Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

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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Police Beat

Compiled by Derek Liebig   Nov. 1   7:30 a.m. Police investigated reports of a false alarm at aMain Streetbusiness.   10:04 a.m. Officers responded to complaints of endangering the welfare of a child at theWhitehallRec.Center. Matter is under investigation.   3:59 p.m. Police responded to the scene of anEMScall onQueen Streetinvolving an incident of […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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