Police Beat, Nov. 17, 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

Nov. 4

5:30 p.m. Dispatch reported to State Police that a child was missing from a residence on State Route 22 and had last been seen near Tractor Supply on Quaker Street several hours earlier. Police patrolled the streets of Granville and were not able to locate the child. State Police spoke to someone at the residence and advised them that the attempt to locate the child had been unsuccessful. The child later returned home.

5:30 p.m. A 37-year-old Norton Street woman reported that her 14-year-old daughter had left the residence after the woman had told her she could not. The woman also told police that her daughter might not have attended school that day. While patrolling the street, police received word from the mother that the child was walking home and no further assistance was needed.

Nov. 5

8:29 a.m. Police were advised that a man appeared to be sleeping next to the bandstand in Veterans Memorial Park. As police pulled into the park, the man started to walk south toward Quaker Street, refusing to comply with verbal commands to stop. The man ran south on Quaker Street wearing a plaid pajama bottom with a blue hooded sweatshirt. Police were unable to locate the man but noted that he had appeared to have left soda and chips behind.

Nov. 7

5:35 p.m. Police responded to a South Maple Street address in response to a call about a 37-year-old man who had overdosed on alcohol and Nyquil. Police arrived and spoke with the man’s 57-year-old father, who said his son consumes alcohol to the point of intoxication several times a week. The father also told police he had observed his son consume the entire bottle of Nyquil and then pass out. The father contacted poison control who advised the man to bring his son to a hospital. The father then called 911. Police assisted Fair Haven EMS at the scene, and the son was transported to a hospital.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 8

11 a.m. A check was turned into the Whitehall Police Department that was written to a 60-year-old Ottenburgh Road man. Police located the man and turned the check over to him. The man told police he had misplaced the check the day before.

12:37 p.m. Whitehall police checked on the voting station at the Whitehall Recreation Center several times during Election Day. No major issues were reported.

Nov. 9

9:42 p.m. Police were dispatched for a report of a dog bite. Police spoke with a 21-year-old Champlain Avenue resident who stated he had taken in a dog about a month earlier that had been running around outside his residence for some time. The man described the dog as a mastiff of some sort. The man reported that he usually crates the dog at night, but that night the dog refused to be crated. The man wrapped the dog in a blanket and attempted to move it into the crate, at which point it bit the man on the forearm. Police noted no marks or injury to the man’s arm. The man stated he no longer wanted the dog, but decided the next day to keep it and that he would contact police if the dog acted up again.

Nov. 10

11:45 a.m. Police located a disabled vehicle on Broadway whose front passenger tire was off the rim. The vehicle had no license plates. Police ran the VIN, but it did not return any information about its owner. Police interviewed a few people, including a 44-year-old Broadway woman, who told them the vehicle had been disabled for more than a week. Police contacted Smith Street Auto and advised them of the need to have the vehicle towed.

New York State Police

Nov. 8

2:57 p.m. Rachel M. Cenate, 31, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of narcotic drugs in the fourth degree, a class C felony. She was released on her own recognizance.

Nov. 10

5:20 and 6:30 p.m. A 15-year-old from Malta and a 16-year-old from Mechanicville each were arrested in Schuylerville for criminal trespass in the third degree of an enclosed property, a class B misdemeanor, in connection with an incident in Malta that was reported on Sept. 19. Their status was not reported.

Nov. 12

8:40 p.m. Derek Donisthorpe, 44, of Jackson was arrested on three counts of criminal tampering in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, in relation to an incident of a disturbance in a Jackson neighborhood reported on Oct. 30. He also was charged with menacing in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor. He was being held.

Nov. 13

10:56 a.m. Kalen E. Lyman, 20, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

3:15 p.m. Paul J. Hanna, 28, of Whitehall was arrested for burglary of a dwelling in the second degree, a class C felony, and grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony. He was being held.

10:04 p.m. Brenda A. Critelli, 61, of Greenwich was arrested in Malta for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 14

3:20 a.m. Michael R. Rounds, 25, of Hudson Falls and Maria L. Dulisse, 25, of Glens Falls were each arrested in Glens Falls for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. Each was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Nov. 4

9:23 a.m. Vermont State Police were assigned a suspicious complaint on Moulton Avenue in the Town of Clarendon. Through investigation it was determined Tabetha Drew, 37, of Rutland violated court-ordered conditions of release that prohibited her from having contact with another person. Drew was also in violation of a final relief from abuse order. Drew was later located and issued a citation to appear at Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Nov. 5

2:27 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Pittsford. Investigation revealed that Johnathan Shaw, 30, of Pittsford, made entry into a residence despite repeated orders not to and to leave. Investigation also revealed that Shaw stole two Twisted Tea beverages once inside and damaged a door. Shaw later was located at his residence and was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks before being lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $200 bail. He was scheduled to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Nov. 7

On July 31, Vermont State Police were notified by the Whitehall, New York, Police Department of a possible sexual assault against a child. Through the course of the investigation, members of the Vermont State Police, Vermont Department for Children and Families and New York Child Protective Services conducted multiple interviews and as a result subsequently filed criminal charges with the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s office, charging Skye Rice, 21, of Wells with sexual assault of a child, a violation of Title 13 VSA 3253. Rice will appear at the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. Rice currently is being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for other unrelated charges.

Nov. 8

7:45 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported assault at a residence on Hendee Lane in the Town of Pittsford. Further investigation revealed Paul F. Cormier, 50, of Pittsford physically assaulted a family or household member at the residence causing pain and fear. Cormier was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing. Cormier subsequently was transported to Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to await arraignment for the offense of domestic assault.

Nov. 10

11:45 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for an observed motor vehicle violation. While speaking with the operator, Cameron Rodrigue, 22, of Rutland, police observed signs of impairment. Rodrigue was administered standardized field sobriety tests roadside and subsequently was taken into custody for driving under the influence. Rodrigue was transported to the Rutland barracks for processing and later released on a citation to appear at a later date in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer for the charge of DUI.

Nov. 13

1:56 a.m. Vermont State Police initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Route 4 in Mendon based upon an observed violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Erik Olsen, 38, of East Dorset. During the interaction Olsen displayed several indicators of impairment and was screened for driving under the influence. Olsen ultimately was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing. After processing, Olsen was issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

11:50 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 4 near Medway Road in the Town of Mendon. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Roland Thompson, 21, of Clarendon. During the interaction, Thompson displayed several indicators of impairment and was screened for driving under the influence. Thompson ultimately was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing. After processing, Thompson was issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.


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