Police Beat, Sept. 22, 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

Sept. 6

2:02 p.m. A 32-year-old Water Street woman came to the police station to turn over a pair of plastic knuckles that were left in her purse after an arrest made by New York State Police. The woman told Granville police that she had been charged for a similar pair of knuckles but not the pair she was turning in. The responding officer told the woman they would destroy the turned-in property.

Sept. 7

3:30 p.m. Police responded to a North Street complex after being requested to assist with the destruction of marijuana and a smoking pipes possessed by a 19-year-old North Street man. The probation officer, a 46-year-old Quaker Street man, said that he contacted the Washington County District Attorney’s office to determine whether prosecution was to be sought out, which it would not be. Granville police secured a duffle bag of the property and placed it in evidence for destruction.

Sept. 8

3:30 p.m. Police assisted emergency medical personnel in the transport of a 30-year-old Lincoln Street woman from the Pember Library and Museum to Rutland Regional Medical Center Hospital for symptoms of dehydration.

Sept. 10

4:29 p.m. Police received an anonymous complaint about a drone flying above Irving Avenue. The caller would not give detailed identifying information to dispatch. Granville police patrolled the area and found no evidence of the drone.

Sept. 11

7:30 a.m. A 50-year-old Irving Avenue man called the station line to report a blown-up pumpkin on the street. The responding officer located the pumpkin that indeed appeared to have been blown up by a large fireworks-type device that left a large burn mark on the street. The man said he had heard a loud explosion between 2 and 2:30 a.m. The responding officer had been informed of fireworks being detonated in the same time frame at or near the Little League complex and later that morning around 5 a.m. near the Church Street bridge park.

Sept. 12

3 p.m. A 44-year-old Quaker Street man went to the police station to report a larceny of two pumpkins from his front yard. The man said he had a photo of a child carrying the pumpkins along with two other children. One of the suspects was later identified by the man as a 12-year-old Columbus Street boy. Police spoke with one of the children involved and that child’s parent. The officer was told by that child that the 12-year-old boy had taken the pumpkins from Quaker Street and walked south toward the Stewart’s Shop where the boy met the two other children. The 12-year-old told his companions that he had bought the pumpkins. The three then walked to a Columbus Street location where the 12-year-old smashed one of the pumpkins, and all three children left the scene. Police contacted with the 12-year-old’s mother, a 33-year-old Columbus Street woman, who told police that the 12-year-old boy would return to the Quaker Street location to pay for the pumpkins. The 44-year-old man was updated with information and was told to contact police if the boy did not follow through.

Sept. 14

7:30 a.m. Police were dispatched to Big Lots on Quaker Street in response to activation of a fire alarm. The responding officer met with several employees at the loading dock who told them that dust had likely triggered the alarm. The officer alerted dispatch as well as fire department members who were arriving on the scene in response to the false alarm.

4:17 p.m. Granville police responded to a fatal motor vehicle action in the Town of Granville on State Route 22. Dispatch informed the responding officer that one patient was removed from the vehicle; life status was unknown. Police arrived on scene and observed first responders loading the patient into an ambulance. The officer then assisted State Police with traffic control.

Whitehall Police Department

Sept. 9

8:45 p.m. An officer was called to 88 Main St. for a vehicle and traffic complaint. The officer spoke with a 45-year-old man who stated a silver 1980 four-door car had driven by three or four times revving the engine, spinning the tires and yelling out the window. He said the occupants yelled “this isn’t a (expletive) parking lot” and sped off only to drive by a few more times within a few minutes. The officer sat in the area for quite some time and did not observe the vehicle driving by. No license plate given.

10:26 p.m. An officer called to 180 Broadway for a report of a man sleeping in a vehicle. The officer observed the man slumped over in the driver’s seat with the vehicle still running. The man said he was going to Dollar General to buy something and fell asleep and he was just going to go home.

Sept. 10

1 p.m. An officer was called to 103 South Williams St. for a physical altercation. The parties were separated on the officer’s arrival. A 25-year-old woman said she did threaten to strike a 60-year-old woman but didn’t touch her. The 60-year-old woman said that she didn’t want anything done at the time and as they were separated and there was no further issue. The 25-year-old was issued a domestic incident report and victim’s rights form. Both parties went back to work for the rest of the day.

