Police Beat, Nov. 24, 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. 11

4:10 a.m. Granville police received a 911 regarding a motor vehicle crash with injuries. Police arrived on scene on Quaker Street with New York State Police to find the driver, a 28-year-old Quaker Street man, disoriented and in the care of Granville Rescue Squad. There was no evidence that the man had consumed alcohol or other mind-altering substances. The man had been driving south on Quaker Street when he traveled off the roadway to the west and struck a Verizon utility pole, causing it to shear. Police noted no tire skid marks on the pavement. The man was transported to Glens Falls Hospital by ambulance, and his car was towed by Warner’s Auto Body. Verizon arrived on the scene several hours to deal with the pole and wires.

4:35 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Water Street address for a reported chimney fire. Upon arrival, police noted that the fire appeared to be contained or extinguished. The fire department arrived on scene and further investigated the fire.

Nov. 15

11 p.m. The mayor and employees of the Department of Public Works reported numerous violations of the winter parking ban on streets throughout the village, including North and Maple streets, Morrison Avenue and others. Police were advised to address the issue if they were on duty and encountered violators during the posted hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Nov. 16

6:50 p.m. A 36-year-old Lawrence Street woman came to the station to report suspicious activity at her residence, including security cameras that had been moved and windshield wipers removed from her car and put on the ground. The woman reported that the wipers had just been installed but suspected someone had removed them. Police told the woman they would patrol the area and that she should contact police if any other suspicious activity took place.

Nov. 17

12:36 p.m. While conducting routine patrol duties, a police officer observed trenched tire marks on the driving surface at the far end of the Granville Little League Complex that appeared to have been made by someone spinning tires around the electric pole. Police will make more frequent patrols of the area, and police noted that anyone caught driving in such a manner will be held accountable for the cost of any damages and repairs.

1 p.m. A 63-year-old woman from County Route 18 reported a pink wallet lost by a 62-year-old North Street woman near the Tractor Supply parking lot on Quaker Street. The 62-year-old thought she might have left the wallet on the vehicle and driven off with it on the vehicle.

Nov. 18

5:26 a.m. Night patrol issued eight winter parking ban tickets to illegally parked vehicles, six on North Street and two on Morrison Avenue. As a reminder, Granville’s winter parking ban, which runs through April 15, states that vehicles are not allowed to be parked on village streets from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Whitehall Police Department

Nov. 13

1:45 p.m. Whitehall police contacted a 32-year-old Poultney Street woman regarding a wallet that had been turned in to New York State Police in Plattsburgh.

Nov. 14

2:58 p.m. A 28-year-old man who was at a house on Poultney Street called Whitehall police requesting to speak to an officer. Police arrived on scene and spoke with the man, who said he wanted to know how to evict a 26-year-old man from his residence on Williams Street. Police told the man he need to speak with a judge regarding the eviction process.

Nov. 15

1:04 p.m. Police were dispatched to the area of Broadway south of Poultney Street on a report from an unknown caller who said they had seen a blue vehicle driving north on Broadway with heavy front end damage. The caller was concerned for the welfare of the driver but could provide no plate or other identifying characteristics of the vehicle. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

7:35 p.m. Police received a report of a vehicle in the back yards of multiple residences on Mountain Street. The 55-year-old Mountain Street resident providing the account was unable to identify the driver of the vehicle. Police were unable to determine whether any damage had been done to any of the buildings or property as two of the houses were empty.

8:58 p.m. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle with multiple individuals around it at Cumberland Farms on Broadway. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Queen Street man, who said he was having vehicle issues and asked some friends to come and help him with his tire.

Nov. 16

3:15 p.m. Police were called to Skene Street on a report of a loose dog. A 22-year-old Skene Street woman had called dispatch to report that her dog had run away, and she was unable to locate it. The police officer who arrived on scene advised her that a post on Facebook about a lost dog matched the woman’s description of her dog. The woman contacted the person who had found the dog who told the woman that she had called the animal control officer. The animal control officer had retrieved the dog and told police that she would be contacting the dog’s owner shortly.

