Deputies charge man with child’s rape after social media contact

STOCKPORT—Timothy J. Humphrey, Jr., 28, of 161 Cedar Road, Sharon, CT, was charged with second degree rape and second degree criminal sexual act.

Columbia County 911 dispatched sheriff’s deputies for a suspicious vehicle parked on Mitchell Avenue, January 5 at 1:34 a.m., according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

Deputies went to the location and found two individuals in the car. Interviews were conducted and it was determined that the operator, Mr. Humphrey was intoxicated and there was a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle with him. Sheriff’s Office investigators continued with the probe and through further interviews and admissions made by the defendant, it was revealed that Mr. Humphrey interacted with the child on a social media site and made arrangements to meet the child at the Stockport location.

It was also determined that sexual activity took place in the vehicle.

In addition to the rape and sex act charges, both class D felonies, Mr. Humphrey was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08%, both class U
misdemeanors, and parked in the roadway, a traffic infraction.

Mr. Humphrey was arraigned before Justice Jack Mabb in Stockport Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond. He is scheduled to appear back in court January 20.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted with this case by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation is continuing. Any other potential victims are asked to contact Investigator William Dunspaugh at 518-828-4316.

Greenport
Kevin Tynan, 38, of North Adams, MA, was charged as a fugitive from justice, a felony, by Deputy Ryen Boehme, December 6 at 7:15 p.m.
Mr. Tynan is wanted on a warrant for several charges in Clarksburg, MA, which include burglary, larceny from a building, and vandalism to property.
He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail with no bail to await extradition.

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

*Christopher M. Gennari, 33, of Great Barrington, MA, was charged with driving while intoxicated
(DWI) by State Police from Livingston, December 7. Mr. Gennari was traveling on State Route 9 in
Livingston, 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.

*Keith A. Morgan, 41, of Red Hook was charged with DWI by State Police from Livingston, December 7. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Livingston, 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.

*Kendell M. Thomas, 33, of Brooklyn was charged with DWI by State Police from Livingston, December 8. He was traveling on Warren Street in Hudson, 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.

*Jillique Laurange, 29, of Schenectady was charged with DWI, a class U misdemeanor, and failure to keep right, a traffic infraction, by Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeffrey Hofstetter and Deputy Joshua Torchia,
December 13 at 10:25 p.m. Ms. Laurange was involved in a property damage car accident on State Route 9 and County Route 25 in Stockport. She was administered field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was arraigned in Stockport Court and released on her own recognizance. She will appear in court at a later date.

*Alison G. Sommers, 31, of Canaan was charged with DWI by State Police from New Lebanon December 13. Ms. Sommers was traveling on State Route 22 in Canaan, when she was involved in a one- car motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently arrested.

To contact Diane Valden email .

No one hurt in vehicle rollover. Columbia County 911 dispatched Canaan and Red Rock firefighters and Chatham Rescue, December 30 at 12:15 p.m. for a one-car rollover accident at milepost 20.4 in the eastbound lane of the Berkshire Spur section of the New York State Thruway. One person was extricated from the car by firefighters. He refused to be taken to a hospital. Pictured is Canaan Second Assistant Chief Aaron Lindop-Braun. State Police Troop T troopers and Traffic Safety units of the Thruway Authority were on the scene. Firefighters were back in service at 12:45 p.m. Photo by RE Lindmark

Pictured (l-r) are: Undersheriff John Davi, Mick Helmedach, Bryan Vertitus and Sheriff David Bartlett. Photo contributed

Bicycles donated to local children for Christmas
GREENPORT—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office with support from County Waste and Recycling provided bicycles to children in Columbia County for Christmas, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.
For many families in Columbia County, the expense of a new bike for their child can be hard to manage along with the assembly required.
The waste and recycling company delivered 30 bicycles the morning of December 18 to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as part of its “Annual Christmas Bike Promise.” School resource deputies worked with all school districts in Columbia County to determine which families needed a bicycle. The Sheriff’s Office then delivered the bicycles to all recipients before Christmas.
“I would like to thank County Waste and Recycling for including the Sheriff’s Office in their annual bike donation this Christmas. This donation of bicycles to the children of Columbia County lends a helping hand to families and ensures that there is a gift under the Christmas tree this year,” Sheriff Bartlett said in the release.

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