Police charge two teens with Greenport burglaries

GREENPORT—Two Hudson teens were charged in connection with Greenport burglaries.

Creshawn D. Mackey, 18, of Fairview Avenue and a 17-year-old male, who was not identified, were charged with felony second degree burglary, felony fourth degree grand larceny, felony fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property and felony third degree criminal mischief, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Columbia County 911 dispatched Sheriff’s deputies to a residence on Green Acres Road, where a homeowner heard noises indicating someone was in the house, December 22 at 2 a.m.

When they arrived, Sergeant Brian Molinski and Deputy Jason Garvey saw footprints leading to the side of the residence and signs of entry.

After making sure the homeowner was all right, the officers searched the home and found no one inside. While checking the surrounding neighborhood, they came upon two individuals exiting a wooded area. Further investigation found that teens had items worth more than $1,000 which had been stolen from other homes on Green Acres Road.

Sheriff’s Office Senior Investigator William Foster and Investigator John Rivero arrived to assist with the investigation. Both teens made admissions about their involvement in the burglaries, according to the release.

The homeowner had no contact with the suspects while they were in the residence and was not hurt.

Mr. Mackey and the 17-year-old male were arrested and arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Robert Brenzel. They were sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail and scheduled to return to court at a later date.

Mr. Mackey was also charged with the burglary of a Copake residence, September 26, 2013. The investigation is continuing into the possibility of additional burglaries committed by the individuals.

*Richard S. Young, 45, of Schenectady was charged with fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, by State Police from Livingston, December 17 at 9:45 a.m.

Troopers were dispatched to Lowes in Greenport to investigate a larceny October 23.

The store’s loss prevention department reported that June 24 an unknown subject was at the store and allegedly stole merchandise. On a later date, the same person was also believed to be at the store attempting to take items, but was unsuccessful.

After a lengthy investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Young was the subject wanted in connection with the June larceny and another attempted larceny that occurred in July.

He was arraigned in Greenport Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. Mr. Young was scheduled to reappear in court at a later date.

*Amanda Bailey-Collins, 23, of Troy was charged with second degree identity theft, a class E felony, by State Police investigators from Livingston, December 22.

Ms. Bailey-Collins allegedly fraudulently used the personal identification information of Action Automotive Services LLC to purchase $1,654.18 in goods from Sprint.

She was charged with the assistance of State Police from Brunswick and issued an appearance ticket returnable in Greenport Court at a later date.

Niverville

Bradley D. Briggs, 23, of Niverville was charged with second degree menacing and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class A misdemeanors, by Deputy Andrew Broockmann, December 14 at 9:51 p.m. Mr. Briggs is accused of threatening a man with a weapon at a location in Niverville. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

Livingston

Joseph Ciampaglione, 18, of Staatsburg was charged with second degree menacing, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana by State troopers and investigators from Livingston, December 16 at 11:15 p.m.

Also Olivia S. Rooney, 18, of Clermont was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Both subjects were charged following a trespassing complaint that was investigated by troopers.

Mr. Ciampaglione was arraigned in Livingston Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Livingston Court, January 9.

Ms. Rooney was issued an appearance ticket and ordered to appear in Livingston Court at a later date.

*Naomi A. Greene, 30, of Hudson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, and second degree harassment, a violation, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant John DeRocha and Deputy Bernard Roberts, December 18 at 12:33 p.m. Ms. Greene was arraigned in Livingston Court and released on her own recognizance pending a later court appearance.

Austerlitz

James A. Miles, 18, of Ghent was charged with second degree criminal mischief, a class D felony and trespass, a violation, by Deputy David Proper, December 13 at 11 a.m.

Mr. Miles is accused of operating his vehicle on private property and causing damage to a lawn and stone sidewalk in Austerlitz. He is scheduled to appear in Austerlitz Court January 22.

Clermont

David R. Law, 25, of Tivoli was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brian Molinski and Deputy Jason Garvey December 21 at 11:15 p.m.

Mr. Law allegedly damaged someone’s vehicle. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Clermont Court January 23.

Canaan

The Canaan Task Force made up of Canaan, Lebanon Valley, Red Rock and East Chatham firefighters and Chatham Rescue were dispatched to 56 Old Hudson Turnpike, Canaan for a brush fire reportedly started by a man cutting a gasoline tank with a grinding wheel, January 1 at 10:50 a.m. When he arrived, Canaan Fire Chief William Hanson found a man with burns to his face, arms and hands. The man had been cutting an old car gas tank when it exploded and caused the burns. A small fire in the tank was put out by a fire extinguisher. All departments with the exception of Canaan returned to service. The rescue squad took the man to the Canaan Town Park where he was picked up by a LifeNet 71 helicopter and flown to the Westchester Burn Center. State Police investigated. Canaan units were back in service at 11:58 a.m. The victim will reportedly need skin grafts on his hands.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Carrie L. Gamello, 27, of Chatham was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, both misdemeanors, by Deputies Jason Garvey and Kris Bauhoff, December 12 at 1 a.m. The arrest followed an accident in which Ms. Gamello struck a parked vehicle. A breathalyzer test yielded a blood alcohol content of .17%. She was issued tickets returnable in Chatham Village Court at a later date.

*Jennifer A. Montague, 21, of Philmont was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brian Molinski and Deputy Jeffrey Hofstetter December 8 at 3:11 a.m. Ms. Montague was involved in a personal injury accident in which her vehicle went off the roadway striking an earth embankment and then a tree. She was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was allegedly operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. She was issued tickets returnable in Claverack Court at a later date.

*Jennifer A. Burch, 41, of Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated, with two prior convictions, a class D felony, by State Police from Poughkeepsie, December 14 at about 12:15 a.m. Ms. Burch was found to be intoxicated when troopers pulled her over after they saw her make a U-turn to avoid a DWI check point. She was stopped on State Route 9G, Greenport. Ms. Burch provided a breath sample which yielded a blood alcohol content of .17%, more than two times the legal limit of intoxication. She was issued traffic tickets ordering her to appear in Greenport Court at a later date.

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