Police Beat Jan. 25

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Granville Police Beat

Jan. 12

3:45 p.m. – Police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street. According to the incident report, a driver turned right from Church Street and stopped to turn left onto North Street. The second driver also turned right from Church Street, failed to notice the stopped vehicle and struck it in the rear bumper. No injuries were reported.

Jan. 13

8:30 a.m. – A report was called in as to a tree down across East Potter Avenue. Upon arrival, the officer reported the roadway was completely blocked. DPW was called to remove the tree.

2:33 p.m. – Police were summoned to Factory Street for a domestic dispute and advised the male subject, later identified as 35-year-old Eric D. Germond of Granville, had fled the scene. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, it was learned Germond had apparently left in a vehicle at a high rate of speed and struck a parked vehicle, causing extensive damage to both.

The responding officer learned Germond had returned to the site of the domestic and allegedly was now fighting with people on the scene, which included a minor. According to the report, Germond appeared very agitated and allegedly under the influence of drugs. He was checked for weapons and given a field sobriety test, portions of which he allegedly failed. An inspection of his vehicle also turned up a knife and drug paraphernalia.

Germond was charged with possession of a controlled substance and a weapon, multiple vehicle and traffic violations including operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Washington County Child Protective Services was also contacted. Germond was arraigned, released and ordered to appear in Village Court at a later date.

Jan. 16

5:16 p.m. – Police were summed to Broadview Terrace by a woman who said she had not been able to contact her mother. Contact was made and the daughter was informed.

9:10 p.m. – A Park Street residence asked police to respond to a custody situation, stating the father of her child was at the location requesting to see his daughter. The mother indicated she had company and did not wish him in the residence. The male subject agreed to return at another time and there was no further incident.

Whitehall Police Beat

Jan. 11

6:56 p.m. – Police were called to a Broadway residence for a complaint about a neighbor’s vehicle blocking a driveway. The officer contacted the neighbor who stated it belonged to another person who was not at home. Meanwhile, an acquaintance of that person called the station to advise she would move the vehicle as soon as she returned home.

Jan. 12

9:47 a.m. – Police were called to the Cumberland Farms store on Broadway for an active shoplifter complaint. The clerk informed the officer she witnessed a man put two cans of beer inside his jacket and attempt to leave. She confronted him and he left the beer with the clerk before exiting the store. She gave the police the license number of his vehicle.

The registration returned to a Whitehall address. The investigating officer interviewed the subject at that residence, who admitted to being in the store but denied the attempted theft. He was informed an order of no trespass had been filed and he should not enter the establishment anymore.

8:59 p.m. – A Broadway resident called the station to report she had two feet of water in her basement. Police and the fire department responded. Fire personnel took charge of the situation.

Jan. 13

1:03 a.m. – An officer was dispatched to a Main Street location for a report of a possible larceny. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a male subject who indicated he had left his black bag in his girlfriend’s car, which contained four prescription methadone bottles, which he says were legally prescribed to him. He stated the girlfriend did not want to bring them to him because of weather conditions, but that she would return them later in the morning. The incident was closed.

11:45 a.m. – A patrol came upon a red GMC in the middle of Mountain Street. The officer ran the vehicle registration and the occupant, 47-year-old Shuan Symons, of Whitehall, through a law enforcement database and learned the vehicle registration was suspended because of an insurance lapse and that Symon’s license was revoked.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

5:54 p.m. – Police were dispatched to a Pauline Street location for a report of a woman in a vehicle in cardiac arrest. The woman was removed from the vehicle onto the ground to continue CPR. The officer soon noticed respirations, but the victim was still unresponsive. Skenesborough and Queensbury EMS soon arrived and transported the woman to Glens Falls Hospital.

Jan. 14

11:03 a.m. – A woman entered the station to report someone had broken the back window of her vehicle between Jan. 13 and 14. She said friends of 33-year-old Robert Valley of Whitehall indicated to her that he had allegedly committed the act. Police attempted to locate Valley that morning without success.

The victim returned to the station later that day with a recording of a conversation she had with Valley where he admitted to breaking the window. The officer on duty listened to the tape, and the victim indicated she would like Valley arrested. The repair estimate totaled $390. A warrant for Valley’s arrest for third-degree criminal mischief was sworn out.

Valley was later located, arrested and transported to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

Jan. 16

6 a.m. – Police received a call from a woman at a Broadway location stating she no longer wished to have her male roommate live there anymore. The female admitted to alcohol consumption that morning. Neither party wished any legal action and agreed to remain in separate rooms. No further action was required.

