Suspect charged in Hudson shooting death of Philmont teen

HUDSON—A Philmont teenager was shot to death in the city and a 27-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

Hudson Police report that June 17 at 8:18 p.m. Columbia County 911 received a call from a witness who said there was a man with a gun in the vicinity of 20 Fairview Avenue and that a person had been shot.

A 19-year-old man, later identified as Inderly InStinfil of Philmont, suffered a single gunshot wound to his neck. He was able to get into a taxi near the Stewart’s Shop at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Green Street and left the scene. Read more…

After Parkway chase troopers level gun possession charge

GALLATIN—State Police arrested an Albany man for gun possession after a vehicle pursuit on the Taconic State Parkway.

Hector G. Rodriguez, 30, of Albany was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony; third degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor, and reckless driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, June 3.

Troopers observed a 2005 Nissan Murano traveling north on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Stanford, Dutchess County, and initiated a vehicle stop for several infractions of the vehicle and traffic law, June 3 at 12:20 a.m. Read more…

Department of Corrections worker charged with grand larceny

HUDSON—A State Corrections employee faces numerous counts for stealing department funds.

State Police from the Livingston barracks in cooperation with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations (DOCCS OSI) and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office arrested Maria C. Fey, 49, of Leyden for third degree grand larceny, 18 counts of second degree forgery, all class D felonies, and first degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, May 29.

The state DOCCS OSI reported the possible forgery, and theft of funds from a state Corrections bank account to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at SP Livingston May 14. Read more…

Plane damaged, pilot, passenger safe after crash landing

TAGHKANIC—Two Massachusetts men escaped injury when the plane they were flying in went down in a farm field. Columbia County sheriff’s deputies at the Hillsdale Substation were advised of a single-engine aircraft accident in a private field next to Koeppe Road, May 26 at 4:42 p.m.

The report came from the pilot, who indicated that his engine had stalled and would not restart around 12:30 p.m.

He made an emergency landing in a grassy farm field. When the plane touched down it lost its landing gear due to the bumpy ground. Read more…

Chatham man charged with domestic violence and rape

CHATHAM—State Police from the Livingston barracks in conjunction with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office charged Jeremy R. Hart, 42, of Chatham with 56 counts of first degree rape, class B felonies, and 56 counts of third degree incest, class E felonies, May 21.

During the course of an investigation initiated in February, it was discovered that Mr. Hart allegedly engaged in a course of domestic and sexual violence against the victim over a five-year period. Police located Mr. Hart in Colonie and arrested him on a warrant issued by Columbia County Court.

He was arraigned before Judge Richard Koweek in Columbia County Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. Read more…