Nov. 17

10 p.m. While on patrol, police were called to South Williams Street for a dog complaint. A 37-year-old man told police he was outside of his apartment when three pit bulls charged at him from the area of Montcalm Avenue. The man retreated to his apartment to grab a sledgehammer and pepper spray in an attempt to keep the dogs away from him. The man reported that after he went inside his residence the dogs ran back to the area of Montcalm Avenue. He was unable provide a clear description of the dogs, only that they were pit bulls. Police completed a check of the area and found nothing.

New York State Police

Nov. 13

10:56 a.m. Kaleb E. Lyman, 20, of Whitehall was arrested in Granville for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, in connection with an incident reported on Nov. 12. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Nov. 14

3:20 a.m. Michael R. Rounds, 25, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Glens Falls for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. At the same time Maria L. Dulisse, 25, of Glens Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

11:38 a.m. Hayly M. Morrison, 25, of Salem was arrested for menacing with a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree with intent to use, both class A misdemeanors, in connection with an incident that occurred on Nov. 5. Morrison was released on their own recognizance.

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.

Vermont State Police

Nov. 16

3:26 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash into a utility pole on Mountain Top Road near Holden Road in the Town of Chittenden. It was determined that Patrick Fowler, 24, of Rutland, was driving a 2012 Subaru Forester south on Mountain Top Road. Fowler’s tires exited the roadway such that Fowler was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, which exited the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported to Fowler or either of his passengers. Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by Green Mountain Power and Chittenden Fire Department. A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending.

Nov. 18

5:46 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of two men attempting to break into a residence on Main Street in the Town of West Rutland. Prior to the arrival of the troopers, the men had fled the scene; however, troopers observed the door window of the residence to be smashed. Through investigation, troopers learned that the two men, identified as Joshua Whittemore, 39, and Todd Popovich, 41, both of West Rutland, had broken the window and threatened harm to the residents, Daniel Aker, 28, and Liam Phair, 24, of West Rutland. Whittemore was issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date for the violation of unlawful mischief and criminal threatening, and Popovich also was issued a citation to appear at a later date for the violation of criminal threatening.

10:20 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a call for service on North Lane in the Town of West Rutland. It was determined Mary Varricchione, 75, of West Rutland had driven under the influence of alcohol. Varricchione displayed several indicators of impairment and was screened for driving under the influence. She ultimately was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported for processing. Varricchione was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Nov. 20

5:48 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 near Sangamon Road in the Town of Pittsford. Through investigation, it was determined that Susan Buzzell, 74, of Rutland, was traveling south on U.S. Route 7 in a 2021 Ford Edge following Perry Beede, 39, of Chittenden, driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. Beede attempted to turn left onto Sangamon Road and was rear-ended by Buzzell, causing significant damage to Beede’s truck and totaling Buzzell’s car. Buzzell was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries; Beede was uninjured. Route 7 in the area of the crash was temporarily closed for the crash investigation and roadway cleanup. Pittsford Fire Department, Pittsford Police Department and Regional Ambulance Services assisted on the scene. A Vermont civil violation complaint is pending.


State Police arrest Whitehall man following a home burglary

On Saturday, Nov. 13, New York State Police in Greenwich arrested Paul J. Hanna, 28, of Whitehall, New York, for burglary in the second degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, at about 12:30 p.m., State Police received a complaint that a home in Dresden, New York, had been burglarized.

The house was only seasonally used, and no one was present when the crime occurred.

Multiple items had been stolen, including a Honda ATV.

The investigation located the ATV, which Hanna had recently sold. Further investigation located additional stolen items in the possession of Hanna, and State Police determined he was responsible for the burglary.

On Nov. 13, Hanna was arrested and transported to State Police barracks in Granville for processing. He was brought to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.


Hudson Falls woman arrested for drug possession

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, New York State Police of Queensbury arrested Rachel M. Cenate, 31, of Hudson Falls, New York, on a warrant and for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

At about 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 8, troopers attempted to locate Cenate on an active warrant issued by the Queensbury Town Court. She was found at a home in Queensbury and was arrested. Cenate was found to be in possession of multiple illegal drugs when she was taken into custody.

Cenate was transported to State Police barracks in Queensbury for processing. She was arraigned at the Warren County CAP Court and released on her own recognizance.