State Police seek help finding suspect in German shepherd case

GALLATIN—A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for fatally shooting and disposing of the body of a two-year-old German shepherd named Duke.

State Police are investigating and seeking the public’s assistance.

The dead dog was found near the shoulder of Silvernails Road about a quarter mile from the Pine Plains border by a local resident, who reported the discovery to the dog warden, who then contacted the State Police after noticing a bullet wound on the animal. Read more…

Florida man wanted for abuse in Copake found in Wisconsin

COPAKE—A Florida man was charged with first degree sexual abuse, January 27 at 1:45 p.m.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation January 8 after receiving a report of alleged child abuse from Child Protective Services in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Senior Investigator Mark Dunspaugh, with the cooperation and assistance from Manitowoc Police Department detectives, determined that the alleged sexual abuse occurred in Copake during the summer of 2019 when the victim was less than 11-years-old, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

Senior Investigator Dunspaugh and Deputy Andrew Horst arrested Xavier Canning, 22, on one count of first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. Read more…

Farmer killed when tractor, dump truck collide

GREENPORT—A farmer was killed when his tractor was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of State Route 9 and Yates Road, the afternoon of September 19.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from the Livingston barracks to the two-vehicle crash at 2:04 p.m.

An investigation revealed than an International Harvester Farmall 1066 tractor operated by Stuart M. Meisner, 67, of Hudson was attempting to cross State Route 9 in a westerly direction from Yates Road. The tractor failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a southbound International Harvester dump truck on State Route 9. Read more…

Hudson man charged with rape of child, threatening her with knife

HUDSON—City police have arrested a local man on charges that he allegedly forcibly raped a young girl.

Jamel D. Brandow, 36, of Hudson was charged with first degree rape—forcible compulsion, child less than 11 years old, a class B felony; first degree unlawful imprisonment, a class E felony; second degree menacing—with a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, by Hudson Police, May 5.

Columbia County 911 advised Hudson Police that they had just received a 911 hang up call from a business within the City of Hudson, May 5 at 10:12 a.m. Read more…

Knife incident in May leads to charges in October

HUDSON—An Albany man was charged by Hudson Police for allegedly holding a woman against her will.

Police arrested Najahliek Edmunds, 22, of Albany October 23, in connection with an incident at the Hudson Terrace Apartments that happened May 2.

Police say they got a call about a female being held against her will at 15 North Front Street, Apartment 3E (Hudson Terrace Apartments) and went there to investigate. Police arrived and were checking the apartment when they encountered Mr. Edmunds holding a large kitchen knife while standing in a dark room. He dropped the knife as ordered by police and was taken into custody. Read more…