Police Beat, May 26, 2022

Salem NY 4th of July Parade Art & Plow Fest

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

May 16

6 p.m. Officers observed a vehicle traveling on West Main Street and suspected the vehicle to be traveling more than 40 mph. The officer confirmed a speed of 42 mph and pulled the vehicle over. The 26-year-old’s registration was expired, and the officer issued a verbal warning for the registration and a uniform traffic ticket for his speed.

May 17

3 p.m. A 69-year-old woman called to report a verbal domestic dispute between a mother and son. The woman who called to report the incident wanted the man removed from the property. Officers spoke with a 51-year-old woman on the scene who said she was trying to help her boyfriend remove property from the residence when the 69-year-old woman struck her in the head with a coffee mug. The 51-year-old woman wanted to sign a complaint seeing as she was just trying to help. Officers stayed on scene while the man removed the rest of his property from the residence and the coffee mug was secured as evidence. The 51-year-old was given a ride to the station to sign the complaint.

6:45 p.m. Officers located three mailboxes that appeared to be backed into near 88 Mettowee St. Pieces of a taillight that were on the ground were secured and officers spoke with one of the mailbox owners. The 67-year-old man said he didn’t see it happen and there will be further investigations on the incident.

May 18

5:25 p.m. A 34-year-old man called the station to request that patrols look for a man in a red sweatshirt, navy cap, and jeans. The man said he had just had a verbal incident with the man who he had believed just left a North Street establishment in an intoxicated state and was leaning against the front stoop to his building. The caller said the man had possibly made his way to another establishment down Main Street and was carrying two cans of Coors beer. The individual had not been located.

7 p.m. A man called to report an issue with kids vaping near the Little League complex. He said he tried to speak with the kids but received a verbal dispute from them about his authority to enforce rules with them. He said he will be speaking with the youth’s father but would call if there was further involvement with the youth.

Whitehall Police Department

May 15

1:42 a.m. While on patrol, officers were approached by a woman who was looking for a ride back to her camp because her boat motor had stopped working. She had paddled 8 miles from the north down and stopped at the boat launch because she was out of options and was planning to walk to her sister’s house within the village. While on her way she learned that her sister was not home. Officers gave the woman a ride to her camp on Rattlesnake Way off County Route 7 so she could get her truck and transport her boat back to camp.

2:53 a.m. While officers were on another call, dispatch notified patrols of a 911-hang-up call at 31 Bellamy St. Officers told dispatch they would respond when a unit cleared a scene, but after 9 minutes dispatch notified that they had contacted the caller and a physical domestic dispute had just taken place. The officer en route told the other officer on duty of a 21-year-old woman walking down Route 22, and the other officer said she was involved in the incident, so the officer stopped to talk to her. The officer who went to the residence spoke with a 22-year-old man who said everything was fine and the woman was on her way to her grandmother’s house for space. The officer asked about the physical nature of the argument and the man said that nothing got physical, but his gaming monitor was broken during the argument. The officer told the man to stay at the residence while he went to speak with the woman who was with the officer at 20 Neddo St. The woman said she did not want any charges filed. She had to get the keys to her grandmother’s house from the man’s keys, but he would not give them to her, and the argument began when she said she was tired, and the man became upset when she would not consent to sexual acts. The woman said she was going to stay with her grandmother at 20 Neddo St for the night. A domestic incident report was completed and given to the woman.

2 p.m. A call was made to the station by a 50-year-old woman who said she caught a woman shoplifting and was unable to get her items back at 126 Main Street. The woman she saw shoplifting had since left but wanted the woman told she was not to come in the store anymore. Officers responded to the business and upon watching the security footage, the officer didn’t recognize the woman. The woman was operating a white four-door vehicle with a partial plate of C-3072 and is a newer white plate. The officer attempted to locate the vehicle but did not.

May 16

4 p.m. A 59-year-old woman was interviewed about her 63-year-old neighbor who has sped up her driveway and almost hit her dog. The officer interviewed the neighbor who said she was driving 5 mph up the driveway and the dog ran from out of the garbage. The 63-year-old woman wanted the incident documented and the 59-year-old woman wanted a copy of the report.

May 17

11 p.m. An officer checked the area for a reported vehicle towing a camper that was driving erratically. The officer spotted the vehicle on Broadway Avenue but didn’t notice any violations.

May 18

10 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 124 Main St. for an unwanted guest. Dispatch told officers that a 48-year-old woman wanted a 33-year-old woman out of the residence. When officers arrived, the woman was gone, and all was fine. Officers spoke with the 33-year-old who said she would stay away from the residence for the rest of the night.

New York State Police

May 15

5 p.m. Anthony L. Jones, 26, of Kingsbury was arrested in Granville for menacing with a weapon in the second degree with a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

9:25 p.m. An 18-year-old woman from Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for petit larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 16

12:34 p.m. Cody J. Clark, 26, of Arlington, Vermont, was arrested in the Town of Jackson for bail-jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. His status was unknown.

May 17

8:52 p.m. Nicole E. Patrick, 23, of Fort Edward was arrested in Granville for an incident of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, that was reported on May 11. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 18

7:46 a.m. Cody S. Smith, 25, of Jackson was arrested on charges connected to a domestic dispute, specifically criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony; aggravated family offense, a class E felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

4:20 p.m. Crystal M. Leo, 32, of Saratoga Springs and Corey J. Hall, 35, of Hudson Falls were both arrested in Hudson Falls for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, Leo for two counts and Hall for four. Both were issued appearance tickets.

May 19

4:30 p.m. Melissa M. Palombo, 46, of Whitehall was arrested in Wilton for bail-jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance.

6 p.m. Terry L. Jenkins, 52, of Salem was arrested in Greenwich on three counts of petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor, that were reported on Sept. 28, 2021. She was issued an appearance ticket.

May 21

6:14 a.m. Miguel A. Medrano-Garcia, 25, of Granville was arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order, a class A misdemeanor, and aggravated family offense, a class E felony. At 1:42 p.m. he was again arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

Vermont State Police

May 17

10:51 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash into an LED construction sign on U.S. Route 7 at Arch Street in the Town of Pittsford. Brian Larrow, 34, of Brandon, driving a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox traveling north on U.S. Route 7, told police that a vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. Route 7 entered his lane and forced him off the west side of the roadway to avoid a head-on collision. Investigation revealed that Larrow was operating with a criminally suspended license. Larrow’s vehicle sustained moderate front-end damage. Larrow suffered no injuries. He was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.


Hebron man charged following domestic dispute

On Saturday, May 7, the New York State Police in Greenwich arrested Dane E. Nelson, 41, of Hebron for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony; menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and driving while ability impaired by alcohol.

At approximately 11:28 p.m. on Friday, May 6, New York State Police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in the town of Hebron. Following an investigation at the scene, Nelson was accused of driving to the residence while under the influence of alcohol and using a rifle to menace a visitor who was at the home.

Nelson was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the state police barracks in Greenwich for processing. He subsequently was taken to Washington County Jail to await arraignment.