Sheriff charges Stuyvesant man with Stockport arson

STOCKPORT—The Sheriff’s Office charged a Stuyvesant man with third degree arson, a class C felony, in connection with an October 2017 house fire in Stockport.

The arrest was made after a two-and-a-half-month-long investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Branch, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The investigation began October 1, 2017 after the fire was reported to the Sheriff’s Office by Columbia County 911. Information gathered during the course of the investigation led to the arrest of William P. Travis, III, 31, of Woods Lane in the Stuyvesant. It was determined that Mr. Travis allegedly went to the residence at 290 County Route 25 in Stockport and started a fire that completely destroyed the structure. The Stockport Fire Department responded along with other local fire companies. Read more…

Driver dies in crash after truck strikes tree

CHATHAM—A Chatham man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Waldorf Road, just west of State Route 203, December 30 at 11:18 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies found that a 2012 Ford F250 pickup truck, operated by David R. Mitchison, 59, of Chatham was traveling west on Waldorf Road, when for unknown reasons the truck went off the north side of the road and struck a large tree. After the impact, the vehicle came to rest in the road.

Mr. Mitchison was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…

Child, 4, dies, others injured in 2-car crash on Route 203

KINDERHOOK—State Police from the Kinderhook barracks and Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on State Route 203 just west of Merwin Road, December 13 at 2:25 p.m.

Laura Dalaudiere, 27, of Valatie was northbound on State Route 203. She had three backseat passengers in her vehicle. Preliminary investigation shows a southbound vehicle operated by David L. Scott, 56, of Ghent struck the Dalaudiere’s vehicle. Ms. Dalaudiere along with her two nieces, ages 5 and 11, who were passengers, were taken by the Valatie Rescue Squad to Albany Medical Center, where they were listed as critical but stable.

The Chatham Rescue Squad took Mr. Scott to the Albany Medical Center. Read more…

Arrest follows dispute, rifle shot fired from vehicle

LIVINGSTON—Michael W. Brauer, 24, of Catskill was charged with first degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, December 3.

Columbia County 911 dispatched troopers to Manorton Road in Livingston for a report of a shot fired from a vehicle.

The investigation by troopers and investigators found that Mr. Brauer allegedly fired a weapon from his vehicle during a domestic dispute. Read more…

Driver dies after vehicle strikes cars in parking lot

CLAVERACK—Columbia County 911 dispatched sheriff’s patrols to an accident involving multiple vehicles in the parking lot of Coyote Flaco on State Route 9H/23, just north of Van Wyck Lane, December 5 at 6:49 p.m.

Deputies found that a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban operated by Ronald E. Moore, 73, of Stuyvesant was traveling north on State Route 9H/23 when for unknown reasons it went off the east side of the roadway about 250 feet south of the Coyote Flaco parking lot. The suburban continued on,  traveling in a northerly direction and into the parking lot where it struck an occupied 2015 Jeep operated by Steven A. Hart, 54, of Hudson. The impact pushed the Jeep into two unoccupied vehicles, a 2015 Toyota Highlander and a 2011 Toyota Sienna, and the 2011 Toyota then struck an unoccupied 2010 Kia station wagon, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The Greenport Rescue Squad took Mr. Moore, who was the sole occupant in the suburban, to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Read more…