HILLSDALE–Martin D. McCredie, Jr., 43, of Cottage Place, Stottville was charged in connection with a November 6 robbery of a West End Road resident, according to a press release from Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.
Another suspect in the case, Robert A. Dandridge, Jr., was charged with robbery by deputies, November 16. Wearing a mask, Mr. McCredie allegedly went to the residence of a 77-year-old man and forcibly stole cash. The man contacted 911 and deputies went to the residence.
According to the sheriff, Mr. McCredie made admissions about his involvement in the robbery as well as in various residential burglaries in the towns of Hillsdale, Claverack, Stuyvesant and Stockport.
He was taken into custody at the Sheriff’s Office on charges of second degree robbery, a class C felony and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, December 6 at 8:15 p.m.
Arraigned before Livingston Justice Harold G. Weaver, Jr., Mr. McCredie was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond to return at a later date.
Sheriff’s Office Investigators Anthony Brahm, Mark Dunspaugh and Patrick Logue made the arrest and are working with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and State Police BCI investigators regarding additional felony charges.
*Richard Lamere, 59, of Millerton was charged with disorderly conduct, second degree harassment and resisting arrest by Deputies Christopher Link and Peter Merante, November 16 at 10:30 p.m.
Mr. Lamere was allegedly fighting in a parking lot and when approached by deputies, he ran toward one of them and allegedly shoved and struck him. Mr. Lamere was to answer the charges in Hillsdale Court December 19.
A Hudson woman and a Niverville man face burglary and other charges after being pulled over for vehicle and traffic infractions on Healy Boulevard, December 5, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.
While on routine patrol, Deputy Travis VanAlstyne and his K-9 partner Kira saw a vehicle being operated erratically on Healy Boulevard, December 5 at about 2:40 p.m. The vehicle, a tan 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, also fit the description of one which Hudson Police suspected of trying to sell stolen property in the city.
After pulling the vehicle over and while speaking to the operator, the deputy found several items believed to be stolen.
The vehicle operator, Kendra VanSlyke, 26, of Warren Street, Hudson was initially charged with second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to signal and failure to keep right.
But while she was being processed on the vehicle and traffic charges, Sheriff’s investigators determined that the $14,000 worth of jewelry and silverware found in the vehicle was stolen from a Kinderhook residence earlier in the day.
Ms. VanSlyke was then also charged with second degree burglary, a class C felony, and third degree grand larceny, a class D felony. She was arraigned before Kinderhook Town Justice Lisa Mills and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail to return to court at a later date.
The passenger in the vehicle, Kyle Buono, 28, of Parker Hall Road, Niverville was charged with second degree criminal impersonation, a class A misdemeanor; second degree burglary, a class C felony and third degree grand larceny, a class D felony, the next day December 6 at 9:37 a.m. He was arraigned before Greenport Justice Robert Brenzel and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail to return to court at a later date.
Working on the case with Deputy VanAlstyne were Sheriff’s Investigators Patrick Logue and Mark Dunspaugh. Along with Hudson Police, the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office also assisted in with the investigation, which is continuing. Additional charges are possible.
*Marc Andrew Tucker, 33, of Mohawk Trail Florida, Massachusetts, was charged as a fugitive from justice by Deputy Bernard Roberts, November 16 at 12:49 p.m.
Mr. Tucker is wanted in Massachusetts on felony drug charges. Arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Francis Abitabile, Mr. Tucker was sent to the county jail without bail pending extradition proceedings.
Todd Willerton, 39, of Hillsdale was charged with third degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child by Deputy Thomas Merante, Jr., and Sergeant Brian Molinski, November 12 at 6:29 p.m.
Mr. Willerton allegedly struck a woman in the eye with his fist while in the presence of a young child during an altercation in Claverack. Arraigned before Claverack Town Justice Michael Brandon, Mr. Willerton was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000l bond and directed to return to court December 18.
Richard A. Wolfe, 40, of Hudson was charged with second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle by Kinderhook State Police during a traffic stop on County Route 28 for failing to use its signal, November 30.
