STOCKPORT–A woman, who was trapped in her burning second floor apartment, was forced to jump into the arms of two waiting firemen, February 12.
The fire, in an apartment complex at 40 Pats Lane, broke out just after 8 a.m. Kristen Kyle Clause told newsman Lance Wheeler that she woke up in a room filled with smoke. She couldn’t see and she couldn’t go back in to save her cat. Stockport Assistant Chief Randy Plass and firefighter Paul VanAllen caught Ms. Clause and rushed her to their car to keep warm. She escaped her apartment without any shoes or coat. A firefighter tried to revive her black and white cat without success. The Valatie Rescue was also on the scene along with mutual aid from Stottville, Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Falls and West Ghent.
The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. The Red Cross responded to the scene.
Robert C. Egan, 46, of Livingston was charged with third degree assault by Livingston State Police, Monday, February 25 at 4 p.m. Troopers were dispatched by Columbia County 911 for a reported fight in progress at 45 Schuderhook Road.
Mr. Egan was found to be intoxicated and allegedly assaulted another person at the residence. Mr. Egan was arraigned in Livingston Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond to reappear at a later date.
John C. White, 40, of Stephentown was charged with second degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child by Deputy Todd Hyson, February 13 at 2:29 p.m.
Mr. White allegedly sent unwanted text messages to a 14-year-old. Arraigned in New Lebanon Court before Justice Jessica Byrne, Mr. White was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return at a later date.
A 14-year-old Hudson boy was charged with second degree criminal nuisance by Hudson Police Sergeant Randy Clarke at 39 Oakwood Boulevard, February 15 at 6:15 p.m.
The boy, not identified by police, was summoned to probation because he allegedly ran through a sporting event at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School wearing all black and a full-faced ski mask, which alarmed and endangered the safety of a considerable number of people.
*Rodney Johnson, Jr., 19, of Hudson was charged on an active Hudson City Court warrant for two counts of endangering the welfare of a child by Hudson Police Officer Patrick Meister at 514 State Street, February 23 at 5:46 p.m.
Mr. Johnson allegedly failed to supervise two children, a 9 year-old and a 7 year-old, was arrested for 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child at an Eighth Street residence Janaury 19. When he allegedly left the children alone in the apartment, they set items on fire.
Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Mr. Johnson was released.
*Ronald C. Johnson, Jr., age and address unavailable, was charged with four counts of fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property) by Hudson Police Officer Brent Rowe at 13 Fairview Avenue, February 16 at 5:51 a.m.
Mr. Johnson allegedly damaged the exterior side mirrors on several motor vehicles on Green Street.
He was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and released.
Mark Rasulo, 23, of Mahopac was charged with speeding, unlawfully dealing with fireworks and unlawful possession of marijuana by Livingston State Police, February 23.
Troopers initiated a traffic stop as a result of a speeding violation (75 mph in a 55 mph zone) on State Route 22. When they interviewed the driver, troopers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search yielded a small amount of marijuana and fireworks. Mr. Rasulo was issued appearance tickets returnable in Copake Court.
The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Juanita Anntoinette Diaz, 28, of Hudson was charged on two bench warrants for failure to appear in City Court on two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance dating back to May 30, 2012 by Hudson Police Officer Kevin D Sweet, February 19 at 9:27 a.m.
Ms. Diaz was arrested while in Hudson City Court at 429 Warren Street. She was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and sent to jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bail bond.
*Daniel T. Jones, 47, of Hillsdale was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, loitering for the purpose of unlawfully using a controlled substance and failure to stop at stop sign at 237 Allen Street by Hudson Police Detective Jason Finn, February 20 at 4:52 p.m.
During the traffic stop, Mr. Jones was with another person and he was found to be allegedly in possession of two, knotted, plastic bag corners containing an off-white chunky substance which field-tested positive for crack cocaine. He was also found to be allegedly in possession of a plastic bag containing a quantity of a green, leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets.
*Frederick R. Jones, 56, of Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and loitering for the purpose of unlawfully using a controlled substance by Hudson Police Detective Jason Finn at 427 Warren Street, February 20 at 4:48 p.m. During a traffic stop, Mr. Jones was found to allegedly possess a knotted, plastic bag corner containing an off-white chunky substance which field-tested positive for crack-cocaine. He was also allegedly loitering with another person intending to purchase or use drugs. He was released on two appearance tickets returnable in Hudson Court March 7.
*Connor Thomes, 21, of Wells, ME, was charged with driving while intoxicated by Livingston State Police, February 24 at 1:10 a.m. Troopers were dispatched to a reported disabled vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway north of Jackson Corners Road, Gallatin. When they interviewed the driver, they detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Field sobriety tests were administered which she could not perform. Ms. Thomes submitted to a breath test which resulted in a .14% blood alcohol content. She was arraigned in Gallatin Court, where she posted $500 cash bail and was released.
*Justin R. Eaton, 32, of Ancram was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and failure to signal by Deputies Peter Grzeskow and Jason Garvey during a traffic stop on Healy Boulevard, Greenport, February 23 at 3:23 a.m. Mr. Eaton will answer the charges in the Greenport Town Court, March 4.
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