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.

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