Man charged with sexual abuse of child in New Lebanon

NEW LEBANON—A Rensselaer County man has been arrested for sexually abusing a child in New Lebanon.

William E. Ubrich, 45, of Sand Lake was charged with first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, January 1.

Investigation by State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center determined Mr. Ubrich allegedly sexually abused a victim under the age of 11-years-old.

He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. Mr. Ubrich is next scheduled to appear in New Lebanon Court at a later date.

Greenport

Patrick J. O’Leary

A Greenport man has been arrested for having child pornography and additional victims are sought.

Patrick J. O’Leary, 43, of Greenport was charged with five counts of possession of sexual performance by a child, a class E felony, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, December 30.

Following a four-month investigation and the execution of a search warrant December 30, Mr. O’Leary was found to allegedly be in possession of child pornography.

He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Greenport Court at a later date.

This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information regarding suspicious or criminal activity committed by Mr. O’Leary is asked to contact the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Livingston at 845-677-7300. Reference case #10001693.

Livingston

James H. Woolard, 65, of Germantown was charged with third degree assault, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and second degree menacing with a weapon, all class A misdemeanors, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Brian Molinski and Deputy Zachary Sohotra, January 6 at 12:44 p.m.

The arrest followed a domestic dispute.

Mr. Woolard was arraigned in Livingston Court before Justice Harold Weaver, who issued an order of protection directing Mr. Woolard to stay away from the victim. He was later released on his own recognizance and is due to return to Livingston Court April 1.

Kinderhook

Rory C. Walsh, 55, of Massapequa was charged with first degree criminal contempt and an aggravated family offense, both class E felonies, by Deputy Ryen Boehme January 3 at 1:50 p.m.

The arrest followed a traffic stop where Mr. Walsh was found to allegedly be in a vehicle with a person named as a protected party in an order of protection. He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail, due to previous felony convictions. He is due back in Kinderhook Court at a later date to address his charges.

Chatham

Ethan Ingham, 19, of Chatham was charged with public lewdness, a class A misdemeanor and second degree harassment, a violation, by Deputies Jordan Brahm and David Stevens, January 2 at 6:50 p.m.

The arrest followed an incident where Mr. Ingham allegedly exposed himself to another person and threatened that person with physical harm.

He was arraigned before Chatham Town Justice Michael Rosen, who issued an order of protection for the victim. Mr. Ingham was released on his own recognizance to return to court April 7 at 4 p.m.

Drugs/alcohol

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

Kevin Breen

*Kevin M. Breen, 55, of Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), second offense, a class E felony, and was issued several vehicle and traffic tickets by Hudson Police, December 11. Police received a call from a citizen reporting that a man who appeared intoxicated just got into a vehicle and was driving on Columbia Street. Patrol units were dispatched immediately to the area. Sergeant Nicholas Hodges located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver failed the standardized filed sobriety tests. Mr. Breen allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .23.

He was previously convicted of DWI in Stockport January 28, 2019. His vehicle was impounded by police. Mr. Breen was arraigned by Judge John Connor in Hudson City Court. He was released on his own recognizance and scheduled to return to Court at a later date

*Jonathan Herrera, 23, of Hudson was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; second degree unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; as well as failure to keep right and unlicensed operation, both traffic infractions, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jason Garvey and Deputy Michael Meier, December 18 at 6:02 a.m. Mr. Herrera was issued appearance tickets returnable in Greenport Court at a later date to answer his charges.

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Troopers report tickets issued

LIVINGSTON—State Police in Troop K issued 1032 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets during New Year’s holiday weekend. From 5 p.m. Thursday, December 31 through 3 a.m Monday, January 4, troopers issued 503 tickets for speeding violations, 6 distracted driving violations, 2 child restraint violations, 15 move over violations, and removed 21 impaired motorists from the roadway.

*From 5 p.m. Friday, December 18 through 3 a.m. Monday, December 21, troopers issued 831 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets; 332 tickets for speeding violations, 22 distracted driving violations, 5 child restraint violations, 16 move over violations, and removed 22 impaired motorists from the roadway.

*From 5 p.m. Friday, December 11 through 3 a.m. Monday, December 14, troopers issued 918 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets; 459 tickets for speeding violations, 6 distracted driving violations, 7 child restraint violations, 24 move over violations, and removed 16 impaired motorists from the roadway.

*From 5 p.m. Friday, December 4 through 3 a.m., troopers issued 608 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets; 316 speeding violations, 9 distracted driving violations, 2 child restraint violations, 7 move over violations, and removed 20 impaired motorists from the roadway. Troop K includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia counties.

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