Alleged series of small crimes ends with false name

VALATIE—Amanda Wolfe, 34, of Albany was charged with second degree criminal impersonation and petit larceny, both class A misdemeanors, and second degree unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, by K9 Deputy Jason Garvey and Deputy Philipp Gomm, December 10 at 4:08 p.m.

Deputies were called to the Hannaford supermarket in Valatie for a report from loss prevention personnel that a woman allegedly stole merchandise from the store, then went out to the parking lot and got into a vehicle.

She was stopped on State Route 9H and interviewed. She allegedly identified herself to deputies by a name that was not her own and allegedly possessed a quantity of marijuana.

In addition, when deputies discovered her real identity, it was learned there were warrants out for her arrest in Clifton Park and the State of Virginia.

She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court January 21 and she was turned over to State Police in Clifton Park on that warrant.

Hudson

Amie Kohler, 36, of Hyde Park was charged with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputies Michael Stelling and Andrew Horst, January 3 at 5:52 p.m.

Ms. Kohler allegedly violated an order of protection issued by Columbia County Family Court. She was released on an appearance ticket returnable in Hudson City Court at a later date.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Nicola Fisher, 73, of Rensselaer was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI-drugs), a class U misdemeanor, and stopping on a highway, a traffic infraction, by Deputy Daniel Keyser, December 10 at 9:27 p.m. Columbia County 911 dispatched the deputy for an erratic driver on State Route 66 in Greenport. The vehicle was seen stopped on Route 66 near Fish and Game Road impeding traffic. Deputies administered field sobriety tests, which Ms. Fisher failed. She was issued tickets returnable in Claverack Court at a later date.

*Charles D. Weed, 41, of Claverack was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) by State Police from Livingston, December 13. He was traveling on State Route 9H in Claverack, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Shawn R. Weaver, 44, of Chatham was charged with DWI with a prior conviction within 10 years, a class E felony, by State Police from New Lebanon, December 14. Mr. Weaver was traveling on State Route 203 in Chatham, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Joseph Van Wetering, 36, of Stockport was charged with DWI, a class U misdemeanor; operating with no driver’s license and failure to keep right, both traffic infractions, by K9 Deputy Jason Garvey and Deputy Jordan Brahm, December 16 at 11 p.m. Columbia County 911 assigned deputies to handle a property damage accident on Hill Street in Stockport. Deputies interviewed and administered field sobriety test to the operator of the vehicle, Mr. Van Wetering. A breathalyzer test yielded a result of 0.16% blood alcohol content (BAC). He was issued tickets returnable in Stockport Court at a later date.

*Timothy P. Welly, 35, of Copake was charged with DWI by State Police from Livingston, December 21. Mr. Welly was traveling on Poole Hill Road in Ancram, when he was involved in a two-car motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Vanessa Lapolla, 48, of Peekskill was charged with aggravated DWI by State Police from New Lebanon, December 22. Ms. Lapolla was traveling on Albany Turnpike in Chatham, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Jeremy VanAlstyne, 29, of Greenport was charged with DWI by State Police from Livingston, December 22. Mr. VanAlstyne was traveling on State Route 217 in Claverack, when he was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed he was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested.

*Marie A. Shook, 50, of Greenport was charged with aggravated DWI, with two prior convictions within 10 years, a class D felony, and first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony, by State Police from Livingston, December 27. She was traveling on State Route 66 in Claverack, when she was stopped for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. An investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

*Fred Dickens, III, 51, of Valatie was charged with aggravated DWI and DWI, both class U misdemeanors, and failure to keep right, a traffic infraction, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeants Brian Molinski and Jeffrey Hofstetter, and Deputy John Sullivan, December 31 at 8:36 p.m. Columbia County 911 dispatched deputies to the scene of an accident on State Route 203 in Kinderhook. A vehicle driven by Mr. Dickens struck a utility pole and then overturned. He failed field sobriety tests. A breathalyzer test yielded a result of 0.20% BAC. He was issued tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

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Community comes through again. Troop K, Zone 1 headquarters at SP Livingston thanks the community for its continued support and donations during this year’s open house and holiday gift drive December 7. Organizers say Santa made a special visit the turnout was great. Special thanks to Coldwell Banker Advisor Realty of Hudson and the Emerald Guard Columbia County Chapter Motorcycle Club. Photo contributed

 

 

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