by Rachel Hunter
For the calendar year of 2016, the Gouverneur Police Department responded 4,910 calls for service, and made 705 arrests.
The arrests were for offenses in penal law, vehicle and traffic law, mental hygiene law, correction law, ag and markets law, public health law and bench warrants issued pursuant to criminal procedure law, executive law, and the Family Court Act along with miscellaneous offenses.
“In my opinion, our agency should be applauded for our efforts considering we are not fully staffed and given that a police officer is not on duty for approximately 1,560 hours due to that manpower shortage,” Chief Laurina Greenhill said at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Village of Gouverneur Board of Trustees.
Chief Greenhill also reported the following notable items of the Gouverneur Police Department since the last village board meeting:
The Gouverneur Police Department answered 361 calls for service, wrote eight traffic tickets, and arrested 30 people with a total of 53 charges.
On Dec. 28 and 29, Officer Whitton and a member of the New York State Police shared a transport detail to Ohio to take into custody Joshua Daniels who had been taken into custody by Ohio authorities after fleeing New York. Police investigation determined that Daniels was involved in the connection of several burglaries that plagued the Gouverneur area in recent months. He was charged with five counts of burglary in the third degree, four counts of mischief in varying degrees, five counts petit larceny, and one count grand larceny in the third. A co-defendant, Thomas M. Barbarito, was charged earlier in the month in connection with the burglaries.
On Jan. 9, as a member on the Board of Directors, Chief Greenhill attended the opening of the new session of the David Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy. The county chiefs and the county sheriffs spoke briefly to new cadets.
On Jan. 13, Chief Greenhill attended the Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Meeting to go over more protocols, and began keys review as part of the ongoing development of a child advocacy center in St. Lawrence County.
by Rachel Hunter