Police Beat, June 16, 2022

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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

June 3

11:28 a.m. Bruce B. Clark, 55, address unknown, was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle without a license on Slocum Avenue. The patrolling officer recognized Clark from previous law enforcement interactions and was aware that Clark was operating a motor vehicle without a license. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop to confirm and issued a traffic ticket for unlicensed operation. Clark’s address information was listed as “County Route Building 1615, New York” in the incident report, and Granville police explained that this could have been what was written on Clark’s license.

12:02 p.m. Shaleah K. Greene, 28, of East Main Street in Granville, was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle without a seatbelt while driving on Main Street. Greene admitted to not wearing one and was issued a traffic ticket after being stopped by the patrolling officer.

1:35 p.m. Eileen M. Francis, 71, of Church Street in Granville, was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle without a seatbelt while traveling east on Main Street.

June 4

7:50 a.m. Brendon J. Emery, 32, of Porters Corners, was ticketed for speeding at 43 MPH in a 30 MPH zone on West Main Street.

9:45 a.m. Police responded to a three-vehicle accident on Main Street where upon arrival, the responding officer observed a box truck, operated by a 53-year-old Enfield, New Hampshire, man, that had attempted to park to make a delivery on Main Street. The man said he had attempted to park in one spot and decided to try and park in another, ultimately striking the rear of one vehicle. The box truck then attempted to pull into another parking spot and struck a second vehicle. The case is still pending investigation.

June 5

3:20 a.m. While on patrol on Church Street, police observed a dark colored SUV in Mettowee Park. Contact was made with the operator of the vehicle, a Rathbun Avenue man, who said he was looking for a lost cattle dog, dark in color named Remi.

June 7

4:20 p.m. Police were contacted by a 69-year-old South Maple Street man who requested that the responding officer speak with two described “younger teenagers’’ who were being disrespectful to him while the man was at his property near the Mettowee River. The man said one of the boys lives in the vicinity of where the incident occurred because the man has seen that boy many times but had never been disrespected by him. The man said the teenagers were last seen headed toward Factory Street and provided a brief description, however the officer was unsuccessful in locating the described youths.

6:36 p.m. Police were dispatched to the vicinity of Rawson Avenue where there were reportedly two vehicles parked in front of a residence blocking the homeowner from leaving the driveway. Upon arrival, police located the vehicles and responded to Granville Junior/Senior High School since a program was taking place and announced the names of the registered owners and requested the vehicles to be moved. One vehicle was moved immediately and another vehicle, registered to Kayla McKnight, of New York, was issued a parking ticket for blocking a driveway 25 minutes later when she failed to show.

6:58 p.m. A concerned mother called the police station line to report an incident that occurred on June 6 near the concession stand of the Granville Little League Complex. The woman said that while she was working the concession stand, her 7-year-old son was playing near the stand and was approached by an unknown man who was reportedly yelling for the boy to go over to him to give him a high-five and calling him “buddy.” The woman advised the officer that her son did not say anything about the interaction until later that evening. Although the woman could not provide a description of the reported man or specific time of occurrence, the woman felt she should inform the police to be aware of potential suspicious individuals at the little league complex. Surveillance cameras were in the vicinity of where the incident occurred and there will be more patrols traveling through the reported area.

Whitehall Police Department

June 4

6:15 p.m. An animal control call was made for a 38-year-old woman walking her dog near West and High Street when a 35-year-old man’s dog approached and the dogs started fighting. The woman’s dog had a cut on its side and the woman requested police to get the man’s information. The man said that the dog was up to date on its shots and presented a rabies tag at the time of the incident. The woman was given the other dog owner’s information after the attack as she had gone home to clean her dog’s wound.

7:45 p.m. Officers were called to 83 Saunders St. for a noise complaint. Arriving officers listened for any noise before knocking on the door. There was no yelling, music or any noises from the apartment, and police advised the caller to contact the department again if there are issues.

June 6

7:30 a.m. An officer on patrol noticed a large water main break on Williams Street. The village Department of Public Works was contacted, and the officer remained on the scene until the street was closed.

9:15 a.m. A 53-year-old man contacted the station about his ex-girlfriend sending him messages he didn’t want. The officer explained that unless he could prove it was his ex-girlfriend, police won’t be able to pursue charges. The man said he wanted the incident documented as he had registered her messages in another incident report taken by New York State Police. The officer offered to call the woman to ask her to not contact him, but he said he was just going to block her.

8:06 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 7 Third St. for a dispute between a 23-year-old man and 31-year-old man. The 23-year-old told police nothing was physical, and the 31-year-old said he wanted the man and a 29-year-old man out of the apartment. The 23- and 29-year-old said they have been paying rent of $600 a month. The officers told the 31-year-old the men would need to be evicted. Officers said the argument started over a dirty bedroom.

9 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 16 Williams St. for a disturbance, but when they arrived on the scene, the woman said the eviction issue was resolved and everything was fine.

