Police track down four from car in K’hook crash

KINDERHOOK—A speeding vehicle tried to outrun police, crashed and then its occupants fled on foot, according to a press release from the Sheriff’ Office.

Deputy Jason Garvey saw a vehicle on State Route 9H traveling at 77 mph, July 24 at 7:51 p.m.

As the deputy attempted to catch up to the vehicle and stop it, the vehicle accelerated and failed to comply. The vehicle then crashed in the Kinderhook roundabout and became disabled.

The four people inside the vehicle got out and ran away on foot, fleeing into the wooded area behind the CVS store in Kinderhook. Several deputies and state troopers responded to the area, and subsequently found all four people in the woods. After and investigation, two of the subjects were released and not charged, and the two others were arrested.

The driver of the vehicle, Juliusron J. Robles, 21, of Albany was charged with: unlawfully fleeing police in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, class U misdemeanor; speeding (77/55); fail to keep right; failure to obey a police officer; no license plate; moved from lane unsafely; unlicensed operator; and leaving scene of a property damage accident.

A passenger in the vehicle, Reuben N. Sangster, 20, of Albany was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; second degree unlawful possession of marijuana.

Both defendants were issued tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

Copake

Abraham O. Bolainez-Perez, 28, of Copake was charged with third degree assault, resisting arrest and second degree obstruction of governmental administration, all class A misdemeanors, by Deputy Philipp Gomm, July 22 at 7:53 p.m.

The deputy was patrolling on State Route 22, when he saw a fight in progress. He stopped to intervene and subsequently charged Mr. Bolainez-Perez. He was arraigned in Ancram Court before Justice George Wittlinger, released on his own recognizance, and was directed to appear in Copake Court August 24.

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

*Dylan M. Wheeler, 21, of Ghent was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all class U misdemeanors; and the traffic infractions of speeding and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, by Deputies John Sullivan and Joseph Bruno during a traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Ghent, July 13 at 12:03 a.m. Deputies stopped Mr. Wheeler for speeding, and a subsequent investigation revealed that he was driving while intoxicated. He was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear in the Ghent Court at a later date.

*Ashley Weeksbury, 25, of Griswold Heights, Troy, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Thomas Merante, July 11 at 4:10 p.m. Deputies Josh Torchia and John Sullivan were sent to investigate a disabled vehicle on Birge Hill Road near the Taconic State Parkway in Chatham July 8 at 4:29 a.m. During their investigation the deputies found what was later identified as MDMA (Ecstasy). Ms. Weeksbury turned herself in at the Sheriff’s Office to be charged. She was issued a ticket directing her to appear in Chatham Town Court at a later date.

Erik R. O’Leary, 22, of Tivloi was charged with DWI, a class U misdemeanor, and the traffic infractions of unregistered ATV, operating an ATV on a public highway, and operating an ATV without a helmet by Deputy Daniel Keyser, July 13 at about 10:46 p.m. Mr. O’Leary was involved in an ATV accident on Lasher Road in Clermont. He lost control of the ATV that he was operating. He was issued traffic tickets, directing him to appear in Clermont Court at a later date.

Kevin R. Ryan, 33, of Valatie was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class U misdemeanor, and unsafe backing, a traffic infraction, by Deputy Jordan Brahm during a traffic stop in Valatie, July 14 at 8:10 p.m. Mr. Ryan was issued tickets to appear in the Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.

*Jamie L. Van Alphen, 35, and Xavier Anderson, 29, both of Hudson and Khashand Branch, 20, of Catskill were charged with second degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-II felony, and fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class D felony, by the State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET) July 14. Subsequent to an investigation, Columbia County Court issued a search warrant for a residence on Fairview Avenue, Hudson. Execution of the warrant by VGNET yielded 235 grams of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), and 30 grams of Xanax. All three subjects were arraigned virtually in Hudson City Court and released on their own recognizance with a future court appearance date.

*Joseph M. Catalano, 35, of Everett, MA, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated; an unclassified misdemeanor by State Police, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. Troopers stopped the Catalano vehicle on I-90 in Chatham for a vehicle and traffic violation. An investigation revealed the driver was allegedly intoxicated. He was processed at SP Albany, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.25%—more than three times the legal limit. He was released to a sober third party with appearance tickets returnable in Chatham Town Court September 9.

Kristen L. Kyle-Clause, 55, address not given, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class U misdemeanor; resisting arrest, second degree obstructing governmental administration and fourth degree criminal mischief, all class A misdemeanors, and failure to keep right, a traffic infraction, by Deputy Matthew Leonard, July 27 at 9:28 p.m.

The deputy responded to a personal injury auto accident on State Route 9 in the area of County Route 46 in Stuyvesant. An investigation led to Ms. Kyle-Clause’s arrest. She was issued tickets directing her to appear in Stuyvesant Court at a later date. She was transported to and treated at Columbia Memorial Hospital for her injuries.

William J. Pulver, Jr., 33, was charged with speeding (73/55), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Brian McSween, July 14 at 9:37 a.m.

After he was stopped for speeding on State Route 9J in Stockport—73 mph in the 55 mph zone, he was subsequently found to be in possession of concentrated cannabis. He was issued tickets directing him to appear in Stockport Court at a later date.

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Where did those shots come from?

Hudson Police investigated reports of multiple shots being fired in an alley in downtown Hudson around 5:30 p.m. July 27. Detectives and uniformed Hudson Police, Columbia County Sheriffs deputies and State Police searched an alleyway between Warren and Union streets near a parked car for evidence. It is believed that at least one shot may have struck a home on Front Street. There were no reports of injuries. Photo by Lance Wheeler

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