Driver allegedly bites troopers in barracks scuffle

CLAVERACK—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested a Bronx man following a traffic stop in Claverack.

Michael Worley, 25, of the Bronx was charged with second degree assault, a class D felony; resisting arrest, fourth degree criminal mischief, second degree criminal impersonation and obstruction of governmental administration, all class A misdemeanors.

On February 1 at 12:10 a.m., troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a BMW traveling on State Route 9H. During an interview of the occupants it was discovered the front and rear license plates did not match, and the registration listed a third license plate number. Further investigation found Mr. Worley, the driver, provided a false name to avoid association with an active arrest warrant. While being processed at the Livingston barracks, Mr. Worley allegedly became combative—striking and biting troopers.

He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court February 19.

*Tyler Rossi, 24, of Claverack was charged with first degree criminal contempt (previous conviction), a class E felony, by K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne and Deputy Peter Grzeskow, February 4 at 10:13 a.m.

Mr. Rossi is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia

County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He was to return to court at a later date.

Livingston

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested a Kinderhook man after he crashed his vehicle into a house.

Kevin W. Jornov, Jr., 30, of Kinderhook was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

On February 10 at 3:05 p.m., troopers were dispatched to 145 County Route 10 for a report of a car into a house.

A Kinderhook man was found to be driving drunk when he crashed into a house in Livingston. Photo contributed

Further investigation determined that Mr. Jornov was operating a 2014 Ford Escape when it crashed into the garage portion of the residence.

Mr. Jornov’s blood alcohol level was 0.18%. He was subsequently arrested. Northern Dutchess Paramedicas took his passenger to Albany Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Mr. Jornov was issued tickets returnable in Livingston Court February 21.

Kinderhook

State Police from the Kinderhook barracks and Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested a Poughkeepsie man for removing teens from Berkshire Farm Center.

Tyrick P. Angol, 20, of Poughkeepsie was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, January 31.

An investigation determined that Mr. Angol picked up and removed two 16-year-old children who were court mandated to reside at the Berkshire Farms Center, an off-campus satellite site in Kinderhook. Mr. Angol and the teens were located January 31 and the children returned to Berkshire Farm Center.

Mr. Angol was issued appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

Drugs / alcohol

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

*Shawna Luke, 26, of Hudson was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class U misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic infraction, by Deputy Daniel Keyser, January 22 at 1:13 a.m. Ms. Luke was stopped for speeding on State Route 23 in Copake. She was allegedly operating a vehicle with suspended license and was in possession of a quantity of heroin. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Copake Court February 25.

*Wesley Waite, Jr., 25, of Ancramdale was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), a class U misdemeanor, and unsafe start, a traffic infraction, by Deputy Daniel Keyser, January 27 at 12:54 a.m. Mr. Waite was stopped on County Route 7A in Copake for a traffic infraction. Field sobriety tests were administered, which he failed. A breathalyzer test yielded a 0.13% blood alcohol content (BAC). Tickets were issued returnable in Copake Town Court February 25.

*David L. Bowler, 28, of Pittsfield, MA, was charged with DWI by State Police from New Lebanon February 2. Mr. Bowler was traveling on State Route 20 in New Lebanon, when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

*Ryan M. Firmbach, 21, of Kinderhook was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI drugs) by State Police from Kinderhook, February 3. Mr. Firmbach was traveling on State Route 9 in the Village of Kinderhook, when he was involved in two-car motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs and or alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

*Cody D. Mossman, 24, of Philmont was charged with DWI by State Police from SP Livingston, February 8. 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 and he was subsequently arrested.

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Deputy Mayo is a life saver

Pictured (l-r) are: Joseph Watson, PhD, vice president and dean of students and enrollment management at C-GCC; C-GCC President James R. Campion; Deputy Patrick Mayo; Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Captain John DeRocha. Photo contributed

GREENPORT—Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Mayo, currently assigned to Columbia-Greene Community College as resource deputy, was presented with the Life Saving Award by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, February 1.

The award is presented to members of the Sheriff’s Office in recognition of an act performed in the line of duty, which through disregard for personal safety or prompt and alert action, results in the saving of a life, according to a press release.

In October 2018, Deputy Mayo, along with college personnel, were advised of a medical emergency on campus—a person was in cardiac arrest. The individual was located and found to be unresponsive and not breathing. Deputy Mayo contacted 911 and started performing CPR. The person was subsequently taken to the hospital and made a full recovery.

Deputy Mayo, who resides in Claverack and has served with the Sheriff’s Office since 2013, received an official citation and a life-saving commendation bar.

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