Police Beat, May 12, 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 23

5:30 p.m. Police received reports of a man walking out of Tractor Supply on Quaker Street with a chainsaw without paying for it. The unknown man was seen getting into a gray Dodge Dakota with no license plates headed south on Quaker Street. The responding officer attempted to locate the vehicle in question with negative results. The officer then returned to Tractor Supply to review surveillance footage and surveyed the man to be around 5’10” and 220 pounds, wearing a “bush” type hat, jeans and plaid shirt.

April 29

7:29 p.m. After patrolling to the Granville Little League complex for reports of youths throwing stones, using obscenities and trying to instigate a fight, police spoke with the group of children in question. The responding officer advised the children that if the police had any further calls or negative dealings with them, that they would not be allowed to return and would be trespassing. All the children but one, a boy, agreed to the officer’s talk. The boy said he didn’t understand the “big deal of just throwing rocks” in that area. The officer went to that child’s home on Columbus Street and spoke with the boy’s mother, informing her that any further issues at that location with her son would lead to him not being allowed at the Little League complex.

9:35 p.m. A 43-year-old River Street man called the police to report hearing a loud crash in the Church Street park. Police checked the area with negative results outside of a tailpipe in the roadway on Church Street near the entrance of the park.

April 30

8:30 a.m. An unknown caller reported suspicion of drug activity on Water Street where the caller observed a car parked in the parking area by the Mettowee River and a man on a bicycle continuing to approach the vehicle. Upon arrival at the location, police were unable to locate the vehicle or the individual on the bicycle.

10 a.m. A woman passing by stopped a patrolling officer to voice concerns about children in the roadway on Main Street for the Granville Little League coin-drop. The officer advised the woman that the coin-drops are approved by the Granville Village Board and that she should speak to the village about it. Several minutes after leaving, police received a 911 call reporting the same complaint. Police noted that the children were in the roadway with adult supervision at all sites.

May 2

1:28 a.m. While on foot patrol conducting business checks on Main Street, an officer located a propped and unlocked inner door to the old Granville Town Offices building. A building search was conducted with no findings.

10:14 p.m. A 34-year-old North Maple Street woman advised police that her surveillance cameras kept going off and when she checked them, she observed a 33-year-old man standing near her vehicle potentially trying to remove her license plate but could not tell for certain. The 34-year-old woman said she was the owner of the property, rents to a 28-year-old woman and did not want the man at the residence. The responding officer explained to the complainant that if the 28-year-old woman rented the property and allowed the man there, the officer could not advise the tenant that the man needed to leave. Police then interviewed the man who said he was trying to see if the license plate was a truck plate but was not trying to take anything. When asked what was in his hand at the time of the occurrence as seen on the camera footage, the man showed the officer a lighter. The landlord told the man she wanted him and his vehicle off of her property by the next morning.

May 3

Matt Bombard, 44, of Park Avenue in Granville, was arrested for harassment in the second degree with physical contact, a violation. The victim, a 45-year-old Park Avenue woman, reported a physical domestic incident to the police on May 3 and a prior physical domestic incident on April 18. The woman declined to provide a statement at this time but requested documentation so that she could follow up with a Family Court Order of Protection. The woman said she would be staying with a family member that night and another family member after May 3. A domestic incident report was completed by the responding officer, who provided a copy to the woman.

May 4

2:49 p.m. An 81-year-old East Quaker Street man notified police that someone removed his bicycle from his car port between noon and 3 p.m. on May 3. The value of the bike is $50.

May 5

4:15 p.m. Police were dispatched for a complaint of traffic congestion on North Street due to cars being parked in the roadway for the Mason Lodge’s chicken barbecue. The officer observed seven to 10 vehicles stopped on North Street waiting to access the driveway and spoke with organizers of the event about having a different traffic scheme for the next event.

9:40 p.m. A 27-year-old Elm Street woman advised dispatch that she was outside walking and could hear a wire in the vicinity of Lincoln Street making a popping noise. An officer checked the reported area and was unable to locate the complaint. Police reached out to dispatch to get a more specific location from the woman but were unable to get a call back. The officer checked the entire area with negative results.

Whitehall Police Department

April 30

2:30 p.m. Police were flagged down by a 50-year-old woman who had a child with her in nothing more than a T-shirt and underwear and was looking for his poppy. The woman and officer believed the child was looking for his father or grandfather and as the officer put the child into their patrol vehicle, family members then were seen running down the sidewalk and a vehicle pulled up being driven by a 40-year-old woman. The driver said she was in her basement fixing the washing machine with her child and when she returned from pouring water down the drain from upstairs, the child ran out of the house after a dog. She immediately began searching and the child made it about 100 yards from the house.