3:30 p.m. – An officer received a call from a clerk at a Poultney Street business about a customer who became abusive and threatening when the clerk would not issue a refund for an open container of chewing tobacco. She stated he said he would return and rob the store.

The officer on duty was currently dealing with a suicidal subject and could not respond, however offered to contact other law enforcement for assistance. The clerk refused the offer.

Jan. 17

6:49 p.m. – Police received a call from a man about his mother’s welfare, concerning another man who was staying with her at her Broadway residence. Upon arrival, the woman indicated she would like the subject removed. That man indicated he was from Massachusetts and had nowhere to go. He was willingly transported to a Glens Falls Code Blue shelter.

11:51 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to a Broadway residence for a report of possible gunshots in the street. The caller said he had observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Broadway at the time. Another witness said she believed the vehicle had thrown fireworks out the window. Police searched the area with no results.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Jan 17.

8:18 a.m. – Deputies responded to a Lick Springs Road address in Argyle for a report of a 22-year-old female repeatedly bitten by a dog. Deputies were forced to utilize a Taser to subdue the dog long enough to remove the victim from the residence.

The woman suffered serious injuries. Deputies had to apply a tourniquet to one of the victim’s arms to control bleeding. She was taken by patrol car to Argyle EMS, where she was subsequently transported to the Glen Falls Hospital for treatment.

The dog was described as a large mixed breed. Animal Control was contacted and the incident remains under investigation.

New York State Police Beat

Jan. 15.

5 p.m. – State troopers arrested a 42-year-old Glens Falls woman following a pursuit that began in Queensbury and ended on Van Tassel Road in Whitehall after troopers deployed a spike strip. The incident report indicates Angela M. Bullard fled the scene on foot but was quickly taken into custody. She was transported to Glens Falls Hospital after signs of narcotic overdose were observed. Members of the State Police Community Stabilization Unit had attempted to stop Bullard on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Bullard was arraigned the following day on three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-, fourth- and seventh-degree, as well as one count of fifth-degree possession. Bullard also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence and three counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Bullard was arraigned in Kingsbury Town Court and remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bail bond.

Jan. 17

10:40 p.m. – After stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 87 (Northway), troopers arrested 41-year-old Frank S. McFarren of Granville for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-, fourth- and seventh-degree. According to law enforcement a glass smoking device was observed in plain view. A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of felony-weight narcotics in the vehicle.

McFarren was processed, arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and released on his own recognizance.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Jan. 17

12:06 p.m. – The department was dispatched to Market 32 in West Rutland for a reported retail theft. Upon speaking with employees and victims and reviewing security tapes, two allegedly homeless individuals were identified as suspects. Officers began checking the area and after speaking with residents, learned that 37-year-old Jennifer Barnard was at a residence on Cottage Street in Rutland. Law enforcement found her hiding in a closet, where she was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Following a search, a pouch was located on her person that was found to contain suspected crack cocaine.

Barnard was charged with retail theft, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a narcotic-cocaine.

Tiffany Covey, 32, later turned herself in and was charged with retail theft. Both women were issued citations for Rutland District Court and released.

2:19 p.m. – A deputy on patrol on West Street in Rutland observed a vehicle matching the description of one involved in an incident in West Rutland earlier in the day. A traffic stop was conducted and the occupants of the vehicle were detained during the investigation. Officers identified the operator as 47-year-old Melissa L. Godette of Rutland. A records check showed Godette had a failure to appear warrant for her arrest for eluding and excessive speed from Addison County.

Godette was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

Jan. 15

4:43 p.m. – Troopers were leaving the Cortina Inn following a separate accident when they observed a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 in Rutland. According to their report a vehicle traveling southbound in the left lane attempted to turn right and struck another vehicle that was traveling in the right lane. The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Troopers were assisted on the scene by members of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, the Rutland Town Fire Department and the Regional Ambulance Service.

Jan. 16

4:36 p.m. – State police were called to the intersection of Pyka Road and VT Route 133 for a two-car crash that closed the roadway temporarily. According to the troopers, a vehicle was eastbound on Route 133 in winter conditions, was unable to stop, slid across the road and was struck by a southbound vehicle. No injuries were reported. The VSP was assisted at the accident scene by the Ira Fire Department and the Regional Ambulance Service.

Jan 18.

6:01 p.m. – Troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to a report of a vehicle off Middle Road in Clarendon. The operator was identified as 38-year-old Ismael Ramirez of Rutland. According to the report, Ramirez allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was processed, issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court and lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional.