Two drivers die in separate vehicle crashes

GERMANTOWN—A Dutchess County woman died as the result of two-vehicle crash on State Route 9G just south of Palatine Park Road, October 12 at 4:08 p.m.

State Police and Germantown firefighters responded to the accident scene where a northbound tractor trailer hauling a wide-load containing large steel pieces operated by Francois Coulombe, 52, of Quebec, Canada, was struck by a passenger car traveling southbound. Northern Dutchess Paramedics took the operator of the southbound passenger car, Sibilla Patrizi, 60, of Beacon to Northern Dutchess Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Livingston State Police investigate at the scene of a car versus tractor trailer crash on Route 9G in Germantown, October 12. Photo by Lance Wheeler

Fire command reported a utility pole snapped at scene and requested the presence of National Grid. Read more…

Police say landlord, 80, menaced tenants with loaded rifle

LIVINGSTON—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Jim Williams, 80, of Livingston for second degree menacing with a weapon and second degree reckless endangerment, both class A misdemeanors, October 2.

Troopers responded to a landlord tenant dispute on County Route 10.

Mr. Williams allegedly argued with his tenants and then produced a rifle. An investigation revealed he allegedly pointed the rifle at the victim, and then fired one shot towards an adjacent wooded area. Read more…

Two charged after man robbed at knifepoint in Hudson

HUDSON—City Police say two men, one wielding a knife, robbed a man in broad daylight on Union Street, September 24.

Enoch Durham, 41, of Hudson was charged with second degree robbery, a class C felony, and Michael Chowka, 19, of Hudson was charged with first degree robbery with a weapon, a class B felony, by Hudson Police September 25.

Sunday, September 24, the victim of a robbery went to the police station at 701 Union Street and told police that he was walking down the 500 block of Union Street when two men jumped out of a red Chevy pickup truck and approached him. The suspects grabbed the victim and told him to “give me the money.” A physical struggle ensued and the suspects went in the victim’s pants pocket and attempted to steal his wallet that contained a large amount of cash. Read more…

Driver of pickup charged with manslaughter, DWI in Philmont fatality

PHILMONT–An elderly Ghent woman died of her injuries after being struck by a pickup truck in a parking lot.

Columbia County 911 dispatched Livingston troopers to a reported serious personal injury hit and run accident involving a pedestrian and a truck at 84 Main Street in the village, September 25 at 4:06 p.m.

The operator of the Ford F-150 pickup truck that allegedly fled the scene was found and identified as Jennifer McGrath-Jennings, 24, of Philmont. The investigation by the Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation and troopers revealed that a truck driven by Ms. McGrath-Jennings was backing up when it struck a woman pedestrian in the Family Dollar parking lot. Read more…

Police seek suspect in new Hudson feud shooting

HUDSON—A city man, who was shot in the mid-section, is recovering in the hospital.

The shooting is related to an escalation of an ongoing battle between two factions in the city.

Back in August, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore hesitated to call the factions as gangs based on their loose associations. He described them as “people who have vendettas, grievances and anger that dates way back.” Read more…