Missing man’s remains found on Schodack Island

STUYVESANT—Human remains discovered by two fishermen on the shore of Schodack Island have been positively identified as those of David Burden, 64, of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, according to a May 1 press release from State Police in conjunction with the Columbia County Coroner’s Office and the East Greenbush Police Department.

The men made the discovery April 29 at about 6 p.m. and then called State Police.

A family member reported Mr. Burden missing to East Greenbush Police, November 4, 2018. His vehicle was discovered partially submerged in the Hudson River at the Schodack Island State Park boat launch a short time later, but there was no sign of Mr. Burden. Read more…

State Police arrest 4 for Canaan home invasion

CANAAN—Four people were arrested for a home invasion here, April 19.

It is the second such case in the county this month, with three people, including two teenage boys, arrested in connection with a separate, unrelated home invasion in Philmont, April 14.

State Police from the New Lebanon barracks and Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Zilla M. Kelly, 21, of New Lebanon; Elizabeth M. Jennings, 19, of Stuyvesant; Tomas N. Simpson, 22, of Chatham and Jaquan A. Hamilton, 24, of East Greenbush for first degree burglary, a class B felony. Read more…

Sheriff’s office arrests 3 after Philmont home invasion call

PHILMONT—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people in connection with a Philmont home invasion.

Deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at a residence on Main Street in the Village, April 14 at about 9:39 p.m., according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

The trio allegedly forced their way into a residence occupied by two adults and four children, all under the age of seven. Read more…

Substitute teacher, coach at THHS charged with sex crime

CLAVERACK—Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a teacher for a sex crime.

Christopher MacArthur, 23, of Claverack was charged with third degree criminal sexual act, a class E felony under the state Penal Law, Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:54 p.m., according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

On April 7, Taconic Hills School Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy Cindy Madison was contacted by an individual reporting that Mr. MacArthur was having a sexual relationship with a person under the age of 17. Read more…

Sheriff says OTB worker made big bets but didn’t pay

NEW LEBANON—Sheriff’s deputies and investigators arrested a Massachusetts man on a warrant for stealing from a local Off Track Betting (OTB) establishment and then falsifying business records.

Peter T. Dimitropolis, 63, of Adams, MA, was charged with third degree grand larceny, a class D felony, and first degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, March 18 at 9:26 p.m.

On December 7, 2018, an auditor from Capital District Off Track Betting reported to the Sheriff’s Office that after a recent audit of the New Lebanon OTB branch it was discovered that an employee there had been stealing money from the branch, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett. Read more…