Police Beat June 14, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

May 29

7:09 a.m. – Police were made aware of several comments posted on the Granville Community Forum about a suspicious person/vehicle and stepped-up patrols in the areas listed, particularly during school hours. The suspect vehicle was not seen but all shifts were notified to be on the lookout for it.

2 p.m. – An officer responded to a North Street address for a complaint about a neighbor’s dogs loose on their property. The reporting person indicated they had spoken to the neighbors about the problem. The animal control officer was notified.

May 30

7:15 a.m. – An officer responded to another report of the same suspicious vehicle from the previous day. A search of the village proved negative.

May 31

8 a.m. – Police responded to a burglar alarm activation at a Columbus Street home. The patrol found no signs of forced entry. A conversation with a neighbor indicated no suspicious activity. The homeowner later called to report she had inadvertently set the alarm off when leaving the house.

June 3

8:13 a.m. – A caller reported a truck driving erratically on North Street. A patrol was dispatched and checked the area for the truck with negative results.

9:17 p.m. – A patrol observed a vehicle not come to a complete stop at the red-light signal on North Street. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator’s Vermont license and registration were checked. No wants or warrants on the driver were found and the vehicle was properly registered. The driver was given a verbal warning.

9:30 p.m. – An officer conducted a traffic stop on Quaker Street after observing a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. A verbal warning was issued.

June 4

12:00 a.m. – A patrol noticed an alarm sounding from a Quaker Street business. Dispatch notified the key holder who responded to the scene. The building was checked and it was determined to have been a false alarm. The key holder reset the alarm.

11: a.m. – An officer assisted a person with a disabled vehicle in Mettowee Park. The ownership of the vehicle was confirmed

10:15 p.m. – Police were called to the Quaker Street area for a report of a despondent person who may have taken an overdose of prescribed medicine. The person was located after police were given a description of the individual. He indicated he had taken four Advil tablets. EMS was summoned for an evaluation of the person, who was subsequently transported to Glens Falls Hospital.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

June 2

Deputies have provided an update on an incident that occurred in the Town of Wallingford. On May 25 a traffic stop was conducted and 46-year-old Randy Duprey of Rutland was charged with operating with a criminally suspended license. He was also jailed at that time because of an outstanding warrant, according to police. A search warrant for the vehicle was requested.

The warrant subsequently located quantities of both crack and powdered cocaine as well as a container of fentanyl. Duprey and 44-year-old Jessica Terry of Rutland are now facing charges of possession of cocaine and fentanyl trafficking. They were released on a citation to appear in Rutland Superior court at a later date.

June 3

9:12 p.m. – A deputy observed a vehicle traveling on West Street in Rutland at speeds estimated to be in excess of 80 mph, while passing another vehicle in a 30-mph zone. Skylee Chandler, 22,  of Wallingford, was stopped and arrested, processed and released on an order to appear in Rutland Superior Court to answer charges of excessive speed and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Vermont State Police Beat

June 3

11:11 p.m. – Troopers responded to the Cortina Inn in Rutland for a trespass complaint. Upon arrival, they found 50-year-old Laurieann Webster of West Rutland to be on the property in violation of a previously issued order of no trespass. Webster was arrested, processed and released on a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

June 4

12:12 a.m. – State police responded to a report of a citizen dispute at the Val Roc Motel in Killington. Dispatch had received several calls about a male breaking windows at the business. Through investigation it was determined that 50-year-old Norman Bevins of Plymouth had allegedly caused the damage. He was arrested, processed and released on an order to appear in Rutland Superior Court in August.

June 5

12:49 p.m. – Troopers were notified of a single-car crash on U.S. Route 7 near Bump Road in the Town of Clarendon. Through investigation it was determined that 41-year-old Michael Bowen of Danby lost control of his vehicle while traveling south on the highway and exited the east side of the road, striking a rock ledge in the median and overturning. It was determined that Bowen was operating without a valid driver’s license due to a previous conviction within the last two years. Troopers say Bowen received minor injuries as the result of the crash but refused transport to a hospital. He was charged, processed and released with an order to appear in Rutland Superior Court.

1:53 p.m. – State police were notified that a red dump truck driven by an unknown male crashed into a garage at 434 Clarendon Road in Wallingford. The vehicle then fled the scene. It was also determined the residence had been vandalized and unlawfully entered.

A short time later the truck was found abandoned about 12 miles away in Mount Holly. After contacting the owner of the vehicle, troopers learned it had been stolen from a residence in Ira earlier that day. The investigation into the incident is continuing.4:33 p.m. – Troopers from the Rutland barracks were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 7 near Parker Road in Pittsford. It was determined that a vehicle stopped behind a car making a left turn, when it was subsequently struck by two following vehicles. The drivers of those two vehicles received minor injuries and were transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by the Regional Ambulance Service. Troopers sa