Man charged with imprisoning ex-girlfriend, fleeing from police

NEW LEBANON–Jason Levitt, 33, of Brewster was charged with first degree criminal contempt and second degree unlawful imprisonment by Trooper Nicholas Lombardi, May 7.

Mr. Levitt allegedly violated a court Order of Protection by going to a home on Chair Factory Road and holding his ex-girlfriend against her will.

When the woman tried to call police, Mr. Levitt allegedly physically restrained her, kept her from using the telephone or leaving the house.  The woman was able to climb out on the roof of the house and call 911 using a cell phone. Upon hearing that the police were called, Mr. Levitt fled into a wooded area, where he was later located and arrested. He was arraigned and jailed in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. He will return to face charges in New Lebanon Court.

Canaan

Anthony Kongo, 16, originally from Yonkers, was charged with third degree assault by Trooper Bryan Cloutier, May 7.

Anthony allegedly punched a 17-year-old in the face in a residential cottage on the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth campus. The victim was treated at Berkshire Medical Center for a cut under his left eye and a broken nose.

Anthony was arraigned and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. He will return to the Canaan Court May 12.

Stuyvesant

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a car fire extinguished by Stuyvesant firefighters on State Route 9J, May 3 at 2:55 p.m.

According to Sheriff David Harrison, Jr., early in the investigation, deputies found a note that said the owner of the car, a man from Ashland in Greene County, was going to take his own life.

The owner was not with the car at the time of the fire, but CSX railroad personnel reported seeing a person fitting his description walking on the tracks in the vicinity of the fire.

Also, information received from the owner’s cell phone signal indicated that he was still in the area along Route 9J near the Hudson River and the railroad tracks. Stuyvesant firefighters and Sheriff’s Office K-9 units initiated a search of the area with the assistance of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, state forest rangers, the State Police Aviation Unit, State Police from Livingston and the Valatie Rescue Squad.

Deputies found the man along the railroad tracks in Stuyvesant about three hours after the initial call. The rescue squad took him to Columbia Memorial Hospital for evaluation. The cause of the car fire is still under investigation.

Greenport

Catherine Munson, 25, of Ghent was charged with first degree falsifying business records and petit larceny by Greenport Police Officer Luann Varney, May 2 at 4:40 p.m.

Ms. Munson was working as a manager at Taco Bell in Greenport, when she allegedly altered the business records for the day and took $250 from the register. She was arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Robert Brenzel and was released on her own recognizance pending a May 16 court date.

*Bradlee  J. Moore, 21, of Hudson was charged with felony third degree criminal mischief by Greenport Patrolman Matthew Chase, April 28 at 4:45 p.m.

Mr. Moore was allegedly involved in a verbal argument in a car in the Burger King parking lot. When he got out of the 2002 Pontiac Firebird, he allegedly slammed the passenger door and broke its Fiberglas frame, causing more than $800 in damage. He was arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Francis Abitabile and was released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.

Schodack Landing

A State Thruway employee working on the Castleton Bridge reported seeing a person who appeared to be stuck and struggling in waist-deep mud on the east shore of the Schodack Island State Park, May 6 at 1:12 p.m.

State Police, state park police and Schodack Landing Fire and Rescue responded. The person, a 62-year-old man from East Greenbush, managed to free himself prior to being reached by rescuers. He was not hurt and told police he frequently hikes in the park, but had ventured off established trails and misjudged the depth of the mud along the shoreline during low tide.

Hudson

Roger Delease, Jr., 31, of Claverack was charged on probation arrest warrants by Sheriff’s Sergeant William Zincio, April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Delease was originally convicted of fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of second degree possession of a forged instrument in Columbia County Court, November 21, 2006. He allegedly violated terms and conditions of his probation, which resulted in the issuance of warrants by Columbia County Judge Jonathan D. Nichols. Mr. Delease was sent to the county jail pending further court action.

Stockport

Howard D. Mackey, Jr., 33, of Stockport was charged on an arrest warrant for criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child and third degree assault, all class A misdemeanors by Sheriff’s Sergeant William Zincio, April 25 at 9:45 p.m.

Stockport Justice Harold Horner issued the warrant after Mr. Mackey was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute, April 25 at 1:04 a.m.

Arraigned before Justice Horner, Mr. Mackey was sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,500 bail bond and ordered to return to court at a later date.

Drugs/alcohol

The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:

*John Cornaggia, 55, of Pittsfield, MA was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and a violation of the state Move Over Law by Trooper John La Plante, April 4.

After the trooper noticed that Mr. Cornaggia did not allow space to a fellow trooper who was out on a Route 20 traffic stop, he pulled him over. The trooper discovered that Mr. Cornaggia was allegedly under the influence of drugs. The state Move Over Law requires that motorists use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle on the roadside. Mr. Cornaggia will appear in New Lebanon Court.

*Matthew Flint, 30, of Nassau was charged with driving while intoxicated by State Police at Livingston, April 5. Police charged Mr. Flint after finding that his vehicle had run off Farm Road, Copake. He was released on tickets returnable in Copake Court.

*David Amodeo, 63, of Bardonia was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs by State Police at Livingston, April 5. Police received a report about an erratic operator on State Route 9, Livingston. The responding trooper located the vehicle, which allegedly almost struck oncoming traffic head on. Mr. Amodeo allegedly possessed oxycodone and was impaired by the drug. He was released on tickets returnable in Livingston Court.

*Calvin E. Alexander, 50, of Hudson was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony first degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, impeding traffic, unsafe lane change, consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating without a license by Deputies Brendan Filli and Jason Garvey during a traffic stop on State Route 9, Stottville, April 9 at 4:35 a.m. Arraigned in Stockport Court before Justice Harold Horner, Mr. Alexander was sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond. He will return to court at a later date.

*Trevor Jackson, 39, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, fourth degree criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and moving from lane unsafely by State Police at Livingston, April 8. Troopers stopped the Jackson vehicle for moving from lane unsafely on the Taconic State Parkway in Gallatin. When they interviewed Mr. Jackson they detected an odor of marijuana. He could not perform field sobriety tests and was also found to be in possession of about 113 grams of marijuana. He was arraigned in Taghkanic Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bail bond.

*Kellie Cartwright, 29, of Hancock, MA was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs by Trooper John La Plante, April 5. Police say, Ms. Cartwright’s boyfriend, a New Lebanon resident, reported that she was allegedly under the influence of drugs and driving on Route 20 in New Lebanon. Ms. Cartwright will answer the charge in New Lebanon Court.

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