Motorcycles crash in K’hook, Chatham

KINDERHOOK–A Saratoga County man was hurt when the motorcycle he was operating crashed into a tree along Route 9 at the Schodack Landing Road intersection, April 3 at 3:13 a.m.

Sheriff’s Office Sergeant William Zincio, who said he saw the motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed earlier but was not able to pull it over, was checking the area for the motorcycle when he found it on fire.

The operator, Ryan Goodall of Mechanicville, was thrown off the motorcycle on impact, Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr. said in a press release. The motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha, slid about 500 feet before the crash.

Mr. Goodall was taken to the Albany Medical Center for treatment of internal injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident

Sheriff Harrison said that the investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

Niverville firefighters assisted at the scene.

Also on the scene were Captain David Bartlett, Investigator Mark Dunspaugh, Deputy Kris Bauhoff and the Sheriff’s Office Incident and Accident Scene Unit with Deputies Brendan Filli and Wendy Guntert.

Chatham

Two people were airlifted to the Albany Medical Center (AMC) following a crash involving three Rensselaer County residents on County Route 13, April 1 at 5:45 p.m.

New Lebanon State Police report that Ryan Marshall of Castleton was driving a Jeep Liberty north when he attempted to turn left into the Old Chatham Tennis Club driveway and was struck from behind by a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The motorcycle operator, Michael Dwileski, and his passenger, Jennifer Signer, both of Nassau, were taken to AMC by helicopter.

Police say Mr. Dwileski is in guarded condition with a back injury, and Ms. Signer is in critical condition, with pelvic and lower leg injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and so far, no one has been charged.

Tri-Village firefighters, the Chatham and Greenport rescue squads were on scene.

Philmont

Bryan Osborne, 22, of Philmont was charged with second degree harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct by Livingston State Police, March 29.

Troopers were called to the village for a reported disorderly subject on Main Street threatening people with a baseball bat.

During an interview with Mr. Osborne at his residence about the incident, Mr. Osborne allegedly shoved members of his family and the responding trooper.

He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

Claverack

Darrel Chinn, 17, an inmate at the Brookwood Secure Detention Facility for Youth, was charged with third degree assault.

Livingston State Police say Darrel allegedly punched a teacher in the face at the facility, March 26.

Darrel was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail.

Canaan

A 16-year-old resident of the Berkshire Farm Center and Services For Youth was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief by New Lebanon Trooper Nicholas Lombardi, April 1.

The youth allegedly damaged a fire escape door in the Berkshire Union Free School on the Berkshire Farm campus.

The Tannersville native was captured on video surveillance breaking two windows in the door frame.

He was issued tickets to appear in Canaan Court at a later date.

Alcohol

The following face alcohol-related charges:

*Harold Weaver, 44, of Livingston was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police during a stop for vehicle and traffic law violations on Route 9, Livingston April 3. He was released with tickets to appear in Livingston Court April 15.

*Steven Roberts, 63, of Germantown was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police during a stop for vehicle and traffic law violations on Route 23, Hillsdale, April 3.

He was released with tickets returnable in Hillsdale Court at a later date.

*Steffan Reimuth, 47, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police during a stop on Route 66, Ghent for vehicle and traffic law violations, March 30.

Mr. Reimuth was released with tickets to appear in Ghent Court April 12.

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