Chatham man allegedly snacks, cracks pub safe

CHATHAM—A Chatham man was charged with breaking into a pub in the village after the Sheriff’s Office received a burglary in progress call, Monday, December 12.

Deputies were dispatched at 8:07 p.m. to the People’s Pub on Main Street after one of the proprietors reported to authorities that he believed someone had broken into his business and was still inside.

The pub owner received a notice on his cell phone from his security service that included video and showed a man still inside the pub. The business was closed at the time and the owner was not at the establishment, Sheriff David P. Bartlett said in a press release. Read more…

Head-on Greenport crash blamed on drunk driver

GREENPORT—The driver of a vehicle involved in a head-on crash faces felony drunk driving and other charges.

State Police at Livingston were called to an auto accident on State Route 9G near the entrance of the Olana State Historic Site, December 29 at 11:56 a.m. A vehicle driven by Julien Ketchel, 31, of Catskill was southbound on State 9G when, due to speed too fast for the snowy conditions, Mr. Ketchel lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle head-on.

The Greenport Rescue Squad took Mr. Ketchel to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation. He was found to be uninjured. The squad took a passenger in the Ketchel vehicle, Scott Hunter, also of Catskill, to Albany Medical Center for leg pain. Read more…

Hudson ‘woman’ wasn’t frozen, but how could cops have known?

HUDSON–Police and emergency medical personnel rushed to the aid of an elderly woman, who appeared “frozen to death” in a Subaru parked along City Hall Place, according to a call from a distraught citizen, who discovered the woman, Friday, December 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Hudson Police officers and the Greenport Rescue Squad were immediately dispatched.

When they arrived minutes later, officers saw an elderly woman seated in the car’s front passenger seat wearing eye glasses and an oxygen mask. She did not move and was unresponsive. Read more…

Community donates blood in name of wounded DEC officer

MILAN—Members of Milan Fire Department held a blood drive December 10 in the name of State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Officer James Davey, who was shot in the pelvis by a hunter November 29.

Officer Davey and State Environmental Police Lieutenant Eliza Bobseine were investigating a trespassing complaint with shots fired in the area of Silvernails Road in Gallatin that day at about 5 p.m. when Officer Davey was shot. Read more…

Tomlin sentenced to 5 years in death of her infant

HUDSON–Tara J. Tomlin, 21, of Livingston will spend up to five years in prison and undergo five years of post-release supervision in connection with the death of her newborn son.

Ms. Tomlin pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in October and was sentenced by Columbia County Judge Jonathan Nichols in county court, Wednesday, December 7.

While on duty as a clerk at the Bells Pond Xtra Mart convenience store in Livingston, Ms. Tomlin gave birth to a living 7½ pound baby boy in the store restroom in the early morning hours of November 27, 2015. She then put the child in a garbage bag and deposited the bag in a dumpster behind the store. The child died of homicide by asphyxiation, according to a pathologist’s report. Read more…