Police Beat April 26, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

April 11

5:20 p.m. – Patrols were advised to increase surveillance around the Rail Trail in the area of North Street for unauthorized motor vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed.

10:10 – While patrolling the Church Street area an officer observed a vehicle traveling at an estimated speed of 60 mph. The vehicle then failed to stop at an intersection. A traffic stop was initiated with the driver admitting to the violations, indicating he was distracted. He was cited for speed not reasonable and prudent.

April 12

11:15 a.m. – A vehicle backing out of a driveway on Columbus Street struck a southbound vehicle, causing front bumper damage. There were no injuries or citations issued, however the driver of the car backing into the road was listed as at fault.

April 13

5:55 a.m. – A patrol responded to Mettowee Park where a woman who was out walking her dogs reported hearing someone in the woods yelling. The officer located the individual who stated he had been yelling for his dogs, who had broken loose for a short while.

8:40 a.m. A resident of South Street called police to report he had seen a male and female walking behind a vacant home and did not think they belonged there. A patrol found nothing out of order. The owner soon arrived and a property check showed nothing to be missing.

April 14

11:25 a.m. – An officer observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk of North Maple Street and in a no-parking zone. The owner was issued a citation for each offense.

11:27 a.m. – An officer observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk of North Maple Street and in a no-parking zone. The owner was issued a citation for each offense.

11:32 a.m. – An officer observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk of North Maple Street and in a no-parking zone. A male with the registered owner indicated he had been driving and deserved the citations. Such were issued to him for both violations.

April 15

5:43 a.m. – Police were called to a Madison Street facility by a resident who claimed another person was harassing her by repeatedly entering her room. The matter was addressed by management.

6:59 a.m. – An officer responded to a Broadview Terrace residence for a trespassing complaint about two people in a vehicle supposedly parked on private property and refusing to leave. The vehicle was gone on arrival but the officer located their residence and interviewed them. They stated they were looking for a lost dog and thought they were parked on village property. The case was closed.

8:43 a.m. – Police were dispatched to a Quaker Street business for a report of an impaired driver in a vehicle outside the business. The officer interviewed the woman, who submitted to a field sobriety test and passed. She indicated she had an ongoing issue with a person inside. The woman’s husband arrived at the scene and drove the vehicle away. The incident was closed with no further action.

10 a.m. – An officer responded to a Madison Street facility to deal with a resident who wanted to leave and return home, but advised he could not contact any family members to facilitate such. He was advised he might have to seek legal aid and asked the facility to provide him with appropriate phone numbers.

10:46 a.m. – Police received a video of two youths fighting on the Little League field that several others were watching. The league requested both youths be served with orders of no trespass. One youth was contacted and served. Police were seeking the second.

1:12 p.m. – Police were called to adjudicate an eviction dispute between a mother and daughter, again. Woman was advised of the eviction procedures and noted she would seek legal advice.

April 16

3:30 p.m. – A woman came to the station with a lost dog she had found on Quaker Street near the Vermont line. The dog’s owner was located and the animal returned home.

9:05 p.m. – A woman called police to report she had seen a male with two small children steal a trash bin from the back of a maintenance building at the high school. A check of the area produced negative results.

Whitehall police beat

April 11

1:49 p.m. – Police received a report of vandalism of a sport-utility vehicle parked at a Mountain Street residence. The caller told officers she believed her ex-boyfriend had slashed the two rear tires on her vehicle but had no proof he had done it. She did note she had messages from her former boyfriend saying her tires were flat and he would take the children to school in the morning. Because she had no evidence, the caller said she merely wanted police to document the incident and she would seek an order of protection.

