COLUMBIAVILLE—A 62-year-old Columbiaville man has been charged the rape of a child.
The Columbia County Sheriff Office was contacted November 5 by the parents of a child, under the age of 17-years, who suspected that a man the family knew had sexual contact with their child.
An investigation revealed that the suspect, Michael Katsafarof of 1154 State Route 9 allegedly forced the child to have sexual intercourse during a recent visit to his house.
Mr. Katsafarof was charged with second degree rape, a class D felony, November 7 at 4:06 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison, Jr., reported in a press release.
Mr. Katsafarof was arraigned before Stockport Justice Harold Horner and was committed to the Columbia County jail without bail or bond. The case is set to be presented to the grand jury next week.
During the investigation, Mr. Katsafarof made admissions about his involvement with the child, according to the press release.
The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible. Investigating are Sheriff’s Investigators Mark Dunspaugh and Patrick Logue. District Attorney Paul Czajka’s office along with the Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Menkes Child Advocacy Center are also assisting in the investigation.
The sheriff asks anyone with information about Mr. Katsafarof to call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Branch at 518 828-4316.
State Police BCI at Livingston arrested Wayne L. Sisco, 41 of Livingston for second degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanors, November 6.
Troopers responded to a reported dispute at the Sisco residence November 2. While investigating the incident, troopers were told that Mr. Sisco had allegedly committed a sex offense over a year ago.
Investigators responded and interviewed everyone involved in the incident, which occurred during the summer 2012. Mr. Sisco was arraigned in Livingston Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is set to reappear November 14.
John Hasbrouck, 41, of 482 Martindale Road, Taghkanic was charged with first degree reckless endangerment and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, November 8.
State Police at Livingston responded to a Taghkanic residence for a reported disturbance. They determined that Mr. Hasbrouck had allegedly fired a longarm at a teenager who he saw on his property. Mr. Hasbrouck was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. He will reappear in Taghkanic Court at a later date.
Cory A. Velazquez, 25, of Hudson was charged with third degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury), fourth degree criminal mischief (reckless property damage greater than $250) and unlawful possession of marijuana by Hudson Police Officer Patrick Meister at 356 Columbia Street, September 26 at 11:05 a.m.
Mr. Velazquez was involved in a dispute during which he allegedly struck the victim in the face causing physical injury and allegedly damaged property belonging to the victim. He was also found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana.
Mr. Velazquez was arraigned before City Court Judge John Connor and posted $500 bail. He was to return to Hudson Court at a later date.
*Rachel Marie Adams, 41, of Hudson was charged with two counts of violating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law for procuring alcohol for a person less than 21 and two counts of first degree unlawfully dealing with a child by Hudson Police Detective Christopher Filli at 1 Hudson City Centre, September 27 at 8:57 p.m.
Ms. Adams allegedly provided alcohol to two 16-year-olds.
She was held for processing and released on appearance tickets returnable in Hudson City Court at a later date.
*Galen C. Lange, 26, of Ghent was charged with trespass, resisting arrest and second degree criminal contempt (disobeying a court order) by Hudson Police Officer Jeffrey Keyser at 516 State Street, September 27 at 10:31 p.m. Mr. Lange allegedly intentionally prevented an officer from arresting him by running away after being advised that he was under arrest for criminal contempt. Mr. Lange was wanted for violating a full stay away order of protection issued in Hudson City Court in August by Judge Mark Portin. He was held for arraignment.
*Christopher M. Kinney, 29, of Hudson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction breathing/blood circulation by Hudson Police Officer Brent Rowe at 86 North Seventh Street, October 2 at 8:53 a.m.
Mr. Kinney got into a physical altercation during which he allegedly grabbed the victim’s throat and obstructed her breathing. He also allegedly threw a phone at the victim’s daughter, who is less than 17 years of age. He was arraigned in Hudson City Court before Judge John Connor and released on his own recognizance to return to court at a future date.
Mr. Kinney was arrested the following day, October 3 at 2:09 a.m. by Hudson Police Officer Nicholas Hodges at 86 North Seventh Street for second degree criminal contempt (disobeying a court order) because he allegedly violated an active Hudson City Court order of protection issued by Judge Connor the day before. He was arraigned before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or bond. He was to return to court at a later date.
