Whitehall man arrested for violating order of protection

A local man was arrested Monday for violating an order of protection following an incident in which he and four youths became lost in a wooded area near School Street.

Travis C. Edmonds, 18, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with Second Degree Criminal Contempt, a misdemeanor, after police found him in the company of a subject who had an order of protection against him.

Edmonds and four other youths ranging from 12 to 20 years old became lost after they entered a wooded area off of School Street near the reservoir.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the area around 7:21 p.m. and were able to attain a cell phone number of one of the lost youths, which was subsequently relayed to Department of Public Safety communications personnel who were able to determine the location of the youths using GPS coordinate information from the cell phone number.

Whitehall and Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Companies and the Skenesborough EMS stood by in their stations, and the New York State Forest Rangers were dispatched to the scene to assist in the effort to retrieve the youths when they were located by Whitehall Police officers.

Police recognized Edmonds as having an order of protection against one of the youths and he was subsequently arrested. He was arraigned in Whitehall Village Court and remanded to the Washington County Correctional facility for lack of bail.

The case was handled by Patrolmen David Gebo, James Huntington, and Chief Matt Dickinson.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress – 07/31/15

Lakes Classifieds – 07/31/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/31/15

Weekender – 07/31/15

Classifieds 07/29/15

Rain stops, the park rocks

Magill and Macri 3 cover

By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

don

By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

Canal Trail

By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]