Police Beat May 24, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

May 11

9:45 a.m. – An officer assisted with traffic control on North Street while a wrecker removed a vehicle blocking traffic after losing its left front wheel.

10:26 a.m. – A resident turned over a Social Security card that had been found on Quaker Street. No phone number could be located for the owner. The card was placed in lost and found until the owner is located.

4:22 p.m. – A caller reported an open door at a vacant building on South Maple Street. An officer checked the location and found no one there. Police said they will observe the building closely.

May 13

3:05 p.m. – A vehicle was observed parked on North Maple Street in a no-parking zone. The vehicle had an expired Vermont temporary registration and no insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the registered owner, Linsey Mattison, of Salem, was issued a parking violation.

4:36 p.m. – A suspicious vehicle with two sleeping individuals was reported to be in the Slate Valley Museum parking lot.

The patrol interviewed the occupants and found that 61-year-old Charles A. Ricci of Whitehall was wanted on an arrest warrant from Warren County. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and transported Ricci to Fort Ann to meet with Warren County law enforcement.

The vehicle had an expired Vermont temporary registration and no proof of insurance. There was not a licensed operator on scene so the vehicle was towed. The registered owner, Darlene K. Lemon, of Poultney, was issued a traffic citation for having an unregistered vehicle on a public street.

10:40 p.m. – Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a Church Street business. An officer interviewed the occupant, who indicated she was there to pick up her boyfriend when he got out of work. She agreed to move to another location and no further law enforcement action was required.

May 14

12:38 p.m. – An officer responded to North Maple Street for a report of an illegally parked vehicle. Parking citations were issued for parking on the sidewalk, improper parking and parking in a no-parking zone.

9:25 p.m. – While on patrol an officer observed an open door at a Morrison Avenue location. The location was cleared with the kitchen window, basement door along with the back and front doors secured. The search turned up no individuals inside the structure but there were signs it had been recently occupied.

9:49 p.m. – While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle parked after hours at Veterans Park. The occupant advised he had been kicked out of his home and had nowhere else to go. He said he would relocate.

10:34 p.m. – While patrolling Church Street, officers noticed a vehicle traveling with a headlight out, conducted a traffic stop and advised the operator to have the light replaced.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Beat

May 13

Deputies responded to a report of a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer truck on NYS Route 4 in Kingsbury. Law enforcement said the northbound vehicle carrying a load of stone lost control and went off the right shoulder, causing the driver to overcorrect and roll over. The operator was transported by Fort Ann EMS to the Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Deputies were also assisted on the scene by Kingsbury and Fort Ann fire, NYS Police and NYS DOT.

New York State Police Beat

May 11

11:33 p.m. – Troopers responded to the reports of a motorcycle crash with severe injuries on NYS Route 67 in Johnsonville, part of the Town of Pittstown. The investigation determined multiple individuals were attempting to free a disabled vehicle that had become struck on the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was successfully freed and was stopped in the eastbound lane of the roadway. A motorcycle being operated by Matthew E. Disorda, 28, of Hoosick Falls, was traveling eastbound and struck the vehicle, causing him to be ejected. Disorda was declared dead at the scene.

The collision pushed the disabled vehicle into its owner, who was standing outside the vehicle at the time of the impact. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Pawlet Constable Beat

May 14

6:40 a.m. – The Pawlet Constable conducted a traffic stop on Egg Street for an observed motor vehicle violation, no front plate. Upon interview it was determined that 27-year-old Lucas P. McBride of Dorset had his driver’s license under criminal suspension, according to the report. McBride was arrested and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

May 12

While conducting a patrol in the Town of Clarendon, a deputy observed a vehicle running in a closed off location. Upon contact with the operator, identified as 18-year-old Damien Peer of Clarendon, signs of alleged impairment were indicated. Peer is accused of having failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Rutland City Police Department for processing. According to the incident report, he provided an evidentiary breath sample above the legal limit.

Peer was charged with DUI and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

May 10

11 p.m. – State police stopped a vehicle on Boardman Road in West Rutland for an observed motor vehicle violation. During the investigation, troopers observed indicators of alleged drug activity. A K-9 unit from the Rutland Police Department responded and a search warrant was issued. The two passengers, 29-year-old Fletcher Johnston of Middlebury and 53-year-old Arthur Stone of Poultney, were found to be in possession of cocaine. Both men were charged with possession, issued citations to appear in Rutland Superior Court and released.

May 11

10:34 a.m. – Troopers responded to a report of a two-car crash on U.S. Route 7 near Parker Road in the Town of Pittsford. The incident report indicated both vehicles were traveling northbound when one slowed to turn onto Parker Road and was struck by the following car. Both drivers received minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to the Rutland Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released. The report does not indicate any charges were filed.

May 13

On Feb. 2, state police were contacted by an official at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland to inform them that a corrections officer had been relieved of duty pending an investigation. On May 13, 28-year-old David Orvis of Rutland was arrested and is accused of providing at least two incarcerated individuals with contraband, specifically tobacco. Orvis allegedly received an electronic payment from the inmates for the product.

Orvis has since resigned his position with the Vermont Department of Corrections. He was processed and charged with neglect of duty by a public officer, issued a citation returnable in Rutland Superior Court and released.