Tag Archives: Welfare

Three arrested in connection with sexual misconduct

Mughot Robert Valastro

A Whitehall couple was arrested after they allowed a minor to engage in sexual relations with an older teen. Robert A. Valastro and Christine A. Valastro, both 45, of Montcalm Avenue, were each charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. The Valastros allegedly knew and permitted Brittany […]

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Youth held on child endangerment

A local youth was arrested last Tuesday after he allegedly threatened a 10-year-old boy at a residence on Broadway. Steven A. Woodard, 17, of Whitehall was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said Woodard become upset with the child and threatened him with physical violence. He was issued […]

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Mother arrested for leaving children unattended in park

A local woman has been accused of leaving her two young children unattended as they played in the park. Jessica L. Hawkins, 22, of Williams Street, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. At approximately 5 p.m. on July 11, police were dispatched to Riverside Veterans Memorial […]

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Welch pleads guilty to non-criminal offense

The former Whitehall Rec. director who resigned last month amid allegations he shot a child with an air-powered rifle pleaded guilty to a non-criminal charge during a village court hearing last week. Daniel Welch, 52, of Whitehall was charged with second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, following the Oct. […]

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Man arrested for DUI with child in car

A local man was arrested Monday in Fair Haven for driving under the influence of drugs with a young child in the car. Gary A. Parker, 42, of Whitehall was arrested Monday afternoon after police pulled him over for swerving onto and off the road several times with a two year old child in the […]

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Man arrested in infant’s injury

Whitehall Police arrested William S. Mitchell, 33, of Whitehall, following an investigation into an injury of an infant that occurred while in his care and charged him with the mesdemeanor crimes of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police said the incident occurred while the child was in Mitchell’s care in December. Mitchell was […]

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Police arrest corrections officer

Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

Northshire Freepress – 11/20/15

Weekender – 11/20/15

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