Granville Police Beat

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.

Aug. 5

11:07 a.m. Police responded to Quaker Street residence to assist with a lock-out.

3:20 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Madison Street location for a report of a verbally disruptive patient, who wanted to visit a female resident in her room. The man was explained the rules and returned to his room without further incident.

Aug. 6

4:50 p.m. An officer responded to a Quaker Street residence to help a woman with entry into her apartment.
10:20 p.m. Police were called to South Street for a report of a fire. The officer determined the fire was in the rear of the building but already extinguished by the homeowner.

Aug. 7

8:15 p.m. While on patrol on Main Street, an officer observed a vehicle traveling too closely behind his and also with his high beams on. The vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Justin Lourie of Wells, VT, was stopped on Quaker Street. A subsequent investigation revealed Lourie was also driving without a license. He was issued two uniform traffic tickets, one for operating a vehicle without a license and a second for following too closely. Lourie was released and ordered to appear in Granville Village Court at a later date. A licensed driver came to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.

Aug. 8

8:30 p.m. Police responded to a Bulkley Avenue location to assist NYS Police with a custody dispute originating in Queensbury. The child was turned over to his father without further incident.

Aug. 9

9:27 p.m. A resident at a Madison Street location called police to complain he was being mistreated by staff, who would not give him the TV/bed control. Staff explained because of a medical condition he needed to be kept sitting up. When given the controller, he kept readjusting the bed. The complainant agreed not to adjust the bed any further and was returned the controller.

Aug. 10

10:30 a.m.

A domestic incident was reported at a Lincoln Street residence. A man and a women told the responding officer each had become physically violent toward each other. Isabel Winchell, 21, left the residence with three children, who police say witnessed the event. Winchell was determined to be the primary aggressor and was charged with second-degree harassment/physical contact and ordered to appear in court at a later date. Child Protective Services was notified.