Police charge Stockport man in rape case

Jeremy Cramer

RHINEBECK—Jeremy J. Cramer, 20, of Stockport was charged with third degree rape, a class E felony, by State Police from Rhinebeck, June 26.

Mr. Cramer is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a victim without consent. He was arraigned before Justice John Kane in Rhinebeck Town Court, and was released on his own recognizance.

This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who has additional information or may be a victim is asked to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Rhinebeck at 845-677-7300. Refer to case# 9666181. Read more…

Police charge BB gun brandished in road rage incident

GREENPORT—State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Paul A. Artis, 31, of Tivoli for second degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor, June 16.

At 8:30 p.m. that date, troopers responded to State Route 9G for a report of a road rage incident involving a handgun near the roundabout intersection east of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Mr. Artis engaged in a road rage incident by allegedly menacing the occupants of another vehicle with a BB gun.

Mr. Artis was arraigned virtually in Livingston Court and released on his own recognizance. He is next scheduled to appear in Greenport Court, September 21 at 3:30 p.m. Read more…

Motorcycle driver dies after crash with dump truck

Officials on the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in Claverack, June 12. Photo by Lance Wheeler

CLAVERACK—A Dutchess County man was killed in a motorcycle versus truck accident in the area of 5988 Route 9H/23, June 12 at 11:28 a.m.

State Police from Livingston are investigating the head-on crash just north of the intersection of County Route 27 and 9H/23. An initial investigation revealed that Alan S. Flynn, 63, of Hopewell Junction was operating a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on State Route 9H near Schoolhouse Road, when for unknown reasons he was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

Mr. Flynn on his motorcycle, crossed the center line, entered the southbound lane and struck a 2006 Mack dump truck. An observer on the scene said the truck was from Schenectady. Read more…

Two injured in Ancram when car flips, trapping occupants

ANCRAM—Two men were hurt when the vehicle they were in flipped over and they were trapped inside.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash that occurred on 7373 State Route 22, south of County Route 3, Friday, June 5 at 2:18 p.m.

A 2005 Toyota operated by Mark Craig, 64, of Pittsfield, MA, was northbound on Route 22 when it went off the road, overturned and trapped Mr. Craig and his 44-year-old male passenger, who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Office. Read more…

Alleged assault in vehicle leads to rape charge

CHATHAM—Jason A. Delamater, 24, of Maple Avenue in Claverack was charged with first degree rape and third degree assault, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

May 14 at 4:25 p.m., Columbia County 911 dispatched Sheriff’s deputies for a reported assault in progress in a vehicle alongside the roadway on County Route 28A in the Town of Kinderhook.

When deputies arrived in the area, they located the vehicle along with the parties involved in the incident. Read more…