Hudson police on patrol this weekend

HUDSON–In addition to regular patrols, Hudson Police will deploy additional patrols for vehicle and traffic enforcement through the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a police department press release.
These patrols will target aggressive driving, cell phone use and impaired driving to enhance public safety within
the city and Columbia County.
These extra patrols are possible due to grant funding from the state and Columbia County Stop DWI.

State Police charge Guatemalan man in Stuyvesant rape

STUYVESANT—Manuel DeJesus Mauricio Ramirez, 29, of Guatemala was charged August 24 with first degree rape, a class B felony; first degree aggravated sex abuse, a class B felony; second degree unlawful imprisonment and third degree assault, both class A misdemeanors.
According to Livingston State Police Investigator William Mulrein III, a woman went out for a walk on Eichybush Road late the night of Saturday, August 22, as was her custom.
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Police say driver of pickup caused fatal Chatham accident

CHATHAM–Livingston State Police have charged a Niverville teenager with misdemeanor reckless driving, speeding and failure to keep right in connection with the July 30 crash that killed an Albany man.

State Police Senior Investigator Gary Mazzacano told The Columbia Paper Wednesday the accident investigation revealed that James Lensink, 18, of Niverville was travelling at 91 mph in a 45 mph zone when the GMC pickup truck he was driving crashed into a Lexus convertible driven by Ralph J. Glover III, 34, of Albany on Route 203 at the Chapel Drive intersection at 10:31 p.m.

Mr. Lensink and his passenger Edward S. Mieske, 17, of Kinderhook, had just made some mechanical modifications to the truck at Mr. Lensink’s house and were taking the truck for a test drive when the crash occurred.

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Hudson man lands in jail after knife incident

HUDSON–Gregory T. Meyers, 22, of Hudson was charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana by Hudson Police Officer James Nero, August 11 at 2:50 p.m.

Mr. Meyers allegedly possessed a 12-inch chef’s knife during a fight on South Front Street. When police arrived to investigate a report about a man with a knife, they saw Mr. Meyers throw the knife.

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