Police Beat, July 14, 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

July 1

7:55 a.m. Police responded to a property damage motor vehicle accident at Telescope Casual Furniture Inc. on Church Street after a 30-year-old Kissimmee, Florida man backed his truck into the building that covers the fuel tanks at Telescope. Police spoke to the Florida man via an interpreter on the man’s phone and the man said he did not report the incident immediately because nobody was nearby. A Telescope employee was the one to report the incident to police and told the officer there is surveillance footage of the incident. The officer was able to provide the Telescope worker with the Florida man’s information for follow-up, took pictures of the truck and the damaged structure and hand wrote a motor vehicle accident report despite the incident occurring on private property.

10:20 a.m. Sarah L. Delphia, 29, of Mount Holly, Vermont, was ticketed for speeding north on Pine Street at a rate of 47 mph in a 30 mph zone.

11:20 a.m. Joseph P. Thomas, 46, of Arlington, Vermont, was ticketed for speeding south on Pine Street at a rate of 48 mph in a 30 mph zone.

1:22 p.m. Sahna M. Olson-Lanke, 36, of Queensbury, was ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign when traveling north on Church Street and turning onto East Potter Avenue.

July 2

7:25 a.m. Granville police contacted State Police on behalf of a Town of Granville man who had received a phone call around 12:15 a.m. from someone claiming to be a state police officer from the Granville barracks. The Granville man was informed by the self-proclaimed state police officer that his child had been killed in a motor vehicle accident and that the child was at Glens Falls Hospital. The Granville man was able to contact his son to confirm he was all right. State Police confirmed that it had received two other similar reports the prior night. The case is still under active investigation, but listed charges on the incident report in the event of an arrest include falsely reporting a crime/catastrophe/emergency in the third degree and criminal impersonation in the second degree, both class A misdemeanors.

July 4

2:20 p.m. Granville police assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with a reported domestic dispute near the Village of Granville’s jurisdiction line on County Route 25. Granville police assisted the deputies with locating the incident and cleared the scene without any further issues.

July 5

4 p.m. A 35-year-old man came to the police station to request assistance while gathering belongings from a Pacific Street residence. The man said that he was concerned if he went alone that there would be issues with a 27-year-old Pacific Street woman. The officer responded to the address and stood by while the man retrieved three cats, a Dodge Durango and a set of license plates.

4 p.m. Police responded to the Pember Library and Museum for reports of youths loitering in the backyard of the property. Police were already aware of ongoing issues with youths in the area prior to this incident. A 71-year-old Columbus Street man told police that the youths were smoking and lighting things on fire along with a collection of trash debris that was starting to become an issue. Police told the youths, a 19-year-old Quaker Street woman, an 18-year-old Dublin Road in Granville woman and a 15-year-old Rupert, Vermont boy, that they needed to leave the area and were no longer welcome. The 71-year-old man advised the officer that the Pember would shut off the wi-fi in an attempt to keep the youths from returning. The officer suggested potential ideas to prosecute if the activity continues and recommended the installation of surveillance cameras. The man said he would consult with the Pember board and follow up with Chief Ernest Bassett Jr. Later in the day, the man returned to the station and requested that the youths involved and any other youths on the property causing a disturbance be placed on trespass notice. The vice president of the Slate Valley Museum got in contact with Granville police and requested the same. The 15-year-old boy came to the station and was advised he was no longer welcome at the Pember and Slate Valley Museum properties or the footbridge. The boy was told his mother would be charged, Child Protective Services would become involved and that he would be detained until a parent, guardian or CPS came to pick him up or assist in resolving the issue.

7 p.m. Police received reports of an intoxicated woman on the front porch of a 22-year-old Quaker Street woman’s residence. The 22-year-old told police that a 40-year-old Columbus Street woman was drunk on her porch and might need assistance home. Police responded and spoke with the 40-year-old woman who did not make much sense during an interview. The Columbus Street woman told the officer where she lives and asked if she could walk home. The officer observed the 40-year-old woman go down the street and become highly irate, screaming and swearing obscenities. Police patrolled to the Columbus Street residence and threatened the woman with a disorderly conduct arrest. The 40-year-old woman apologized and walked to her residence without any further incident.

Whitehall Police Department

July 5

2:32 a.m. Police were called to 20 Potter St. for a disturbance. Officers spoke with a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who said the argument started over something they disagreed about. They both said nothing was physical and the disagreement was short. Both agreed to get along for the evening.

9 a.m. An officer stood by at 115 South Williams St. while a 58-year-old man moved his belongings out of the residence. There were no issues.

5:15 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Broadway for a vehicle and traffic complaint that took place in the town of Fort Ann. Dispatch advised that a black SUV was driving erratically, but officers did not locate the vehicle.

July 6

12:26 a.m. Dispatch notified officers of a vehicle and traffic complaint for a silver pickup truck all over the road by Old State Route 4 in the town of Whitehall. One officer checked Poultney Street while another officer checked Saunders Street. Officers were notified by dispatch that the vehicle was headed north on Broadway, so an officer checked the South Bay bridge but did not locate the vehicle.

8 a.m. Officers responded to the area of 92 Broadway for a wire down in the road. It was confirmed the wire was not electrical, Spectrum was contacted, and said they would call back with an estimate of when a crew would be able to fix it. The officer waited 40 minutes and observed a Spectrum truck drive over the wire and keep driving. The officer then cut the wire and removed it from the roadway and advised Spectrum.

