Police Beat, June 22, 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

June 10

2:30 p.m. A Quaker Street resident reported that she was missing a blanket from her closet. She told police she believed a neighbor had taken it as she is the only person who has a key to access the complainant’s apartment. She told police that management is aware of the incident and changed the lock on her apartment door.

June 11

6:05 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Prospect Street residence to assist the caller with her son, who had not taken his medication and was acting out. The caller told police she was told to call 911 if this occurs. The son was given his medication that calmed him.

June 12

7:55 a.m. Police responded to a report of debris in the roadway on Bulkley Avenue. DPW workers responded and cleared it.

11:26 a.m. Police received two reports of a vehicle parked and blocking traffic. Individuals who were working at the residence on Mettowee Street said they would have the vehicle moved to a different location.

2:35 p.m. Police responded to a 911 call from a female crying. The call was traced to the intersection of Main and River streets but police were not able to locate the caller.

3:56 p.m. Police received a request for a welfare check on a resident of Mountain View Commons and found the resident having a medical emergency. Police called Granville EMS who transported the person to Rutland Regional Medical Center.

6:15 p.m. Police responded to a report of a black vehicle driving at high speed up and down Morrison Avenue. The complainant told the officer the car was around the corner on South Maple Street. The officer located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who said he would slow down while he was driving in the village.

June 13

10:40 a.m. A Granville resident had video of a black car, possibly a Pontiac, doing a burnout in front of 45 Columbus St. Another person reported having a video of the same incident. Police were unable to identify the driver based on the two videos but will follow up with pedestrians on the street at the time. Officers were advised to keep watch for the vehicle in the video to attempt to determine the identity of the owner/driver.

June 14

9:59 a.m. A group of individuals were reported hanging out in the free parking lot across from the old police department on a nightly basis. The person reporting also heard that alcohol was being consumed. Because the lot is owned by the village, the person reporting wanted these individuals advised to “move along.” Officers will patrol this area and monitor for possible open-container violations.

10:05 a.m. Police were advised that vehicles were driving at an excessive speed on Rathbun Avenue since the road has been newly paved. Police informed the caller that speed bumps have been ordered and will be placed, and police will patrol the area more frequently.

June 16

5:45 a.m. Police were advised that a woman had arrived to work at a gas station on the Vermont/New York border and it appeared someone had broken in or had attempted to. She told police she had contacted Vermont State Police who informed her they would not be able to have a unit respond until after 8 a.m. The woman requested that police stand by while she entered the premises. The responding officer said it appeared that the glass on the door had been struck by an object but it did not appear entry had been gained. The woman entered the gas station and confirmed nothing appeared to be missing or out of place.

Whitehall Police Department

June 6

9:39 p.m. The Whitehall woman who evaded arrest in February by telling falsely law enforcement officers she was pregnant was arrested after she missed yet another court date. Lauren M. Brunza was charged with failure to appear in court last month. She is facing charges of resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration after she allegedly interfered with police who were attempting to arrest another person. She missed a March court date, telling the court she was ill. Additional information about the latest incident was unavailable.

June 7

12:14 p.m. Jordan R. White, 27, of Whitehall, was charged by village police with acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, a misdemeanor, in connection with a May 21 domestic incident. Additional information was not provided.

June 8

Andrew W. Lee, 33, of Whitehall, was charged by village police with trespass, a violation, in connection with a May 30 incident at a village residence. Additional information was not provided.

June 10

12:01 a.m. Police were dispatched to the area of North William and Doig streets in response to a report of a gunshot. Officers patrolled the area several times but did not hear any shots or other types of explosions.

June 12

8:50 a.m. Police received a report that two dogs belonging to a neighbor were in the backyard of a Maple Street residence. The owner was contacted; she told officers the dogs were in her backyard but found they were gone when she checked. The dogs were placed on leashes but slipped their collars and scrambled under a fence. The canines’ owner said she would contact the dog control officer to see about arranging to have the dogs adopted.

10:50 a.m. A Skene Street resident contacted police to report being harassed by text messages. When officers arrived, the complainant told them a woman was harassing her about not getting a wrap to smoke marijuana with and that the woman had driven by her house and made an obscene gesture toward her. The complainant was advised to block the number where the texts originated. Police also attempted to contact the person reportedly sending the texts but were unable to do so.

11:30 a.m. A Wheeler Avenue woman called police to say her husband was not allowing her to leave the residence and that he was dismantling her car so she could not drive it. She also told police she had been verbally abused by her husband and that he had grabbed her by the arm and neck. Officers saw no marks on her arm and neck and the complainant refused medical attention. The husband agreed to fix the car and allow the woman to leave. Both parties were told about marriage counseling.

4:15 p.m. Two Poultney Street residents told police someone had moved items they had outside. The items – a broken air compressor, several tires, old folding chairs and fishing gear – had been on the grass adjacent to the neighboring house but were later found in a trash bin across the street. The complainants were advised to retrieve their property. No further action was taken, as it appeared someone was trying to clean up the neighborhood and assumed the items were trash, police said.

New York State Police

June 12

10:39 p.m. Kylie E. Lyman, 37, of Citra, Florida, was charged in Whitehall with DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. Lyman was being held.

June 13

1:35 p.m. Roderick J. Cross, 71, of Fort Ann was charged with abandonment of animals, a class U misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.

June 14

11:15 a.m. Craig C. Heerlein, 34, of Whitehall was charged with bail jumping in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was being held.

June 15

3:25 p.m. Emily L. Doty-Snay, 23, of Greenwich was charged with endangering the welfare of a child in a domestic dispute, a class A misdemeanor. She was being held.

June 18

2:50 a.m. Matthew P. Raggi, 28, of Fort Edward was charged in Lake George with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and DWI, both first offenses and class U misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Vermont State Police

June 13

6:05 a.m. Vermont State Police received a report that a Ford F150 had been stolen from Casella Waste Management in West Rutland on June 12 at about 11:09 p.m. A be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) was issued for the vehicle. Rutland City Police Department with assistance from Casella employees located the truck on Strongs Avenue in Rutland City. Rutland City Officers were able to identify the operator as David Greenier, 30, of Rutland City. Troopers responded to the scene and charged Greenier with grand larceny and operating without owner’s consent. He was issued a criminal citation to appear at Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

June 15

11:45 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop after responding to a reported erratic driver near the intersection of U.S. Route 7 and Vermont Route 17 in the Town of New Haven. The operator was identified as Erron Woodley, 41, of Rutland. While speaking with Woodley, troopers observed indicators of impairment. Woodley was screened and subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Woodley was transported to the New Haven barracks for processing and later released with a citation for the above violation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

June 17

10:10 p.m. Vermont State Police were patrolling U.S. Route 7 near Campground Road in the Town of New Haven. At that time, an oncoming vehicle attempted to pass another in dark, rainy conditions on a wet roadway. The vehicle returned to its lane of travel after nearly striking a trooper head-on. The vehicle was stopped and the operator identified as Vidur Katyal, 20, of Rutland. Katyal was issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.

See also “Vermont State Police investigate fatal police shooting in Fair Haven”