Man charged with shovel, stun gun assault

GERMANTOWN—A Livingston man is in the county jail after allegedly hitting a man with a shovel.

Christopher R. Young, 22, of Maple Lane was charged on a warrant for second degree assault by Deputies Jeffrey Hofstetter and Ryen Boehme, May 25 at 8:30 p.m.

 

Mr. Young was near a residence on Dales Bridge Road in Germantown, May 23 at 10:30 p.m., when he allegedly struck a 29-year-old man in the head and neck with a shovel. He also allegedly used an electronic stun device on the victim causing injury to the same area.

The victim was taken to the Northern Dutchess Hospital for treatment by private vehicle.

Arraigned in Livingston Court before Justice Robert Q. Moore, Mr. Young was sent to the county lock-up without bail pending a later court appearance. Assisting with the arrest were Germantown Police Sergeant Ben Doty and Officer Joshua DuBois.

Stockport

Erik C. Olsen, 31, of Begos Road, Stockport was charged with third degree menacing by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant William Zincio, May 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Olsen got into a dispute and allegedly threatened a male relative with a baseball bat.

He was arraigned before Stockport Justice Harold Horner, released on his own recognizance and directed to return to court at a later date.

Hudson

Hudson City Police Special Operations Unit, along with detectives and uniformed patrols executed a Columbia County Court search warrant at 514 State Street, first floor, May 30 at 8:40 p.m.

During the search, police seized crack cocaine, marijuana, scales and U.S. currency. They arrested Timothy Merritt, 46, of the same address, on charges of third degree criminal possession of controlled substance (B felony); fifth degree criminal possession of controlled substance (D felony); unlawful possession of marijuana (violation). Mr. Merritt was held for arraignment.

Also assisting was the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and State Police CNET, Capital District.

*Hudson Police heard a 911 call dispatching the Greenport Rescue Squad to a Columbia Street apartment for a 47-year-old man in cardiac arrest, May 28 at 3 p.m. Within minutes, Officers Nicholas Pierro and Brent Rowe arrived at the scene and began administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Shortly thereafter, the rescue squad arrived and while officers continued CPR, squad members initiated advanced life-saving methods. Pulse, breathing and blood pressure were restored. A medical helicopter took the man to the Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. The quick response of police coupled with the action of Greenport Rescue paramedics saved this Hudson resident’s life, according to a press release from Chief L. Edward Moore.

Niverville

Melissa Coons, 29, of Kinderhook was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment by State Police from the Kinderhook barracks, Saturday, May 26 at 12:15 a.m. Troopers were called to the Niverville Pub for a reported disorderly person.

When they arrived, they found Ms. Coons allegedly causing a disturbance. After troopers gave Ms. Coons a courtesy ride to a family member’s residence, she allegedly became hostile and punched a trooper in the leg. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

*Jeffrey Trossbach, 49, of Niverville was charged with criminal mischief by State Police in Kinderhook, Monday, May 27.

Mr. Trossbach allegedly threw pieces of a broken fence into his neighbor’s yard, causing damage to the neighbor’s shrubbery. Mr. Trossbach was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Kinderhook Town Court June 11.

Livingston

State Police investigated a motorcycle accident at the intersection of State Route 82 and Proper Road in Livingston, May 27. When troopers arrived at the accident location, they discovered that the driver and the motorcycle involved had departed the scene, leaving an injured passenger there to walk. The passenger declined medical treatment for her scrapes and bruises. Troopers quickly located the 2013 Harley Davidson fleeing southbound on State Route 82. The operator, identified as Justin R. Eaton, 32, of Ancram, subsequently failed sobriety checks. His breath sample revealed a .23% blood alcohol level. Mr. Eaton was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony driving while intoxicated, felony first degree aggravated unlicensed operator, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and unregistered motor vehicle. He was issued tickets returnable in Livingston Court June 6.