New York State Police

July 4

Anthony R. Richard, 34, of Argyle was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree as a convicted felon, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

July 5

5:11 p.m. Kyle J. Elithorpe, 32, of Argyle was arrested on one count of criminal mischief in the third degree, specifically committing property damage in excess of $250, a class E felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

July 7

7:45 a.m. Carry M. Valastro, 36, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for burglary in the second degree of a dwelling, a class C felony, that occurred on March 27. He was being held.

10:06 a.m. Garth A. Martel, 33, of Whitehall was arrested in Salem for endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

5:20 p.m. Katelyn M. Cutter, 35, of Fort Ann was arrested in Queensbury for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor, and aggravated DWI driving with a child, first offense, a class E felony. She was issued an appearance ticket.

July 9

5:40 p.m. Jamie L. Milin, 37, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury on five counts of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

11:05 p.m. Richard A. Nelson, 57, of Greenwich was arrested in Easton for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% with a prior conviction, a class E felony, and DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

June 22

11:49 a.m. Vermont State Police stopped Amanda Hall, 28, of Salem, New York, on Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, and cited her for suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license. She is to appear in Bennington County Court at a later date.

10:24 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped Rodney Smith, 27, of Manchester, on U.S. Route 7, Bennington, and cited him for suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license. He is to appear in Bennington County Court at a later date.

July 3

12:45 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 30 at the intersection of North Pawlet Road in the Town of West Pawlet. Investigation revealed that Kellan Smith, 18, of Easton, Connecticut, was driving south on North Pawlet Road in a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer with passenger Kate Solway, 19, also of Easton. William Maynes, 39, of Pawlet, driving a 1980 Mack truck, was traveling north on Route 30. Smith failed to stop at a stop sign and proceeded into the intersection of Route 30 where his vehicle was struck by Maynes’ truck. Smith’s Mountaineer was totaled, and while Smith sustained no injuries, Solway, his passenger, suffered a severe hand injury that was treated at Glens Falls Hospital. Maynes’ truck sustained minor damage and Maynes reported no injuries. A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending.

July 4

11:29 p.m. Vermont State Police received a report of a domestic disturbance that had taken place in the roadway on Vermont Route 153 in the Town of Pawlet. In the course of the investigation it was found that Robert Periard, 29, of Argyle, New York, had physically assaulted a family member during the incident and committed the offense in the presence of children. Periard was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks. Per order of the court, bail was set at $5,000 and Periard will appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

July 5

Vermont State Police arrested Ryan C. Johnson, 25, of Rutland for possession of stolen property. Johnson’s arrest came after the report of the theft of a wallet from a vehicle in Mendon. An investigation led troopers to Johnson’s residence in Rutland City where they spoke with Johnson and recovered the stolen wallet from him. Johnson also is being charged with two counts of grand larceny and aggravated operation without owner’s consent and a second count of possession of stolen property. These charges stem from two separate incidents on June 29 involving the theft of tools and a 2022 GMC pickup truck that was used to transport the stolen tools. On July 4, law enforcement recovered some of the stolen tools from Johnson’s residence in Rutland City. Johnson was processed and released on a citation to appear at the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. Johnson also was issued court-ordered conditions of release. On July 6, Johnson failed to appear at court for his arraignment, and the court issued a warrant for his arrest. On July 7, Vermont State Police and Rutland City Police Department arrested Johnson following a foot pursuit after he was seen by police walking on South Main Street in Rutland. He was arraigned the afternoon of July 7 and ordered jailed for lack of $5,000 bail. He also was found to be in violation of his court-ordered conditions of release.

5:24 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a single-car crash on U.S. Route 4 in the Town of Mendon. Investigation revealed that Stuart Senecal was traveling west on U.S. Route 4 when a vehicle traveling eastbound entered his lane of travel. Attempting to avoid the other vehicle, Senecal left the roadway and his 2012 Chrysler 300 struck a guardrail before coming to a position of rest. Senecal was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. His car sustained major front end damage and was towed from the scene. Troopers were assisted by Regional Ambulance and Rutland City Fire Department. A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending.

July 8

9:22 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a disorderly male who had climbed through the drive-through window of Taco Bell at 45 Farrell Rd., Rutland. Through investigation it was determined that Kenrick Staine, 45, of Proctor blocked traffic at the drive-through and climbed through the window to enter the building. Staine was issued a citation to appear at Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. In addition, he was ordered not to trespass on the premises.

July 9

12:27 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Leonard Drive in the Town of Pittsford. Investigation revealed that Corey E. Bean, 35, of Pittsford had caused pain and injury to a family or household member, interfered with that family or household member’s access to emergency services and committed the offense in the presence of a child. Bean subsequently was taken into custody and processed at the State Police Barracks in Rutland Town. He was released with court-ordered conditions and a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date to answer to the offenses.


Jacquelyn B. Monahan

Granville woman arrested for possession of controlled substances

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacquelyn B. Monahan, 40, of Granville for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, June 29, at 8 a.m. at the South Bay boat launch parking lot in Dresden.

Monahan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree after an investigation in the Town of Dresden.

Monahan was found to be in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine during the investigation. She also was wanted by the Hudson Falls Police Department on a bench warrant at the time.

Monahan was arraigned in Washington County Centralized Arraignment and released on her own recognizance and scheduled to appear in Dresden Town Court at a later date.