Cop saves dog and what’s he get? Bite on wrist

HUDSON—City Police saved the life of a choking dog, February 3.

Officers were called to 421 Warren Street for an unknown disturbance. When they entered the apartment, they found two dogs attached: one dog had his teeth caught on the other dog’s thin leather collar, according to a press release.

The dog wearing the collar was choking and in distress as the collar became tighter and tighter with the other dog’s struggle to get free.

Police officers saw that the collar had gotten so tight it could not be seen on the dog’s neck and could not be loosened or taken off by hand. It was estimated by the dogs’ owner that the animal had been in that position for more than 10 minutes and was in a desperate need of assistance and air.

Working feverishly, according to the release, officers were able to use a knife to cut the collar enough to release the dogs.

Once freed, one of the dogs bit an officer on the left wrist, breaking the skin and causing puncture wounds. The officer went to the Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment and was later released.

Both dogs seemed fine afterwards but the owner was advised to seek veterinary evaluations. A follow-up visit by officers the next day found no other issues.

*Patrice C. Welch, 23, of Watervliet was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property) and petit larceny by Hudson Police Officer William Wrigley at 41 North Second Street, January 22 at 3 p.m.

Ms. Welch allegedly stole a pair of sneakers from a Columbia Street residence and then damaged them by pouring syrup and pickle juice over and inside them.

She was issued an appearance ticket.

*Lacy Patterson, 64, of Hudson was charged with resisting arrest and second degree harassment (physical/repeated) by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro at 41 North Second Street, January 26 at 12:48 a.m.

Mr. Patterson allegedly pushed a uniformed Hudson Police officer who was investigating a noise complaint at an apartment. He allegedly resisted arrest by pulling away from uniformed officers and not allowing them to handcuff him. He was issued appearance tickets.

*Robin Brown, 56, of Hudson was charged with resisting arrest, a violation of Hudson City Code for noises prohibited (sound reproduction devices) and second degree harassment (physical/repeated) by Hudson Police Officer Daniel Scali at 41 North Second Street, January 26 at 12:48 a.m.

Ms. Brown allegedly physically resisted arrest by uniformed police officers who were investigating a noise complaint at her apartment. She allegedly pulled away, did not comply, held onto items and would not allow herself to be handcuffed. She was issued appearance tickets.

*Raheem M. Oliver, 32, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for third degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury), fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property) and second degree burglary (with intent to commit a crime in a dwelling) by Hudson Police Sergeant James Delaney, Jr., at 324 Warren Street, January 26 at 11:44 a.m.

Mr. Oliver allegedly forcibly entered the apartment of the victim causing damage to the door and once inside caused injury to the victim by punching her in the head, December 21.

Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Mr. Oliver was sent to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

*Reneldo Dion Harrington, 30, of Hudson was charged on warrants for third degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury), fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property), resisting arrest and for a parole violation by Hudson Police Officer James Nero at 20 Columbia Street, January 29 at 10:25 a.m.

Upon receiving a tip, officers went to a residence at 20 Columbia Street. There they found Mr. Harrington, who allegedly attempted to jump out a second floor window when police knocked on the front door. His attempt to flee was stopped after he saw officers in the rear of the apartment and they saw him. After a few minutes, he was talked into coming out of the residence and was placed into custody without incident. The charges stem from a physical dispute January 14 during which he allegedly assaulted a 37-year-old woman, caused physical injury and damaged property. Upon police arrival, that day, he allegedly fled officers.

Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., Mr. Harrington was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bail bond.

*James Falkner, 42, of Hudson was charged on State Division of Parole warrant by Deputy William Dunspaugh, January 22 at 10:25 a.m.

Taken into custody while at the Columbia County Department of Social Services, Mr. Falkner was taken to the Columbia County Jail pending further action by the Division of Parole.

Stuyvesant Falls

Wayne Calkins, 39, of Stuyvesant Falls was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief, second degree harassment and disorderly conduct by Kinderhook State Police, February 3.

Troopers were called to a reported fight in progress at Mr. Calkins’ apartment on Hotel Lane. He allegedly harassed someone and damaged their property. He was arraigned in Stuyvesant Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.

Taghkanic

Harvey Thomas, 51, of Hudson was charged with second degree criminal contempt by State Police from Livingston, Sunday, February 3.

Troopers initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation. After interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, police discovered that Mr. Thomas was in violation of an active order of protection. Mr. Thomas had been ordered by the court to stay away from another passenger in the vehicle. He was taken into custody, processed and issued an appearance ticket returnable in Taghkanic Court February 7.

Canaan

A 17-year-old male from Berkshire Farms was charged with second degree criminal mischief, a class D felony, by Deputy Joshua Oakes, February 3 at 12:22 p.m.

The teen, not identified by deputies, allegedly caused $3,500 worth of damage to property owned by the Berkshire Farms Center and Services for Youth February 2. Arraigned before Canaan Justice Lewis Hatch, the teen was sent to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond and directed to return to court February 8.

Homeowner flees flames

A homeowner escaped from his burning ranch-style home at 402 Near Road, Taghkanic, Saturday morning, February 2. Fire investigators say the man, unable to put out the fire, bolted from the thick smoke and flames around 1 a.m. Taghkanic firefighters with mutual aid from Livingston, Ancram, Claverack and the Greenport Rescue Squad were called in a 1:24 a.m. and remained on the scene until 7:05 a.m. Taghkanic Fire Chief Dennis Callahan said the main floor burned through. Flames then spread to the roof. The home is a total loss. The owner was the only person in the home. The blaze is believed to have started near the fireplace.

Two collide head-on

Columbia County 911 dispatched West Ghent firefighters and the Greenport Rescue Squad to a two-car, head-on accident on Route 66, north of Fish and Game Road, Claverack, February 1 at 7:29 a.m. One patient was extricated from a vehicle and airlifted from the Columbia County Airport by LifeNet helicopter to Albany Medical Center. The other patient was taken by the squad also to AMC. The landing zone at the airport was secured by Stottville firefighters. Route 66 was closed during the incident. Columbia County Fire Coordinator John Howe was on the scene. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. They were assisted at the scene by State Police. Firefighters were back in service at 8:16 a.m.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Brandon Walsh, 22, of Stockport was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic law (VTL) violations by State Police at Livingston, January 30. Mr. Walsh was stopped for VTL violations on Rossman Road, Stockport. He allegedly had marijuana and was driving while impaired by it, police report. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Stockport Court February 12.

*Amy Lasher, 40, of Hudson was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs by State Police at Livingston, January 31. Ms. Lasher was stopped on State Street, Hudson for VTL violations. She was found to be driving while impaired by drugs. She was released with appearance tickets returnable in Hudson City Court February 12.

*Sabrina Miles, 25, of Craryville was charged with driving while intoxicated, unregistered motor vehicle and failure to signal by State Police at Livingston, February 3 at 2:25 a.m. Troopers stopped Ms. Miles for failing to use her turn signal on Fairview Avenue, Greenport. After troopers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, they administered sobriety tests which she could not perform. She later submitted to a breath test with a .17% blood alcohol content result. She was issued tickets returnable February 11 in Greenport Court.

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County Court cases:

The following case was heard in Columbia County Court the week of January 28. Information was provided by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

*Edward Simmons was sentenced to 18 months to 4 years in jail, 2 years post-release supervision and fined $375 for fifth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced by County Judge Richard Koweek, January 30. He was arrested by Hudson Police August 28, 2012 and represented by Attorney John Leonardson.

 

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