Canaan

A woman driving a 2000 Volvo was traveling north on Peaceful Valley Road, Canaan, May 29 at 1:11 p.m., when the car went across County Route 5 and ended up on the lawn of the residence at 1159 Route 5. The driver suffered an arm injury but refused treatment by the Chatham Rescue Squad. The accident was investigated by State Police. Canaan firefighters were back in service at 1:35 p.m.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Aaron Hacker, 32 of Valatie was charged with having an inadequate exhaust and unlawful possession of marijuana by troopers from New Lebanon, Monday, May 27 at 2:20 a.m. Troopers pulled Mr. Hacker over on Rock City Road, Chatham Center for an inadequate exhaust. During an interview, they discovered he was in possession of the unlawful substance. Mr. Hacker was issued tickets returnable in Chatham Town Court June 12.

*Alysha Narzynski, 19, of Stuyvesant was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana by State Police from Kinderhook, Sunday, May 26 at 4:30 a.m. While on patrol, troopers noticed a vehicle parked in the driving lane on Rapp Road near the intersection of State Route 9, Kinderhook. When they interviewed the driver, Ms. Narzynski, troopers found her to be in possession of the unlawful substance. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

*Joseph C. Williams, 46, of Niverville was charged with driving while intoxicated by troopers from Kinderhook, Saturday, May 25 at 1:50 a.m. Troopers stopped Mr. Williams on State Route 203, Chatham after they saw him cross both the white fog line and double yellow no passing lines. While interviewing Mr. Williams, troopers found him to be intoxicated. He provided a breath sample revealing a .11% blood alcohol content and was issued traffic tickets returnable in Chatham Town Court at a later date.

*Zachary Pecoraro, 19, of Poughkeepsie was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and vehicle and traffic law violations by troopers from New Lebanon, May 29 at 10:15 p.m. Troopers pulled Mr. Pecoraro over on State Route 20, New Lebanon for having an inoperative headlight. Following an interview and a probable cause search of the vehicle, Mr. Pecoraro was found to be in possession of marijuana and alcohol. He was issued tickets returnable in New Lebanon Court, June 13.

*Colin F. Leon, 24, of 730 Warren Street, Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon by State Police from Livingston, May 31 at 1:15 p.m. Troopers stopped Mr. Leon for not wearing his seatbelt and found him to be intoxicated by alcohol. They also found a machete in the vehicle. Mr. Leon’s breath test resulted in a .16% blood alcohol content. He was issued appearance tickets returnable June 17 in Greenport Court.

*Cherie L. Bruno, 45, of 1151 State Route 82, Ancram was charged with felony driving while intoxicates and traffic violations by State Police from Livingston, June 1. Troopers stopped Ms. Bruno on State Route 9, Livingston for a seatbelt violation. During an interview, troopers detected an odor of alcohol and administered sobriety tests which Ms. Bruno could not perform. Her breath test resulted in a .13% blood alcohol content. She was arraigned in Livingston Court and released to reappear at a later date.

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County Court cases:

The following court cases were recently dealt with in Columbia County Court. Information about the cases was provided by the office of Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka:

*Devon Sisnett was arraigned before Judge Koweek on a charge of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, May 8. Represented by Attorney John Leonardson, Mr. Sisnett was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies, April 1. Pre-trial hearing(s) were set for July 23; the trial date is August 5.

*Edward Stallman was convicted after pleading guilty to failure to register or verify as a sex offender before Judge Nichols, May 8. Mr. Stallman will be sentenced July 9 at 9:30 a.m. He is represented by the public defender and was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies, January 3.

*Marcus Mitchell was convicted after pleading guilty to criminal mischief, resisting arrest and third degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle before Judge Koweek, May 10. Mr. Mitchell was arrested by Hudson Police, August 16, 2012. He is represented by the public defender. His sentencing is scheduled for June 19 at 9:30 a.m.

*Gerald Wyant was convicted on his plea of guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance before County Judge Koweek, May 20. Mr. Wyant is represented by the public defender and was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office April 15. His sentencing is set for July 10 at 10:15 a.m.

*Jordan Couitt was sentenced to spend three-and-a-half years in prison, five years of post release supervision and to pay $2,697.96 in restitution by County Judge Koweek, May 22. Mr. Couitt was convicted on his plea of guilty to second degree robbery, April 16. Represented by Attorney Ann Weaver, Mr. Couitt was arrested by State Police June 9, 2012.

–Diane Valden

 

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