Police: young women caught with stolen car steal another

HUDSON—City police charged four people in connection with a stolen car, Monday, September 8.

Two of the suspects were charged with a similar crime last month.

Police received a report that a red Honda Civic was taken from the rear of 704 Columbia Street, September 7. The vehicle was parked there September 6 at around 10 p.m. and was discovered missing the following morning.   Read more…

BLOTTER: State Police say they caught man with stolen fishing gear


CHATHAM—State Police from Livingston charged Brandon W. Roth, 21, of Valatie with third degree burglary, a class D felony, and fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor, August 24 at 2:50 p.m.

State Police were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to investigate a reported burglary, August 23.

The victim told police that camping gear and fishing equipment was stolen from a building on his property. An investigation revealed that Mr. Roth was allegedly in possession of the burglary proceeds. Read more…

Missing Chatham man found dead in pond

CHATHAM—State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office closed a nearly three-week-long investigation into the disappearance of Benjamin Kaufmann, 33, of Chatham, who apparently shot himself to death.

On August 6, family members reported that Mr. Kaufmann was late returning home from a hike, which sparked a search for the missing man. Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, August 25, Sheriff’s Office personnel and State Police were called to investigate a report of a body found in a remote pond on private property in the Town of Chatham. Read more…