Tag Archives: Felony

Man charged with felony sexual abuse

A local man was jailed last week amid allegations he had sexual conduct with a 4-year-old child last year. Joseph Choppy, 29, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, following an investigation by state police. He was accused of having sexual conduct with the child at a home in Dresden […]

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Man, 71, arrested for sexual abuse

A local man was arrested and charged with second-degree sexual abuse last week for allegedly having sexual contact with a child. Stanley A. Forrest, 71, of Whitehall, is accused of having a 14-year-old child, with whom he was acquainted, touch him sexually. In New York State, second-degree sexual abuse is considered a misdemeanor. It becomes […]

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Teen arrested in burlary

A Whitehall teen was arrested last week after he allegedly entered and burglarized a home earlier this month. Steven A. Woodard, 17, was arrested on Dec. 14 and charged with second degree burglary, a felony, after an investigation of a break in at a village residence. Police said Woodard was looking for specific items, but […]

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Man arrested, damages police car

A local man was arrested after he damaged a police car following his involvement in a domestic dispute. Christopher M. Arquette, 32, ofWhitehall, was arrested at approximately7 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 26, after he was accused of trespassing on another person’s property following a dispute over personal property. After he was arrested and was awaiting transport, […]

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Sad Day. Local man, Jordan aide jailed

A local man with a bright future in politics now faces uncertainty and possible prison time after being charged with at least one felony following his arrest Nov. 22 in Granville for attempting to pass off a forged prescription for painkillers. Christopher R. Bernstein, 28, of Granville, an aide to Assemblyman Tony Jordan, was charged […]

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Man arrested for pulling alarm

AFortEdwardman was arrested last week after he allegedly pulled a fire alarm inside a crowded bar onMain Street. Kevin L. Bessette, 34, was arrested on Nov. 3 and charged with falsely reporting an incident, a second degree, Class E felony. Bessette is accused of pulling a fire alarm at a local bar at approximately1:55 a.m.on […]

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Whitehall man arrested for theft

AWhitehallresident was one of two men arrested in connection with the theft of several thousand dollars worth of timber. Thomas E. Harris, 46, ofWhitehallwas charged with misdemeanor conspiracy and Keith H. Harris, 27, of Queensbury was charged with third-degree larceny, a felony, after an investigation by New York State Police. According to court documents, the […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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