Livingston man charged in Hudson daylight robbery

HUDSON—Christopher Young, 25, of Livingston was charged with third degree robbery, a class D felony, by Hudson City Police, Tuesday, February 2.

Police received a 911 call at 9:48 a.m. that day from the robbery victim stating she was just assaulted in the area of North Fifth and Columbia streets. The suspect reportedly ran away.
The victim told police that the suspect approached her on the street and forcibly threw her against a building. The suspect then overpowered her, held her there and stole $200 from her, police said in a press release.

Within 10 minutes of the reported robbery, Hudson Police and a State Police found Mr. Young operating a black Chrysler PT Cruiser. A passenger, Corey D. Timberlake, 27, also of Livingston, was in the car.  

A traffic stop was conducted on North Seventh Street and Mr. Young was taken into custody without incident.  Mr. Timberlake was not charged. Detectives processed the robbery scene and recovered the stolen money.
Mr. Young was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge John Connor, Jr., and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He was scheduled to return to Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Cedric A. Fulton, 44, of Hudson, who was wanted by Hudson City Police on an active violent felony arrest warrant for second degree assault, a class D felony, turned himself in accompanied by his attorney February 3 at 3:15 p.m., according to Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore.
It is alleged that Mr. Fulton stabbed a man in the lower right side of his back during the course of a physical altercation in the street, Sunday, January 24.
The victim received emergency medical treatment at the Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was admitted overnight and released the next day.
A group of people were gathered at 527 1/2 State Street to watch a football game when an argument broke out over the food that was served and the altercation carried out into the street. The stabbing victim got a ride to the hospital from a passing Good Samaritan.
Arrangements had been made through Mr. Fulton’s attorney that he would turn himself in to police February 1. But the attorney called police on that day to say that Mr. Fulton had “released him, in lieu of another attorney.” Mr. Fulton did not honor the arrangement, but turned himself two days later after police issued a press release with Mr. Fulton’s description and asked for the public’s assistance in finding him.
*Rashonna B. Townsend, 35, of Albany was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on a Hudson City Court arrest warrant at 60 South Pearl Street, Albany and turned over to Hudson Police Officer Mishanda Franklin Cox, January 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Townsend was charged in connection with a December 14 incident during which she allegedly brought her child, who was under 16 years of age, to Hudson and left the child there without supervision (inadequate guardianship.)
Ms. Townsend was arraigned in Hudson City Court and was released to appear again at a later date.
*Bryce Darcell Hallback, 30, of Hudson was charged with third degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury) on a warrant at 720 Columbia Street, by Hudson Police Officer Christopher Duntz, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Ms. Hallback was charged on an active City of Hudson arrest warrant stemming from a November 26 incident during which Ms. Hallback allegedly struck a victim multiple times in the face with a closed fist.
She was additionally charged with resisting arrest after she allegedly fled on foot after being advised she was under arrest on the warrant. She was ultimately taken into custody and arraigned in Hudson City Court where she was sent to the Columbia County Jail by Judge Mark Portin in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or bond and ordered to return to court at a later date.

Taghkanic
Christopher T. Kubin, 29, of Cleveland, Ohio, was charged with third degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor, and reckless driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, February 4.
Troopers pulled Mr. Kubin over on the Taconic State Parkway for speeding. But he stopped his Ford Taurus in the lane of travel and was directed to pull onto the shoulder. He allegedly failed to comply with the trooper’s orders and allegedly left the scene of the traffic stop.
Mr. Kubin then allegedly crossed the parkway’s center median and started heading north. After traveling about five miles, troopers stopped Mr. Kubin again and took him into custody following a brief struggle.
He was arraigned in Taghkanic Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. He is due to reappear in the Taghkanic Court March 5.

New Lebanon
Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police to the area of 1567 State Route 20 for a report of a two-car personal injury accident, January 27 at 3:46 p.m.
Ayla Yener, 20, of Canaan was the driver and sole occupant of a Subaru traveling west on State Route 20 when Ms. Yener attempted to make a left hand turn from State Route 20 into the parking lot of VanDeusen’s Automotive and crossed over the center line of State Route 20 in front of and eastbound Chevy van operated by Curtis R. Hill, 56, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Two of the four passengers in the van experienced back pain. The Chatham Rescue Squad took them to Berkshire Medical Center for further medical attention.
None of the other parties involved reported any injuries and declined any and all medical attention.
Ms. Yener was issued two tickets, one for aggravated unlicensed operation the other for making an improper left hand turn.
Lebanon Valley firefighters were back in service at 4:23 p.m.

Craryville
Sheriff’s deputies investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Route 7, Route 23 and Craryville Road, January 27 at 4:08 p.m. Craryville firefighters and the Community Rescue Squad were also called to the scene.
A 17-year-old female from Millerton operating 2003 Volkswagen was on County Route 7 at the stop sign, when she crossed over Route 23 to get onto Craryville Road and in doing so pulled out in front of Marjorie Rich, 51, of Hillsdale who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet westbound on Route 23.
The teenager, who was not identified by deputies, was ticketed for failure to yield right of way and was taken by the rescue squad to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of leg pain. The squad took Ms. Rich to CMH for back pain. Deputy Patrick Mayo handled the accident with assistance from firefighters who were back in service at 4:45 p.m.

Claverack
Benjamin P. Doty, 33, of Ancram was charged with second degree criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor, and second degree harassment, a violation, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brian Molinski and Deputy Patrick McMahon February 2 at 10:41 p.m.
Deputies responded to a private residence in Claverack for an altercation. Mr. Doty is accused of pushing a female and then entering her residence without permission. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court at a later date.
*Michael J. Whittaker, 24, of Greenport was charged with first degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, on a warrant by Deputies Joseph Kilmer and Jordan Brahm, January 29 at 12:07 a.m.
Mr. Whittaker is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. He was scheduled to appear back in court at a later date.

Drugs/alcohol
The following face drug and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Daniel Reutzel, 27, of Hudson was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, by State Police from the Kinderhook barracks, February 1. Troopers were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to the Cumberland Farms in the Village of Valatie to investigate a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. Prior to their arrival on the scene, police saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description traveling on State Route 9. Kinderhook. The vehicle, operated by Mr. Reutzel, was stopped after troopers saw the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. An investigation involving a State Police Drug Recognition Expert revealed that Mr. Reutzel was impaired by drugs at the time of the stop. Mr. Reutzel was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear in Kinderhook Town Court February 16.

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Robbery suspects sought. State Police are searching for two men who robbed a person behind the Canaan Sunoco station, 12737 Route 22, Monday, February 8 at 11:50 a.m. Police report that the victim, not believed to be a store employee, told them he saw two male subjects behind the gas station. Knowing that the subjects should not have been behind the store, he confronted the men who were described as wearing dark-colored clothing and winter caps. The suspects reportedly struck the victim, knocked him to the ground and demanded money from him at gunpoint, police said. The suspects are believed to have fled the area on foot. State Police Aviation and canines searched the surrounding area for the suspects but did not find them. The Chatham Rescue Squad took the victim to Columbia Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Livingston barracks at 845 677-7300. Photo by Lance Wheeler

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