Police Beat April 12, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

March 28

10:03 a.m. – A North Street resident requested a police report concerning two Amazon packages delivered to an unknown wrong address, so Amazon would refund the price of the contents.

2:30 p.m. – A police officer was dispatched to a North Street address to assist EMS with an unresponsive female.

March 29

10:34 a.m. – Police responded to a Madison Street location to assist EMS in transporting a patient to a local hospital.

5:45 p.m. – An officer responded to a Westview Drive location to assist EMS with a woman who said she was feeling suicidal. The patient was transported to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment.

March 30

7:21 a.m. – Police responded to a Madison Street location for a report of an unattended death. CPR was stopped a short while later when death was obvious. The patient’s physician was to sign the death certificate and a funeral home was contacted.

8 p.m. – A patient called the police to complain that staff would not increase his pain medication. Staff indicated such a request required medical approval, and the prescribing physician would be in the next day. The patient indicated approval and the case was closed.

April 1

12:05 a.m. – Police responded to a Quaker Street business for a motion alarm. It was determined that inside decorations moving in the air flow set off the alarm. The investigation was closed.

April 4

9:45 a.m. – Police responded to a North Quaker Street address for a 9-1-1 hang-up call. The call was placed in error.

Whitehall Police Beat

March 31

5:38 a.m. A report of a property-damage crash on Broadway led to a drunk driving charge against an Albany woman. Janine M. Guido, 35, of Jermain Street, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after police found her in the driver’s seat of a sport-utility vehicle with significant front-end damage on Broadway. Officers said she showed several signs of impairment and failed a field sobriety test. She was taken to the Whitehall police station, where she refused to take a breath test. She was taken to Washington County’s central arraignment court.

4:04 p.m. Police were contacted by a Fort Ann man who told them he was involved in a dispute with a Whitehall man over money at a Poultney Street business. The Fort Ann man claimed the other had spit on him during the dispute. The Whitehall man disputed this version of events, saying the two had engaged in an oral dispute only. He did acknowledge owing the Fort Ann man money. Officers told the Fort Ann man that no charges would be filed and suggested the matter be taken to small claims court.

April 1

8:20 a.m. Officers received a noise complaint from a resident of a School Street multiple-unit dwelling. The downstairs tenant told them the upstairs tenant was stomping on the floor. The issue between the parties has been ongoing. The downstairs tenant was told to bring the matter to her landlord.

Fair Haven Police Beat

March 29

11 p.m. – Police conducted a vehicle stop on North Park Place after observing a car drive by them with a flat tire. Upon interview, the officer detected 21-year-old Hailey E. Pyenta of Fair Haven to allegedly be under the influence of an unknown narcotic. The report says Pyenta failed field sobriety exercises and was arrested on a charge of DUI-Drugs. She was also issued traffic violations for no insurance and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Pyenta was released and ordered to answer the charges in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

April 1

2:19 p.m. – On this date, police arrested 40-year-old Ryan M. Matteson of Fair Haven following a March 20 vandalism complaint concerning an incident in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot. Through investigation officers learned that Matteson allegedly slashed the tire of a vehicle in the parking lot. Matteson admitted to his involvement, according to police. He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

8:45 p.m. – Officers arrested a Wells resident after a call from the Shaw’s Supermarket about a man they refused to sell alcohol to, who was seen leaving the store stumbling and having trouble walking. Police located 41-year-old Adrian D. Montbrand driving on South Main Street at 5 mph and with two flat front tires. Montbrand allegedly failed field sobriety tests and later refused to provide a breath sample.

The officers also noticed front-end damage to his vehicle. The subsequent investigation revealed Montbrand apparently lost control at the intersection of Washington and West streets, jumped the curb, then traveled through the park before striking a fence and continuing out on the east side.

Montbrand was charged with DUI-Refusal and leaving the scene of the accident. He was given citations to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Police Beat

March 28

9:31 p.m. – A deputy on patrol in the Town of Clarendon observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway along East Clarendon Road, then slowly proceeding toward Beacon Heights. The driver was pulled over for a traffic violation and through investigation, it was determined that 51-year-old Joy M. Bruno of Clarendon was allegedly operating the vehicle with a criminally suspended license. Bruno was subsequently placed under arrest, issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

April 1

1:30 p.m. – While on patrol in Wallingford, a deputy stopped a vehicle on Creek Road for an observed traffic violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that 36-year-old Ashley Gove of Mendon was allegedly operating the vehicle without a license, had prior convictions for the same offense earlier this year and had an active on the charge of criminal mischief. Gove was arrested and held pending court action.

Vermont State Police Beat

March 29

12:46 p.m. – Troopers announced the arrest of an Elizabethtown, NY, man following an investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Oct. 15 last year in the Town of Killington. Jackson Van Wie, 28, was issued a citation for sexual assault and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court later this month.

March 30

3:44 p.m. – State police were notified of a road rage incident involving a firearm that occurred on VT. Route 22A in West Haven. Through investigation it was determined that 54-year-old Cynthia Knipes of Bernson allegedly attempted to block another vehicle from passing her and then pulled out a firearm, which troopers say she displayed in a threatening manner.

Knipes was arrested on the charge of criminal threatening and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court in May.

April 1

11:49 a.m. – Troopers were dispatched to investigate a two-car crash on U.S. Route 7 near North Shrewsbury Road in Clarendon. Through investigation it was determined that a southbound vehicle turned left into the path of a northbound vehicle, causing the collision. Both drivers received minor injuries with one transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment. Troopers say charges are pending.

April 3

2:35 p.m. – Troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to report of a vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 near Hartsboro Road in Wallingford. The investigation revealed a Rutland man was driving northbound when a large tree branch crashed into his car, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, traveling off the shoulder of the roadway. The victim sustained what was described as moderate injuries and was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment. The driver was alone in the car. The accident occurred during the Wednesday windstorm.