Police Beat, June 2, 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.

Whitehall Police Department

May 20

4 p.m. A 33-year-old man contacted the police landline stating he would like an officer to stand by at 65 William St. because his landlord locked the doors to the residence and would not allow him to gather his belongings until he paid $100 for a cleaning fee. The officer arrived on scene and told the woman that she is not allowed to lock out residents. She unlocked the door to allow the man to gather his belongings without any incident.

May 21

9 p.m. After an officer finished up on a call, he was advised to go to South William Street and speak with a 49-year-old woman who stated that her 24-year-old daughter was in a vehicle with a 24-year-old man and she was concerned for her welfare. It was determined that none of the incident occurred in the village and that the two were staying around Dekalb Road. State Police were notified and the call was turned over to them.

May 22

1:40 p.m. An officer was dispatched to 375 Champlain Ave. for a possible domestic dispute. When the officer arrived, he interviewed a woman who said her 82-year-old mother was talking loudly on her cell phone and that she has dementia. The officer spoke with the 82-year-old who said the incident was not physical at any time. The residence is a duplex, and the mother went back to her side.

May 24

3:56 p.m. An officer was dispatched to 11 Potter St. for people using a barrel to burn things. The officer interviewed a 35-year-old woman and told her about the complaint, so she put the fire out.

May 25

4:08 p.m. An officer was contacted by a woman about a harassment issue that had occurred outside of the village. The woman was told by the officer how to contact the proper agency to make a complaint.

New York State Police

May 23

12:10 p.m. Najahalee Montgomery, 25, of Albany was arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

5:13 p.m. Joseph M. Siliski, 40, of Fair Haven, Vermont, was arrested in Whitehall for false personation, a class B misdemeanor, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. In related incidents, Anthony S. Baker, 29, also of Fair Haven, was arrested on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors, and Jamie D. Stone, 49, of Fair Haven was arrested on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. All were issued appearance tickets.

8:01 p.m. Clinton D. English, 29, of Greenwich was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% with a prior conviction and driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within the past 10 years, all class E felonies, as well as use of another vehicle without an ignition interlock device, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

May 24

8:20 a.m. Logan J. Haywood, 21, of Queensbury was arrested in Granville for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, both class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

9:47 p.m. David J. Hayes, 32, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury for criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated family offense, both class E felonies. He was being held.

May 25

2:05 a.m. Cory J. Ahern, 29, and Katelynn M. Brent, 22, both of Hampton, were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

Vermont State Police

May 18

9:30 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of a crash on Main Street in Poultney. Investigation revealed that a Ford Escape left the roadway striking a utility pole. Witnesses advised the operator fled the scene on foot shortly after crashing. Anyone who witnessed this event or who has information on the operator is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.

May 22

3:12 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 22A, south of North Cross Road, in Benson, Vermont. Anthony White, 56, of Northampton, Pennsylvania was traveling north on Vermont Route 22A. White pulled his 2011 Freightliner tractor trailer to the right to avoid a collision with an animal that had entered the roadway. The truck left the east shoulder of the roadway, causing it to overturn onto the passenger side. Upon leaving the roadway White’s truck subsequently struck a power pole. The crash rendered the vehicle inoperable. White suffered no injuries. The roadway was closed for several hours while crews worked at the scene. White’s truck was removed by Earle’s Truck Repair due to disabling damage. Agencies assisting at the crash included the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Law Enforcement Unit, Regional Ambulance Service, Benson Fire Department, Orwell Fire Department, Fair Haven Fire Department, Green Mountain Power Company and Earle’s Truck Repair.

May 25

12:30 a.m. Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop for an observed motor vehicle infraction. While speaking with the operator, Austin Monett, 31, of West Springfield, signs of impairment were observed. Monett was administered standardized field sobriety tests roadside. At the completion of the tests, Monett was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks for processing and later released on a criminal citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charge at a later date.