Sept. 11

1 a.m. Officers were dispatched to 170 Broadway for the CVS backroom alarm. Upon arrival, the building was secured, and no key holder was present. The officer advised dispatch that the building was secure and would check periodically through their shift.

4:45 p.m. An officer was flagged down at Stewart’s by a passing motorist who said there was a water main break between Buckley Road and County Route 9A. The officer patrolled to the location and observed a massive water main break and contacted dispatch about the issue due to not knowing if it was a village line or not. Dispatch said they spoke with DPW foreman Steve Brock who said it was a village line.

8 p.m. An officer was called to 128 South Williams St. to speak with a 35-year-old man about questions he had about his wife. He said he was on parole and wondered about living situations due to conditions that prohibit his wife from living with him and that his wife’s apartment at 97 Broadway is not suitable for children. He said he had been staying there and cleaning. The man was concerned that his wife was going to come to the 128 South Williams St. address and stay there, which would violate his conditions. He said he has been in contact with his Parole Officer regarding the matter as well. All questions were answered, and he said he would figure something out.

8:20 p.m. Officers were contacted by Whitehall DPW foreman Steve Brock about aiding with traffic on Poultney Street due to low lighting in an area in which they were working. The officer remained stationary on the side of the road with the emergency lights activated in order to slow traffic. The officer cleared once Brock opened the road back up, and the officer did not direct traffic or assist in any other way.

Sept. 12

6 a.m. Officers responded to Broadway for an alarm activation. The building was secure, and a key holder arrived on scene and checked the building as well.

Sept. 13

12:45 p.m. A 45-year-old man stopped at the station to report that he owes money to a 39-year-old woman, and she is giving him a hard time about getting it. The man was working at 88 Main St., and the woman was also at the building but talking to the landlord. The officer spoke with both parties and told them that it was a civil matter.

Sept. 14

12 p.m. Officers responded to 118 Broadway for an unwanted guest. Upon arrival a 24-year-old man came outside and said there was a misunderstanding and he no longer needed anyone removed from the residence.

7:30 p.m. A 41-year-old woman reported children were giving a 63-year-old woman a hard time after she had asked them to leave John Neary Hill. Upon arrival the children had left, and the 63-year-old said that she was going to speak to her coworkers and figure out the appropriate time for him to not be allowed back.

Sept. 15

6 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a custody dispute on John Neary Hill between a 37-year-old woman and 43-year-old man. All parties were separated and told that any deviation from their custody agreement would need to be reported to family court.

New York State Police

Sept. 11

11:42 a.m. Justin L. Mayer, 40, of Schuylerville was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

2:40 p.m. Amal M. Ahmed, 27, of Troy and Robyn M. Gray, 29, of Albany were arrested in Fort Ann for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

Sept. 12

5:36 p.m. Logan C. Rudinger, 33, of Greenwich was arrested for unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, criminal mischief with intent to damage property and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, all class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

Sept. 13

12:30 p.m. John F. Hammond, 33, of Argyle was arrested for criminal mischief with intent to damage property in relation to a domestic dispute, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

10:50 p.m. Jacqueline A. Rock, 32, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Moreau for two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and one count of criminal possession of a firearm in the fourth degree, both class A misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket. In a related incident, Leland T. Smith 43, and Daniel L. Larock, 48, both of Hudson Falls were arrested in Moreau on identical charges: two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree with a prior conviction, a class D felony. Smith was released on his own recognizance and Larock was being held.

Sept. 14

4:14 p.m. Richelle K. Wooddell, 38, and Craig D. Daigle, 62, both of Granville were involved in a motor vehicle collision on State Route 22, Gillespie Road, in which Wooddell died. The accident is under investigation.

