Police Beat, Feb. 16, 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

Feb. 2

3:42 p.m. Police were called to an East Main Street residence following a verbal argument involving a child custody exchange. Complainant advised he just wished the incident documented. Both parties were advised they should refer the matter to family court.

Feb. 3

11:14 a.m. A village resident turned over a blue and silver bike that had been left in front of his residence for several days.

Feb. 4

9:00 a.m. While on patrol a police officer was approached by an East Potter Avenue resident to advise power had been out for several hours. The officer performed safety checks due to the extreme cold. While he was performing these checks power was restored.

12:01 p.m. A resident of a Madison Street facility requested a patrol as she was in pain and felt no one was helping her. Upon the officer’s arrival he saw staff attending to her. She advised she had meant to call EMS. The officer reported he stood by until EMS arrived and she was transported to a medical facility.

12:55 p.m. A woman called to report she had not been able to contact her mother in a Quaker Street home for two days. The resident had fallen two days earlier and was assisted by police. The officer could hear a woman screaming for help, made entrance into the home and located the woman lying on the floor, indicating she had fallen the night before. Granville Rescue was called to the scene and transported the woman to Glens Falls Hospital.

Feb. 7

12:06 p.m. A West Main Street woman called to complain about a phone message. Investigating officer discerned the woman needed mental health care and advised the proper authorities.

Feb. 8

9:15 a.m. Police were contacted by a person who said he witnessed the larceny of cans and bottles from the Boy Scout collection bin near Price Chopper. Advised he followed the Vermont-registered vehicle to the redemption center on Main Street. Officer located the vehicle and driver who at first denied, but then admitted to the theft. Officer followed that person back to the Boy Scouts bin where the cans and bottled were returned.

9:30 a.m. A North Street woman called police to report she believed her daughter who had been visiting earlier that day may have stolen money. The officer contacted the daughter who denied stealing anything. Complainant decided she did not want the incident investigated any further.

10:15 a.m. Officer responded to a Berkowitz Drive location for a welfare check. Met the caller on scene and it was determined the resident was in a hospital. No further action was required.

Feb. 9

10:15 a.m. Police conducted a welfare check at an East Potter Avenue home, found all to be secure and fine at the residence.

10:19 a.m. Resident on Columbia Terrace complained that noise from a garbage truck was keeping him awake, believes the noise being generated was unreasonable. Advised complainant this was not a criminal matter but offered documentation. Complainant advised he would see legal counsel.

Whitehall Police Department

Feb. 3

A domestic disturbance on Broadway resulted in charges against two Whitehall residents. Amantha R. Eldred, 32, and Russell C. Gosselin, 24, were each charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the incident. Both were issued appearance tickets returnable at a later date at Whitehall Village Court.

4:15 p.m. Police were dispatched to Broadway for a report of a dog standing on a front porch looking distressed by the cold weather. Officers patrolled the area but found no sign of the canine.

Feb. 4

12 p.m. Police performed a welfare check at a residence on Broadway after neighbors reported not having seen the 64-year-old man for some time. Officers spoke to the man, who said he had suffered an injury a few days prior and had not gone out because of it. He was otherwise in good health.

1:10 p.m. Officers were called to a Bellamy Street residence in response to a report that a woman there had thrown a chair at a man’s head. The man told police the woman had been calling him names before throwing the chair at him. The woman acknowledged throwing the chair, which punched a hole in a wall, but said the man had been picking on her and she was frustrated because her pipes were frozen. No one else had been in the room when she did that, she said. Police could take no action, as no crime had been committed, but the man took a 2-year-old child who was there at the time and went to a friend’s house. Police provided a courtesy ride to the man and child.

Feb. 5

A Whitehall man was charged with contempt after he allegedly violated an order of protection. William J. Dydo Jr., 44, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, in connection with an incident that took place two days earlier. Dydo was issued an appearance ticket returnable at a later date at Whitehall Village Court.

7:53 p.m. Police were dispatched to Poultney Street in response to a traffic complaint. They were initially unable to locate the vehicle but subsequently found it on Buckley Road towing a lawn mower on a hitch. Officers advised the vehicle’s occupants to put the mower on the bed of the truck before proceeding farther.

7:55 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Fifth Avenue in response to a report of a water emergency. A resident on the street told them he had had to shut off the water to his home because a pipe had burst in the basement. Police helped him locate the break and advised him to contact a plumber to make repairs quickly.

8:06 p.m. Police were dispatched to a School Street residence in response to a report of a 15-year-old girl receiving harassing telephone calls. The girl and her mother told police the teen had received repeated calls from a blocked number telling her to kill herself. The teen recorded one of the calls, but police were unable to determine who was making them because of an app being used by the caller. The girl said she knew the identity of the caller but could not provide supporting evidence. She just wanted the incident documented.

8:40 p.m. Police responded to a separate, unrelated call about telephone harassment. The person who reported the calls said he had received several calls to his Lafayette Street residence from a blocked number, but that he knew who was making the calls. While police were on the scene, the man received three more calls from the blocked number, which he did not answer. The man had a stay-away order of protection from the caller, but the caller did not have a reciprocal order. Police told him he had not violated the order because he did not initiate the calls. The man then received a call from a friend’s number but found when he answered it that it was the caller who had been harassing him. Police took the phone and told the caller to stop harassing the man; she stated she was leaving the state for a couple of months before hanging up on the officer.

