Police Beat, Sept. 28. 2023

Editors Note: An arrest or 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

Sept. 14

5 p.m. – An officer was called to the area of South Street to check on a person of interest. The individual was located but was not involved in any suspicious or criminal activity.

6 p.m. – A village resident called the station to report teens were in an Elm Street building that had been damaged by fire. When the patrol arrived, the teens were gone. The door to the structure was secured.

Sept. 15

11:55 a.m. – Police were dispatched to a North Street location for a report of a verbal dispute. All parties were gone when the patrol arrived.

Sept. 17

5:29 p.m. – An officer responded to a South Street location for a report of a disturbance. The officer spoke with the caller upon arrival, who asked for assistance in removing four teens from the residence. The four juveniles left without incident.

6:58 p.m. – A NYS Identification badge and social security number were located on North Maple Street and turned in at the police station for officers to contact the owner.

Sept. 19

9:10 a.m.  Police were called to assist EMS at a Mettowee Street building. The subject was transported to Glens Falls hospital.

9:55 a.m. – Police received a request to assist an individual looking to have another person stop attempting to contact or communicate with them. The officer attempted to contact the subject without any success. A message was left.

6:07 p.m. – Jeffery Hatter of Granville was observed by a Washington County Probation Officer operating a motor vehicle on Church Street. Police responded and found Hatter’s license to have been suspended for failure to pay child support and two other scofflaw charges. Hatter was issued a uniform traffic ticket for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and issued a citation to appear in Granville Village Court at a later date.

Sept. 20

7:50 a.m. – An employee of a Quaker Street business called police about a vehicle that had apparently been left in the parking lot overnight. Using the registration, police were able to determine the owner and will attempt to contact that person as to the status of the vehicle.

6:27 p.m.- An officer was called to a Quaker Street residence about a personal property dispute. Arrangements are being made with the owner of the residence about retrieval of the property with police assistance.

8:12 p.m.- Police were called to the area of Morrison and West Street for a car versus bicycle accident. It was determined the juvenile that was riding the bike struck the front of the vehicle. No injuries were reported and only very minor damage occurred. No further action was requested by either party.

Whitehall Police

Sept. 14

12:33 a.m. Police were dispatched to Montcalm Avenue in response to a 9-1-1 hang-up. As officers arrived, dispatch informed them a resident had responded to a call from dispatchers to the number that had dialed the emergency line and asked that patrols be canceled.

9 a.m. Police responded to a Potter Street residence after receiving a call that a man was trying to leave the home with two children in a vehicle but he did not have a driver’s license. The man and a woman resident of the home argued over the situation, with both at one point grabbing the car seat one of the children was in. The man ultimately said he would take a walk to cool down while the woman remained at the residence with the children; he ended up leaving the area with his mother.

Sept. 15

12:33 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a Broadway residence to help an 85-year-old woman restore her telephone service. Upon arrival, police found the landline was unplugged and plugged it back in, allowing the phone to work again. Officers also helped the woman to a chair in her living room by placing her in her wheelchair and pushing her to the chair. The woman said she was set for the night and would await the arrival of her home health aide in the morning.

Sept. 16

3:46 a.m. A South Williams Street resident called police to complain about young people driving minibikes and four-wheelers up and down Montcalm Avenue. The vehicles were gone when officers arrived on the scene and a check of nearby County Route 12 found nothing. The caller told police he had heard one of the group tell the others “the cops are coming” after hearing the police response on a scanner app.

9:40 p.m. Officers were asked to contact a woman staying at a Bellamy Street residence. They were also told the woman, Jessica A. Patt, 39, of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, was wanted on an active warrant out of Saratoga County. Village police, assisted by State Police, located Patt and took her into custody. She was later turned over to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department without incident.

Sept. 18

9:10 a.m. Police were dispatched to a Williams Street shop in response to an automatic alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the building secure.

11:30 a.m. Police responded to the Berkshire Bank branch on Broadway after bank employees reported a customer had become verbally abusive while complaining about charges listed on his checking account statement. The irate customer left the bank, returned and left again before police arrived. No threats were reported, and police determined nothing criminal had taken place.

6:10 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a South Williams Street house. Two people at the location told officers a man in a silver sport utility vehicle had stopped in front of the house and threatened them. Police checked the area with negative results.

Sept. 20

Village police assisted state Department of Environmental Conservation police and State Police in issuing summonses to William J. Dydo Jr., 45, of Lafayette Street, for burning material other than wood.

Fair Haven Police

Sept. 21

1:30 p.m. – Fair Haven Police arrested 35-year-old Travis M. Carosella of Fair Haven, after learning he was a wanted person. Carosella was located on Grape Street and was arrested on a warrant issued by the Judge David Fenster of the Rutland District Court after he failed to appear in court last December for prior charges of possession of stolen property, petit larceny, and unlawful mischief. Carosella was transported to Rutland district court for arraignment.

Vermont State Police

Sept. 22

7:16 p.m.

Troopers were called to the scene of a fire alarm at the Cortina Inn in Rutland. There they were informed a vehicle had struck a dog and was attempting to leave the scene. Troopers located 71-year-old Montgomery Detotehill, who showed signs of alleged intoxication. He was subsequently charged with DUI and issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date.

Sept. 23

1:03 a.m. – While on patrol on Business Route 4 in West Rutland, a trooper conducted a traffic stop for an observed motor vehicle violation. During the subsequent interview, the trooper noticed signs of alleged impairment on the part of 28-yer-old Christopher Oberg of Rutland. Oberg was administered a field sobriety test and ultimately arrested for DUI. During a search of Oberg’s person troopers also confiscated suspected cocaine.

Oberg faces charges of DUI and possession of cocaine. He was processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date.

Sept. 25

12:53 a.m. – While on patrol on Business Route 4 in West Rutland, a trooper stopped a vehicle for an observed violation. While speaking with the operator, 32-year-old Amber Madison of Clarendon, indications of impairment were allegedly observed. A field sobriety test was administered and Madison was subsequently charged with DUI. She was processed and issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date.

Rutland County Sheriff

Sept. 16

8:03 p.m.- While on patrol in West Rutland a deputy observed a vehicle unable to maintain its lane while traveling on Main Street. A traffic stop was conducted and while speaking with the driver, 26-year-old Matilda Gutke of Castleton, the deputy observed signs of alleged impairment. Gutke is reported to have failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. She was processed at the Rutland City Police Department, released to the custody of a sober individual and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date. Gutke’s car was towed from the scene of the arrest.