Whitehall Police Beat

July 26

8:40 p.m. A Whitehall man was charged by village police with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging household items during a domestic dispute. Joseph L. Plummer, 34, of Bellamy Street, was charged with the misdemeanors after police responded to the disturbance call.

July 31

3:05 a.m. A report of a domestic incident involving a knife resulted in a misdemeanor charge against a Broadway resident. Jennifer Carson, 44, was charged by village police with falsely reporting an incident after she allegedly told dispatchers her male apartment mate had come into the residence with a knife and taken tobacco. When police arrived, Carson told them there was no problem and admitted that the man, who was not at the residence, had not displayed a knife. Carson reportedly told police she was upset with him because he had left. She was taken into custody, processed and released on an appearance ticket.

6:30 a.m. Police were called to Bellamy Street after a resident there reported that her neighbors were burning garbage and that something in the fire had exploded, striking her house. Village and state Department of Environmental Conservation officers responded and found a fire containing wood and garbage. The resident of the house where the fire was located, 34-year-old Joseph L. Plummer, was cited by EnCon for burning garbage.

8:22 p.m. Patrols were notified about a “homeless” person lying on the lawn at the Glens Falls Hospital Medical Center on Poultney Street. The woman told responding officers that she was attempting to charge her cell phone. She told them she had traveled to the area from Tennessee with a group of friends to attend a festival in northern Vermont but had lost contact with them. She was told she had to move on; no further action was required.

Aug. 1

3:24 p.m. Officers were dispatched to an animal complaint at a duplex on Potter Street. No one was home at the time, and when police returned the subject of the complaint denied she had the “40 cats” she was accused of owning. No police action was required.

4:56 p.m. Police received a report of a disturbance at a residence on Lower Bellamy Street. On arrival, officers observed several people at the building but no disturbance. The resident told police he was in good health and did not need assistance.

6:45 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Main Street in response to a report of people walking down the street with beer in their hands. A check of Main Street to its terminus at the Champs Campground RV Park produced negative results.

8:01 p.m. Police received a telephone call claiming vehicles were blocking a driveway on Broadway but when officers arrived at the scene, the vehicles were no longer there. The homeowner said he simply wanted the situation documented.

9:59 p.m. Patrols were dispatched to Poultney Street in response to a complaint about an open burn. Upon arrival, officers found two men feeding material that could not legally be burned into a fire in the front yard of the residence. Police called the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company to extinguish the blaze and the state Department of Environmental Conservation because of the materials being burned. EnCon officers cited Joseph L. Plummer, 34, of Bellamy Street, and Robert W. Valley, 32, whose Whitehall address was not reported, for the illegal burn. Plummer had been cited for a similar offense the prior day at his residence. Village police also discovered that Valley was wanted on a warrant issued in Saratoga County and was taken into custody. He was subsequently turned over to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.