Mr. Wolfe was found to have a suspended driver’s license. A check with the Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed that Mr. Wolfe’s license had 13 suspensions on 7 different dates. He was arraigned in Kinderhook Village Court and released on $100 cash bail to return December 18.
*Phyllis E. Lewis, 58, of Hudson was charged with petit larceny and fourth degree grand larceny (credit card) by Hudson Police Officer Anthony Moon, Jr., at the police station, November 14 at 9:43 a.m.
Ms. Lewis allegedly stole a purse from the Rock Solid Church containing $780 in cash and 3 credit/debit cards. The incident was reported to police November 13. Arraigned before Judge John Connor, Jr., she was sent to the county jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or bond.
*Franklin J. Ammie, 31, of Hudson was charged with petit larceny and fourth degree grand larceny (value greater than $1,000) by Officer Nicolas M Pierro at the police station, November 15 at 9:28 a.m.
Mr. Ammie was charged in connection with an additional case involving the larcenies from cars parked in the city over the summer. In this case, he allegedly stole $180 from inside the vehicle. The case was investigated by Hudson Police detectives with assistance from patrols. The state Division of Criminal Justice Services also assisted.
Mr. Ammie was also linked by detectives to another car break-in during which he allegedly stole $1,370 worth of items from the vehicle.
Arraigned before Judge John Connor, Jr., Mr. Ammie’s bail remained the same as before and he was returned to the county jail.
The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Brianna Miller, 21, of Copake was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by Livingston State Police, November 22. Troopers stopped Ms. Miller for failure to use designated lane and later found her to be in possession of oxycontin. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Hillsdale Court.
*Jeremy Hyams, 31, of Albuquerque, NM, was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police, November 24 at 3:50 a.m. Troopers stopped Mr. Hyams for having an inoperable headlight. Troopers approached the vehicle and interviewed the driver, who was found to be intoxicated by alcohol. A breath test was administered which resulted in a .13% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in Claverack Court.
*Matthew Rivenburgh, 43, of Clermont was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police, November 25 at 11 a.m. Troopers stopped the Rivenburgh vehicle after they caught it traveling at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Route 9, Greenport. They detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver and administered field sobriety tests which Mr. Rivenburgh could not perform. He submitted to a breath test resulting in a .32% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in Greenport Court.
*William Greco, 28, of Philmont was charged on a Copake Court bench warrant by Deputies Andrew Broockmann and Eli Fieser, November 27 at 6:15 p.m. The warrant was issued after Mr. Greco failed to return to court as scheduled on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, first and second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Arraigned before Copake Justice John Spencer, Mr. Greco was sent to the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or bond and ordered to return to court December 17.
*Cassandra Meyerson, 29, of Old Chatham was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police, December 3 at 1:45 a.m. Troopers stopped Ms. Meyerson for speeding on Ten Broeck Lane in Greenport. She could not perform field sobriety tests and submitted to a breath test resulting in a .21% blood alcohol content. She was released on tickets returnable in Greenport Court.
*Elizabeth Laurange, 18, of Stuyvesant Falls was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by New Lebanon Trooper John La Plante, November 30. Following a traffic stop on Main Street, Valatie, Ms. Laurange was found to be in possession of methylphenidate, a Schedule II stimulant, and her 16-year-old passenger of Columbiaville, not identified by police, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both young women will answer their charges in Kinderhook Court.
*Francis R. VanAlstyne, 63, of Kinderhook was charged with driving while intoxicated by Kinderhook State Police, Sunday, December 2 at 3:15 p.m. Troopers responded to a property damage auto accident on State Route 9H, Kinderhook. They detected the odor of alcohol on the driver. He was taken into custody and a blood sample was subsequently obtained from a local hospital. He was issued tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies.
*Russell Viccaro, 31, of Ghent was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument by Livingston State Police, December 4. Troopers were dispatched to investigate a possible stolen vehicle complaint. Their investigation determined the initial complaint was unfounded but they did find Mr. Viccaro to allegedly be in possession of hypodermic needles. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Greenport Court.