Teen charged with reckless endangerment

Hudson police place evidence markers where the spent gunshot casings and a live shell were found in Cherry Alley. Photo by Lance Wheeler

HUDSON—City police made an arrest in connection with gunshot fire in an alley.

Police received numerous calls of shots fired in the vicinity of lower Union Street, March 28 at 4:55 p.m. Patrols immediately responded and conducted numerous neighborhood interviews. With the assistance of residents, patrols found four shell casings and a live round on the 100 block of Cherry Alley.

Terrell J. Starr

No evidence of injury or property damage was discovered at that time. Detectives checked numerous security cameras owned by residents and businesses in the neighborhood. Over the ensuing days they were able to develop several leads as evidence was collected. Read more…

Clermont woman charged with mistreating animals

CLERMONT—State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office arrested Andrea Nussinow, 57, of Clermont on 35 counts of violating Agriculture and Markets Law section 353—overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, or failure to provide proper sustenance, an unclassified misdemeanor, March 17.

On December 2, 2019, State Police in Livingston received a complaint of possible animal neglect at Blue Star Farm, 84 Nevis Road. Investigation led to police obtaining three search warrants for the property, which were all executed in January.

Twenty horses, six sheep, two goats, two cows, one donkey, and seven cats were seized from the property as a result. All animals were taken in by volunteer care organizations and individuals. Read more…

K’hook traffic stop leads to charges for pistol, DWI

KINDERHOOK—State Police arrested Jemel D. Green, 44, of Pittsfield, MA, for second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony; fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony; first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony, and driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, March 6.

State Police found this stolen Interarms model 68 .38-caliber revolver during a traffic stop. Photo contributed

At 11:15 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law on State Route 9H. An investigation revealed that Mr. Green was allegedly operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with a suspended license, and allegedly illegally possessed a stolen Interarms model 68 .38-caliber revolver. Read more…

Police arrest suspect in child sexual assault case

HUDSON—Hudson Police detectives arrested a local man in connection with the sexual assault of nine-year-old that allegedly occurred in the city last summer.

Detectives interviewed the parents of a Hudson child, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. The parents gave their child’s account of the incident. With the assistance of Columbia County Assistant District Attorneys Joyce Crawford and Krista Kline, and the staff of the Child Advocacy Center, information was obtained from the child that afternoon.

Criminal charges were immediately prepared. Read more…

Deputies charge man in P’mont store robbery

PHILMONT—Keith Gaylord, 33, of Philmont was charged in connection with a robbery at the Family Dollar store, 84 Main Street in the Village.

Columbia County 911 dispatched Philmont Police and Sheriff’s deputies to the Family Dollar for a
reported robbery that had just occurred, February 27 at 3:55 p.m. A store employee reported that a white male in his 30s, having a small build and wearing dark-colored clothing, had pushed him and then stole money from the cash register.

The employee knew the suspect as Keith Gaylord, who then ran from the store in an easterly direction, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.
Deputies and a Sheriff’s Office K9 unit conducted an immediate search of the area. Sergeant Heath
Benansky found the suspect a short time later crouched under a staircase in close proximity to the store. Read more…