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…
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…
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…
No firefighters or cows were injured during a barn fire at Wil-Roc Farm in Stuyvesant, June 7. Photo by Lance Wheeler
STUYVESANT—Firefighters from 15 companies responded to a blaze that destroyed an equipment barn at Wil-Roc Farm, a Columbia County dairy farm, June 7.
The fire started in a “sorting bin” in the barn and remains under investigation.
Columbia County 911 dispatched Stuyvesant Falls firefighters and Valatie Rescue to the barn fire at 550 County Route 26A at 2:55 p.m. that day. The afternoon was hot and sticky. Read more…
STOCKPORT—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man struck by a train on the Columbiaville Trestle at the end of Station Road, May 27 at around 2 p.m.
Accounts at the scene indicate that Bernard Barrett, 51, of Hudson was fishing off the trestle at the time. When he heard the train whistle, he ran across the tracks, tripped and was struck by the northbound train.
The collision impact threw Mr. Barrett into the water. A person fishing nearby saw Mr. Barrett and contacted 911. Read more…