* Richard Jay Hayman, III, 22, of Chatham was charged on a warrant for fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property by Hudson Police Officer Nicholas Hodges at the police station, October 7 at 8:55 a.m.
Mr. Hayman was allegedly in possession of a stolen Epiphone Emperor guitar and case.
During his court case, Mr. Hayman was found guilty and ordered to make restitution by returning the stolen guitar, the stolen computer and $2,000 in cash. The items were all returned to Hudson Police and turned over to the owner/victim. The case stems from an August 2 burglary. The victim reported the theft of thousands of dollars and property.
Greenport firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 46 Appleton Lane, Mount Merino, Wednesday, October 30 at 4:03 p.m.
Heavy smoke was visible from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. A 94-year-old occupant of the residence was safely evacuated by responding police officers. Firefighters arrived at 4:08 p.m. to find heavy smoke and fire on a deck headed toward a wall of residence. Firefighters quickly knocked down fire with compressed air foam lines and protected further extension into residence. Fire was contained to deck and an emergency generator under the deck. The generator had been running earlier in the day due to an area power outage, and is believed to be the cause of the fire. All three Greenport companies were at scene along with the Hudson Fire Department FAST Team, a tanker from Livingston, Greenport Rescue and the Fire Coordinators’ office. Claverack, Stottville and Germantown fire companies stood by for Greenport. Fire units were back in service at 7:22 p.m.
Jose L. Ayalla, 38, of Ancram was charged with second degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors, by Deputies Peter Merante and Deputy Christopher Link, October 5 at 9:25 p.m.
Mr. Ayalla is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 15. He was arraigned in Ancram Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He was scheduled to reappear at a later date.
Jesse R. Parrotte, 27, of Amenia was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching and second degree unlawful imprisonment, all class A misdemeanors, by Sheriff’s Office Investigator Anthony Brahm and Deputy Kelly Briscoe, October 6 at 5:18 p.m. Mr. Parrotte is accused of restraining a victim under the age of 15 and inappropriately touching the victim. He was arraigned in Copake Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He was scheduled to reappear at a later date.
*Wesley D. Waite, Jr., 20, of Ancramdale, Thomas D. McDarby, 19, of Philmont and James C. Murphy Jr., 20, of Ancram were charged with third degree criminal mischief, a class E felony and trespass, a violation, by Deputy David Proper. Mr. Waite and Mr. McDarby were charged September 30 at 8:37 p.m. Mr. Murphy was charged October 2 at 4:30 p.m. All three defendants allegedly drove their vehicles in a farm field and caused extensive damage. They were issued tickets to appear in Copake Court.
Shawn Stickles, 37, of Copake was charged with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputies David Proper and Thomas Merante, October 2 at 9:35 p.m. Mr. Stickles is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.
Frank Palladino, 56, of Kinderhook was charged with third degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, and trespass, a violation, by State Police from Kinderhook, October 10 at 6:20 p.m.
Mr. Palladino allegedly went on his neighbor’s property without permission and cut down trees.
Mr. Palladino was issued a ticket ordering him to appear in Stuyvesant Court at a later date.
Nicholas J. Panetta, 31, of Valatie was charged with petit larceny and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanors, by State Police from Kinderhook, October 22.
Mr. Panetta is accused of stealing money from a vehicle on West Street Extension, October 21. When troopers arrested Mr. Panetta, they found him to be in possession of heroin. He was arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bail bond.
The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Brandon M. Thorpe, 24, of Claverack was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation by Hudson Police Officer Jeffrey F Keyser at 325 Columbia Street, Hudson, September 26 at 9:30 p.m. Mr. Thorpe was allegedly driving with a suspended license. He allegedly possessed two pills that were identified as a controlled substance and a small bag of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana. He posted $200 station house bail and was issued tickets to return to City Court at a later date.
*Richard James Anderson, 63, of Hudson was charged with passing a flashing red light, failure to keep right on a two-lane road, making an unsafe turn (failure to signal), driving while intoxicated (operating a motor vehicle with .08% blood alcohol content) and driving while intoxicated (first offense) by Hudson Police Detective Christopher Filli at the rear of 848 Columbia Street (Joe Alley), Hudson, September 28 at 12:55 a.m. Mr. Anderson allegedly passed through a steady red light without coming to a complete stop on Green and State streets, then allegedly failed to keep right and signal on Green Street. He was pulled over and found to be intoxicated. He was released with tickets and paid station house bail to return to court at a later date.
