State Police charge 5 drivers in alcohol-related cases

CHATHAM—State Police report the removal of numerous impaired drivers from public roadways.

The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:

*Daniel J. Williams, 22, of Nassau was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by State Police from Kinderhook, February 22. Mr. Williams was traveling on County Route 28 in Chatham, when he was involved in a one-car motor vehicle crash. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested. Read more…

Hudson Police, other agencies make drug arrests

HUDSON—As part of ongoing efforts to address open drug dealing in the community, Hudson Police conducted another investigation that led to three arrests.

On February 21 at about 8:35 p.m. Hudson Police executed a search warrant at 10 Frederick Street. A quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine (meth) was seized.

Renell “Pookie” Harrington, 65, of 10 Frederick Street was charged with three counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (CPCS), a class B felony; third degree CPCS, intent to sell-meth, a class B felony; fifth degree CPCS 5, cocaine, class D felony; and seventh degree CPCS, class A misdemeanor. Read more…

State Police stop nets two with counterfeit bills

GHENT—State Police from Livingston arrested two men from Queens February 14 for having counterfeit money.

Junior Ferreira, 33, of Queens was charged with first degree possession of a forged instrument, a class C felony; first degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, and second degree criminal impersonation, a class A misdemeanor. Edgard Duche, 31, of Queens was charged with first degree possession of a forged instrument, a class C felony, and second degree aggravated unlicensed operation, an unclassified misdemeanor.

On February 14 at 10 p.m., troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2018 Chrysler 300 on State Route 9H in Ghent for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. Read more…

Driver allegedly bites troopers in barracks scuffle

CLAVERACK—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested a Bronx man following a traffic stop in Claverack.

Michael Worley, 25, of the Bronx was charged with second degree assault, a class D felony; resisting arrest, fourth degree criminal mischief, second degree criminal impersonation and obstruction of governmental administration, all class A misdemeanors.

On February 1 at 12:10 a.m., troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a BMW traveling on State Route 9H. During an interview of the occupants it was discovered the front and rear license plates did not match, and the registration listed a third license plate number. Further investigation found Mr. Worley, the driver, provided a false name to avoid association with an active arrest warrant. While being processed at the Livingston barracks, Mr. Worley allegedly became combative—striking and biting troopers. Read more…

Man charged with felony for leaving dog to die

NEW LEBANON—A man who moved away and left his dog to die in the backyard in frigid temperatures now faces numerous animal cruelty charges under Agriculture and Market Law.

Andrew M. Tuthill, 32, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony; abandonment of a disabled animal and bail jumping, both misdemeanors; and failure to provide appropriate shelter for a dog, an infraction, by State Police, January 29, District Attorney Paul Czajka told The Columbia Paper this week.

Mr. Tuthill has two driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges pending, one in New Lebanon and the other in Stephentown (Rensselaer County), said DA Czajka. Read more…