Police Beat March 7, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

Feb. 22

7:33 p.m. – At the request of NYS police, an officer responded to NYS Route 22 for a report of an injured deer in a ditch just off the roadway. The deer was dispatched, and the reporting person was issued a permit to claim the carcass.

Feb. 23

12:20 p.m. – Police were called to a North Street location that had been the scene of a two-alarm barn fire earlier in the day. The resident informed police they were allegedly being harassed by another party’s attorney, who they contend was on premises and taking pictures of the barn. According to the incident report, the male at the location indicated if the attorney returned, he would take matters “into his own hands.” He then walked back the statement saying he was still upset by the fire. It was relayed to police the ownership of the barn was currently the subject of a court case.

Police contacted the attorney who indicated while on scene he was the subject of threats, but his business at the location was complete. No further action was required.

Feb. 24

8:35 p.m. – Police responded to a Quaker Street location to assist a woman getting her dog back inside the home. The caller stated she believed her pet had suffered a stroke and would be transporting the dog to a vet.

5:40 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Morrison Avenue for a report of two males fighting. The subjects were gone on arrival of police. The area was checked with no results.

Feb. 27

8:20 a.m. – A caller reported to the police their vehicle, parked on Bulkley Avenue, had been hit with eggs, and that the possible offender was seen on their security video. The officer contacted the owner of that vehicle, who said she and two friends had been out the night before but denied committing the mischief. All parties were advised to try and stay clear of each other.

11:05 a.m. – An officer was called to assist the Granville school resource officer to locate a student who had left the school building. The student was located and followed until picked up by a parent.

3:30 p.m. – A caller reported several youths were at the Little League field climbing on the dugouts. A patrol responded and warned the youths to stay off the field’s structures.

9:45 p.m. – Police responded to a Lincoln Street address to assist EMS.

Feb. 29

6:04 a.m. – An officer responded to a Park Avenue residence for a report of a male threatening others in the apartment with a knife. NYS Police were called in for backup. The suspect then yelled for the police to enter the residence and was located in a bedroom. He refused to allow a search of his person for a weapon but indicated he had returned the knife to the kitchen. That was confirmed by another person at the location. The suspect indicated he became upset when he arrived to pick up his daughter and found another male inside.

William Bailey, 31, of Granville, surrendered without further incident and was transported to the police station to be arraigned on charges of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, second-degree menacing with a weapon and second-degree harassment with physical contact.

There were no injuries reported and since there were several children in the residence at the time, Child Protective Services was notified.

12:15 p.m. – Police and EMS were called to a Broadview Terrace location by a woman who indicated she tried to intervene in a dog fight, and had a finger bitten out by one of the animals. She stated the two pit bulls got into the fight over food.

The victim was treated at the scene and transported by Granville EMS. It is believed the dogs were vaccinated. The animal control officer was notified.

Whitehall Police Beat

Feb. 22

4:30 p.m. Officers assisted a village resident who said she could no longer care for several chickens she had been keeping at her Park Avenue residence. On her behalf, police called an acquaintance, who said he did not want the birds but was trying to find a shelter to take them. Officers said they knew of someone who might be interested in taking the chickens and were given permission to find them a new home.

Feb. 23

4:47 p.m. Police received a walk-in complaint from a woman who told them her ex-boyfriend had taken $300 from her checking account. Officers determined the account was a joint account and the ex was therefore authorized to take money from it. They advised her to create a new individual account.

5:23 p.m. Dispatch alerted police to an anonymous caller who said neighbors on South Williams Street appeared to be involved in a domestic dispute in which glass was broken. Police patrolled to the reported site of the disturbance and spoke to the residents there, who denied they had been fighting. The breaking glass, they said, was the sound of a refrigerator shelf falling and spilling its contents onto the floor. The couple refused to speak further with police and shut the door on officers.

6:47 p.m. Police were dispatched to a School Street apartment building in response to a report that residents in an upstairs apartment were banging on their floor, scaring a resident in the apartment below. Officers spoke to the upstairs tenants, who said they were stomping on the floor in an effort to get their neighbors to turn off the water. The upstairs tenants said the downstairs neighbors frequently turn on the water while they are taking showers, causing the water in the upstairs apartment to run either very hot or very cold. Police told them to speak with their neighbors about the situation and to contact the landlord about installing water systems that did not require the tenants to share a water heater.

Feb. 24

1:43 a.m. Dispatchers contacted police to report a call claiming there was an ongoing domestic disturbance at a Queen Street residence. On arrival, officers heard no disturbance and spoke to a nearby resident. The woman initially denied anything had happened but after confirming the address of the incident with another neighbor, they returned to the residence of the neighbor and asked to speak to another person living there. That resident admitted he had been involved in an altercation with a friend over texts the friend was sending to his girlfriend. The man had a bruised eye but declined medical attention. He also apologized for the noise and said he did not want further police intervention.

Feb. 25

11:30 a.m. A Whitehall man is facing two misdemeanor charges after police responded to a report of a woman being held in her home against her will. Joshua A. Millington, 43, of Main Street, was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest after police received a complaint that he was keeping his wife locked in their home by padlocking the door from the inside and preventing her from accessing the key. Officers helped the woman leave the residence and she came to the police station to file a report. As she was leaving the station, officers observed Millington standing just down the street and subsequently arrested him on the unlawful imprisonment charge. As police were taking him into custody, he allegedly attempted to flee, leading to the resisting arrest charge. While in custody, Millington reportedly acknowledged locking his wife in the house so she won’t cheat on him. Millington was taken to the Washington County central arraignment court, where he was released on his own recognizance pending a March 13 appearance in Whitehall Village Court.

