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Police: Whitehall man sexually abused child younger than 11

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Miles R. Stevens

Miles R. Stevens, 73, of Whitehall.

Man accused of child sexual abuse

WHITEHALL — A Whitehall man was arrested after police said he sexually abused a child under the age of 11.

On Sept. 12, police arrested Miles R. Stevens, 73, for allegedly having sexual contact on multiple occasions with his victim between the summer of 2021 and September 2022. Stevens also possessed a handgun for which he did not hold a permit, police said.

He was charged with a felony counts of course of sexual conduct against a child and first-degree sex abuse, and misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The arrest followed an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s Child Protection Services.

Stevens was arraigned in Washington County Centralized Arraignment Court and held at the Washington County Jail in lieu of bail. He is scheduled for an appearance in Whitehall Town Court at a later date.

Vt. man accused of having cocaine

NORTHUMBERLAND — A Vermont man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop.

Ricky D. Putnam, 52, was stopped by police on state Route 32 in Northumberland just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 7 for vehicle and traffic infractions. Police found that Putnam, who lives in Addison, possessed cocaine.

He was charged with felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Man arrested onfelony DWI count

EASTON — A Mechanicville man was arrested for allegedly driving while three times the legal limit for intoxication.

On Sept. 10 at about 2:41 p.m., state police stopped a vehicle on county Route 113 for multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. The investigation determined that Daniel N. Palmieri, 40, was intoxicated.

He was taken to the state police station, where he provided a breath sample with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. The legal limit for intoxication is 0.08%.

Palmieri was charged with felony DWI because he has a previous conviction within the last 10 years.

He was released and is due to appear in Easton Town Court on Oct. 10.

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