*Emily Torres, 24, of Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and failure to keep right on a two-lane road by Hudson Police Officer Nicholas Hodges at 27 Joslen Place, Hudson, September 30 at 11:51 p.m. Ms. Torres was involved in a property damage auto accident and was subsequently found in possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She was issued tickets to appear in Hudson City Court.
*Ryan C. Potts, 27, of Elizaville was charged with tampering with physical evidence (conceal/destroy), criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana by Hudson Police Officer Dean Rowe at 528 State Street, Hudson, October 5 at 6:14 p.m. Police were interviewing Mr. Potts when he allegedly pulled away from officers and swallowed a white chunky substance. He also allegedly had a bag of marijuana, a glass crack pipe and two hypodermic needles in his underwear. He was arraigned before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the county jail without bail to return at a future date.
*Crawford John Boice, 20, of Ancram was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, inadequate/no muffler, a license plate violation, failure to stop at stop sign and rear/side window less than 70% transparent by Hudson Police Officer James Nero at 507 State Street, Hudson, October 5 at 6:27 p.m. When Mr. Boice was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations, he was allegedly in possession of an amount of crack cocaine and a glass smoking device with residue. He was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge Mark Portin and released on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance.
*Cleveland Spann, Jr., 45, of Hudson was charged with second degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a violation of Hudson City Code for littering by Hudson Police Officer Brent Rowe at 239 Warren St, October 6 at 1:55 p.m. Witnesses told police they saw Mr. Spann selling drugs on Union Street. When police tried to take him into custody, he allegedly ran away from them and threw a sandwich bag containing crack cocaine on the sidewalk.
Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, Mr. Spann was sent to jail without bail to return to court at a later date.
*Wayne M. Conklin, 46, of Claverack was charged with driving while intoxicated, with previous DWI convictions in the past 10 years, a class E felony, by State Police from Livingston, October 9 at 8:32 p.m. Troopers found Mr. Conklin to be intoxicated during an investigation into an accident on State Route 23 and Old Barrington Road, Claverack. Troopers administered field sobriety tests which revealed Mr. Conklin’s condition. He provided a positive breath sample which yielded a .16% blood alcohol content, two times the legal limit. He was issued tickets ordering him to appear in Claverack Court at a later date.
*Brad Dickinson, 29, of Pine Plains was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and various vehicle and traffic violations by State Police from Livingston, October 11 at 1:20 p.m. Troopers stopped the Dickinson vehicle for speeding on the Taconic State Parkway (80 mph in a 55 mph zone) in Milan. A license check revealed that he had a suspended license and an expired vehicle registration. Additionally, he allegedly possessed drugs. He was issued tickets returnable in Milan Court at a later date.
*Jeremy S. Curtiss, 31, of New Lebanon was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana by State Police from New Lebanon during a traffic stop on Route 20, New Lebanon, October 12. Troopers pulled Mr. Curtiss over for operating a motor vehicle unsafely from a lane of travel. During an interview, they found Mr. Curtiss to be intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. He provided a breath sample with a .15% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in New Lebanon Court at a later date.
*Hayden W. Crellin, 22, of Chatham was charged with driving while intoxicated by State Police from New Lebanon, October 12. Mr. Crellin was pulled over on Route 66, Ghent for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign, speeding and failure to keep right. During an interview, troopers discovered that Mr. Crellin was intoxicated. He provided a breath sample with a .22% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in Ghent Court at a later date.
*Hyland A. Slater, 22, of Elizaville was charged with unlawfully growing cannabis, a class A misdemeanor under the Public Health Law, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, by State Police from Livingston, October 14 at 12:24 p.m. Troopers received a complaint from an Elizaville resident claiming he found marijuana plants growing on his property. Following an investigation, it was determined that Mr. Slater was the owner and grower of the plants. He was issued appearance tickets ordering him to appear in Livingston Court at a later date.
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