Elizaville man charged with stabbing

HUDSON—A New York City man was stabbed in the back during an altercation the morning of June 16.

Hudson Police were called to the Columbia Memorial Hospital emergency room at 10:01 a.m. to investigate a reported stabbing. Officers and detectives learned that the assault had taken place at a 35 Fairview Avenue residence between 9:30 and 10 a.m. and they found evidence that an altercation had taken place there.

The victim was a 31-year-old New York City man, who was visiting friends. He suffered a single stab wound to his back during the fight. Other residents in the home took the victim to CMH.

The suspect, who was later identified as Cory Collins, 23, of Elizaville, reportedly left the scene after the incident. HPD with the assistance of Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Eli Feiser found Mr. Collins at his Elizaville residence at 1 p.m.

Mr. Collins was charged with first degree assault. He was arraigned in Hudson City Court before City Judge Jack Connor. Bail was set at $2,500 dollars. He was sent to the Columbia County Jail to reappear in court at a later date.

The victim was treated and released later that afternoon.

“This is not a random act. There is reason to believe that the defendant knew at least one occupant of the residence and this may be considered a domestic violence situation. I credit the coordinated effort of our department and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, specifically Sergeant Eli Fieser, who was quick to respond. Excellent police work, all around, to bring this to a speedy conclusion,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.

A Hudson teenager faces numerous charges in connection with crashing a stolen car in the early morning hours of June 7.

Tavaris Grant, 18, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony; third degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor; driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, both class U misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

Sheriff’s deputies were on routine patrol in the area of Third and Union streets in the city, June 7 at 3:23 a.m., when they saw a Toyota Highlander traveling south on Third Street without its headlights on. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver accelerated down Union Street and the fleeing SUV struck five parked vehicles before the driver go out and fled on foot.

Hudson Police assisted deputies with the investigation at the scene and the arrest of Mr. Grant resulted shortly thereafter. Police say the teenager admitted his involvement.

Mr. Grant was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge Mark A. Portin and was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in City Court at a later date.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office are Sr. Investigator William Foster, Sergeant Andrew Broockmann, Investigator William Dunspaugh, Deputies Kris Bauhoff, Ian Boehme and Joseph Bruno. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Kinderhook

A Valatie man is in the Columbia County Jail after he allegedly tried to rob a hair salon.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police to Scotti’s Unisex Hair Design, 12 Broad Street in the village for an attempted robbery, June 9 at 11:30 a.m.

It was reported that a masked male entered the store and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Troopers and investigators from Livingston and Kinderhook responded.

Later that afternoon, they charged Lucas R. Johnson, 28, of Valatie with attempted robbery, a class D felony, at 4:30 p.m.

He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. He was set to return to court at a later date.

State Police are still actively investigating this crime and ask anyone with information to contact SP Livingston BCI Investigator Eric Barnes at 518 851-2982.

Coxsackie

Larry Jackson, 34, of Hudson was charged with second degree possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony; false personation, a class B misdemeanor; third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, an unclassified misdemeanor and being a fugitive from justice, a Pennsylvania warrant extraditable in New York, by State Police, June 13.

Troopers pulled Mr. Jackson over on I-87 northbound for speeding. He allegedly gave them an altered ID and a false name during the initial interview.

Upon further investigation, troopers discovered Mr. Jackson’s true identity. It was also found that he had an active warrant out of Pennsylvania for a parole violation as well as a suspended license.

Mr. Jackson was arraigned in Coxsackie Court and sent to the Greene County Jail without bail pending further court action later this month.

Copake

Laura Puff, 42, of Copake was charged on a warrant for endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors by Deputies Cindy Madison and Toby VanAlstyne, May 30 at 12:16 p.m.

Ms. Puff allegedly had a verbal and physical altercation with a third party in front of a child. When deputies attempted to place her in custody, she allegedly resisted arrest.

She was arraigned in Copake Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. She is scheduled to reappear in court on June 23.

Ghent

Cheryl A. Smith, 45, of Ghent was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors, by Sergeant Donald Krapf and K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne, June 5 at 9:46 p.m.

Ms. Smith allegedly had a physical altercation with a third party in front of a child. When deputies attempted to place her in custody, she allegedly resisted arrest.

She was arraigned in Ghent Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail. She was to reappear in court at a later date.

Kinderhook

William J. Scraper, 28, of Castleton was charged with second degree criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor, by K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne, June 8 at 9:20 p.m.

Mr. Scraper allegedly went to a private residence in Niverville without permission from the homeowner. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

Drugs/alcohol

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

Jessica L. Hatch, 21, of Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated and having a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than .08%, both class U misdemeanors, by Deputies Ian Boehme and Patrick Mayo, June 2 at 1:01 a.m. Deputies stopped Ms. Hatch on State Route 23 in Hillsdale. She failed field sobriety tests. A breathalyzer test yielded a BAC result of .12%. She was issued tickets returnable in Hillsdale Court at a later date.

Kayla L. Dugan, 24, of Valatie was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument by State Police from Kinderhook, June 10. Troopers were called to Callan Park in Valatie to investigate a report of suspicious activity when they found Ms. Dugan hiding in a wooded area adjacent to the park. During an investigation, it was determined that there were warrants out for her arrest in the City of Hudson and the Village of Catskill. She was also found to possess a hypodermic needle and a silver spoon both containing heroin. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date and turned over to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on the active arrest warrants.

Tiffany D. Gilliam, 30, of Niverville was charged with driving while intoxicated, first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate by State Police from Kinderhook, June 8. Troopers pulled Ms. Gilliam over for driving an uninspected motor vehicle. She was arraigned before Stuyvesant Justice Carrie O’Hare, and released to reappear July 2.

Skye A. McGinnes, 45, of Santa Barbara, CA, was charged with driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic law violations by State Police from Kinderhook, June 8. Mr. McGinnes provided a breath sample with a .14% blood alcohol content. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Ghent Court at a later date.

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