Police arrest Hudson man wanted for multiple crimes in MA

HUDSON—Gary P. Montana, 32, of Hudson was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from the City of Pittsfield, MA, by State Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Troop K, Livingston Barracks, August 21.

Mr. Montana was wanted on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts warrant for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and rape of a child with force, all felonies.

He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail as a fugitive from justice, and is awaiting extradition. Read more…

State Police arrest man who fired rifle while family fled

STUYVESANT—State Police from the Kinderhook barracks went to investigate a domestic incident that occurred on County Route 25, August 6. An investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed that Kevin W. Haberland, 30, of Stuyvesant had physically accosted a woman at the residence during an argument.

Subsequently, while the woman was attempting to flee the residence with her children, Mr. Haberland fired a round from a rifle within the home. The bullet exited through a wall and struck a vehicle in the driveway.

Mr. Haberland was taken into custody by State Police at the residence. He was charged with three counts of first degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, all misdemeanors. Read more…

Stuyvesant man faces child pornography charge

STUYVESANT–Paul D. Drumm, 55, of Stuyvesant was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, a class E felony, August 2.

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Livingston, Troop K Computer Crimes Unit, Troop K Major Crimes, NYSP ICAC, in cooperation with Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka’s office executed a search warrant at the Drumm residence in Stuyvesant.

He was allegedly in possession of a significant amount of child pornography, police said. Read more…

Patrick Sheridan, 16, of Ancramdale dies in crash

ANCRAM—A 16-year-old Ancramdale boy was killed when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a tree, July 20 at 7:25 p.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched sheriff’s deputies to a one-vehicle accident in the area of 164 Over Mountain Road, just south of Renger Road.

Deputies found that a 1996 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, operated by the teenager had been traveling west on Over Mountain Road when, for unknown reasons, the truck failed to negotiate a curve, went off the north side of the dirt road and struck a large tree with the driver’s side of the vehicle, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…