Tag Archives: Whitehall Police Department

Whitehall school pursuing compact with village police


By Matthew Saari In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the Whitehall Central School District is eyeing an agreement which will allow village police jurisdiction on school grounds that are outside the village limits. Retired Whitehall police chief Matt Dickinson broached the topic last month at a Board of Education meeting, urging school officials […]

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RAMPAGE: ‘Bored,’ two men vandalize school

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By Matthew Saari In a fit of boredom, two young men broke into Whitehall High School and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage during the early morning hours last Wednesday, police said. At 1 a.m. Alan M. Dufresne Jr., 20, and Skye Rice, 16, broke into the high school by smashing the glass […]

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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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Man sentenced to prison for burglarizing church

A local man was sentenced to prison for his role in a 2011 burglary of a local church. Christopher Carpenter, 21, was sentenced last month to serve one to three years in prison for a December 2011 burglary of Grace Baptist Church. One Dec. 4, 2011, Carpenter gained broke a basement window at the church […]

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Car seat inspection to be held in Whitehall

The Whitehall Police Department is partnering with state and county officials to educate local residents on the proper way to use a car seat. A free car seat check will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Whitehall Police Department. According to the Washington County Public Heath Department, people […]

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Whitehall Police Department participates in tweet-a-thon

The Whitehall Police Department joined its counterparts around the world Friday in participating in the first ever, 24 hour global police tweet-a-thon. The event, which was organized by LAwS Communication, aimed to create awareness about police work and issues, as well as promote the use of social media by law enforcement agencies. Whitehall Patrolman Tim […]

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Sheriff’s Departments teaches students self defense

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A group of two dozen young women at Whitehall High School received a lesson last Friday in empowerment and self defense. The students, all seniors, took a break from their normal routine to participate in a Rape Aggression Defense course (R.A.D. for short) offered by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The program was the first […]

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Police calls up 40% in 2012

The Whitehall Police Department had a busy year in 2012. The department released its annual activity report earlier this month and statistics show a significant increase in the number of incidents to which they responded. “We were up about 40 percent on business,” said Chief Matt Dickinson. According to the report, the department responded to […]

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Police agencies will be on the lookout for DWI’s

Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up patrols as they try and crackdown on drinking and driving during the busy holiday season. A number of local departments, including the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, will be participating in Stop-DWI crackdowns, a statewide effort to curb drunk driving. “We will be participating in the the crackdown,” […]

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Police Departments offer holiday safety tips

The Whitehall Police Department has a number of tips to keep you and your family safe during the holidays whether you’re at home or shopping. Officers are encouraging people to stay alert when they’re shopping. Always keep your packages in sight especially in high traffic areas like the food court and busy stores. It’s also […]

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

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By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

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On the road with the Railroaders


By Matthew Saari With the Whitehall boys’ basketball team facing a lengthy road trip to Plattsburgh, the Times was faced […]

Still no camping for ‘mudboggers’


By Krystle S. Morey As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials […]

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