Hudson Police arrest man on multiple charges after ‘shots fired’

HUDSON—City Police arrested Kevron Lee, 26, of Hudson on numerous felony and misdemeanor gun and drug charges, Tuesday, June 18.

Mr. Lee was charged with: first degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony; third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, class A felony; second degree criminal possession of a weapon, class C felony; fourth degree criminal mischief, class A misdemeanor; seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Hudson Police received a call from Columbia County 911 reporting “shots fired” on the 500 block of State Street, June 18 just before noon.

HPD responded to the scene immediately along with State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The crime scene was secured and shell casings were recovered and collected from the street. One of the bullets was located and collected from the scene. That projectile struck an unoccupied school bus that was parked on the 500 block of State Street. No injuries were reported from the shooting.

A man interviewed by detectives said that the gunman was actually trying to shoot at him. Police say the incident appears to have stemmed from an argument. Search warrants were executed for Mr. Lee’s car and his listed home address on the 200 block of State Street.

More than 125 bags of heroin were seized from Mr. Lee’s car. Other evidence collected included ammunition and a box for a .380 caliber pistol.

Mr. Lee was later located on the 300 block of Columbia Street at 9:09 p.m. and was arrested by HPD detectives.

He was arraigned in Hudson Court before Judge Brian Herman, who set bail at $5,000 cash or bond and a future return court date and preliminary hearing.

The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, State Police and the Sheriff’s Office assisted HPD with this investigation.

Copake

A Massachusetts man was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 22, just south of Weed Mine Road, June 22 at 7:35 p.m.

Dispatched to the scene by Columbia County 911, Sheriff’s deputies found that a 2008 Saab, operated by Ian Caden, 26, of Lee, MA, had been traveling north on Route 22 when for unknown reasons, it crossed over into the southbound lane and hit a guard rail on the west side of the road. The vehicle struck several feet of railing before becoming airborne, landing and coming to rest down an embankment in the Roe Jan Kill.

The driver of a car that landed in the Roe Jan Kill was airlifted to Albany Med with serious injuries. Photo contributed

Mr. Caden, who was the driver and sole occupant, was ejected from the vehicle.

He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center by Lifenet 71 for back, spine and head injuries, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The accident is still being investigated by Sheriff’s deputies and investigators.

Chatham Rescue Squad, Copake and Ancram firefighters assisted at the scene.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office are Senior Investigator William Foster, Investigator Reagan Anderson, Sergeant Jeffrey Hofstetter, Deputies Peter Merante and Timothy Gladwin.

Firefighters were back in service at 10:42 p.m.

Livingston

Raymond W. Lippman, 33, of Ghent was charged with second degree forgery, a class D felony, two counts of fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and falsifying business records, a class A misdemeanor, by State Police from the Livingston barracks June 14.

On June 11, troopers were dispatched to the Hudson Valley Creamery on Route 9 for a complaint of possible fraud. Investigators determined Mr. Lippman allegedly stole a company-owned credit card, and made several fraudulent charges totaling more than $1,000.

Mr. Lippman was arraigned before Justice Harold Weaver in Livingston Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 secure bond. He was to reappear in court at a later date.

*Edward Fitzgerald, 67, of Red Hook was charged with third degree criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor, by Deputy Peter Grzeskow June 7 at 12:46 p.m.

Mr. Fitzgerald is accused of taking a vehicle from an enclosed area at a repair station in Livingston without permission from the property owner. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Livingston Court at a later date.

Chatham

Christopher Garten, 28, of Chatham was charged with third degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, and first degree harassment, a class B misdemeanor, by Deputies Ted Blank and Zachary Torchia June 2 at 2:53 a.m.

Mr. Garten is accused of striking and causing physical injury to a female victim at a private residence in Chatham. During the altercation, children were present in the room. He was arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court and was released on his own recognizance, to appear in Chatham Town Court at a later date.

Canaan

Joseph Foisy, 36, of Springfield, VT, was charged with second degree reckless endangerment, a class a misdemeanor, and second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class U misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office First Sergeant John Rivero and Deputy Samantha Plass, June 7 at 8:50 p.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched deputies to the area of State Route 22 and 295 in Canaan for an aggressive driver attempting to strike and force another vehicle off the road. Mr. Foisy was stopped and found to be driving with a suspended license. He was arraigned in Canaan Court and released on his own recognizance with a later return court date.

Kinderhook

Harold Peabody, IV, 36, of Troy was charged with second degree aggravated harassment, a class A misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Eli Fieser and Deputy Eric Ordway June 9 at 9:09 p.m.

Mr. Peabody allegedly sent threatening text messages to a victim while they were both at Rothermel Park in the Village of Kinderhook. He was arraigned in Kinderhook Village Court and released on his own recognizance with a July 1 return court date.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Peter E. Ramig, 61, of North Adams, MA, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) by State Police from Kinderhook, June 1. He was traveling on State Route 9 in the Town of Kinderhook, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Logan N. Brandt, 55, of New Lebanon was charged with DWI by State Police, June 2. He was traveling on State Route 20 in New Lebanon, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Joshua M. Gregory, 33, of North Adams, MA, was charged with DWI by State Police from Livingston, June 8. He was traveling on State Route 20 in New Lebanon, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Michael J. Carter, 28, of Gansevoort was charged with DWI by State Police from New Lebanon, June 9. He was traveling on State Route 22 in Canaan, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Eileen A. O’Neil, 59, of Accord was charged with DWI by State Police from New Lebanon, June 15. She was traveling on State Route 295 in Canaan, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed she was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Martin P. Jeremieh, 33, of Pittsfield, MA, was charged with DWI by State Police from New Lebanon, June 16. He was at the Canaan Truck Stop in Canaan when he was interviewed as the subject of a disorderly conduct complaint. An investigation revealed he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

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