State Police mount 2-county effort to slow alleged car thief

HILLSDALE—State Police arrested Jordan M. Richards, 32, of Antioch, California, for second degree criminal possession of stolen property, August 25.

State Police received a report about a gray Mercedes-Benz stolen in New York City that was traveling northbound on State Route 22 in the Town of Pawling, Dutchess County, August 23 at 7:05 p.m.

Troopers on patrol located the vehicle on State Route 22 in the Town of Dover and a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle failed to comply, and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit proceeded north into the Town of Amenia and then northeast into Columbia County through Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale. Read more…

Teen stabbed during argument in Hudson

HUDSON—City Police are investigating an incident during which a teenager was stabbed in the chest.

Hudson City Police Department received a transferred call from the Columbia County 911 Center reporting that a stabbing had just occurred in the area of the Hudson Terrace Apartments on Front Street, August 17 at 7:48 p.m.

Patrols responded immediately to the area and found the injured victim, a 14-year-old male with a stab wound to his chest.

Information indicates that the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with another juvenile male just prior to the stabbing. Read more…

Squads handle fatal golf cart crash, drowning, boat mishap

The Chatham Rescue Squad, Canaan and Red Rock firefighters transport a swimmer struck by a boat in Queechy Lake to a waiting LifeNet helicopter, which took her to the Albany Medical Center. R.E. Lindmark

KINDERHOOK—State Police investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash involving an SUV and a golf cart on State Route 9 in the Town of Kinderhook, August 13.

At 8:40 p.m., troopers were dispatched to Route 9 near Maple Lane South for an SUV versus a golf cart. Valatie Rescue and Niverville Fire Department, who were first on scene rendering aid, were able to transport the passenger of the golf cart, Henry Griffiths, 55, of Kinderhook to Albany Medical Center with serious but what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The golf cart operator, Dopson A. Wynter, 60, of Kinderhook was pronounced deceased on scene despite life-saving measures employed by EMS. Read more…

Red Hook man killed in motorcycle accident

COPAKE—A Dutchess County man was killed in a car versus motorcycle accident under investigation by State Police.

Troopers were called to the intersection of County Route 7A and Tamarac Road for a reported car/motorcycle accident, July 31 at 10:50 a.m.

A preliminary investigation determined that the driver of the car failed to yield when attempting to make a left turn to travel west on County Route 7A and cut into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. Read more…

Man arrested for multiple car wash burglaries

GREENPORT—Joseph W. Shook, 35, of Stockport faces charges stemming from numerous burglaries of the Cantele Car Wash on Fairview Avenue. He was arrested by State Police in Livingston, July 21.

Initially troopers were called to the Cantele Car Wash, April 22 for a report of two possible break-ins. Extensive investigation by both troopers and investigators found Mr. Shook allegedly burglarized the car wash on 10 occasions stealing more than $4,000 and damaged the vending machine and coin dispenser in the process.

He was subsequently arrested for 10 counts of third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and third degree grand larceny, all class D felonies. Read more…