Efforts were unable to save man from drowning

CLAVERACK—A Claverack man drowned in a pond on his property, July 9.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 90 Overshot Mills Road, along with fire and rescue personnel for a report of a possible drowning, July 9 at 7:39 p.m.

The original report indicated that a man was seen in a pond, went underwater and did not resurface. Read more…

Oreo, once abandoned, has finally found a home sweet home

Oreo found her forever home June 29. Here she is pictured with her new owner, Suzanne. Photo contributed

CLAVERACK—Oreo, a little black and white dog found tied to a pole and abandoned in a Valatie shopping mall parking lot June 5, was adopted by a woman in Cohoes, Albany County, June 29.

Columbia-Greene Humane Society President/CEO Ron Perez told The Columbia Paper this week, the new owner, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Suzanne, said she could not have found a sweeter dog.

Oreo “has acclimated well. She was scared a lot before, now she is around people all the time and is doing fine,” Mr. Perez said by phone. Read more…

Once mistreated dog with special needs now needs home

CLAVERACK—The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA) is now looking for a home for a special needs dog named Oreo, a victim of animal cruelty.

The Kinderhook dog control officer and State Police were called by several concerned citizens about a little black and white dog tied to a pole and crying in a mall parking lot in Valatie, June 5.

After further investigation, it was discovered that the dog was abandoned, according to a press release from the humane society. Read more…

State Police arrest man for endangering welfare of child

GALLATIN—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Pedro Garcia Sanchez, 35, of Pine Plains for first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony; endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching, both class A misdemeanors, June 18.

After receiving a tip, an investigation that began in March discovered that Mr. Garcia Sanchez allegedly sexually abused a victim under the age of 11.

He was arraigned before Justice Fred Schultz in Gallatin Court, who sent him to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secure bond. Read more…

HPD probes 2 shooting incidents, one causing serious wound

Hudson Police on the scene of a shooting at North Fifth Street between Columbia Street and Long Alley. Photo by Lance Wheeler

HUDSON—A man was seriously hurt when he was shot in the thigh during one of two shootings that took place within 12 hours of each other. Hudson City Police are investigating.

Police received many calls reporting shots fired in the area of North Fifth Street between Columbia Street and Long Alley, June 9 at 2:39 p.m.

Witnesses told officers they heard numerous shots fired, and saw a suspect carrying a pistol fleeing the area on foot. The suspect was described as a thin Black male, wearing dark-colored jeans, red boxers and no shirt. Read more…