One driver dies after two-car collision on Route 23

CRARYVILLE—A Connecticut man was killed as a result of a two-vehicle crash at 1843 State Route 23 just east of County Route 7 in the area of the Dutch Treat, May 11 at 11:51 p.m.

Deputies found that a 2008 Toyota Highlander, operated by Jamie Wing, 42, of Norwalk, CT, was traveling west on State Route 23 when for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and struck a 2007 Saab, which was traveling east.

The Wing vehicle went over a guard rail and struck a utility pole where it came to rest, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…

Hudson man charged with rape of child, threatening her with knife

HUDSON—City police have arrested a local man on charges that he allegedly forcibly raped a young girl.

Jamel D. Brandow, 36, of Hudson was charged with first degree rape—forcible compulsion, child less than 11 years old, a class B felony; first degree unlawful imprisonment, a class E felony; second degree menacing—with a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, by Hudson Police, May 5.

Columbia County 911 advised Hudson Police that they had just received a 911 hang up call from a business within the City of Hudson, May 5 at 10:12 a.m. Read more…

Missing man’s remains found on Schodack Island

STUYVESANT—Human remains discovered by two fishermen on the shore of Schodack Island have been positively identified as those of David Burden, 64, of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, according to a May 1 press release from State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County Coroner’s Office and the East Greenbush Police Department.

The men made the discovery April 29 at about 6 p.m. and then called State Police.

A family member reported Mr. Burden missing to East Greenbush Police, November 4, 2018. His vehicle was discovered partially submerged in the Hudson River at the Schodack Island State Park boat launch a short time later, but there was no sign of Mr. Burden. Read more…

State Police arrest 4 for Canaan home invasion

CANAAN—Four people were arrested for a home invasion here, April 19.

It is the second such case in the county this month, with three people, including two teenage boys, arrested in connection with a separate, unrelated home invasion in Philmont, April 14.

State Police from the New Lebanon barracks and Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Zilla M. Kelly, 21, of New Lebanon; Elizabeth M. Jennings, 19, of Stuyvesant; Tomas N. Simpson, 22, of Chatham and Jaquan A. Hamilton, 24, of East Greenbush for first degree burglary, a class B felony. Read more…

Sheriff’s office arrests 3 after Philmont home invasion call

PHILMONT—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with a Philmont home invasion.

Deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at a residence on Main Street in the Village, April 14 at about 9:39 p.m., according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The trio allegedly forced their way into a residence occupied by two adults and four children, all under the age of seven. Read more…