Men charged with arson

A pair of young men was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a small shed earlier this year.

Matthew Morrison, 21, of Broadway, and Dominic S. Gregory, 16, of Rock Avenue, were charged with fifth degree arson, a misdemeanor, following a lengthy investigation by Whitehall Police.

On Aug. 1, Whitehall Police, along with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, responded a structure fire in the rail yard. The fire damaged a small shed, and nearby, police found a number of alcoholic beverages and other items that they were able to link to Morrison and Gregory.

Morrison was arraigned in Whitehall Village Court and sent to Washington County Correctional Facility for lack of bail or bond.
Gregory was processed and released to appear in court at a later date.

Morrison has been arrested twice in the last six months and charged with unlawfully dealing with a child after he bought alcohol for individuals under the age of 21. In one of those incidents, one of the youths he bought alcohol for was accused of damaging the Skenesborough Park.

The investigation was handled by Sgt. Richard LaChapelle, Investigator Frank Hunt, and Patrolman Richard Rizzo.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/13/19

Lakes_12_13_19.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 12/13/19

FreePress_12_13_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 12/13/19

Lakes Class 12_13_19.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 12/12/19

518 Wheels 12_13_19.pdf-web.pdf

Williams Street snow dilemma

North Williams Closed

By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

School board gives merger go-ahead

gcs

By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact […]

Village hires new attorney

village board

By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

DSC_3428

By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

DSC_3503

By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

North Country Freepress – 12/06/19

FreePress_12_6_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/06/19

Lakes_12_6_19.pdf-web.pdf