State Police apprehend 2 teens after 3-mile pursuit

LIVINGSTON—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Alicides Czetto, 18, and Quansae Herring, 16, both of Brooklyn for third degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony, September 9.

Quansae was additionally charged with first degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor.

Troopers on patrol in Claverack saw a 2017 Honda Civic travelling southbound on State Route 9H at a high rate of speed while fleeing the area of a suspicious vehicle complaint. The fleeing vehicle led troopers on a three-mile pursuit before striking a guide rail on Route 82 in Livingston. Read more…

Sheriff reports man at Walmart lot died from heroin

GREENPORT—A man found dead in his car in the Walmart parking lot at 460 Fairview Avenue was 59-year-old Thomas W. MacGregor of Athens, according to a September 5 press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

On August 29, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by State Police in Catskill seeking assistance with finding a man missing from Greene County.

During the investigation, it was determined that the last known coordinates for Mr. MacGregor’s cell phone were in the area of Fairview Avenue and Joslen Boulevard. Deputy David Pulcher located Mr. MacGregor’s vehicle parked in the Walmart parking lot. Read more…

Police arrest suspect in slashing incident

HUDSON—Hudson Police have arrested a man they say slashed another man at the Half Moon Bar.

Columbia County 911 called HPD reporting they received a call requesting emergency medical services for a person with stomach lacerations at the Half Moon Bar, 48 South Front Street, Monday, August 27 around 2 a.m.

Police went to the location and found a 39-year-old Hudson man with large, severe cuts to his chest and stomach. Read more…

Police arrest Hudson man wanted for multiple crimes in MA

HUDSON—Gary P. Montana, 32, of Hudson was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the City of Pittsfield, MA, by State Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Troop K, Livingston Barracks, August 21.

Mr. Montana was wanted on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts warrant for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and rape of a child with force, all felonies.

He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail as a fugitive from justice, and is awaiting extradition. Read more…

State Police arrest man who fired rifle while family fled

STUYVESANT—State Police from the Kinderhook barracks went to investigate a domestic incident that occurred on County Route 25, August 6. An investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed that Kevin W. Haberland, 30, of Stuyvesant had physically accosted a woman at the residence during an argument.

Subsequently, while the woman was attempting to flee the residence with her children, Mr. Haberland fired a round from a rifle within the home. The bullet exited through a wall and struck a vehicle in the driveway.

Mr. Haberland was taken into custody by State Police at the residence. He was charged with three counts of first degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, all misdemeanors. Read more…