Sept. 17

8:05 p.m. Hal M. Kyer, 35, of Valley Falls was cited in Greenwich for criminal contempt in the second degree, specifically disobeying a court order of protection, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Sept. 18

3:25 a.m. Holly M. Turcotte, 46, of Gansevoort was arrested in Schuylerville for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Sept. 11

1:17 a.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a report of a family fight at a residence on Vermont Route 22A in the Town of West Haven. Investigation revealed that Jimmy Brown, 53, of West Haven had caused pain or injury to a family or household member as well as threatened the family or household member with a deadly weapon. Brown was charged with aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, taken into custody and transported for processing before being held without bail at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. He was scheduled to appear at Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Sept. 17

7:26 p.m. Vermont State Police observed a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed on Business Route 4 in West Rutland and conducted a motor vehicle stop. While speaking with the operator, Jerry Tanner, 40, of Leicester, troopers observed signs of impairment. Tanner was administered standardized field sobriety tests roadside and subsequently was taken into custody for driving under the influence. Tanner was transported for processing and released on a citation to appear at a later date in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer for the charge of DUI and negligent operation.

10:44 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a report of a family fight at a York Street residence in the Town of Poultney. Investigation revealed that James Moriarity, 42, of Poultney had caused pain or injury to a family or household member. Moriarity was issued court-ordered conditions of release and issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Sept. 18

9:44 a.m. Vermont State Police along with the Rutland City Fire Department were dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on Meadow Lake Drive at U.S. Route 4 in Mendon. Investigation revealed that Charles Hemenway, 81, of Rutland, driving a 2008 Ford truck, had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Meadow Lake Drive and U.S. Route 4. A 2017 Honda Pilot driven by Kristie Adams, 54, of Pittsford was traveling east on Meadow Lake Drive and was slowing to a stop behind Hemenway. At the same time, Matthew Sullivan, 60, of Proctor was driving a 2016 Ford truck east on Meadow Lake Drive when he became distracted as he was removing an article of clothing. Sullivan failed to observe Adams’ car slowing to a stop ahead of him and collided with the rear of Adams’ vehicle that was then pushed into the rear of Hemenway’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported from this crash; however, Hemenway’s truck sustained rear-end damage, Adams’ car sustained both front- and rear-end damage and Sullivan’s truck sustained front-end damage. Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Rutland City Fire Department as well as Killington Auto.

6:58 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to an agency assistance in the Town of Mount Tabor. While speaking with the operator, Timothy Murphy, 29, of Bennington, signs of impairment were observed. Murphy was administered standardized field sobriety tests roadside and was subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence. Murphy was transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks for processing and later released on a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charge of DUI at a later date.


Two arrested on multiple charges involving drugs

Top to bottom, Jesse J. Tracey and Shaniah A. Sanders

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 12:27 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jesse J. Tracey, 38, of Whitehall and Shaniah A. Sanders, 26, of Queensbury on Burgoyne Avenue as a result of a traffic stop in the Town of Kingsbury.

At the time of the incident it was found that Tracey and Sanders were in possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine along with packaging material and scales.

Tracey faces three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in addition to vehicle and traffic law violations.

Sanders faces three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Both were arraigned at centralized arraignment and were released on their own recognizance and scheduled to appear in Kingsbury Town Court at a later date.


State Police arrest Granville man twice in one day

On Monday, Sept. 12, New York State Police arrested Richard R. Bourey, 41, of Granville for aggravated driving while intoxicated, harassment in the second degree, unlawful possession of cannabis, and violations of the vehicle and traffic laws. He was later arrested for petit larceny and criminal contempt in the second degree.

On that day at about 3:05 p.m., troopers responded to a home in Granville for the reports of a domestic dispute. Bourey left the location before the police arrived. He was located driving a short distance from the incident and subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Bourey was transported to State Police in Granville for processing, where he recorded a 0.22% blood alcohol concentration. He was arraigned at the Washington County Centralized Arraignment Parts Court, where he was released on his own recognizance. During the arraignment, an order of protection was issued listing the victim of the domestic dispute as the protected party.

Also on Sept. 12 at about 9:41 p.m., troopers responded to the same home in Granville for reports of an additional domestic. An investigation determined Bourey returned to the location and stole a cell phone following a verbal altercation. The victim of this incident was the listed protected party on the earlier issued order of protection. Bourey was gone upon the troopers’ arrival.

Bourey was located walking nearby, arrested and brought to State Police in Granville for processing. He was transported to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.