State police charge two on Devereux staff in pedestrian fatality

CLERMONT—October 5, State Police released the name of the victim of the fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on State Route 9 in Clermont September 23, as 14-year-old Romelo Cruze.

While the State Police were investigating the fatal crash, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Red Hook reported Romelo Cruze, a resident of their facility, missing.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s mission is to unlock and nurture human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences, according to its website www.devereux.org.

Two staff members responsible for the teen, provided business records and written statements to investigators claiming he was in good condition at their facility at 5:30 a.m. But the crash occurred at 4:50 a.m. almost 4.5 miles north of the facility. Read more…

Couple charged after Livingston traffic stop

LIVINGSTON—A traffic stop resulted in an arrest for heroin and a heap of other charges, September 26.

State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Paul C. Kozlowski, 33, of Livingston for third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; third degree bail jumping, and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors.

They also charged Shannon Caston, 34, of Kingston for seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Read more…

Youth walking on Route 9 at 4:30 a.m. dies when struck by truck

CLERMONT—A 14-year-old pedestrian was killed when he or she was struck by a truck at 1972 State Route 9, September 23 at 4:51 a.m.

State Police are investigating the fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 9 near County Route 8. Their initial investigation found that at about 4:50 a.m., a northbound 2007 Ford F550 struck the teen, who was walking in the roadway.

The teen was pronounced dead on the scene by responding Northern Dutchess Paramedics, according to State Police, who have not released the name of the deceased youth or the driver of the truck.

Columbia County 911 called Clermont firefighters and Northern Dutchess Paramedics to the scene. A Life Net helicopter was placed on standby but was not needed. Read more…

Hudson couple dies in head-on crash in Greene County

NEW BALTIMORE—A head-on crash on State Route 9W left a Hudson couple dead.

September 14 at 10:11 a.m., State Police from Troop F responded to State Route 9W, about 3/10 of a mile north of State Route 144 in Greene County, for a report of a collision involving two vehicles.

An investigation revealed that a 2014 Dodge pick-up truck operated by William Steele, 31, of Hannacroix was traveling southbound on State Route 9W when he drove into the northbound lane to pass traffic that had slowed down.

He struck a northbound 2014 Dodge Caravan head-on. The driver of the Caravan, Charles Woullard, 90, and his wife, Frances Woullard, 76, both of Hudson, were pronounced dead at the scene. Read more…

Police arrest suspects in daytime robbery in Hudson

HUDSON—City of Hudson Police are investigating a random daytime robbery at knifepoint.

Police arrested Cain G. Carothers, 22, for first degree robbery (with a dangerous instrument), a class B felony; third degree criminal possession of a weapon (previously convicted), class D felony; fourth degree grand larceny, class E felony; third degree assault and petit larceny, both class A misdemeanors, September 8.

That day at around 4:43 p.m., Hudson Police received a report that a man entered a restaurant on North Seventh Street, claiming he had just been attacked on the street and that his personal property was forcibly stolen from him. Uniformed patrols responded immediately and were told by the victim that two men had approached him while he was walking on the 700 block of Long Alley. One of the men allegedly displayed a knife and stated “I’m gonna kill you,” police said. The two suspects then reportedly began kicking and punching the victim. During the attack the two suspects stole the victim’s glasses, wallet, credit/debit cards and cell phone. Greenport Rescue Squad responded to the area and treated the victim for injuries he sustained during the robbery. He was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment. His injuries were non-life-threatening and he was released from the hospital later that day. Read more…