EnCon officer shot by alleged careless hunter


EnCon Officer James Davey

GALLATIN—A Gallatin man was jailed without bail after he allegedly accidentally shot a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer in the pelvis, November 29.

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Alan Blanchard, 55, of Gallatin for second degree assault, a class D felony, following the shooting that took place while Mr. Blachard was hunting.

State Environmental Police Lieutenant Eliza Bobseine and Officer James Davey were investigating a trespassing complaint with shots fired in the area on Silvernails Road, Tuesday at about 5 p.m. Read more…

Elderly man dies after surviving crash down embankment

AUSTERLITZ—A 90-year-old man from Nassau County died following a car accident on Route 22 near Route 203 and West Hill Road, November 5 at 11:26 a.m.

Columbia County 911 called New Lebanon State Police to investigate a reported vehicle down an embankment. Austerlitz firefighters and the Chatham Rescue Squad were also summoned to the scene. They found a conscious but unresponsive man in the vehicle and called for helicopter to transport. Read more…

DWI charge with kids in car lands man in jail

GREENPORT–An alleged drunk driver who had a woman and two youngsters in the car is in the County Jail facing numerous charges.

Jonathan M. Doty, 30, of Stockport was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law; first degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and three counts of second degree criminal contempt by State Police from the Livingston barracks, November 5.
Troopers were called to the Mobil Gas Station in Greenport to check the welfare of a distraught woman who was dropped off there with her two small children. Read more…

Hudson Police charge two adults with child sex abuse

HUDSON—City police received information November 4 that a Hudson man was allegedly sexually abusing a female child in his apartment.

Hudson Police detectives conducted an interview at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and started developing information on the case. Detectives received a search warrant from County Judge Richard Koweek for an apartment on North Second Street, the area known as the “low rise.” Officers were directed to search for items related to recording sexual acts.

That afternoon Hudson Police detectives and officers executed the search warrant and arrested Jason A. Davis, 32, of Hudson for second degree rape (adult over 18 years old engages in sex with child less than 15 years old), a class D felony; misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child (sex video of child less than 16), a class E felony. Read more…

Many agencies scramble to find child in Hudson

HUDSON–On Sunday, October 30 at 10:50 a.m., Hudson Police received a report from a mother at Bliss Towers, North Second Street, that her 16-year-old autistic daughter was missing.

The girl was last seen in their apartment when she went to bed around 7 p.m. Saturday. The mother awoke to find that her daughter was not in her room.

Police immediately conducted a search in, and around the area of Bliss Towers with no results. Video tape revealed the girl had left Bliss Towers around 5:50 a.m. She was wearing a Halloween costume, and was carrying a small bag. Police said very few leads were developed, and searches around the city revealed no results. Read more…