Feb. 7

1:25 p.m. Police received a report of two dogs running loose on Montcalm Avenue, possibly chasing someone. Officers arriving at the scene could not find the dogs; the person who had initially reported the incident told police the dogs had been taken into a house on the street.

Feb. 9

3:30 p.m. Officers assisted with a large truck that had become stuck in snow and ice on an access road off Broadway. A heavy-duty wrecker was called and successfully freed the stuck rig.

New York State Police

Feb. 4

10:01 p.m. Deaegan J. Jones, 24, of Granville was arrested for DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 5

5 p.m. Christopher M. Rockwell, 37, of Fort Edward was arrested on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor in connection with a report of a domestic dispute reported on Jan. 30. He was being held.

5:30 p.m. Steven J. Zahaba, 34, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Queensbury on one count of bail jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

8:02 p.m. Michael D. Walbroehl, 59, of Schuylerville was arrested on one count of assault in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor, in connection with domestic dispute. He was being held.

Feb. 6

9:30 p.m. James M. Blackmer, 43, of Whitehall was arrested on several charges related to a domestic dispute reported on Dec. 19, specifically, criminal obstruction of breathing by applying pressure, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, specifically preventing an emergency call, and petit larceny, all class A misdemeanors. He also was arrested for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, all class A misdemeanors. He was being held.

Feb. 9

11:54 a.m. Amber L. Moy, 36, of Greenwich was arrested for bail jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance.

8:05 p.m. Ryan C. Bonenfant, 26, of Fort Edward was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Feb. 11

4 p.m. Desiree Y. Nunes, 31, of Troy was arrested in Granville for introducing contraband into prison in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket.

6:19 p.m. Matthew M. Harris, 53, of Greenwich was arrested in the Village of South Glens Falls for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Feb. 1

Investigators from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have charged 40-year-old Vanessa Graham of Kingsbury following a domestic incident in the town where she is alleged to have assaulted a women with a child present. She is charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony, assault 3rd degree, criminal contempt 2nd degree and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.

Vermont State Police

Feb. 2

On Oct. 5, 2022, the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit was notified of a sexual assault in Poultney involving a juvenile under the age of 15. The incident stemmed from an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Edward, Newa York, into the accused, Miles Stevens, 73, of Whitehall, New York. With the assistance of investigators from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, probable cause was developed to charge Stevens with the offense of sexual assault. On Feb. 2 Stevens was issued a citation for sexual assault and is scheduled to appear in the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date. Stevens was released on his own recognizance.

Feb. 5

5:43 p.m. Vermont State Police were advised of a family fight that occurred on U.S. Route 7, in Rutland Town. Troopers determined Aime Page, 42, of Rutland Town caused pain or bodily injury to a family or household member. Troopers also learned that Page had previously caused serious bodily injury to a family or household member. During the investigation troopers observed Page display several indicators of impairment, and they determined that Page had operated a motor vehicle on a public highway. Page ultimately was taken into custody for first degree aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault and driving under the influence and was transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks for processing. Page was issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Feb. 7

1:41 a.m. Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle in Rutland City for an observed violation. Troopers identified the operator as Philip Newton, 33, of Leicester. During the interaction Newton displayed several indicators of impairment. He ultimately was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the State Police barracks in Rutland for processing. After processing, Newton was issued a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

1:48 a.m. Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop in Rutland for an observed violation. Investigation revealed the operator, Devin Houle, 32, of Bomoseen, was driving under the influence of alcohol. Houle was transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland for processing and subsequently was released on a citation to appear at Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

Feb. 8

5:09 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Vermont Route 30 and Leicester Whiting Road in the Town of Whiting. The operator of the first vehicle was identified as Walter Duda, 88, of Poultney. Investigation revealed that Duda was traveling west on Leicester Whiting Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign before entering Route 30 at about 30 miles per hour. Duda’s vehicle subsequently struck a car being driven by Katherine Stiles, 30, of Hubbardton who was traveling south on Route 30 at about 40 miles per hour. Both cars were totaled. Stiles was not injured. Duda was transported for suspected minor injuries, and his 44-year-old passenger was transported to UVM Medical Center. Impairment was not suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash. As a result of the accident, Duda was issued two Vermont civil violation complaints for a combined fine of $382.

Feb. 9

6:39 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a family fight on Marble Street in the Town of West Rutland. Through investigation it was determined that Ryan Holden, 41, of West Rutland caused pain and/or injury to a family or household member. Holden was placed into custody and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing. Holden later was transported to Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to be arraigned on first degree aggravated domestic assault.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office

Feb. 4

11:50 p.m. A deputy stopped 23-year-old Raymond Burnor Jr. of Danby on U.S. Route 7 for traveling at 101 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone. He was charged with excessive speed (more than 30 mph over the posted limit), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with no license. He was processed at the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office and issued a citation to appear in court.

State Police arrest Fort Edward woman for possessing LSD

On Monday, Feb. 6, New York State Police of Greenwich arrested Amy J. Jordan, 49, of Fort Edward, New York, for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class D felony, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

On Feb. 6 at about 1:09 a.m. troopers stopped a vehicle on State Route 4 in Fort Edward for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver was identified as Jordan, and investigation determined that she did not have a valid driver’s license. Further investigation discovered lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD, in her possession.

Jordan was transported to State Police Greenwich for processing. She was then turned over to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.