Man arrested for assault and attempted murder in Greenport

A State Police cruiser is pictured outside a home on Otty Drive, Greenport where a stabbing occurred. Photo by Lance Wheeler

GREENPORT—State Police have made and arrest in connection with a stabbing in Greenport.

State Police were called to a residence on Otty Drive for a reported stabbing, December 3.

A victim sustained life-threatening injuries to the chest and neck and was taken to the Albany Medical Center for emergency surgery.

The suspect, Louis C. Lowman, 48, of Greenport was subsequently arrested for second degree attempted murder and first degree assault, both class B felonies, and third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony.

Mr. Lowman was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

Hudson

Hudson City Police responded to a 911 call at the Hudson Terrace Apartments, Building #1, for a report that several people broke into an apartment and physically assaulted a 16-year-old female, November 29 at 8:54 p.m.

Patrols responded to the call immediately and requested backup from other agencies.

A Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy responding to the call was hurt when the patrol car he or she was driving crashed in the woods off South Third Street, November 29 at 9:11 p.m. The deputy, who was not identified by the sheriff, was treated for his or her injuries and released from Albany Medical Center.,

Officers arriving at the fight scene reported numerous juveniles and adults in the area yelling, with an adult male wielding a machete. State Police responded to assist with crowd control.

HPD detectives responded to the scene to investigate further. Several subjects involved were interviewed and gave statements of their accounts.

HPD has documented that two adults and one juvenile sustained physical injuries. All are Hudson residents. No arrests have been made at this point.

“What occurred was a rather large group of disorderly people. It appears to be a home invasion that spilled out into the streets. By some accounts there were more than 20, mostly juveniles, involved. We have a lot to sort through. I am very appreciative of all the law enforcement agencies that, as usual, responded to our city to assist our citizens and officers,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone who has information regarding this matter is asked to contact detectives at 518-828-3388.

Ghent

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Terry A. Mullen, 68, of Lee, MA, for second degree sexually motivated burglary, a class C felony, November 29.

State Police began investigating the burglary of a residence in the Town of Ghent, November 23.

The investigation determined Mr. Mullen entered the residence illegally for the purpose of his own sexual gratification.

He was arraigned in the City of Hudson Court and released on his own recognizance.

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Hear sleigh bells jingling, not fire alarms ringing

ALBANY—The holiday season is here! All across the state, New York residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their home. The Firefighter’s Association of New York (FASNY) reminds everyone of a few safety tips to enjoy a safe holiday season.

“The holidays bring cheer, love, and joy to New Yorkers each year. Unfortunately, it historically also brings an increase in home fires. Dry trees, unattended cooking, and forgotten candles can all lead to tragedy. We want all New Yorkers to enjoy a safe and accident-free holiday,” FASNY President Edward Tase, Jr., said in a press release.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to an average 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year and an average of 7,900 home fires started by candles. From 2014 to 2018, fires caused by candles resulted in an annual average of 81 civilian fire deaths, 677 civilian fire injuries, and $278 million in direct property damage per year.

New York State has the second-most home fire fatalities this year, with 126 deaths, following Pennsylvania with 141. At this time last year, New York had 102 home fire fatalities, fifth-most in the nation.

Holiday decorating tips from FASNY and the National Fire Protection Association:

*Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant

*Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn

*Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both

*Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections

*Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged

*Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

Fire safety tips for your Christmas tree:

*Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily

*Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out

*Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/ITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged lights

*Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter protected receptacle

*Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and décor

*Don’t forget to turn Christmas tree lights off each night.

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