Police Beat, Jan. 5, 2023


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

Dec. 28

6:18 a.m. An Elm Street resident called to advise her dog had run out the front door and she was on her way to work. If located she would like the dog returned to the residence. Before officers was able to leave to look for the dog they were advised the dog had returned to the residence.

9:50 p.m. A South Street resident called concerned about the welfare of a Pearl Street resident after phone communication was cut off. An officer was dispatched to South Street and determined the resident was well.

Dec. 29

9:49 a.m. A Pacific Street resident called to complain that a person in the neighboring apartment keeps untying her gingerbread men decorations on the front porch. Upon investigation, police found the neighbor admitted to the action because the complainant was using her blind strings to tie the decorations to the porch. Threats of violence were also exchanged, though no actual violence took place. Police advised both tenants to find a way to “work it out” and to respect each other’s property. They also advised the tenants against any further threats of violence.

7:25 p.m. Police were dispatched to Pine Street to assist Granville EMS. Officers stood by while a patient was evaluated and later transported to Glens Falls Hospital.

Whitehall Police Department

Dec. 24

12 p.m. Police responded to Main Street in response to a 911 call from a Spanish-speaking man. There had been no indication of distress during the call. The responding officer located two men who were moving into a nearby building; they said they had not heard or seen anyone while making the move. The call was deemed unfounded.

5:50 p.m. Officers received an anonymous report of a woman yelling at a man in an apartment on Broadway. A resident of the apartment told police his girlfriend had yelled at his dog before leaving for the store but there were no issues in the apartment.

Dec. 25

6:01 p.m. Police were dispatched to South Williams Street for a disturbance in which a Vermont man had reported someone was yelling at his kids. Officers observed no disturbance upon arriving on the scene. They spoke to a resident of an apartment at the location who stated he and his mother had had an argument over the condition of a slippery driveway. Police could see the children inside the residence who appeared to be in good health and were happy playing with new toys they had received for Christmas.

10:30 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Saunders Street in response to a 911 hang-up. They spoke to a resident of the address who said her children had been playing with her telephone and had most likely called the emergency number by accident.

Dec. 26

10:30 a.m. A Main Street resident came to the police station to complain that a neighbor was allowing his dog to defecate on his property. Attempts to contact the dog’s owner had resulted in threats, the complainant said. Police spoke to the neighbor, who claimed the complainant had posted false information about him on Facebook. He also said he had no plans to make the disagreement physical as long as the complainant stopped using his name on the social media site. Both parties were advised.

Dec. 28

8:36 a.m. Police went to the Stewart’s Shop on Poultney Street in response to a report of a loose dog. Officers located a large yellow shepherd-type dog, which was subsequently taken to the police station. A short time later a woman came to the station and told police she was dog-sitting when the dog got free. She took the errant dog home.

New York State Police

Dec. 25

10:34 p.m. Andrea R. Benway, 34, of Kingsbury was charged with burglary in the third degree, specifically illegal entry with intent, a class D felony, in connection with an incident that was reported on Aug. 26. She was being held.

Dec. 26

11:02 p.m. Jeremy W. Eastman, 34, of Salem was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, specifically physical contact, a class E felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. His status was unknown.

Dec. 27

2:37 p.m. Alexander J. Oliver, 51, of Broadalbin was arrested in Salem on a charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree of property valued at more than $1,000, a class E felony.

Dec. 28

6:20 p.m. Shawn C. Johnson, 37, of Shushan was arrested in Greenwich on four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree with a previous felony conviction, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Dec. 29

1:48 a.m. Billie Jo Parker, 47, of Hudson Falls was arrested in South Glens Falls for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree, specifically scales, both class A misdemeanors. At the same time, Sean Parmeter, 55, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. Both were issued appearance tickets.

2:52 p.m. Raymond W. Noble, 51, of Argyle was arrested in Queensbury and charged with 13 counts of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

6:21 p.m. Jeffrey S. Austin, 55, and Mary B. Austin, 51, both of Salem, were each charged with one count of acting in a manner injurious to the welfare of a child younger than age 17, a class A misdemeanor. Each was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Dec. 10

8:26 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a robbery that occurred at the Jolly Mart convenience store at 351 U.S. Route 4 in the Town of Rutland. It was determined that a man entered the store, displayed a weapon and demanded money from the cashier. The man was given the money from the register and fled the area. At about 10:02 p.m., a second robbery was reported at the Champlain Farms convenience store at 3705 U.S. Route 7 in the Town of Pittsford. It was reported that a man entered the store and demanded money from the cashier. The man was given the money and fled in a truck. Through a multi-agency, in-depth investigation, troopers identified the man involved in both robberies as Brennan Bigelow, 32, of Rutland. Bigelow was lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for an unrelated incident and was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Dec. 26

5:26 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 in the Town of Rutland. It was determined that James Marrott, 33, of Rensselaer, New York, was traveling south on Route 7 in a 2014 Kia Optima and attempted to navigate a slight left curve near 1606 Route 7. Marrott lost control of his vehicle, exited the roadway and struck two utility poles, both of which were snapped off and power lines obstructed the roadway. The road was shut down for several hours while Green Mountain Power replaced the poles. No injuries were reported, although Marrott’s car was totaled. Marrott was issued a Vermont civil violation complaint for failing to maintain his lane, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1038 Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic.

Dec. 28

7:02 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence in Poultney and determined that Luke McCamley, 19, of Poultney caused fear of serious bodily injury to a household member. McCamley was later taken into custody and charged with two counts of first degree aggravated domestic assault and transported to Rutland for processing. He was lodged and held without bail at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility and ordered to appear before the Rutland County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

Dec. 29

4:54 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a reported family fight at a residence in the Town of West Rutland. Investigation revealed Logan Galante, 21, of West Rutland physically assaulted a household member causing them pain, knowingly restrained a household member with the intent to inflict serious bodily harm and violated active pre-trial conditions of release by entering the property of Stewart’s Shop located in West Rutland knowing he had existing conditions prohibiting him from doing so. Galante was held without bail at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center and ordered to appear at the Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.