Quintin Cross charged in Hudson debit card case

HUDSON—City police arrested Quintin E. Cross, 33, of Hudson on a charge of fourth degree grand larceny (E felony), September 15.

At about 1:06 p.m. Hudson detectives found Mr. Cross sitting in his vehicle on North Fifth Street. He was arrested without incident.

The charges stem from a Hudson woman’s complaint when she discovered large sums of money missing from one of her checking accounts. She showed police documentation that more than $3,000 was removed from her account via a debit card. Read more…

Fight involving utility knife leaves 4 injured at Berkshire Farm

CANAAN–Four people received cuts during an altercation at the Berkshire Farm and Services for Youth, 13640 State Route 22, September 5.

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Tiquese A. Wilson, 16, formerly of Schenectady, for second degree assault, a class D felony, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor.

Columbia County 911 dispatched troopers to the farm center, where a staff member reported that four victims were currently being treated in the infirmary after receiving non-life threatening injuries during a disturbance that transpired in the courtyard. Read more…

Austerlitz arson case ends with a plea

HUDSON—Columbia County Court Judge Jonathan Nichols dismissed the felony third degree arson indictment against Galen Lange due to a lack of supporting evidence, August 24.

Mr. Lange, 28, of Austerlitz subsequently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of fourth degree arson in connection with torching his parent’s home, where he also lived, at 72 Cool Timber Road, Austerlitz, August 7, 2015.

He was indicted by a grand jury on the original charge in April. Read more…

Charge reduced in death of Livingston newborn

LIVINGSTON—The second degree murder charge against Tara J. Tomlin, 21, of Livingston has been dropped and a new charge of first degree manslaughter has been filed.

State Police at the request of and after consultation with Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka filed a complaint in Livingston Town Court to charge Ms. Tomlin with manslaughter, August 18. Read more…