Stolen bank card probe leads to arrest of Hudson man

HUDSON—Treyvon M. Whittaker, 20, of Hudson was charged with three counts of fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony and three counts of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, by Hudson Police, March 29.

Police received a walk-in complaint from a woman who said somebody had stolen her bank debit card. March 17.

Police conducted a felony criminal investigation and found that the stolen debit card was used several different times within the city to purchase items without the victim’s consent. The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit assisted in this case because the card was also used outside the city.

Mr. Whittaker was arraigned in the Hudson City Court before Judge John Connor. He was sent to the Columbia County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond and was due back in court at a later date.

Stuyvesant

Clayton F. Craver, 28, of Stuyvesant was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Jordan Brahm March 8 at 8:32 p.m. The deputy was dispatched to a private residence in Stuyvesant for a disturbance.

Mr. Craver was interviewed and is accused of possessing brass knuckles. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stuyvesant Court at a later date.

Stockport

Bruce Hotaling, 21, of Hudson was charged with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, by Deputy Jordan Brahm, March 12 at 7:32 p.m.

Mr. Hotaling is accused of violating an order of protection on Rod and Gun Road. When arrested, Mr. Hotaling was allegedly in possession of a quantity of marijuana. He was arraigned in Stockport Court and released on his own recognizance to return at later date.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Joslyn T. Stone, 25, of Claverack was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class U misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, by Deputy Peter Merante March 8 at 8:24 p.m. Ms. Stone was stopped on Rod and Gun Road in Stockport. She was allegedly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. She was also allegedly in possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and a quantity of marijuana. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Stockport Court at a later date.

*Two defendants were arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop on Richard Lane in Kinderhook, March 11 at 12:42 p.m. Deputy Steven Rose and K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne charged Brandon M. LaBelle, 21, of East Greenbush with fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. Mr. LaBelle is accused of possessing more than 25 grams of marijuana. Also arrested was Leonard C. Keyes, III, 20, of Kinderhook, who was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Mr. Keyes is accused of possessing a quantity of concentrated cannabis. Both defendants were issued an appearance ticket returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

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Chatham burglar gets probation

HUDSON—The following activity took place in Columbia County Court recently according to a press release from Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka:

*Eric Boughton was convicted by plea of third degree attempted burglary, a class E felony. Judge Jonathan D. Nichols sentenced Mr. Boughton March 10, to five years probation. In addition, as part of the sentence, the court ordered the defendant to stay away from the victims of the crime for eight years. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Patrick Logue charged Mr. Boughton with breaking into a building and stealing cash December 12, 2016 in the Village of Chatham. The Public Defender represents Mr. Boughton.

*Jason Davis was sentenced March 10 by Judge Nichols to seven years with New York State Department of Corrections with three years post-release supervision for his conviction of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, a class B felony, and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. The judge also sentenced Mr. Davis to two to four years incarceration for his conviction of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony, December 12, 2016. The terms of imprisonment will run concurrently. October 30, 2015, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mr. Davis after an investigation of drug sales occurring in Columbia County, and took him into custody while he possessed heroin with the intent to sell it, and cocaine with an aggregate weight greater than one eighth of an ounce. Additionally, Hudson Police arrested Mr. Davis along with co-defendant Ciera Patrick November 4, 2016 for possessing a sexual performance by a child, after executing a search warrant at the co-defendant’s residence. The Columbia County Public Defender represents Mr. Davis on possession of the child sexual performance and Roy Nestler, Esq. represents him on the drug charges. DA Czajka said in the release that the investigation of defendant’s possession of child pornography continues. The State Police Computer Crimes bureau is assisting in this investigation.

*Roscoe Quint was convicted by plea March 10 of criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony. Judge Nichols, ordered Mr. Quint to pay $13,922.82 in restitution. State Police arrested Mr. Quint December 23, 2016 after a vehicle pursuit. He had been driving a stolen fire truck. Derrick Hogan, Esq. represents the defendant. He will be sentenced April 21.

Jeep collides with tree. The driver of a Jeep that hit a tree was taken to a hospital, March 31 at 10:44 p.m. State Police report that Marcia Curran, 57, of Chatham was traveling west on State Route 295 in Canaan. She lost control of her vehicle causing it to cross into the oncoming lane and off the southern shoulder where it struck a tree. The Chatham Rescue Squad took her to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. No tickets were issued but police said speed was a factor. Canaan firefighters were back in service at 12:05 a.m. Photo by R.E. Lindmark

 

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