Sheriff: Claverack woman burglarized neighbor twice

CLAVERACK—A Claverack woman has been arrested for committing two separate residential burglaries at the same location within a five-day span, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The Sheriff’s Office was contacted Saturday, September 28 by a resident of Tishauser Road reporting that someone had burglarized his home. Deputies and investigators responded to the scene. They found that a large amount of money and a firearm were stolen from the residence.

Five days later, Thursday, October 3 at 1:23pm, Columbia County 911 dispatched deputies to another residence on Tishauser Road for a report that a woman was attempting to gain entry into a parked, unoccupied vehicle in the driveway. While investigating this report, deputies found that the same residence burglarized Saturday had been burglarized again. Read more…

Two men seriously hurt when farm tractor left in gear

CLAVERACK—A father and son were seriously hurt in a farm accident involving a tractor, September 28 at 2:23 p.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched deputies, Greenport Police, Greenport and Claverack firefighters and the Greenport Rescue Squad to the Jutkofsky Farm, 301 Route 23B, near the intersection of Spook Rock Road at the Claverack/Greenport town line for a report of two men run over by a farm tractor.

Deputies found that Bernard Jutkofsky, 86, was operating an International Harvester 1066 farm tractor towing a brush hog used for mowing the fields. Read more…

Farmer Stuart Meisner dies in tractor-truck crash

GREENPORT—A farmer was killed when his tractor was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of State Route 9 and Yates Road, the afternoon of September 19.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from the Livingston barracks to the two-vehicle crash at 2:04 p.m.

An investigation revealed than an International Harvester Farmall 1066 tractor operated by Stuart M. Meisner, 67, of Hudson was attempting to cross State Route 9 in a westerly direction from Yates Road to Church Road. The tractor failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a southbound International Harvester dump truck on State Route 9. Read more…

Niverville man faces 18-year sentence for drug overdose deaths

ALBANY—A Columbia County man pleaded guilty in connection with two overdose deaths.

Jacob Ebel, 32, of Niverville pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and possession charges in United States District Court, Northern District of NY, September 11.

Mr. Ebel admitted that he distributed heroin and fentanyl to two people who took the drugs and then died in Columbia County in July 2016. Read more…

Farmer killed when tractor, dump truck collide

GREENPORT—A farmer was killed when his tractor was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of State Route 9 and Yates Road, the afternoon of September 19.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from the Livingston barracks to the two-vehicle crash at 2:04 p.m.

An investigation revealed than an International Harvester Farmall 1066 tractor operated by Stuart M. Meisner, 67, of Hudson was attempting to cross State Route 9 in a westerly direction from Yates Road. The tractor failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a southbound International Harvester dump truck on State Route 9. Read more…