The New York State Police will be hosting a child passenger safety seat event Monday, May 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at SP Livingston, 3353 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534.
Child safety seat technicians will be on hand to assist with the installation of child safety seats and answer any questions. An appointment is preferred, contact Sergeant Anderson at 845-677-7331 or via email at for more information.
DA’s office clarifies charges in Elizaville murder case
HUDSON—In last week’s May 11 press release from the District Attorney’s Office about the couple who allegedly murdered Edward Kessler, 64, in their Elizaville home, some of the charges listed were incorrect. Here is the corrected release:
Cassandra Fischer, 30, and Ryan Woods, 29, both of Elizaville, were arraigned on a Columbia County Grand Jury indictment in Columbia County Court May 11. Read more…
STUYVESANT—State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center arrested Misael Chun Pastor, 36, of Kinderhook for first degree predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A-II felony; five counts of first degree rape; first degree sexual conduct against a child, all B felonies, and first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, May 5.
After receiving a tip May 4, an investigation determined Mr. Chun Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13-years-old on multiple occasions.
State Police personnel began searching for him the night of May 4 in the Kinderhook and Chatham areas. He was subsequently located and arrested early May 5. Read more…
NEW LEBANON—State Police in New Lebanon in conjunction with the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center arrested Patrick Williams-Batchelder, 22, of Rensselaer for first degree sexual abuse, class D felony, April 15.
Following a tip, a law enforcement investigation determined Mr. Williams-Batchelder allegedly sexually abused a victim under the age of 11-years-old.
He was arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Volunteers from the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to four people after fire extensively damaged a two-story multi-family residential building at 144 Main Street, Sunday, April 17 at 4:42 p.m. Read more…