Police Beat, Nov. 10, 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

Oct. 27

5 p.m. Granville police provided policing for the community trunk-or-treat event at Granville Elementary School.

6:30 p.m. While covering the trunk-or-treat event, police took a report from a young woman who feared her younger brother might be missing at the event. Police requested the DJ announce the child’s name, and he was reunited with his sister.

6:30 p.m. A 34-year-old Columbus Street woman told police that her 15-year-old son was calling her from home reporting a loud noise from the basement. Police inspected the home and found multiple items against the inner door to the basement as well as the outside basement door covered with leaves. Upon opening the basement door, police noted a smell of oil and that no one appeared to have been in the basement. Police advised the woman to consider contacting a furnace repair company because of a possible furnace issue. Police also noted that carbon monoxide detectors in the house had not been activated.

Oct. 29

6:20 a.m. Police received a 911 call from a 35-year-old South Street man who reported two men outside his house: one at the door to his enclosed front porch and one on the lawn. The caller turned on the lights, and the men were no longer there. Police noted that no one had gained entry to the front porch and further noted no one in the immediate area or on the surrounding streets.

10 a.m. Several citizens turned in medications on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Police secured medications for destruction.

Oct. 30

1:50 a.m. Police received a call at the station reporting a woman walking in the roadway. When they patrolled to the area of Church Street, police located the apparently intoxicated woman and assisted her to the sidewalk. The woman declined a ride to her destination. Several minutes later, police returned to the area and observed the woman walking in the appropriate direction.

Oct. 31

12:05 p.m. Police responded to a fire alarm activation in a building on East Main Street. When they arrived they spoke to several people there who said they were sanding floors, which must have activated the alarm. Police notified dispatch, who was to notify the fire department to cancel its response.

10:15 p.m. A 62-year-old Mettowee Street woman called police to report that her dog had been barking at something outside for several minutes. She reported her cameras had not detected anything but felt something “was amiss.” Police completed a walk-around of her property and found nothing.

Nov. 1

2:30 a.m. While on patrol, police observed a vehicle in the parking lot on the south side of the former Bernardo’s restaurant on Church Street. Police performed a security check of the premises and found all to be secure and no one in or around the car.

Nov. 2

7:37 a.m. Per request, incident/arrest reports concerning Jonathan Combs were emailed to U.S. District Court.

Whitehall Police Department

Oct. 28

2:30 p.m. In connection with a complaint about a dog, a Whitehall woman went to the police station seeking assistance with an attempt to locate another individual. Police assisted the woman with obtaining the information she sought.

3:10 p.m. The same woman returned to request information on a 39-year-old Saunders Street woman so that she could issue citations in connection with a complaint about a dog. Police contacted the Saunders Street woman who confirmed she would meet the other woman outside of her residence. Police accompanied the woman to Saunders Street, where the 39-year-old was issued citations.

Oct. 29

10 p.m. A 38-year-old Broadway woman reported finding clay pigeons used for skeet shooting in the parking lot of her business and on her lawn. She did not know where they had come from and had cleaned up most of the debris. Because this had not occurred before, she wanted the incident documented.

Oct. 31

2:30 p.m. A 69-year-old Adams Street woman called police to say she had found two dogs in the street and had put them in her fenced-in yard so they would not be hurt. The woman called a short while later to report that the owner of the dogs had been located.

Nov. 1

7:25 p.m. A 62-year-old Queen Street man called police to report that at about 6 p.m. unknown people he believed to be juveniles were in his yard. The man asked his neighbors if the children were theirs, and the neighbors said they were not. The man wanted the incident documented and was advised that if the individuals returned to his yard to call the police department.

Nov. 2

6:25 p.m. While on patrol police were approached by a 27-year-old Main Street man who reported a fire of unknown origin at the intersection of Poultney Street and Skenesborough Drive. The man told police there appeared to be a large fire next to an oil tank that looked as if it were spreading up the side of the tank. Police went to the scene of the fire and observed a small, contained fire next to the vertical tanks that was being attended to and did not pose any risk. Police monitored the fire after the initial report and at the third check observed the fire to be mostly extinguished.

7:27 p.m. While on patrol, police received notification of a 33-year-old Tanner Hill Road woman reporting that her son had been in a physical and verbal altercation initiated by a 14-year-old boy earlier in the evening during a football banquet held at the Whitehall Recreation Center. The officer spoke with the woman again later who said she had received a text message from the boy’s mother apologizing for her son’s behavior. At about 11 p.m., police contacted the mother of the boy who had initiated the altercation. She told police she had already spoken to her son about the incident and had sent an email to parents on behalf of herself and the recreation center to provide reassurance that the incident was being dealt with and that her son would be banned from the center for 30 to 60 days.

New York State Police

Oct. 30

2:36 a.m. Shannon K. Stevens, 40, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury on three counts of criminal trespass on an enclosed property in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, as well as four counts of illegal entry with intent to commit burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. She was released on her own recognizance.

Oct. 31

11:10 a.m. Tyler J. Andrews, 20, of Salem was arrested for criminal possession of narcotic drugs in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, specifically a loaded firearm, both class C felonies, and criminal possession of weapon in the third degree, specifically an ammo clip, a class D felony. His arrest status was unknown.

Nov. 1

7:40 p.m. Christeen M. Keech, 33, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. At the same time Steven J. Zahaba, 33, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for criminal trespass in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, as well as petit larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both class A misdemeanors. Both were issued appearance tickets.

2:45 p.m. Amanda E. Emery, 32, of Jackson was arrested for assault in the second degree, a class D felony, in connection with an incident that was reported on Sept. 29. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 3

4:02 a.m. Richard J. Bright, 39, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Moreau for DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

5:30 a.m. Blaire J. Mahar, 37, of Whitehall, was arrested in Queensbury for bail jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. Mahar was being held.

1:10 p.m. Stephanie S. Odell-Warrington, 42, of Salem was arrested in Greenwich for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Oct. 30

9:48 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle in Mendon based on a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) from an incident that had occurred at The Lookout Tavern in Killington. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Anthony Coccia, 51, of Poultney. During the interaction Coccia displayed several indicators of impairment. He was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Rutland for processing. Coccia was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Nov. 1

5:59 p.m. Vermont State Police were advised of a family fight that had occurred on Mill Brook Road in the Town of Wells. Troopers spoke with the victim who stated that because of an altercation with Jason Sweeney, 44, of Wells, they were restrained and in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Sweeney was taken into custody and transported to Rutland where he was processed on two counts of domestic assault, an offense committed in the presence of a child and unlawful restraint in the second degree. Sweeney was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

8:34 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single vehicle crash with injury near 5442 Vermont Route 22A in Benson. Through investigation it was determined that Holly Scott, 22, of Jeffersonville, driving a 2012 Honda Civic, was traveling northbound on Route 22A when she exited the roadway into the ditch to the east of the roadway. Scott was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment of a minor head injury. Troopers were assisted by the Fair Haven Rescue Squad, Benson Fire Department and Turks Towing. A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending.

NYSP arrest Jackson woman for attempted assault of EMS tech

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, New York State Police of Greenwich arrested Amanda E. Emery for attempted assault in the second degree, according to a press release from NYSP.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, troopers responded to a residence in Jackson, New York, to assist EMS. While on the scene, Emery struck and intentionally spit on an EMS technician while they were attempting to provide her aid.

Emery was transported to State Police in Greenwich for processing.

She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Jackson Town Court on Thursday, Nov. 10.

See also “Dad shot 4-year-old with BB gun: Police” from Whitehall Times, Nov. 10, 2022