Police Beat Dec 8

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Nov. 28

Sheriff’s deputies posted on this date that a missing vulnerable adult from Fort Edward had been located and was safe. The alert was posted earlier in the day. The largest concern at the time was that she was capable of traveling large distances on foot, and was believed to have been headed toward Queensbury.

NYS Police Beat

Nov. 25

8:20 a.m. – Troopers from the Granville barracks arrested 32-year-old Keith Smith of Whitehall, following a traffic stop, on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Smith was released on an appearance ticket.

Nov. 27

12:10 a.m. – Following a traffic stop in Argyle, New York State Police arrested 59-year-old Gary T. O’Donnell of Argyle on a charge of driving while intoxicated. O’Donnell was charged with two class E felonies, DWI with a previous conviction within the past 10 years and aggravated DWI.

5:55 p.m. – State Police charged 42-year-old Stuart Lapishka of Salem following a traffic stop and charged him with driving while intoxicated. The arrest occurred in Salem. Lipishka was released on an appearance ticket.

Nov. 27

10:21 p.m. – Troopers arrested two Greenwich residents along with a Glens Falls man and a South Glens Falls woman following a drug investigation. Among those charged was 34-year-old Rebecca L. Lackey and 24-year-old Matthew Dunham, both on five drug-related charges. Lackey and Dunham stand accused of three counts of drug possession, two of which are felonies. They also face another felony involving intent to sell drugs and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released on appearance tickets for a future court date.

Nov. 30

12:54 p.m. – Following an investigation in the Town of Greenwich, state police arrested 21-year-old Hunter A. Hagadorn of Eagle Bridge on the charge of petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Hagadorn was released on an appearance ticket.

Dec. 1

1:10 a.m. – Following a traffic stop in Fort Edward, troopers arrested 55-year-old Nachum M. Friedman of Hudson Falls on the charges of DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was released to a third party and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

7:52 p.m. – As the result of a traffic stop in Granville, troopers have arrested and charged 21-year-old Dawson R. Sevrie of Fort Ann with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Sevrie was released on an appearance ticket for a pending court date.

Dec. 2

5:30 a.m. – As the result of a traffic stop in the town of Jackson, state troopers arrested 27-year-old Roger H. Hueglin of Gansevoort on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Hueglin was processed and held pending further court action.

Fair Haven Police Beat

Nov. 24

1:20 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Vt. Route 22A for alleged speeding, police arrested 52-year-old Paul Redden of Bennington on an arrest warrant issued by the Bennington District court. Redden was wanted for failing to appear in court in September on a charge of driving with a suspended license. Redden was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland.

Nov. 25

5:09 p.m. – An officer stopped 52-year-old Mary E. Coombs of Castleton on Washington Street for failure to display a rear license plate. Upon interview, Coombs was allegedly detected to be under the influence and subsequently failed a field sobriety test. Coombs was arrested and later determined to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.286, more than three times the legal limit.

She was charged with driving under the influence and released with a citation to appear in Rutland District at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

Nov. 28

3:04 p.m. – Vermont State Police say 44-year-old Daniel Davidson suffered life-threatening injuries when the Toyota Prius he was driving on U.S. Route 7 in Pittsford collided with the trailer portion of a tractor trailer turning into the road from a parking lot. Davidson was airlifted to the University of Vermont Trauma Center in Burlington.

Troopers say Davidson was traveling southbound on the highway at the time. The driver of the truck, 33-year-old Nathan Cole of Ferrisburgh, VT., was turning into the northbound lane. Police indicate his truck was taking up both lanes of the roadway when struck by Davidson’s vehicle. Cole was not injured. Road conditions were wet at the time.

The Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is handling the ongoing investigation. Anyone who might have any information about the crash is asked to contact troopers at 802-388-4919.

10:22 p.m. – Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks received a call about a crashed and abandoned vehicle on VT Route 140 in the Town of Poultney. Troopers arrived on scene and were able to locate the operator nearby. The driver was identified as Matthew Fuller, age 43, of Poultney. Throughout the interaction with Fuller troopers observed indicators of alleged impairment. Fuller refused Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Fuller was subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence. Fuller was transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks for processing and was subsequently released on a citation to appear in Rutland District Court.

Dec. 1

10:19 a.m. – Troopers were notified of a crash on S. Main Street, near Florence Avenue, in the Town of Wallingford.

Through investigation it was determined Kathleen Doyle had parked her vehicle on the southbound side of S. Main Street. Between 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. a vehicle traveling southbound collided with her parked vehicle. The involved vehicle may have damage to the right fender/wheel well area of the vehicle, including red paint trade.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Charles Gardner at 802-773-9101 or at [email protected].

9:52 p.m. – Vermont State Police responded to a crash on Kendall Avenue in the city of Rutland. Troopers identified the operator of the vehicle as Patrick Benini, age 33, of Rutland. Benini allegedly displayed several indicators of impairment and was taken into custody for driving under the influence. Benini was subsequently transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks for processing and was issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date and time.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Nov. 29

10:35 p.m. – Deputies stopped 38-year-old Craig T. Tallman of Brandon on a traffic violation in the city of Rutland and determined, while speaking with Tallman, he had provided them with a driver’s license that was not his. His true identity was discovered following a consent search of his person, according to police. It was then determined Tallman had an active warrant for criminal suspension of his license.

Tallman was taken into custody without incident and subsequently lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility. He faces charges of driving with a criminally suspended license and providing false information to law enforcement.