Tag Archives: First Degree

Granville man charged with five sexual abuse counts

By Bill Toscano A 73-year-old Granville man has been charged with five counts alleging he had sexual relations with a juvenile relative multiple times over a period of at least 18 months. Edward Philip Myer was indicted May 3 by a Washington County grand jury and is being held on bond as he awaits a […]

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Assault trial to begin for Elmy

The trial of a Whitehall marina owner accused of drugging and injuring his wife is set to begin next Monday. Robert A. Elmy will stand trial beginning on Monday, April 30. He faces two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and first degree coercion, all felonies. Elmy, 63, is accused of beating his wife, […]

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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 charged with fraud

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A Dresden man was arrested on three felony charges last week stemming from allegations that he committed welfare fraud. George Beadle, 67, was arrested on Friday, March 9, and charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, welfare fraud in the fourth degree, and grand larceny in the […]

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A seemingly routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon turned into a pair of arrests and left a Whitehall Police officer with a hand injury. According to police reports, William Smith, 46, was pulled over on Broadway after another driver reported seeing him drive erractically and cross the center line numerous times. He was arrested and charged […]

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Former GCS auditor faces felony charges

A Warrensburg man faces multiple felony charges after a Washington County Grand Jury indicted him for falsely claiming to have done auditing work for the Granville School District in 2008. Michael A. Kelly, 61, was charged with attempted fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, accused of requesting […]

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Whitehall Police make arrests

  Whitehall police have charged a local woman with fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and theft of services after she allegedly used her child’s name to open a National Grid account. Two of the charges against Melissa A. Smith, 34, are felonies. Police said her bill with National Grid was for $1,200. Police […]

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Whitehall Police Logs: Feb. 7-13

Feb. 7 12:38 p.m. Police were called to Saunders Street for a reported mental health and transported one person to the Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Health Unit. 7:56 p.m. Called to assist fire company with traffic on Poultney Street 9:14 p.m. Williams Street resident reported dog missing. Neighbor later found and returned the dog. Feb. […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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