Tag Archives: Dave Williams

School lock down simulates real thing


By Christina Scanlon Lockdown drills at Granville schools last week went well, this time offering education for more than the students. “We invited other departments,” said Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams, for an enhanced drill that gave the school and police a better gauge at how a real emergency would be handled. The Washington County […]

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Winter parking ban in effect

It’s snowing, and you know what that means. Don’t keep your car parked on village streets overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Police gave out 10 tickets last week to residents who left their vehicles on the streets, but it wasn’t due to the snow. Granville’s winter parking ban takes effect from Nov. 1 […]

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Bizarre behavior leads to heroin arrest


By Jaime Thomas Police arrested a young man Sunday night who had up to $10,000 worth of heroin on him that he allegedly intended to sell. Granville Police Sergeant Dave Williams said 18-year-old Damon Townsend, of the Bronx, had taken a bus to the area where a Granville resident picked him up by car. Officer […]

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Granville police arrest dangerous fugitive

By Jaime Thomas Granville police arrested a fugitive last Tuesday who had been hiding in the village of Granville for at least a month. Idris Ramos, Sr., 39, who was wanted for shooting a handgun toward two subjects in Poultney, Vt., on May 10 and for burglary and aggravated assault with a weapon, is also […]

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PBA blames contract for overtime issue

By Jaime Thomas It all comes down to a contract. Gordon Smith, a Granville Village Trustee, expressed his misgivings at a meeting last week about a 100 percent increase in police overtime pay within the budget. Issues within the police union contract have since come to light. Both Police Chief Ernie Bassett and Dave Williams, […]

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Investigators arrest two for arson, 11 left temporarily homeless

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By Jaime Thomas Police arrested two Saratoga County men for intentionally starting a fire at an apartment building at 44 Mettowee Street in Granville early Monday morning. Both 44-year-old Stephen J. Gyarmathy and 57-year-old Joseph L. Guerrier, of Porter Corners, were charged with second-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment for their act, which left at […]

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Brawl at the Forum

By Jaime Thomas A brawl involving 50-75 people erupted at the Forum Restaurant early Sunday morning following a St. Patrick’s Day event the bar was hosting. At 3:25 a.m., Granville police responded to a call about a large disturbance at the Forum and were surprised to find 50 to 75 people fighting outside in the […]

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PBA Youth Center looking for higher attendence

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By Jaime Thomas Despite low numbers, PBA youth center continues programs It’s got everything a kid could ask for: a big dance floor with a snazzy lighting system, video games, pool tables, food and more. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) youth center on Main Street is just missing one thing — more kids. Regular attendance […]

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‘Silent Night’ for New Year’s

Although it was the holiday traditionally known for over indulgence with alcohol and the difficulties that come with such activity, New Year’s Eve could not be called a busy night locally, police said. Christmas might be what people think of when they hear the phrase “silent night,” but law enforcement officials across the region report […]

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Skating rink awaits break in the weather

The Granville skating rink will open sometime soon, but organizers said they have been stuck waiting on the weather. Dave Williams, along with at least two other people, plan to open the rink much as they have for the past several years; they’re just waiting for good enough weather to flood the skating surface. “Mixing […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

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By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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