Police Beat, June 30, 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

June 17

3:45 p.m. Police were notified by a 65-year-old Rathbun Avenue man that a vehicle was parked in the intersection of Rathbun Avenue and West Main Street and blocking the road. Police responded to Rathbun Avenue and did not locate the described vehicle.

4:05 p.m. Police assisted a 72-year-old Mountain View Commons resident who was locked out of her apartment.

5:09 p.m. A 51-year-old Lincoln Street woman called the station line to inquire about her options after her 65-year-old Lincoln Street neighbor’s outdoor cats had reportedly dropped fecal matter on the 51-year-old woman’s porch and in a kayak located in her garage. The 51-year-old woman told the officer that she has addressed this issue in the past with the 65-year-old woman. The officer responded by saying the neighborly thing to do would be to have another conversation with the 65-year-old woman, but that she could seek civil options in having police contact the 65-year-old woman. The 51-year-old woman said she would contact her neighbor and the officer said they would document the incident in the event the problem persists.

June 18

12:30 p.m. A 71-year-old Columbus Street man requested an officer to come to the Pember Library and Museum after he said he observed teenagers smoking in the elevator entrance to the library. The man said a similar issue occurred the prior week but was unsure if it was the same two people because it was the librarian who observed it and they were not present that day. The man said that the teenagers, a 15-year-old Rupert, Vermont boy and a 19-year-old Quaker Street woman, were rude and went to an outside bench to vape, which was said to be prohibited on site by the 71-year-old man. Upon arrival, police located the boy and woman outside and spoke to them about the policy, which they denied and were placed on notice.

June 19

7:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to Church Street for two individuals seen with stolen bottles from Eco Cents Bottle Redemption on Main Street. Police arrived and observed one child, a 14-year-old boy, on scene with the bottles in question and heard reports of the second person, an 18-year-old Evergreen Drive man, had taken off running. The officer had the 14-year-old boy call his guardian, and the officer located the man by the footbridge. The officer attempted to ask the man who he was and he took off running again. Police observed the man run around a West Main Street building and jump into the river to get away but stopped and went back to the officer. The man, identified as Isaac R. Harris, was taken into custody and processed after being arrested for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

11:40 p.m. A 911 caller reported youths had taken down a street sign at the intersection of Madison Street and Franklin Avenue and threw it into the roadway. Police located the sign and removed it to the side of the street from the roadway. The caller was not on scene and no youths were in the area. A note was left for the day shift patrol officer to contact the village Department of Public Works.

June 20

10:10 a.m. A pair of brown-framed glasses were turned into the police station after being located in the Mettowee River Park.

June 21

8:20 p.m. A 21-year-old Pawlet, Vermont man called the police to report youths playing loud music behind the Pember Library and Museum. Police located the youths in question who said they were listening to music earlier but were not when the officer arrived. The children said they would try to keep the volume down.

June 22

2:52 a.m. Police responded to an East Main Street residence for reports of a suicidal woman. The responding officer spoke with a 21-year-old woman who said she did have suicidal thoughts but had no plan to harm herself and would like to speak to someone at Glens Falls Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit. A second officer was able to respond to the scene and gave the woman a courtesy ride to the hospital.

10:35 p.m. A 16-year-old East Potter Avenue boy called 911 to report that he had been hit by what he believed to be a paintball while walking near Church Street and Morrison Avenue. The responding officer observed the boy to have a small bruise on his right tricep and was informed by the boy that the individuals involved were riding BMX-style bicycles with hoodies covering their faces. The officer patrolled the village and surrounding streets to no avail.

Whitehall Police Department

June 17

8:45 a.m. A 30-year-old woman reported to officers that she has been having constant issues with a 34-year-old woman and that the woman drove down Williams Street at a high rate of speed and gave the middle finger. The woman asked police to tell her to stop speeding and the harassment.

1:30 p.m. A 38-year-old woman called officers to report an uncapped needle on the side of the road on Broadway. An officer secured the needle for disposal.

June 18

7:40 p.m. A 23-year-old man reported that a man walked into his apartment he just moved into on Fourth Avenue and he approached the man and asked what he wanted. The man said he was looking for a woman named Becca. The 23-year-old told him whoever he was looking for was no longer living at the residence and the man left. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the man or a vehicle.

June 19

1:52 a.m. Officers were dispatched to 16 Davis Street for a reported man with a gun stemming from a possible forced entry into the residence. The responding officer ordered a 20-year-old man to come out with his hands up. The officer drew his weapon and ordered the man to keep his hands in the air and proceed onto the front lawn. The officer searched the man and asked him what the incident was about. The man said he was sleeping inside when he heard a knock on his door and he went to the door with the gun to see who it was and encountered a man who said he was looking for his daughter because he was told she was there. The man became upset and began to push him into the house and said he was coming inside to look for his daughter. At that point, the man pointed the gun at the unknown man and told him to get off the property and leave, so he left. The officers cleared the residence and dispatch advised there was a man waiting at the intersection of Davis Street and Poultney Street. The man identified himself as a 37-year-old who had received a message from another man stating his daughter was at 16 Davis St. and he became concerned for his daughter’s welfare and went to the residence to check on her. He said someone came outside with a flashlight, later identified as the 20-year-old man. The 37-year-old said he began to explain he was told his daughter was there and he just wanted to talk with her. He said the 20-year-old began to yell at him saying his daughter was not there and he needed to leave. The officer told the man to call the police if he needed a welfare check done instead of going there himself. The man did not want to file charges against the 20-year-old or sign a statement regarding the incident.

June 22

1:50 p.m. A 39-year-old woman called to request an officer to speak with a 22-year-old man about him no longer being welcome at the woman’s Broadway residence, nor did anyone else living at 60 Broadway. The woman was at work when she called police and had been told by her children that the 22-year-old was on their porch for a short time before and was looking for one of his daughters. An officer on patrol was notified of the situation and located the man on Gilmore Street. The man said he no longer had Facebook and didn’t know that he was not allowed to be there. He then said he will not go there again.