Police seek victims after New Leb man’s camera found in restroom

NEW LEBANON—A New Lebanon man is in the Columbia County lock-up without bail after his cell phone was found secretly recording video in a convenience store’s public restroom, Sheriff David P. Bartlett said in a press release.

Sam C. Wassilie, 36, of State Route 20 was charged with one count of second degree unlawful surveillance, a class E felony, after his hidden phone was discovered in the bathroom of the Stewart’s Shop on State Route 20. Read more…

Parked car larcenies in Greenport lead to arrest

GREENPORT—State Police from Livingston were called to investigate several larcenies from parked cars in Greenport, just south of the City of Hudson, October 1 at 8 a.m.

State Police along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson and Greenport police departments investigated the incidents that occurred during the overnight hours. The investigation took all four law enforcement agencies to the city, where they worked with HPD to track down leads. Read more…

State Police charge Chatham man in choking incident

CHATHAM—State Police from Livingston charged Jodi Kittle, 42, of Chatham with criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest, third degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, September 22 at 12:45 a.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police to a Chatham home for a reported altercation. An investigation revealed that Mr. Kittle allegedly engaged in a physical fight with the victim and allegedly choked her. The incident occurred in the presence of children. While Mr. Kittle was being taken into custody, he physically resisted being placed under arrest. Read more…

Four arrested after beating that left victim on street

HUDSON—City Police arrested four suspects in connection with the beating of a 36-year-old Hudson man on Franklin Street, Thursday September 6 at about 11:30 p.m.

Arrested for third degree misdemeanor assault September 10 were: James Hargrove, 22; Tyler Lamont, 19; Anthony Price Baynes, 20; and Lavonne McClendon, 27, all of Hudson. Read more…