April 12

5:15 p,m. – A Whitehall man is facing a felony charge after police found several items reportedly taken in a burglary at a Poultney, Vermont, residence on March 23. Roger L. Brown Jr., 37, of Adams Street, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after local police were contacted by law enforcement officers in Vermont, who believed Brown had been involved in the break-in. Approximately $46,000 worth of gold jewelry had been reported stolen; $2,500 worth of items were recovered from a Vermont jewelry store, where the owner identified Brown as the person who had sold him the items, police said. Whitehall police obtained a search warrant for Brown’s residence, where they recovered multiple jewelry items after Brown directed them to a backpack in which the items were located. Brown was taken into custody and made several statements about his involvement before invoking his right to an attorney, police said. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

April 14

8 a.m. – A Middle Granville man was charged with disobeying an order of protection after he was found riding in a car with a woman who had the order against him. Jeremiah D. Little, 37, of Old State Route 22, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, after police pulled over a car he was driving on Poultney Street after they determined the license plates were not those that belonged to the vehicle. He was also charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, also a misdemeanor, and three Vehicle and Traffic Law infractions. Little was taken to Washington County’s central arraignment court, where he was ordered held in lieu of cash bail.

April 15

1:15 p.m. – A Whitehall man is facing two felony charges after he allegedly choked another man during a domestic disturbance at an Elizabeth Street residence that was initially reported as a stabbing. Nicholas R. Oliver, 29, of Elizabeth Street, was charged with aggravated family offense and second-degree strangulation after he allegedly choked a 59-year-old man into unconsciousness during the disturbance. Oliver was arraigned in Salem Town Court, where he was ordered held on bail.

April 16

7 p.m. – A Whitehall man was charged with a felony after he allegedly attempted to rob another man on Broadway. Robert C. Nunamacher, 36, of Main Street, was charged with third-degree robbery after he allegedly came up to a man who was looking over a camper for sale and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The victim said Nunamacher put his hands in his pockets and threatened to kill the victim if he did not turn over all his possessions. Nothing of value was taken, the victim told police Nunamacher turned himself in to police two days later and was transported to the Washington County Jail.

April 17

11:12 p.m. – Police were called to a Broadway building in response to a report that someone was staying in the building despite it having been condemned. Upon arrival, officers found a woman in the building who told them she had fallen asleep there but did not mean to stay. Police told her the building was unsafe and she was advised to contact code enforcement to see about retrieving any belongings she may have in the building.


Fair Haven Police Beat

April 13

5:30 p.m. – An officer stopped a vehicle on Prospect Street for a motor-vehicle violation, and determined the driver, 60-year-old Julie M. Crochetiere of Fair Haven, was driving with a criminally suspended license and no insurance. Crochetiere was arrested on the above charges, processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

April 19

12:20 p.m. – A patrol pulled over a vehicle on West Park Street after the driver almost pulled out in front of another vehicle. Through investigation it was determined the driver, 49-year-old Eduardo E. Aviles of Fair Haven, was operating with a criminally suspended license. Aviles was arrested and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

April 13

3:30 p.m. – Troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to a two-vehicle crash on Main Street in West Rutland, where the investigation determined one of the vehicles ran a stop sign at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and struck the other. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. The incident report does not indicate if any charges were filed.

5:20 p.m. – State police conducted a vehicle stop for an observed traffic violation in Clarendon.  The driver, identified as 31-year-old Kristi Sawyer of Rutland, was found to be operating with a criminally suspended license. Further investigation revealed Sawyer was allegedly operating under the influence of alcohol. She was cited for both violations and released with an order to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

10:37 p.m. – Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on North Grove Street in Rutland. The operator of the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Nicholas Blongy of Proctor, received minor injuries and was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center for treatment. It was determined he was allegedly under the influence and cited for DUI, according to police. Blongy was ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

April 17

10:04 p.m. – State police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Alfrecha Road in Clarendon, where the vehicle struck a guard rail and rolled down into a nearby field. During the investigation, troopers say the driver, 30-year-old Sara Daley of Clarendon, allegedly showed signs of intoxication. She was arrested and charged with failing to maintain her lane and DUI. Daley was released with an order to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

April 18

1:20 a.m. – Troopers conduct a vehicle stop in Rutland for an observed traffic violation. During the stop, troopers indicated that 40-year-old Joseph Mullica of Rutland, showed signs of alleged intoxication and was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI. Mullica was released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.