May 1

5:30 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of School Street and Broadway Avenue for two loose dogs running in and out of traffic. Officers located the dogs and were told they belonged to a 31-year-old woman on Maple Street. When notifying the woman, another officer lost visual of the dogs and then heard barking farther south on Broadway Avenue, and another dog was seen loose near 64 Cycles and Auto. An officer drove by the shop and the dog was no longer in the area. The officer then located a separate dog at the intersection of Queen and West Street. At that time, the other officer had contacted the owner of the dogs and the woman proceeded to get all the dogs into her vehicle.

7:07 p.m. A 58-year-old woman contacted police about her neighbors at 16 Williams St. for leaving their puppy outside all day. She told officers she saw that it had food and water, and the puppy appeared to be healthy. The officer taking the call relayed the animal control officers phone number to her and told the woman an incident report would be filed.

May 2

9 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 28 Mountain St. for possible underage drinking. Officers interviewed a 30-year-old woman who said a 21-year-old man had just left the house with his friends and she wasn’t sure of the ages of his friends. She believed they could have been 19 or 20. Officers checked the area for the man’s red Chevrolet truck, but it wasn’t located.

May 4

5:14 p.m. An officer noticed a 28-year-old man near a red vehicle that fit the description of Garrett Brad. His information was run earlier in the day by the officer regarding a previous complaint and was notified of a bench warrant by State Police in Queensbury for the man. Once the officer verified the man’s identity, he told him he was being detained for an active bench warrant by NYSP and was transferred to the custody of NYSP at the Cumberland Farms in Fort Ann.

New York State Police

May 1

11:39 a.m. Mya M. Shackleford, 20, of Poughkeepsie was arrested in Fort Ann on three counts of introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

1:55 p.m. Jessica N. Guilder, 29, of Hudson Falls and Nicholas E. Guilder, 40, of Kingsbury were both arrested in Wilton for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

May 2

6:18 p.m. Andrea L. Wolff, 42, of Cambridge was arrested in Greenwich on charges related to an event that was reported on Feb. 26: grand larceny in the fourth degree, specifically for property valued at greater than $1,000, a class E felony; and criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order, a class A misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance.

May 3

10:50 p.m. Alison Sherman, 36, of Salem was arrested 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.

May 7

10:45 p.m. Dalton D. Chadwick, 20, of Fort Ann was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

May 6

8:45 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a family fight on Moulton Road in the Town of Clarendon. Through investigation, it was determined that Winter Holland-Levine, 37, of Clarendon had physically assaulted a family or household member. Holland-Levine was released on court-imposed conditions and a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charge of aggravated domestic assault in the first degree.

May 6

4:23 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 at the intersection of Windy Hill Drive in Pittsford. Pittsford Fire and Rescue responded to the crash. Ashlea Bowen, 36, of Eden, driving a 2020 Ford truck, was traveling north on U.S. Route 7. Michael Guess, 24, of Brandon, driving a 2011 Subaru Impreza, also was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 7 following Bowen’s truck. Bowen had to stop because of traffic suddenly stopping ahead. Guess could not see beyond Bowen’s vehicle and did not observe vehicles braking suddenly. Guess’s vehicle struck the rear end of Bowen’s, rendering his vehicle inoperable. No injuries were reported. Guess’s Impreza was removed by Earle’s Truck Repair due to disabling damage.

May 7

1:06 p.m. Vermont State Police were advised of an aircraft crash on a runway at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon. At the time of the crash the aircraft, a 1961 Mooney, was occupied solely by pilot William C. Giesey, 52, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Giesey advised that while landing the aircraft he failed to lower the landing gear, therefore landing on the aircraft’s belly. There were no injuries resulting from the crash, and the runway was closed for a period of time until the aircraft was removed. Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Clarendon Fire Department, Rutland City Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service, Rutland County Sheriff’s Office and staff of the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport.

May 8

3:02 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of an active fight due to a possible road rage incident at 2891 Whipple Hollow Road in the Town of West Rutland. Upon arrival at the residence, troopers made contact with Ean T. Bruno, 23, of Pittsford, James Orvis, 57, of Starksboro and witnesses of the incident. Troopers detected the odor of intoxicants while speaking with Bruno. Through investigation, troopers determined Bruno had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and had assaulted Orvis after exiting his vehicle. Bruno was transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks for processing and was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

6:15 p.m. Vermont State Police were conducting a routine patrol in the area of U.S. Route 7 in East Dorset. At the time a motor vehicle stop was conducted for a speeding violation. The operator was identified as Michael J. Murray, 24, of Bennington. Murray was driving an unidentified woman’s vehicle with the woman and two children present in the vehicle. Murray had an abuse prevention order not to have contact with the woman. Murray also had a conditions of release not to have contact with the woman or her children, and not to be within 300 feet of her vehicle. Murray was transported to Manchester Police Department for processing and was later released with a criminal citation to appear at the Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the charges of violation of abuse prevention order and violation of conditions of release.