June 8

2:50 p.m. A 32-year-old woman called to report a bicycle on her property at 34 Saunders St. that wasn’t there in the morning. Officers took the bike back to the station, and the bike’s 32-year-old owner came to the station to pick it up.

June 9

4 p.m. A woman reported that a 32-year-old woman’s dogs were in her yard. When officers arrived at 83 Saunders St. the dogs were back inside. Officers called the woman back and gave her the Animal Control Officer’s phone number. The dog owner said the kids keep letting them out and they are working on the issue.

June 9

12 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Poultney Street for a loud explosion. Officers checked the area and didn’t locate anything. The caller wanted to remain anonymous.

New York State Police

June 5

4:33 p.m. Steven A. Woodard, 27, of Whitehall was arrested for criminal mischief with intent to damage property in the course of a domestic dispute, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

5:48 p.m. Steven A. Woodard, 27, of Whitehall was arrested for rape in the second degree, specifically as a person 18 years or older having sex with a person younger than 15 years, a class D felony. He was being held.

June 6

5:45 p.m. Stephen M. Graves, 30, of South Glens Falls was arrested for criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated family offense in connection with a domestic dispute, both class E felonies. He was being held.

June 7

10:16 a.m. Sean M. McKinney, 36, of Hudson Falls was arrested for promoting a sexual performance by a child younger than 17 years old, a class D felony, and possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. He was being held.

10:57 a.m. Amber L. Kinney, 31, of Wells, Vermont, was arrested in Granville in connection with an incident that occurred on May 20, specifically petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony. No arrestee status was available.

12:50 p.m. Amber L. Kinney, 31, was arrested in Granville in connection with an incident that was reported on April 22, specifically grand larceny in the fourth degree, that is, committing fraud in connection with property valued at more than $1,000, a class E felony. She was being held.

June 8

10:55 a.m. Karen J. Robison, 58, of Greenwich was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a class E felony, DWI, first offense and aggravated DWI per se with no prior, both class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

4:36 p.m. David J. Hayes, 32, of Fort Edward was arrested for criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated family offense in connection with violating an order of protection, both class E felonies. He was being held.

Vermont State Police

June 5

8:27 p.m. Vermont State Police were advised of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Arlington. Investigation revealed that Kenneth Allen, 52, of Arlington physically assaulted a family member, causing pain. Allen was taken into custody and transported for processing. Allen was ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division, at a later date. He was released on his own recognizance.

9 p.m. Vermont State Police were called to a report of a rolled-over vehicle on Clarendon Avenue in West Rutland near the Clarendon town line. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation determined that the adult male victim died by suicide as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Clarendon Avenue was closed for about three hours as a result of this incident. The investigation is continuing but this incident is not considered criminal in nature.

June 7

1:40 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a domestic disturbance that occurred in the Town of Rutland. Investigation revealed that Susan Fabian, 24, of Rutland assaulted a household or family member and violated multiple sets of pre-trial conditions of release. During the investigation, Fabian displayed signs of impairment and subsequently was screened, taken into custody and processed for DUI. Fabian was released into the custody of Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility with court-ordered conditions for lack of $10,000 bail.

June 9

1:47 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a mental health call in the Town of Dorset. Troopers received information a man had left his residence and was driving in the Dorset area. Troopers located the man and his vehicle near a pond off Church Street in the Town of Dorset. Troopers determined Tyler J. Kraehling, 23, of Dorset, had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Kraehling was screened for suspicion of DUI, taken into custody and transported for processing. Kraehling was released on a citation to a sober party to answer the charge at a later date.

5:24 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of North Street and Vermont Route 30 in the Town of Wells. Investigation revealed that Valentina Cassarino, 22, of Wells stopped at the stop sign on North Street at the intersection of Route 30. However, Cassarino failed to yield to Richard Holcomb, 51, of Wells, who was traveling south on Route 30, and struck his vehicle. After the collision with Cassarino’s 2012 Nissan Sentra, Holcomb’s 1999 Chevrolet Prizm traveled off the west side of Route 30, striking an unoccupied truck parked in the driveway at a residence. The secondary crash pushed the truck, a 2009 Ford, into Jeffrey Davies, 52, of Wells, causing minor injuries to his left wrist and lower back. Holcomb was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, and Cassarino reported no injuries.

June 10

5:42 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a theft at Hannaford Supermarket at 318 U.S. Route 7 in Rutland. Through investigation it was determined that Melissa Butterfield, 44, of Rutland left with alcohol from the store without paying. Butterfield was located at the Cortina Inn and issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division, at a later date.


Jeremiah D. Little

Granville man arrested for burglary

On Tuesday, June 7, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremiah D. Little, 35, of Granville for burglary in the third degree, a class D felony, and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office determined that Little had unlawfully entered a building located on State Route 149 in the Town of Granville on March 31, 2022, and stolen property from within the building.

Little, who is currently being held at the Washington County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges, was arraigned and returned to the Washington County Correctional Facility pending a future court appearance.