Motor scooter accident claims life of Livingston woman

GERMANTOWN—Four vehicles were involved in a collision that left a Livingston woman dead on State Route 9G, south of Hover Avenue, May 11 at 3:06 p.m.

Investigating Sheriff’s deputies found that a 2007 Honda Silver Wing scooter operated by Caitlin M. Briggs, 24, of Livingston was traveling south on Route 9G, when for unknown reasons, it crossed into the northbound lane. Read more…

Police track down wanted man

HUDSON—Hudson Police received information from a citizen as well as a tip from Channel 10 news that El Jalon Thornton, 22, of South Front Street, Hudson, a wanted man, was seen in the area of the Hudson Terrace Apartments (HTA) near the bus stop the morning of April 30.

Detectives with the assistance of uniformed patrols set up surveillance in the area of the sightings. Detectives spotted the suspect walking along HTA building 3. When he saw the detectives, the suspect took off on foot and a pursuit ensued. Read more…

Austerlitz resident, 71, charged in child pornography case

AUSTERLITZ—Nathan Malkenson, 71, of Austerlitz was charged with two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony, by Sheriff’s Office investigators, April 23.

Sheriff’s Office criminal investigators and investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit executed a search warrant signed by County Court Judge Jonathan Nichols at 11 Raup Road, April 21, 2015. Read more…

DEC: Open burning banned through May 15

ALBANY—A number of brush fires have occurred recently in the Capital Region. The state Department of Environmental Conservation reminds the public that garbage burning is never allowed and that residential brush burning in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents is prohibited through May 15 due to dry conditions that typically exist at that time. Brush burning in towns with more than 20,000 residents is never allowed. Read more…

Philmont man charged in child pornography case

PHILMONT—Floyd L. Dallas, III, 60, of Philmont was charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony, by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigators, April 16.

Sheriff’s Office criminal investigators and investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit executed a search warrant at 11 Summit Street in the village, April 14, Sheriff David P. Bartlett reported in a press release. Read more…