Police Beat April 5, 2024

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Editor’s note: A 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 Beat

March 22

9:42 a.m. – A woman contacted the police department to advise students in the Granville School parking lots are laying on their horns and driving erratically. The school resource officer indicated to law enforcement the offenders have been warned and has recommended school disciplinary action for those who continue to offend, perhaps not allowing them to use student parking. The department is also stepping up patrols around the high school during the reported time frames for the student actions.

10:35 a.m. – Police were called to the Pine Street area for a reported motor-vehicle accident. None was located but a cellphone with a cracked screen was found at the location. It was taken to the station for a possible return to the owner.

12:20 p.m. – A village resident informed the department a former boyfriend had allegedly developed a pattern of increasing harassment, including text messages and visits to her home. According to the incident report, she provided police with video evidence of the violations. She has an order of protection against him, according to police.

The complainant completed a deposition and other required legal forms. Subsequently, 34-year-old Robert Bailey of Granville was located in North Granville and arrested on a criminal contempt violation with a previous conviction and an aggravated family offense charge, which indicates more than one reported incident. Bailey was arraigned and issued an appearance ticket for an April court date.

March 23

8:05 a.m. – Police assisted a motorist who became stuck in a snowbank on Quaker Street.

11:15 a.m. – Police responded to a Pacific Street address after being informed by the FBI a person at that residence had used Snapchat to indicate intentions to do harm to herself. All persons at the location denied any problem or harmful intentions. The subject of concern later admitted she had posted comments a day earlier when she was upset, but never meant to do harm. All were advised of agencies that could help in such affairs if they were truly needed.

12:00 p.m. – A woman called police to say her neighbor has called her a “whack job” while shoveling snow. She was advised such actions did not constitute a criminal offense.

1:25 p.m. – An officer responded to an East Main Street location for a requested welfare check. There were no issues.

March 24

6:00 p.m. – A patrol responded to a Church Street location for a report of an egg thrown at the residence. The complainant advised police she thought she knew who the offender was, but the incident was not caught on her cameras. Police interviewed neighbors, but no one witnessed the egg throwing.

March 25

10:05 a.m. – A person turned in a wallet to law enforcement. The wallet contained the identification of the owner, who was contacted and retrieved his property.

March 26

3:30 p.m. – A Madison Street woman informed police she had entered the home through a window, because the other occupant of the home had locked her out. The male party stated he was in the process of evicting the woman. She stated she intended to remain there until the eviction was formalized.

Whitehall Police Beat

March 23

7:30 a.m. A Lamb Street woman called police to complain that her neighbor was plowing snow into her driveway. Police interviewed the neighbor, who said the caller had been shoveling the snow from her driveway into the street and provided a photo of the caller doing so. The neighbor said she was simply clearing the street of the snow the caller had shoveled into it and some had gone back into the caller’s driveway. Officers cautioned the caller that she could be charged with depositing debris in the roadway if she continued to shovel snow into the street.

11:01 p.m. Police received an anonymous call claiming a baby had been left unattended in the road in front of a Poultney Street residence. A patrol arrived at the address and found a stroller with a child’s blankets on the ground in the snow. Police went to the door of the residence, where a woman told them she and her boyfriend were arguing over a lost wallet and that she had walked to a nearby store with a baby in the stroller. Officers saw a child around 4 years old bundled in a snowsuit and hat inside the residence. The child came to the door and appeared to be in good health, police said. The adults refused to cooperate with police.

March 24

8:40 a.m.  A Whitehall woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly stealing grocery items from a Poultney Street store from which she had previously been banned. Jaclyn M. Giancamillo, 38, of Poultney Street, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and petty larceny, a misdemeanor, after she was allegedly seen taking grocery items from the store worth $7.42. Giancamillo was not at the store when police arrived but was later located at her residence. She was transported to the Washington County Central Arraignment Court for arraignment on the charges.

