Parked car larcenies in Greenport lead to arrest

GREENPORT—State Police from Livingston were called to investigate several larcenies from parked cars in Greenport, just south of the City of Hudson, October 1 at 8 a.m.

State Police along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson and Greenport police departments investigated the incidents that occurred during the overnight hours. The investigation took all four law enforcement agencies to the city, where they worked with HPD to track down leads.

A suspect, Winston Wilburn, 24, of Hudson was identified, interviewed and subsequently arrested by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Mr. Wilburn was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth degree grand larceny.

He was arraigned and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

This case was resolved because of the mutual cooperation between all law enforcement agencies in Columbia County, according to a State Police press release.

Anyone with information regarding the car larcenies in the Greenport area or this arrest should contact the State Police in Livingston at 518 851-3111.

Valatie

Eric B. Panetta, 25, of Valatie was charged with fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, by State Police investigators from Livingston barracks, October 2.

An investigation revealed that Mr. Panetta benefitted financially by bilking a Valatie couple out of more than $1,900.

Mr. Panetta allegedly entered into a contract with the unsuspecting homeowners and obtained a down payment on the construction of a retaining wall on the victims’ property. Mr. Panetta allegedly failed to complete the work after several months had passed and refused to give the homeowners a refund.

Mr. Panetta was arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or bond.

Kinderhook

Samantha Ostrander, 30, of Hillsdale was charged with third degree grand larceny by State Police from Kinderhook, October 5.

Ms. Ostrander allegedly stole $3,300 from the bank account of an employer who hired her to do renovations at the employer’s residence.

Ms. Ostrander was issued a ticket to appear in Kinderhook Village Court October 20.

Hudson

A fourth teenage boy was charged in connection with an August 24 incident in Long Alley.

Hudson Police Officer Christopher Duntz charged the 17-year-old Hudson teen on a warrant for fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property) and second degree attempted robbery at 41 Green Street, September 23 at 1:47 p.m.

The youth, along with three others, who were not identified by police, allegedly attacked a man and broke his eyeglasses by punching him in the face and ribs and tried to take his money.

The 17-year-old suspect was arraigned before Judge John Connor who sent him to jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $3,000 bond and ordered him to return to Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Rachel M. Corsi, 28, of Leeds was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property by Hudson Police Officer Rodney Waithe at the police station, September 25 at 2:58 p.m.

Ms. Corsi was allegedly in possession of stolen license plates and impeded the owner from recovering them. She was released with a ticket to appear in Hudson City Court October 14.

*An 18-year-old male, not identified by police, was charged with petit larceny, fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property and third degree forgery by Hudson Police Officer Tracey Roberts at the police station, September 27 at 9:53 p.m.

The teenager allegedly stole and possessed checkbooks/negotiable instruments not belonging to him and forged the owner’s signature on one of them.

He was held for court arraignment.

Red Hook

Jason J. Roosa, 19, of Clermont was charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, a class A misdemeanor, by State Police from Rhinebeck, October 7.

Mr. Roosa, a Devereux Foundation employee, is accused of shoving a disabled youth into a wall after the youth allegedly acted out.

Mr. Roosa was released on an appearance ticket returnable in Red Hook Court October 23.

Elizaville

Naomi A. Greene, 31, of Hudson was charged with petit larceny and second degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanors, by State Police from Livingston, September 27 at 7:25 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to an Elizaville residence for a report of a larceny and an order of protection violation, September 27 at 5:55 p.m.

Their investigation revealed that Ms. Greene allegedly unlawfully entered the protected party’s vehicle and stole a handbag, directly violating a valid court order of protection.

She was arraigned in Livingston Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Stockport

Anthony V. Groat, 28, of Stockport was charged with second degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Donald Krapf and Deputy Cindy Madison, September 29 at 9:51 p.m.

Mr. Groat is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Stockport Court and released on his own recognizance with an October 20 return court date.

Philmont

Brian Teator, 32, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for first degree criminal contempt (prior conviction), a class E felony, by Deputies Chad Shufelt and Joseph Kilmer, October 1 at 3:40 p.m.

Mr. Teator is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Philmont Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court October 23.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*James E. Klucserits, 52, of Albany was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense), refusal to submit to chemical test and possession of/drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway by Hudson Police Officer Nicholas Hodges at 453 State Street, Hudson, September 16 at 6:39 p.m. Mr. Klucserits was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He was allegedly operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition, possessed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and refused to submit to a chemical test. He was arraigned before City Court Judge Marc Portin and released on his own recognizance to return to court the following day.

*Keino D. Robinson, 20, of Hudson was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro at 132 North Sixth Street, Hudson, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Robinson was pulled over and was allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs and allegedly had a bag of marijuana inside the vehicle. He was issued tickets returnable in Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Demetrius Amakar, 44, of Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and improper turn/failure to signal by Hudson Police Officer Nicholas Hodges at 59 Fairview Avenue, Hudson, September 23 at 1:35 a.m. During a traffic stop, Mr. Amakar allegedly possessed a small quantity of a green leafy substance and a quantity of an off-white chunky substance, which field tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. He was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge John Connor and sent to the Columbia County jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or bond.

*Derrick T. Campion, 28, of Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro at 610 State Street, Hudson, September 24 at 9:13 a.m.

Mr. Campion allegedly possessed heroin and two hypodermic needles. He was released with tickets to appear in Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Kyle M. Godfroy, 26, of Niverville was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, by State Police from New Lebanon, September 27 at 2 a.m. Columbia County 911 called troopers to investigate a one-car auto accident on Route 9 in Kinderhook. Their investigation revealed that Mr. Godfroy was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident. There were no injuries reported to police at the time of the collision. Mr. Godfroy was issued traffic tickets ordering him to appear in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

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