Man leads police on short pursuit, ending on Route 66

CLAVERACK—State Police arrested Joshua M. Charron, 24, of Greenport following a short pursuit, November 16.

After receiving a tip he had stolen merchandise from Lowe’s and Kohl’s, retail stores on Fairview Avenue in Greenport, troopers located Mr. Charron driving a 2001 Toyota pickup truck headed south on State Route 9H.

Troopers initiated a traffic stop on the Charron vehicle, but he allegedly refused to comply and led police on a short pursuit. Read more…

Alert letter carrier gets help for elderly Hudson man

HUDSON—Thanks to an alert, concerned postal carrier, an elderly man has gotten the medical care he needed.

On November 15 at around 2:47 p.m., Hudson Police got a call from the U.S. Postal Service reporting that one of their mail carriers was concerned that an elderly man on Aiken Avenue had not picked up his mail in more than three days and she was worried about his safety and well-being.

Sergeant Nicholas Hodges and Officer Jessica Mausolf went to the man’s single family residence.

The officers knocked on all the windows and doors and got no response. They interviewed numerous neighbors and learned no one had seen the man for days. Read more…

Two Greenport men charged with Elks Lodge burglary

RED HOOK—State Police have arrested two Greenport men in connection with a burglary of Elks Lodge in Red Hook, October 28.

Troopers from the Rhinebeck barracks responded to the Elks Club for a burglary alarm activation, October 28 at 4:10 a.m. Troopers discovered the power and alarm lines cut, damage to the interior of the building, as well as damage to cash registers, lottery machines, a safe, and a jukebox with the money emptied.

With the assistance of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and Red Hook Police Department, Scott P. Hapeman, 50, was located with burglar tools and stolen money—still in the Elks Lodge. He was charged with third degree burglary, two counts of second degree criminal mischief, third degree grand larceny, all class D felonies, and possession of burglar tools, a class A misdemeanor. Read more…

Hit and run driver on Halloween, vehicle sought

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for the dark-colored SUV seen here that hit a young trick-or-treater Halloween night. Photo contributed

GREENPORT—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance in locating a driver and vehicle that struck a child, October 31 at about 6:46 p.m.

The four-year-old boy was crossing Fairview Avenue at the Livingston Parkway/Plaza Diner intersection while trick-or-treating with his mother, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle, which did not stop, and continued northbound on Fairview Avenue, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle in question is described as a dark-colored SUV (see image.) Read more…

Police agencies mobilize following man-with-gun call in Hudson

HUDSON—Hudson Police arrested Tavaris A. Grant, 25, of Hudson on one count of second degree criminal contempt—disobeying court order, a class A misdemeanor.

HPD received a call via Columbia County 911 from someone reporting a man outside the Hudson Terrace Apartments, 15 North Front Street, with a gun, October 25 at 11:19 a.m. Numerous police units responded.

A suspect was identified as he walked into an apartment upon a detective’s arrival. Police secured the public area outside the apartment and subsequently located three witnesses who claimed to have seen a man with a gun. Read more…