Police Beat May 16, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

May 4

2 p.m. – A woman came to the station to report what she described as suspicious activity by an ex-boyfriend, claiming he was following her in several locations around Washington and Warren counties. She did not request any police action, other than to document her complaint.

7:30 p.m. – Police responded to a North Street address for a report of a kitchen fire. The fire was extinguished prior to the arrival of police and the fire department. No further action was needed.

9 p.m. – A woman came to the station to report a prior incident involving her mother. She inquired about obtaining an order of protection and was advised of the procedure. The woman indicated she would contact family court.

May 7

3:59 p.m. – At the direction of the Granville Village Court, an officer took 20-year-old Cheyenne R. Crum of Granville into custody on a charge of violation of probation and she was remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility.

May 8

11 a.m. – An individual came to the station to turn in a wallet found in a shopping cart at Price Chopper. An officer left a message with the owner including instructions on how to retrieve the lost property.

2:28 p.m. – A person called 911 to report a black Jeep traveling north on Quaker Street at a high rate of speed and endangering three children in a crossing walk. Police checked the area with negative results and remained on scene at the crosswalk for a time.

Whitehall Police Beat

May 6

10:30 a.m. A Whitehall woman was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17 after she allegedly threw a pair of scissors at a man holding a 10-month-old infant. Biane H. St. Louis, 36, of Broadway, was charged with the misdemeanor after police were dispatched to a Montcalm Avenue residence, where a man told them about the alleged scissor-throwing incident. The man also said St. Louis had destroyed a television set during the domestic incident. St. Louis was taken into custody, processed at the Whitehall police station and taken to the Washington County Jail.

1:45 p.m. A Rutland, Vermont, man was charged with second-degree trespass after he was allegedly caught on video inside a Whitehall residence where he was not permitted to be. Shane Morgan, 35, was charged with the misdemeanor after Whitehall police received a complaint from an Adams Street resident that he had entered the residence while the woman living there was at work. After police initially contacted Morgan about the incident, the lawyer representing Morgan told officers his client had gone to the house to retrieve some items he had left there – with the permission of the resident. Morgan, accompanied by the lawyer, turned himself in to police the next day. He was taken to Washington County’s central arraignment court, where he was released on his own recognizance. He was also issued a stay-away order of protection.

3:15 p.m. No one was seriously injured when a horse-drawn buggy collided with a motor vehicle on Broadway. Police said the motor vehicle had been attempting to pass the buggy when the buggy driver turned into its path. The buggy sustained minor damage and the horse, along with two people in the buggy and three in the motor vehicle, were not injured. The buggy driver was deemed at fault for failing to signal his intention to turn.

4:25 p.m. A Hudson Falls woman was cited for leaving the scene of an accident when she reportedly backed into another in a Poultney Street parking lot. Marguerite J. Bosford, 46, was cited after she backed into a parked car, then left the scene. A store patron saw the crash and, using the license of the vehicle that left, police were able to trace the car to Bosford. Bosford reportedly told police she thought she had hit a trash container. She came to the Whitehall police station the next day, where she was issued a ticket for leaving the scene.

May 7

3 p.m. Police were called to a Mountain Street apartment after receiving a report that a man there was not breathing. Officers administered two doses of a nasal spray used to treat opioid overdoses. The man refused further medical attention.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

May 10

Deputies arrested 62-year-old Eric E. Roewer of White Creek on two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony. The arrest followed an investigation into a February incident in White Creek. Roewer was found to be in passion of assault weapons with large capacity magazines. Roewer is currently forbidden to possess any firearms.

According to deputies, Roewer was processed at Washington County Centralized Arraignment and released pending further court appearances. Additional charges are pending, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Fair Haven Police Beat

May 3

Officers arrested a Fair Haven couple following the investigation into an April trespassing complaint at a Main Street business.

The investigation found 40-year-old Jesica Perry and 22-year-old Alexis Sarro allegedly entered the establishment in direct violation of a no-trespass ordered served to them in September 2023. Both were charged with unlawful trespass and released to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Police arrested 44-year-old Nicole Lussier of Poultney/Benson on charges of providing false information to a police officer and driving with a criminally suspended license, after she was arrested by the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office on a variety of charges and incarcerated at the Maple Valley Correctional Facility. The Fair Haven charges stem from an incident in March where Lussier was pulled over by an officer, allegedly provided false information and fled the scene while the information was being verified.

May 9

6:30 p.m. – An officer conducted a traffic stop on 31-year-old Kasey R. Fredette of Benson after she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign on Washington Street. During the interview it was determined Fredette was under criminal suspension to operate a motor vehicle. Fredette was arrested and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

May 4

3:58 p.m. – State police responded to a report of a family fight on Bird Street in the Town of Poultney. Through an investigation police determined that 74-year-old Mario Mesiti of Poultney is alleged to have caused pain and/or injury to a family or household member. Mesiti was arrested and processed, after which he was released under specific conditions and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a future date.

May 5

3:38 p.m. – Troopers were notified of a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 7 in the Town of Pittsford. According to the incident report, the driver was attempting to pass another vehicle but hydroplaned, lost control, exited the left side of the road and struck a tree before coming to rest in a nearby field.

The vehicle received heavy damage, but the 39-year-old male driver was not hurt. Troopers say charges are pending.

10:32 p.m. – Troopers were advised of an incident that occurred at a residence in the Town of Rutland. During the interview process, 59-year-old James Vandetti of Rutland showed signs of alleged impairment. Vandetti was administered a standardized field sobriety test and subsequently charged with DUI-Drugs.

It was also determined that Vandetti had operated a vehicle on a public highway and did so with a criminally suspended license. Vandetti was transported to the trooper’s Rutland barracks where he is also charged with impeding police by refusing to comply with a court order. Following processing, Vandetti was released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

May 8

11:22 a.m. – State police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Lincoln Avenue in the City of Rutland. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Louis Ross of Rutland, whom troopers had been attempting to locate on drug possession charges for several days. With the assistance of a K-9 unit from the Town of Rutland Police Department, troopers discovered suspected cocaine on Ross. A search warrant was obtained and suspected heroin was discovered in the possession of Ross and his 34-year-old passenger Katelyn Sawyer, also of Rutland.

Ross was charged with possession of both cocaine and heroin while Sawyer faces charges of possession of heroin and violating conditions of release on a previous charge. Both were processed and released with a citation to appear at a later date in Rutland Superior Court.

May 9

9:08 a.m. – A trooper from the Rutland barracks responded to a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 4 in Mendon. The investigation revealed the 36-year-old female driver was traveling eastbound when she lost control, driving off the south side of the roadway and struck an embankment.

The woman and four juvenile passengers, ages 3, 7, 9 and 11, received serious to severe injuries. They were transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center and later transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

State police were assisted on the scene by the Rutland Regional Ambulance Service and the Rutland City Fire Department. Troopers said they also want to thank all who stopped to render aid to the injured prior to the arrival of emergency services.