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Granville Police Beat

Jan. 23

7:30 a.m. – Police received a 911 call from the entrance to the Granville Jr./Sr. High School. The school’s SRO officer was contacted, who reported he was already on the scene, and that the call was believed to be accidental when students were turning their phones off.

5:35 p.m. – A call was received from a Quaker Street business about a belligerent female at the drive-thru window. The caller advised this was a repeated incident of late. The plate number of the vehicle was obtained and returned to a Hudson Falls address. The female had departed the premises when an officer arrived and could not be located.

Whitehall Police Beat

Jan. 19

9:22 a.m. A Whitehall woman is facing two charges after she allegedly pushed an emergency responder attempting to help a man who had overdosed on heroin.

Rebecca L. Hobbs, 39, of North Williams Street, was charged by village police with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation, after she shoved a medical responder as the responder was trying to enter the residence, where a man was slouched in a chair “struggling to stay coherent,” police said.

The man had allegedly overdosed on heroin and had been administered Narcan before police arrived in response to a domestic complaint, Hobbs reportedly said. Hobbs also reportedly was irate and yelling at police before the EMS crew arrived, then shoved a responder, causing her to lose her footing and only saved herself from falling by grabbing a stair rail, according to police.

When the responder said she wanted to press charges, Hobbs shut the exterior door and fled into the house, according to the police report. When police caught up to Hobbs, she allegedly punched one officer in the face and continued to fight even after she had been taken to the ground.

Hobbs was taken to the police station for processing and released on an appearance ticket.

Jan. 21

12:49 p.m. Police received a walk-in complaint that a tenant in a North Mountain Street apartment building had placed garbage outside the building. When the woman was contacted, she claimed her landlord – who had been doing work on the building – had entered her apartment without permission.

The woman also claimed her heating system was not working. She acknowledged she had a second heating system that was working but said she didn’t use it because she didn’t like it. Shortly afterward, the landlord walked into the station and showed police a photo timestamped that morning of an open window in the apartment — despite temperatures of around zero degrees. Because the apartment has heat and the landlord had cleaned up the trash, there was no need for police action at this time.

Jan. 22

7:30 p.m. Police received a complaint that a man was harassing a woman online. The woman, who is pregnant, said the man was threatening to call Child Protective Services on her once the baby is born. Officers spoke to the man, who claimed the woman had been harassing him. Both claimed the other was creating multiple online accounts so they could not be blocked. Police said without evidence to show which person was initiating the contact, they could do nothing at this time.

Jan. 23

9:30 a.m. Officers received a report from Whitehall firefighters that an illegal burn was taking place at a North Williams Street residence. Police responded to the residence and found Robert W. Valley, 32, was burning furniture and household items, according to police. Valley, who police said has previously been cited for illegal burning, was ordered to extinguish the fire and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police were contacted. An EnCon officer said Valley would be ticketed for the fire.

Jan. 24

2 p.m. Police received a call reporting a man standing in the roadway on Broadway yelling and threatening to get a gun. When officers arrived, they observed the man yelling then walking over to a woman, grabbing her arms and talking to her. Police separated the two and charged Dylan T. Scoville, 24, of Lower Bellamy Street,a with disorderly conduct, a violation, for using obscene language and gestures.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Jan 18

Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 25-year-old Atajah J. Prunty of Hudson Falls while she was already incarcerated in Warren County on charges related to the sales of narcotics in the Village of Fort Edward. Prunty was also charged with conspiracy from an incident in the Town of Kingsbury.

Prunty was arraigned in the Village of Fort Edward Court and returned to the Warren County Correctional Facility pending resolution of the charges there, and will face future court appearances in both Fort Edward and Kingsbury.

Fair Haven Police Beat

Jan. 25

3:15 p.m. – Jason A. Brown, 40, of Fair Haven, was arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant from December of last year and issued by Rutland District Court. Police say Brown was located on Main Street, taken into custody and transported to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.

While processing Brown for incarceration, police learned there was second failure-to-appear warrant from October of 2023. He was again arrested and is being held at Marble Valley pending further court action.

Pawlet Constable Beat

Jan. 24

3:30 p.m. – The Pawlet Constable arrested 35-year-old Paul L. Perry of Danby following a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation. Upon interview it was learned that Parry was operating on a criminally suspended license. Perry was processed and lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility pending arraignment.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Jan. 16 – 22

The department is currently investigating a report of property damage to the walking track at the Young at Hearts Senior Center on Furnace Street in Poultney. The damage was caused by a snowmobile and is believed to have occurred sometime between Jan. 16 and 22.

Anyone who witnessed a snowmobile operating in that area at that time or may have any information regarding the incident is asked to call Corporal Gregory Ricketts at 802-775-8002.

Jan. 17

4:55 p.m. – A deputy was dispatched to a reported assault between co-workers at the Family Dollar in West Rutland. Through investigation it was determined that 32-year-old Khry J. Walker of West Rutland is accused of simple assault, disorderly conduct and petty larceny. Walker was processed and issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

Jan 20.

8:38 a.m. – Troopers responded to a call about a family fight in the Town of Proctor. Their investigation revealed that 20-year-old Matthew J. Anderson is alleged to have caused pain or injury to a family member. Anderson was arrested on a domestic assault charge, processed and released on a citation to appear in Rutland District Court at a later date.