. Marcus M. Chapman, 51, of Hartford was arrested for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance.

April 5

8:16 p.m. Robert L. Sanders, 55, of Salem was arrested in Hebron for menacing in the second degree with a weapon and criminal mischief with intent to damage property, both class A misdemeanors, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree with a previous conviction, a class D felony. He was being held.

April 6

8:23 p.m. Kaitlin B. Andrews, 28, of Glens Falls was arrested in Queensbury on March 28 for incidents occurring on March 28, including petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, criminal impersonation of another person in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, all class A misdemeanors. In a related matter, Austin D. Hanna, 25, of Granville was arrested on April 6 for incidents also reported on March 28, including conspiracy in the sixth degree, a class B misdemeanor, and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

10:23 p.m. Brandon J. Redden, 29, of Hoosick Falls was arrested in Hoosick 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.

April 7

3:02 a.m. Nicholas D. Bull, 25, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Glens Falls 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.

8 a.m. Vincent A. Mancuso, 23, of Argyle was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

3:16 p.m. Jeffrey M. Zakrzewski, 51, of Greenfield Center was arrested in Granville for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

3:30 p.m. Joleen M. Eggleston, 45, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

9:30 p.m. Jeffrey J. Bucher, 42, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Moreau for an incident that occurred on Sept. 24, 2021, namely criminal impersonation of another person in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

April 9

6:15 a.m. Dylan J. Lyon, 25, of Fort Edward was arrested in Warren County for DWI, first offense, and aggravated DWI per se with no prior, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.


Hebron man arrested on rape charge

On Monday, April 4, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marcus A. Opulski, 21, of Hebron, for one count of rape in the second degree, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child younger than 17 years old, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged after an investigation that Opulski had sexual intercourse with a female who under the age of 15 years old on Tuesday, March 22.

Opulski was processed and held for arraignment on the charges at Washington County CAP Court, where he later posted $300 bail and was released.

Opulski is due back in the Town of Hebron Court at a later date.

Officers handling the case were Inv. T. Earl assisted by Inv. J. Noble and Deputy J. Whitney.

Marcus A. Opulski

Greenwich man arrested for aggravated DWI

On Sunday, April 3, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Casey J. Lebarron, 39, of Greenwich for aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law) and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, both class E felonies. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and multiple traffic violations.

Patrols responded to Mountain Road in the Town of Easton for a report of a male subject asleep in a vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Upon arrival, patrols observed a green Chevrolet Silverado stopped in the middle of the road, running, with the lights on.

Patrols made contact with Lebarron who was asleep in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with a child who also was asleep in the vehicle.

Upon interviewing Lebarron, patrols detected an odor of alcohol and observed further signs of impairment.

Lebarron was administered field sobriety tests roadside and taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

The child was turned over to a relative, and Lebarron was transported to the Law Enforcement Center where he refused a breath test. Lebarron was released and set to appear in the Town of Easton Court at a later date.

Officers handling the incident are Deputy Jeff Peterman and Sgt. Matt Jackson.

Casey J. Lebarron