March 26

9 p.m. A Whitehall man was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, for allegedly repeatedly attempting to contact a former girlfriend although the contacts were unwanted.  Robert J. Lampmon, 62, of Main Street, was charged after the ex-girlfriend provided police with 12 separate voicemails left on her phone after Lampmon had been blocked. She also said he repeatedly came to the door of her apartment and attempted to enter, despite being told not to. Lampmon was in Village Court the next day on a separate charge of second-degree contempt for allegedly visiting an apartment where a child who has a stay-away order of protection against him was present. Acting Village Justice Thomas Nichols was informed of the new charge against Lampmon so he could be arraigned during his other appearance.

March 27

1:41 a.m. Police were dispatched to the intersection of Saunders and Rock streets in response to a report of a fight involving an axe. When officers arrived, they saw two men yelling at each other at the end of a driveway. Police were able to separate the two without incident and interviewed both men. One man, age 25, told officers the fight stemmed from the other man, age 36, using an obscene term about his girlfriend and stalking her at her work. He said he had gone to the location after the other man had told him to come there and fight. He also said the older man was swinging the axe but never struck him with it. The 36-year-old stated the two men had had a disagreement earlier in the evening and that he had attempted to apologize. When that attempt failed, he sent a Facebook message giving his address to the man’s girlfriend if her boyfriend wanted to continue the confrontation. He acknowledged punching the 25-year-old in the face several times but denied using the axe as a weapon. The 25-year-old’s face was covered with mud and blood and he was examined by emergency medical personnel for a cut under his nose and a bloody nose. The 36-year-old was bleeding from his right arm but declined medical attention. Both men were highly intoxicated, police said. No charges were filed in the incident

1:20 p.m. Officers were called to a Williams Street residence for a reported domestic dispute. Upon arrival, police interviewed the two parties, who acknowledged having a dispute but no injuries were reported. The male involved in the dispute agreed to go for a walk to cool off, and no other police action was necessary.

Fair Haven Police Beat

March 23

7:34 a.m. – Police were summoned to a River Street residence for a reported assault. Through investigation, officers determined that 60-year-old Charles R. Hale Jr. allegedly became involved in a physical altercation with another, causing injury. Hale was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault, issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date and released.

March 25

1:35 p.m. – An officer stopped a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Kasey R. Fredette of Benson on NYS Route 22A, for an equipment violation. The subsequent investigation revealed Fredette was under criminal suspension to operate a motor vehicle. Fredette was arrested, issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date and released.

Vermont State Police Beat

March 21

1:25 a.m. – Troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash on VT Route 100 in Killington. During the investigation, it was determined that 47-year-old Joseph Mailhoit of Rochester, VT, showed several signs of alleged impairment. Mailhoit was subsequently taken into custody and charged with DUI. He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

March 23

6:57 a.m. – State police responded to a single-vehicle crash on US Route 7 in Wallingford. Through investigation it was determined the driver was traveling southbound when he lost control, struck a guardrail and exited the roadway, coming to rest down an embankment. Harry Delong, 97, of Clarendon, received minor injuries. Troopers indicate charges may be pending.

March 25

1:23 p.m. – Troopers were notified of a threatening complaint at the Family Dollar store in Wallingford. Through investigation it was determined that 68-year-old Randy McLellan of Wallingford allegedly violated a temporary stalking order that had been placed against him. McLellan was arrested, processed and released on a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court.

March 26

1:02 p.m. – State police responded to a reported theft in the Town of Mt. Taber. It was determined that 41-year-old Derrick Kent of Mt. Tabor had allegedly stolen property and was found to have a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge as well as driving with a criminally suspended license. Kent was taken into custody, arraigned and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility per the warrant’s instructions.

Town of Pawlet Constable Beat

March 25

11:40 a.m. – The Pawlet Constable arrested 27-year-old Lucas P. McBride of Dorset after stopping him for a motor-vehicle violation.  The investigation revealed the vehicle was uninspected and that McBride driver’s license was criminally suspended. McBride was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

3 p.m. – While patrolling VT Route 30, the Pawlet Constable stopped a vehicle for speeding and subsequently learned the driver, 29-year-old Colton C. Birkheimer of Poultney, also had a criminally suspended license. Birkheimer was arrested, issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.