Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

Felony contempt charge laid

A Granville man was arrested in Whitehall last week after he violated an order of protection. Harold J. Ricketts Sr., 40, of West Main Street, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Ricketts allegedly physically harassed a person during a domestic dispute at a Chaplin Alley residence. The victim […]

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Fatal car crash in Dresden

An early-morning car crash last Thursday claimed the life of a young Queensbury man. Michael P. Sharkey, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:40 a.m. accident on State Route 22 in Dresden. New York state police said Sharkey was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when he went off the east side of […]

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Murphy’s law: New sheriff in town

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By Bill Toscano After 16 years under Sheriff Roger Leclaire, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a new leader. In just two months, Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy has already started adding his own touches to the department. He says there is a lot more change coming. “It’s great. It’s been very busy, but I am […]

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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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Whitehall Police Blotter

Complied by Derek Liebig   Dec. 20 1:44 a.m. There was a report of a disabled vehicle on Williamson Avenue. The vehicle was moved and the matter was resolved.   10 p.m. Police received a dog related complaint on Williams Street. Officers checked the residence and determined there to be nothing wrong.   11 p.m. […]

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Police Blotter

Dec. 13   2:40 a.m. Police responded to burglary alarm at a Broadway residence. It was determined that the alarm was tripped accidently.   9:56 a.m. Police responded to the scene of a 911 related hang-up. Officers spoke with residents who stated they were having phone troubles. The call was determined to have been made […]

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Police Blotter

Police Beat 12.15   Dec. 5   12 p.m. Police investigated a reported larceny at a Broadway business. A complaint was signed and an arrest is pending.   12:01 p.m. Police responded to the scene of a property damage accident at a Broadway business. A sign in front of the business was struck by a […]

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VT man arrested stealing car, driving drunk

A Vermont man was arrested last Monday after he drove a stolen vehicle drunk and provided police with a false identity. Philip R. Salvatori, 27, ofWilliston,VT, was pulled over for speeding around1:30 a.m.on Monday, Nov. 21. Upon interviewing the subject, police noticed an open container and signs that Salvatori was impaired. After checking the registration […]

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Crash sends three to hospitals

  A two car crash on Route 22 at the end of Mettowee Street just after 6 p.m. Nov. 26 sent all three occupants to area hospitals with a range of injuries. The Washington County Sheriffs Office said a southbound vehicle crossed into the path of a northbound vehicle while attempting to turn into Mettowee […]

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No surprises in local town election

  Countywide election results (winners in bold, results unofficial)       Washington County Treasurer Albert Nolette, R,  5,726 Gayle Hall, I,         3,340  Washington County Sheriff Jeffery Murphy, R,  7,887  Washington County Clerk Dona Crandall, R,   7,537  Washington County Coroner: Naomi Marsh, D,  2,891; Terry Barber, D,  3,265; Michael Putorti, D,  3,350; James Gariepy, R,  […]

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

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By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

Quarry still focus in Schaff search

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By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville […]

Former Mount Carmel Church celebrates 150 years

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By Krystle S. Morey Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its final Mass on April 12, 2009, but its […]

Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked […]

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