Nurse admits to illegal involvement with inmate

GREENPORT—A registered nurse who used to work for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in the Columbia County Jail, was convicted by guilty plea in Greenport Court of one misdemeanor count of official misconduct (a class A misdemeanor), November 16.

Laurie Wordon, 55, of Greenport surrendered herself to Sheriff’s investigators at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, November 16 at 2 p.m. She came in with her attorney, Mark Portin, and was charged, arrested and issued an appearance ticket to appear in court later that day. Read more…

Police arrest man in alleged attempt to lure a child

HUDSON—William Little, Jr., 53, of Catskill was charged with the attempted luring of a child and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, by Hudson Police, November 10.

A witness reported to police that an older black man with a hat and sunglasses tried to lure a juvenile into his vehicle at the area of South Third and Allen streets, October 29. The juvenile threw a brick at the suspect’s vehicle and ran away. Read more…

Sheriff’s K-9 receives bulletproof vest

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The Sheriff’s Office received a donation from Columbia County resident Linda O’Neil to purchase a bulletproof vest for a Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. The vest will be used by K-9 Kira and her K-9 handler Deputy Travis VanAlstyne. This donation was given in honor of her late husband, Charlie O’Neil who had a love of dogs and dedication to K-9 Units. She wanted to make sure that K-9 dogs are just as protected as their handlers. Pictured (l-r): Sheriff David P. Bartlett, Linda O’Neil, K9 Deputy Travis VanAlstyne with K9 Kira and K9 Deputy Heath Benansky. Photo contributed

Police arrest one for mugging, find another in jail

HUDSON—Following a weeklong investigation, City of Hudson Police have charged one man and issued an arrest warrant for another in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred last Wednesday, November 4.

Police say that while on foot patrol, Police Lieutenant James Delaney was told by a passing motorist that there was a fight in progress in the area of Sixth and State streets at 2:20 p.m. Read more…