Edmundson and Lord team up in Livingston

ALBANY—The New York State Police held a graduation ceremony for its 2014 Canine Handler Basic School at the New York State Police Academy, November 20.

Among the 14 graduates were Trooper Ryan L. Edmundson of the Livingston State Police barracks and his canine partner, Lord, named for the late John G. Lord. Read more…

As mom’s eviction looms, deputies find infant alone

HUDSON—When Sheriff’s deputies arrived to evict a woman from her residence, they found a one-year-old child alone there in a crib.

Nichole Potter, 27, of Seventh Street was charged with endangering welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office First Sergeant John Rivero and Deputy Jason Garvey, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…

NJ police arrest man after G’port incident with infant

GREENPORT—Jonathan J. Lawrence, 21, of Union City, NJ, is currently in police custody in New Jersey, pending extradition for first degree burglary, a class B felony, according to a press release from the Livingston State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Columbia County 911 called troopers to a dispute on Fairview Avenue, November 23 at 10:45 p.m. Read more…

Cops crackdown on impaired drivers

HUDSON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson and Greenport police will once again join with state law enforcement agencies in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season, according to a press release from Columbia County STOP-DWI.

While people spend time traveling to celebrate the holiday with friends and family, law enforcement will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts run from November 26 through 30. State Police, Sheriff’s Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Columbia County and across the state will be out in force. Research shows that high visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20%. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. Read more…