Claverack man charged with illegally possessing firearm, stolen ammo

KINDERHOOK–Peter G. Colarusso, IV, 31, of Claverack was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class A misdemeanors, by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Anthony Brahm and Deputy Peter Grzeskow, June 12 at 3 p.m.

Mr. Colarusso, who deputies say is a prior convicted felon, allegedly possessed a shotgun and sold an assortment of stolen ammunition to a local business.

Arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court before Justice Lisa Mills, Mr. Colarusso was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or bail bond and directed to return to town court June 26 at 5 p.m.

 

Livingston

Shane Veach, Jr., 19, of Livingston was charged with second degree menacing, fourth degree criminal mischief and second degree harassment by Livingston Trooper J. Crowe, June 7.

Mr. Veach got into a dispute with a man and allegedly threatened him with a golf club, broke items in the residence and physically harassed the man by punching him.

Mr. Veach was also issued numerous traffic summonses. He initially fled the scene of the dispute, but returned while troopers were there. They found him to be driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle without a license. He was arraigned in Livingston Town Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

*Jonathan Benbow, 42, of Livingston was charged with third degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing by Deputy Travis VanAlstyne, April 25 at 10:56 a.m.

Mr. Benbow allegedly grabbed “a young female victim by the throat causing physical injury.”  Arraigned before Livingston Justice Robert Q. Moore, Mr. Benbow was sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bail bond and directed to return to court at a later date.

Philmont

Jerry L. Beverly, Jr., 27, of Philmont was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child by Deputies Joshua Oakes and Kris Bauhoff, April 18 at 11:17 p.m.

Mr. Beverly allegedly applied pressure to a woman’s neck preventing her from breathing normally. He also allegedly struck the woman in the face whiles she was holding her child.

Arraigned before Claverack Justice Michael Brandon, Mr. Beverly was released on his own recognizance and directed to return to court at a later date.

Hillsdale

Bradley D. Briggs, 21, of Hillsdale was charged with second degree reckless endangerment by Deputy Christopher Link, April 19 at 12:27 a.m.

Mr. Briggs allegedly shot a pellet pistol at a window that a woman was sitting behind. Mr. Briggs turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office Sub-Station in Hillsdale. The incident occurred April 13 at 1:15 a.m. He was to answer the charge in Hillsdale Court.

 

Valatie

Tyler S. Shaw, 21, of Valatie was charged with second degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child Kinderhook State Police, April 21.

Mr. Shaw was involved in dispute during which he allegedly displayed a shotgun with a child present. He was arraigned in Stuyvesant Court and released to reappear in Kinderhook Court at a future date.

 

Claverack

David Cowles, 26, of Claverack was charged with disorderly conduct by Troopers E. Buchinsky and A. Behrens, April 23.

Mr. Cowles called to request a patrol and when troopers arrived, he allegedly demanded a ride and was belligerent, swearing and intoxicated. Troopers issued him a ticket and released him.

Mr. Cowles called again, and when troopers returned, he was again belligerent, swearing and disorderly. He was again cited for disorderly conduct, but was this time brought to Claverack Court for arraignment. He was subsequently sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

 

Columbia County

On April 23, State Police at Livingston conducted an Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Law check at numerous businesses to see if they would sell alcohol to an underage buyer.

The following were charged with violations of ABC Law 65, prohibited sale and penal law, first degree unlawfully dealing with a child: Main Street Tavern, bartender Gina Ford, 32, of Valatie; Niverville Quick Stop, clerk Gurcharan Singh, 35, of Niverville; and Cobble Pond Farm Stores, clerk Jacob Mazza, 21, of Kinderhook.

All subjects were released with appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook

Town Court.

Numerous other area businesses were checked and did not sell alcohol to the underage buyer.

 

Stottville

Angela Ciancetta, 28, of Stottville was charged with endangering the welfare of a child by Deputy Travis VanAlstyne, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Ms. Ciancetta allegedly failed to properly supervise her three-year-old child, who had wandered out of the house and was found by two citizens who contacted law enforcement officials. Ms. Ciancetta was released with an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Stockport Court.

 

Ghent

Paul Welch, 65, of Ghent was charged with third degree assault and second degree coercion by Deputies Marcus Hickey and Christopher Sweet, April 27 at 8:25 p.m.

Mr. Welch allegedly pushed an elderly woman into a bookcase causing physical injury and prevented her from calling for help on her telephone.  Arraigned in Ghent Court before Justice Michael Bruno, Mr. Welch was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bail bond and ordered to return to court at a later date.

 

Canaan

Roberts Bivins, Jr., 30, of Canaan was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child by Deputies Ian Boehme and Christopher Link, April 28 at 4:38 a.m.

Mr. Bivins allegedly got into a dispute in the presence of three young children. Arraigned before Canaan Justice Lewis Hatch, Mr. Bivins was sent to the county jail in lieu of $100 cash bail and was directed to return to court at a later date.

 

Chatham

Michael Leonard, 48, of Chatham was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument by Livingston Trooper M. Radewitz, April 30.

Mr. Leonard allegedly facilitated the fraudulent registration of a car that did not belong to him. He was released on an appearance ticket returnable in Chatham Village Court.

 

Greenport

Shane Mobley, 21, of Elizaville was charged with reckless driving and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, operating a motor vehicle without a license and improper passing by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant William Zincio, April 30 at 10 a.m.

Sgt. Zincio alleged that he had to drive partially off the roadway to avoid being struck by Mobley’s vehicle on Spook Rock Road, Greenport. Mr. Mobley allegedly passed two cars in a no passing zone on curve near Hiscox Road. A check of his driver’s license status revealed it was suspended. Mr. Mobley was to answer the charges in Greenport Court at a later date.

 

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Jesus Loyola, 26, of Germantown was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, operating without a license and no license plate lamp by Deputy Marcus Hickey during a traffic stop on Fairview Avenue, Greenport, April 15 at 9:25 p.m. During a check of motor vehicle computer files, it was determined that there was an outstanding Albany Police Department bench warrant. Arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Robert Brenzel, Mr. Loyola was sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bail bond.

*Steven L. Bryant, 23, of Ancram was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police, April 15 at 2:25 a.m. Troopers were called to State Route 82 for an accident in which a vehicle had gone off the south shoulder and rolled over. Mr. Bryant was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Troopers went to the hospital, interviewed Mr. Bryant and determined he was intoxicated. Blood was drawn and upon his discharge from the hospital. He was issued tickets returnable in Ancram Court.

*Michael Hetherington, 46, of Schodack was charged with driving while intoxicated by Trooper M. Dale, April 20. Mr. Hetherington was involved in an accident on County Route 28, Kinderhook, in which the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a vehicle operated by Jamie Pulver of Kinderhook. Mr. Hetherington was found to be intoxicated He was released on tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court.

*Joseph Garcia, 52, of Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated by Trooper E. Buchinsky, April 20. Mr. Garcia was stopped on Warren Street, Hudson for speeding and was found to be intoxicated. He was released with tickets returnable in Hudson City Court.

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