Police Beat, Nov. 1, 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

Oct. 21

10:05 a.m. – Police responded to a South Street residence for a report of suspicious activity. The officer contacted the subjects, who had a letter from the constable allowing them back onto the premises to remove their property. The complaint was cleared without further incident.

8:30 p.m. – An officer responded to a Madison Street location to check the welfare of a person the caller felt might be suicidal. The officer spoke at length with the subject, who denied any intention to harm herself and did not wish to be transported.

Oct. 22

7:30 a.m. – The department was dispatched to County Route 24 to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at the scene of a two-vehicle accident. The officer assisted with traffic control until the scene was cleared. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 23

2:12 p.m. – A resident came to the station to report he was missing two license plates from his dump truck. He believes they were accidentally discarded. The appropriate motor vehicle form was completed.

Oct. 25

11:51 a.m. – A resident came to the station to drop off two bags of medicine. The bags were locked in the evidence room for destruction.

2:30 p.m. – Police were called to a Madison Street location for a report of a suicidal male. The officer spoke with the staff and the subject, who advised he was having issues with pain and could not take it anymore. He was transported by Granville EMS to an area medical facility for evaluation and treatment.

4:28 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Park Steet for a report of a physical altercation. Involving a woman and two men. The parties were separated, with one man admitting to taking a swing at the other, who claimed he was struck in the nose. After talking will all parties the incident was closed with no action taken.

8:09 p.m. – An officer responded to a road rage complaint and found two drivers parked at Stewart’s on Quaker Street engaged in a verbal altercation. One driver claimed the other began following him, flashing lights and taking aggressive actions. The accused admitted to this, but said he was just trying to tell the first driver to turn off a blinding light bar. According to the officer’s report, there was no light bar. No charges were filed at this time, with the alleged victim advised that if he wanted to press charges later to contact the Sheriff’s Office or the State Police as the incident took place outside the village.

8:35 p.m. – An officer was requested to conduct a welfare check after the caller reported seeing videos of a 20-year-old woman having been posted online by another man. The videos were not new, but apparently previous posts. All in the Park Street residence were fine.

9:30 p.m. – Police received a call from a woman who reported she had received a voice mail from a man she has a full stay away order issued against. She claims the caller threatening to burn down her house and kill her dogs. The woman was not at home at the time.

The accused’s car was located nearby but a check of the premises and the immediate area failed to locate the individual and the house was locked. An upstairs resident reported she had not seen him that evening. The officer advised the complainant of such, and that the person of interest’s car was now gone. The caller said she would bring a recorded voice mail to the station when she returned to town the next day. This investigation is continuing.

Whitehall Police

Oct. 22

8:52 p.m. Dispatchers advised officers to be on the lookout for an all-terrain vehicle heading south on State Route 22. While patrolling northbound on Route 22, an ATV was observed headed south on the highway toward the village of Whitehall. As officers turned around, a Washington County sheriff’s deputy followed the ATV up Neddo Street but lost contact with the vehicle. Dispatch then notified officers of multiple reports of the ATV on Kirtland Street and then heading south on Broadway. State police then became involved, notifying village police they were attempting to locate a Fifth Avenue resident in connection with the situation. Patrols checked the suspect’s residence and the surrounding area, with negative results. The matter was left with the other agencies.

8:53 p.m. Village police were dispatched to the area of East Bay in response to a report that two dogs had possibly been dumped there. Upon arrival, police learned the call came from Vermont, but officers attempted to retrieve the dogs anyway. The canines fled, so police contacted the Whitehall animal control officer to alert her to the dogs, which were described as black with medium-length hair, in case they returned to New York and she received calls about them. 

Oct. 25

6:15 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Bellamy Street residence in response to a report that a man was taking down a shed on the property. Upon arrival, officers interviewed the tenant at the house, who told them no one was taking down the shed. However, police observed a shed that appeared to be partly demolished, but no one was around and no one admitted that the shed was being taken down.

Oct. 26

6:15 p.m. While patrolling on Poultney Street, officers observed a sport utility vehicle with an obstructed license plate travelling eastbound on the roadway. Police pulled the vehicle over and spoke to the driver, who identified himself as Detrayon R. Patterson, 34, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. When officers checked his information, they learned that his license was suspended and that he was being sought on a warrant out of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Police were unable to obtain the information they needed to arrest Patterson, so they issued four traffic citations and advised him to take care of the warrant. No further action was taken.

Vermont State

Oct. 25

6:10 p.m. – Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Business Route 4 in Rutland. During the stop, troopers allege 25-year-old James Kennedy of Brandon showed indications of impairment. A field sobriety test was administered and Kennedy was taken into custody for DUI. A records check indicated Kennedy’s license was criminally suspended.

He was processed and released on a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

Oct. 28

6:51 p.m. – Troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on VT Route 22A in the town of Benson. It was determined that a vehicle driven by James Heide of Summerfield, Florida, allegedly attempted to pass several other northbound vehicles near the crest of a hill. He subsequently struck a southbound vehicle head on. Heide received minor injuries, however a passenger in his car and the driver of the other vehicle were seriously hurt and transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Heide was charged with operating a vehicle in a grossly negligent manner and issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 19

8:59 p.m. – A deputy patrolling Gotham Bridge Road in Proctor conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an alleged violation. Upon investigation it was learned that 49-year-old James Bruno of Castleton had a previous no-license ticket in the state of Vermont within the last two years and did not possess a valid driver’s license at this time.

Bruno was issued a criminal citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

Oct. 20

11:20 p.m. – Deputies were made aware that 27-year-old Tijanique Reeves-Brown had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failure to appear on an aggravated domestic charge. The deputies received information she was at a residence on Main Street in West Rutland. Brown was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

Oct. 28

8:53 p.m. – A deputy observed a vehicle traveling on Beaman Street in Poultney with several equipment violations. A traffic stop was conducted. A records check of 20-year-old Christhoper Keefe of Rutland revealed he did not have a valid driver’s license and a previous no license conviction with the past two years.

Keefe was processed and released on a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

Fair Haven Police

Oct. 13

2:40 p.m. – While on patrol on West Street, Police stopped 50-year-old Edward Mullin of Castleton for a motor vehicle violation, no inspection. During the stop police became aware he was under criminal suspension to operate a motor vehicle. Mullin was arrested and released with a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.