Tag Archives: Washington County Sheriff

Murphy’s law: New sheriff in town

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 […]

Read More

Man charged with fraud

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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,  […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Investigators explore numerous leads

The focus of the investigation into what is now a pair of daylight bank robberies in Granville has narrowed to focus on a cross-border connection to at least one particular suspect, police said. Among the numerous leads Granville Police have been following since a woman walked into the Main Street TD Bank on the morning […]

Read More

Weekender 08/29/14

Lakes Region Freepress 08/29/14

North Country Freepress – 08/29/14

Northshire Freepress 08/29/14

Lakes Classifieds – 08/29/14

Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]