Father, son charged in Greenport home invasion

GREENPORT—A father and son were arrested in connection with a home invasion at a State Route 9G residence, December 8.

Clarence Scott, 52, of Philmont and Chad M. Scott, 24, of Copake were charged with first degree burglary, a class B felony, by State Police from the Livingston barracks.

Columbia County 911 called troopers to State Route 9G residence for a reported fight, December 8 at 4:45 p.m. Troopers and investigators from Livingston responded. An investigation revealed that Clarence Scott and Chad Scott allegedly forcibly entered the residence and assaulted a male victim. The Scotts and the victim knew each other.

The victim sustained minor injuries during the conflict, Senior State Police Investigator Eric Barnes told The Columbia Paper this week.

Though the initial report also included “menacing with a handgun,” the senior investigator said, “There never was a handgun; no handgun was involved.”

Clarence and Chad Scott were arraigned in Claverack Court, and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. Both are scheduled to appear in Greenport Court at a later date.

Chatham

Two 12-year-olds have been charged with setting fires in Chatham.

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested the youths on charges of fourth and fifth degree arson, a class E felony and a class A misdemeanor respectively, December 8.

At 5:40 p.m. December 7, Columbia County 911 dispatched the Chatham Fire Department and Chatham Police to a report of a brush fire at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 32 Church Street. Fire personnel located and extinguished a small fire near a building in the area of the north gate, State Police Senior Investigator Eric Barnes said by phone.

At 7:15 p.m. the same evening, Chatham firefighters were called to a separate brush fire in a vestibule at the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 15 Coleman Street in Chatham village. Chatham Police requested assistance from the State Police and Bureau of Criminal Investigation from Livingston. Further investigation revealed that two juveniles were allegedly responsible for setting several fires in the village that evening.

Both juveniles were issued tickets to appear in Family Court on the arson charges.

State Police investigators ask any residents with information regarding any suspicious activity or suspicious fires to contact them at 518-851-2893.

Stockport

Patrick Orendack, 52, of Germantown was charged on a warrant with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Sergeant Eli Fieser and Deputy Brian McSween, November 18 at 6:05 p.m. Mr. Orendack is accused of violating an order of protection issued by Columbia County Court. He was arraigned in Stockport Court and released on his own recognizance pending a later return court appearance.

Drugs / alcohol

The following face alcohol and/or drug charges:

*Victor L. Weber, 71, of East Fishkill was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by State Police from SP Livingston, November 11. He was traveling on the Taconic State Parkway in Stanford, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Deanna J. Hughes, 33, of Livingston was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, November 11. She was traveling on State Route 9H in Claverack, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Thomas J. Wheeler, 75, of Gallatin was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, November 16. He was traveling on County Route 7 in Gallatin, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Cy M. Gavin, 33, of New York City was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, November 17. He was traveling on State Route 9G in Greenport, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Eric D. Humbert, 47, of Hillsdale was charged with aggravated DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, November 17. He was traveling on State Route 23 in Hillsdale, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Rachel E. Hanson, 28, of Pittsfield, MA, was charged with DWI by State Police from SP New Lebanon, November 17. She was traveling on State Route 20 in Nassau, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Tyler Busa, 30, of Ghent was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than .08%, both class U misdemeanors; speeding, driving an uninspected motor vehicle and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, all traffic infractions, by Sheriff’s Office First Sergeant Louis Bray November 21 at 5:29 p.m. Mr. Busa was stopped for speeding on the Taconic State Parkway in Austerlitz. Field sobriety tests were administered, which he failed. A breathalyzer test yielded a .15% BAC. He was issued tickets returnable in Austerlitz Court at a later date.

*Joseph T. Schuster, 22, of Stockport was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, November 21. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Stockport, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Oliver C. Tomson, 25, of Chatham was charged with DWI State Police from SP New Lebanon, November 22. He was traveling on State Route 203 in Chatham, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Stephen A. Ponticello, 22, of Rutland, VT, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI drugs) and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, by State Police from SP New Lebanon, November 23. He was traveling on State Route 22 in New Lebanon, when he was involved in a one-car motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs. He was subsequently arrested.

*Jeremy Seigle, 34, of Rhinebeck was charged with aggravated DWI with a previous conviction within 10 years by State Police from SP Livingston, November 24. He was traveling on Pell Road in Rhinebeck, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Trevi C. Fountain, 31, of Los Angeles, CA, was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, December 2. She was traveling on State Route 217 in Claverack, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Jacquelyn T. Hotaling, 42, of Greenport was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, December 2. She was traveling on State Route 23 in Greenport, when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

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Car consumed by fire on Thruway. Columbia County 911 dispatched Canaan and Red Rock firefighters and Chatham Rescue, November 15 at 6:41 p.m. for a vehicle fire on the New York State Thruway in Canaan. The incident took place in the westbound lane near the Route 102 overpass at milepost 24.09. The vehicle was fully-involved upon arrival of fire apparatus. State Police from Troop T and Traffic Safety from the Thruway were on the scene. Photo by R.E. Lindmark

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