Police Beat, Jan. 12, 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. 30

4:32 p.m. A patrolling officer observed a vehicle southbound on Quaker Street with one headlight out. He initiated a stop and advised.

Jan. 2

4 p.m. A patrol responded to Label Shopper concerning a found wallet. The officer took possession of the wallet. While patrolling, the officer was informed the owner of the wallet had called the store and the officer was told to meet the owner at the Granville Police Department. The officer confirmed identity and returned the wallet to the rightful owner.

Jan. 3

4:06 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an East Main Street residence for a complaint about unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The person who took the vehicle had since returned. Complaint indicated the other party had lived there for more than a month and wanted him removed. Officers indicated that could happen if he signed a complaint. The officer indicated the caller then became agitated and refused to sign and left. Officers cleared the location without further issues.

Jan. 4

7:20 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a Church Street location where a company was attempting to repossess a vehicle on a third party’s private property. The owner of the property said she had not given permission for the repossession on her property and requested that those involved leave. The repossession company contended it had the right to enter the private property. It was advised it needed to contact law enforcement first before entering a private business. Repossession employees left as did officers with no signed complaints.

7:40 a.m. Officers returned to the Church Street location when advised that the repossession company had returned. The vehicle was gone on officers’ arrival.

3:54 p.m. Officers were called back to the East Main Street location where the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle complaint was initiated the previous day. This time the two residents were arguing over allegedly stolen laundry. The caller advised he again wanted the other resident removed and said he would not sign a complaint against him if he left voluntarily. The other resident agreed not to return, and officers cleared the scene with no further issues.

Jan. 5

10:22 a.m. Police responded to a Lincoln Street residence for an EMS assist concerning an overdose. The subject was reportedly locked in a bathroom and unconscious. Other residents of the building removed the door and administered Narcan prior to law enforcement’s arrival. The subject was now awake and after medical evaluation, refused any further assistance. Subject agreed to remain in the residence under observation.

New York State Police

Jan. 1

9:11 p.m. Eliasin J. Hernandez, 33, of Kingsbury was charged in Queensbury with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, DWI, first offense, and aggravated DWI per se with no prior, all class U misdemeanors. He was transported to State Police barracks in Queensbury where he recorded a 0.18% blood alcohol concentration, was issued an appearance ticket and then released to a sober party.

Jan. 2

7:05 a.m. Pamela M. Rivers, 57, of Hartford, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Deweys Bridge Road in Fort Ann. No one was injured. The incident was still being investigated.

Jan. 7

12:37 p.m. Mitchell T. Heym, 25, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury for bail-jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

Jan. 8

3:35 a.m. Isabella A. Todd, 19, of Fort Edward was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses. She was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

Jan. 3

11:10 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100 at the Killington/Pittsfield town line. Troopers along with the Killington Fire Department, Pittsfield Fire Department and White River Valley Ambulance responded to the scene. Investigation showed that Barbara Cobb, 75, of West Rutland was traveling northbound in a 1998 Toyota Corolla and lost control of the vehicle due to the icy road conditions. The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned onto its roof. Cobb was entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by first responders. She was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. Troopers were also assisted by Vermont Agency of Transportation, Killington Police Department and Vermont DMV officers. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Hall at 802-773-9101.

Jan. 4

12:02 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash into an embankment on Vermont Route 315. Investigation revealed that the operator, a juvenile, was traveling downhill and turned around to restrain a dog in the back seat, during which because they were distracted, they lost control of the car. The juvenile sustained minor injuries. The car, a 2012 Subaru Legacy, was totaled from the collision. Vermont State Police were assisted by Rupert Fire Department and Warner’s Towing of Granville, New York.

Jan. 6

8:33 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a man, David G. Lacroix, 72., of Arlington, who was about two hours overdue to return home in Arlington. Troopers began checking the immediate area and quickly located Lacroix’s vehicle, a 2008 Toyota RAV4, on Route 7A just north of Red Mountain Road in the town of Sunderland. The vehicle was overturned onto its driver’s side in a group of trees after rolling about two times. Troopers contacted Lacroix who was alert and breathing but trapped. Arlington Fire and Arlington Rescue responded and assisted in removing Lacroix from the vehicle. Lacroix was transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. His vehicle was totaled.

Jan. 7

11:48 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a theft complaint on Whipple Hollow Road in the Town of Pittsford. Through investigation it was determined that JoAnne Davis, 43, was unlawfully trespassing into an occupied dwelling where she had no right to be. Additionally, Davis was in violation of court-ordered conditions of release to not be at the residence. Davis was placed into custody and transported to Rutland for processing. A judicial officer was contacted, and new conditions of release were imposed to include an appearance at court at a later date.

Jan. 9

12:07 a.m. Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at Stratton Road/Woodstock Avenue in Rutland for an observed motor vehicle violation. While speaking with driver Dylan Heilner, 21, of Rutland, troopers observed signs of impairment. Heilner was administered standardized field sobriety tests roadside and subsequently was taken into custody for driving under the influence. He was transported to Rutland for processing and later released on a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer for the charge of DUI at a later date.

Search for missing Vermont woman continues

Ashley Goodrich

Police in Fair Haven are continuing to look for 35-year-old Ashley Goodrich of Prospect Street.

Officers say family members have not been able to make contact with her for some time.

Goodrich may be driving a newer blue Subaru WRX with gold wheels and an unknown Vermont temporary tag.

She is a white female with dyed blonde or perhaps brown hair, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 120 pounds.

If anyone has had contact with Goodrich or has information as to her whereabouts, please call the Fair Haven Police Department at 802-265-4531.

Christmas Day assault results in multiple charges

Theodus West

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of 47-year-old Theodus West of Fort Edward following an incident in which West is alleged to have entered a residence and engaged in a domestic dispute with the female resident he is acquainted with.

The investigation determined that during the course of the domestic dispute West physically struck the female while she was a holding a child in her arms.

Investigators say West fled the residence on foot but was located a short time later and taken into custody.

West faces a slew of charges including burglary in the first degree, aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, all felonies. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of assault in the third degree, criminal contempt and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Greenwich man arrested on child abduction charges

New York State Police investigating a child abduction have announced the arrest of a 44-year-old Greenwich man on the charge of custodial interference in the first degree, a class E felony.

According to the troopers’ press release, more charges are anticipated.

It is alleged that on the morning of Friday, Jan. 6, John Ingraham took a child who is under the age of 16 from a Greenwich home without permission or the consent of the guardian and with the intent to remove the child from New York State. The child was found to be in his custody about three hours after the report was filed at the Warner’s Rest Stop (west of Syracuse) on the New York State Thruway. The child, who is known to Ingraham, was uninjured and returned home.

Ingraham was transported to the State Police barracks in Greenwich for processing, arraigned at the Washington County centralized arraignment court the following day and remanded to the Washington Correctional Facility without bail.