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Police say unruly man slugged sergeant in face


GHENT–Jonathan Doty, 26, of Chatham was charged with third degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, second degree harassment and second degree criminal mischief, a class D felony by Sheriff’s Sergeant William Zincio and Deputy Chad Shufelt, August 29 at 9:15 p.m.

Mr. Doty was reportedly intoxicated while in public and allegedly pushed Sergeant Zincio. When told he was under arrest, Mr. Doty allegedly resisted and punched the sergeant in the side of the face.

Mr. Doty was subdued by deputies after he allegedly kicked and damaged the door on a marked Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.

Arraigned before Ghent Justice David Harrison, Sr., Mr. Doty was sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $15,000 bail bond. He will return to town court at a later date. Assisting at the scene were Deputies Scott Leggett, Louis Bray and Christopher Sweet.


New Lebanon

State Police in New Lebanon reported the arrests of two local juveniles for vandalizing and stealing from the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in late July. Now troopers report the shrine on Route 20 was vandalized again, this time the damage is far worse.

In the overnight hours of August 25, 126 glass candle holders were smashed and over 200 candles were stomped into the stone floor of the shrine.

Following leads, Trooper Nicholas Lombardi charged Joseph Merriam, 23, of Pittsfield, MA, with third degree criminal mischief, a felony, August 31.

He was arraigned in New Lebanon Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He will return to New Lebanon Court.



Nicholas O. Carter, 33, of Hudson was charged as a fugitive from justice by Deputies Marcus Hickey and Scott Kline, July 10 at 2:14 p.m.

Mr. Carter was taken into custody as he was being released from the county jail on unrelated charges He had an outstanding felony warrant lodged against him from the Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office. Arraigned before Greenport Justice Francis Abitabile, Mr. Carter was sent back to the county jail without bail pending extradition proceedings.



Patrick C. McPhilomy, 46, of Wingdale was charged with petit larceny and providing a false written statement by Deputy Joshua Oakes, July 20 at 3 p.m.

Mr. McPhilomy allegedly stole a golf cart from a Copake campground and also provided a deposition to deputies allegedly knowing the information provided was untrue. Dutchess County Deputy Steven Haire assisted in the investigation. Mr. McPhilomy was to answer the charges in Copake Court.



The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:

*Chad Arsenault, 25, of Livingston was charged with driving while intoxicated, inadequate stop lamps, insufficient tail lamps, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating an uninspected motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle by Deputies Scott Kline and Marcus Hickey following an automobile crash on State Route 217, Claverack, August 24 at 10:45 p.m. Mr. Arsenault was operating a race car on Route 217 near County Route 18 when his vehicle was struck by a 1998 Subaru operated by Michael Sherman, 48, of Craryville. Both operators had minor injuries. Mr. Arsenault was to answer the charges in Claverack Court.

*Keith A. Babcock, 35, of Cheshire, MA, was charged with driving while intoxicated/Leandra’s Law and speeding by New Lebanon State Police during a traffic stop on State Route 20, August 3 at 10:30 p.m.

Troopers interviewed Mr. Babcock, who had a 14-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Troopers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and administered field sobriety tests which Mr. Babcock could not perform. He refused to take a breath test. Arraigned in New Lebanon Court, Mr. Babcock was released to reappear at a later date.

*Bryan A. Gregory, 40, of Stuyvesant was charged with operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating a vessel with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% by Deputies Chad Shufelt and Vernon Doyle, August 4 at 9:41 p.m. Mr. Gregory was operating a boat in the Hudson River near the Stockport Flats when deputies were dispatched to check out a complaint from other boaters that occupants of the Gregory vessel were yelling profanities at them. Mr. Gregory was issued tickets to answer the charges in Stockport Court. He was subsequently arrested again, this time by Deputies Kris Bauhoff and Thomas Bagnall on a Columbia County Family Court warrant. He was arraigned in Claverack Court before Justice Michael Brandon and sent to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond. He was directed to return to family court at a later date.

*Dharma J. Munoz, 20, of Germantown was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana by Livingston State Police, August 3. Troopers investigated a property damage auto accident on Nevis Road, Clermont. No one was hurt. An investigation revealed that Mr. Munoz, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly possessed Percocet, Xanax and marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Clermont Court.

*Louis VanAlstyne, 45, of Chatham was charged with driving while intoxicated by Kinderhook State Police, August 5. Troopers say Mr. VanAlstyne’s vehicle was driven into a ditch. During an interview, troopers determined Mr. Van Alstyne was intoxicated. A breath test was administered which resulted in a .15% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court.

*Mary Keating, 70, of Austerlitz was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% and failure to use designated lane by Deputy Todd Hyson, August 21 at 4:57 p.m. Investigating a reckless driving complaint from 911, the deputy interviewed Ms. Keating on Ten Broeck Road in Austerlitz and took her into custody. She was to answer the charges in Austerlitz Court.




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