Feb. 29

1:07 a.m. Police were dispatched to Gilmore Street in response to a report of a tree that had fallen on power lines. The lines were sparking when police arrived at the scene. The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department responded and asked police to secure the intersection of Gilmore and Lafayette streets until village public works crews arrived. Once the DPW crews arrived, police were released from the scene.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Feb. 23

Deputies arrested 60-year-old John F. Sulpizi of Salem and charged him as a fugitive from justice. During an investigation it was found that Sulpizi was wanted in Berkshire County, MA, for failing to appear for a felony charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.

Sulpizi is being held at the Washington County Correctional Facility pending arraignment and possible extradition.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and anyone who may have information about Sulpizi is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at 518-746-2475.

New York State Police Beat

Feb. 16

1:15 p.m.

State police of Greenwich arrested Roland Brathwaite, 34, of Troy, and James M. Brennan, 21, of Greenwich, each for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On the above date, troopers stopped a vehicle on NYS Route 29 in Easton for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver was identified as Brathwaite, and the passenger as Brennan. The investigation determined Brathwaite did not have a valid driver’s license and was arrested for an unrelated active arrest warrant issued by the Troy City Court. Further investigation indicated the pair was allegedly in possession of felony-weight narcotics, leading to the arrest of Brennan.

Both were transported to SP Greenwich for processing then arraigned at the Washington County Centralized Arraignment Court. Brathwaite was remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility without bail. Brennan was released on his own recognizance.

Feb. 25

3:16 p.m.

State Police of Greenwich responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of Cooke Hollow Road in Easton. The investigation determined Kimberly A. Outen, 48, of Easton, intentionally struck another vehicle with her vehicle following a domestic dispute. Outen was arrested for second-degree criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated harassment. She was transported to SP Greenwich for processing where she refused to provide a sample to determine the alcohol content of her blood.

Outen was arraigned at the Washington County Centralized Arraignment Part Court and released on her own recognizance.

Fair Haven Police Beat

Feb. 26           

4 p.m. – Police arrested 23-year-old Payton M. Artt, of Whitehall, following a traffic stop for speeding. During the subsequent investigation it was determined that Artt had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in Rutland Superior Court on a prior charge of DUI. He was issued a citation to appear in court and released.

Feb. 27

4 p.m. – An officer stopped 56-year-old William P. Lowell of Castleton for not having a license plate on the front of his vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined that Lowell was under a lifetime driver’s license suspension for previous DUI offenses. He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date and released.

Mar. 1

3 p.m. – Following a traffic stop for no taillight, Fair Haven police arrested a passenger in the vehicle on an outstanding warrant from December of last year, for failure to appear in court on prior charges of violation of probation. Joseph Richardson, 29, of Poultney, was arrested, processed and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility per the warrant’s instructions.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

Feb. 24

10:02 p.m. – Deputies on patrol in the Town of Wallingford observed a vehicle traveling at 108 mph in a 55-mph zone on U.S. Route 7. A traffic stop was conducted and according to the incident report, several indicators of alleged impairment were observed. The driver, identified as 27-year-old Douglas Jeffery of Wallingford, allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on charges of DUI, grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle and excessive speed.

Jeffery was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released to the custody of a sober party.

Feb. 27

10:30 a.m. – A deputy responded to report of a single car crash on Boardman Hill Road in West Rutland. Upon investigation, the driver indicated she swerved to avoid a deer, lost control and left the side of the highway, striking several road signs and causing significant damage to her vehicle. No injuries were reported and no charges are pending. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Vermont State Police Beat

Feb. 23

2:023 p.m. – Troopers were notified about a family fight on Whistle Stop Lane in the town of Pittsford. Through investigation it was determined that 64-year-old Eileen Willis of Pittsford allegedly caused pain and/or bodily injury to a family or household member. Willis was arrested on the charge of domestic assault, processed and issued conditions of release, and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Feb 24

11:55 p.m. – Troopers stopped a motor vehicle on U.S. Route 7 in Rutland for an observed violation. They identified the driver as 30-year-old Sara Daly of North Clarendon. During the stop, troopers observed several indicators of alleged impairment and subsequently arrested Daly on suspicion of DUI. Daly was processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Feb. 26

5:58 p.m. – State police were notified of a violation of abuse order in the Town of Poultney. Through investigation it was determined that Andre White, 39, of Poultney, allegedly violated an abuse order multiple times. White was located in the Town of Rutland and arrested. A judicial officer was contacted and ordered White to be lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail. White is scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Feb. 29

7:30 p.m. – Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Cortina Inn in the town of Rutland for an observed violation. The operator was identified as 58-year-old Eric Stephens, of Rutland. Stephens was found to have a criminally suspended license. Stephens was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing. During the stop indicators of alleged drug activity were also observed. A K9 responded and was deployed on the vehicle. Troopers subsequently seized the vehicle in pursuit of a search warrant. A warrant was granted, and during a subsequent search troopers located a felony amount of cocaine. Stephens was issued a citation to appear for the charges of possession of cocaine, DLS, and being a habitual criminal. He was transported to Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center where he was lodged on $5,000 bail.

Mar. 1

3:58 a.m. – Troopers responded to the Cortina Inn in Rutland for a report of a family fight. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of 31-year-old Joshua Lewis of Rutland on a charge of second-degree aggravated domestic assault. He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

Mar. 2

12:33 a.m. – Troopers from the Vermont State Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Old Turnpike Road, in the town of Mount Holly. Through investigation, it was determined 34-year-old Kamar Sullivan, of Mount Holly, allegedly caused pain and or bodily injury to a family or household member. Sullivan was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing on a charge of domestic assault.