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Hudson car goes missing, police locate vehicle and a suspect


HUDSON—City Police arrested Joseph P. Drabick, 35, of Ghent for fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, June 22.

On Saturday, June 18, a resident of Green Street awoke to discover his vehicle was no longer parked in front of his home.

The victim called Hudson Police to report his vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, had been stolen.

Police say the car owner had left the keys in the vehicle.

Police immediately began a felony investigation into the reported car theft. Police issued a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) notice to all the surrounding police agencies for assistance.

A few hours later, Greenport Police found the stolen vehicle parked and unoccupied in the Walmart parking lot off Fairview Avenue.

HPD detectives secured the stolen vehicle and had it towed to the HPD impound lot for evidence/processing. Detectives conducted numerous interviews and developed several leads. They located the suspect at his residence in Ghent and made the arrest. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Greenport Police assisted HPD in this investigation.

Mr. Drabick was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge John Connor and jailed without bail. He is scheduled to return to Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Fred A. Starke, 40, of Hudson was charged with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Andrew Broockmann and Deputy Ryen Boehme, June 10 at 1:38 p.m.

Mr. Starke is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Hudson City Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.


An Elizaville man who tried to outrun police is now cooling his heels in the Columbia County Jail.

Alexander Anelli, 21, was charged with third degree unlawfully fleeing from a police officer, reckless driving, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation, unregistered operation, failure to comply with a police officer, speeding and numerous other vehicle and traffic charges by Livingston State Police, June 26 at 3 p.m.

At about 2:40 p.m., Trooper James Lydon saw Mr. Anelli pass a car in a no passing zone. The trooper attempted to stop Mr. Anelli, who failed to comply with the officer’s lights and sirens. A high-speed chase continued for about eight miles before Mr. Anelli stopped for police on Deer Haven Road.

He was arraigned in Livingston Court and sent to jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due to return to court July 14.


Columbia County 911 reported at least a dozen fire and rescue calls in the Clermont and Germantown areas, July 2 between 12:03 and 2:40 a.m.

Calls were for multiple trees and wires down in the road and on houses, fires, propane odors and alarm activations on County Route 6, Cemetery Road, routes 9 and 9G, and Church Avenue due to straight line winds.

Volunteers from the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to two people after the wind blew the roof off their mobile home at 72 Cemetery Road, Clermont.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to two adults. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the storm as they navigate the road to recovery, according to a press release from the Red Cross.


Nathaniel J. Taylor, 30, of Stuyvesant was charged with second degree burglary, a class C felony, by State Police from Livingston, June 13 at 2:48 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched to investigate a burglary that occurred on Dolly Drive. The complainant reported that while she was watching television, she saw someone enter her home. When the suspect learned that the home was occupied, he immediately fled from the residence on foot. Police located Mr. Taylor in the area of Gibbons Road and took him into custody.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Taylor gave police a family member’s name instead of his own to conceal that he was wanted an active warrant with an Albany-area police agency.

On June 24, Mr. Taylor turned himself in to investigators at SP Livingston and was charged with second degree criminal impersonation, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Livingston Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.


A 16-year-old Chatham boy was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, June 10 at 4:37 p.m. following a joint investigation conducted by State and Chatham police.

Troopers from Kinderhook arrested the teen after the investigation revealed that he possessed a piece of jewelry reported stolen to police June 8. He is due to appear in court at a later date and time.


Three people were hurt in a rear-end collision on Route 9, just south of Atlantic Avenue, June 13 at 5:47 p.m.

Shalin M. Preble, 32, of Hudson was driving a 2008 Ford north on State Route 9 behind A. Rivera-Berrios, 54, of Cairo, in a 2004 Dodge, also northbound.

A. Rivera-Berrios stopped for the traffic light at the intersection with Atlantic Avenue, when Shalin Preble struck the vehicle in the rear end in the northbound lane.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jordan Brahm ticketed Shalin Preble for following too closely.

The Greenport Rescue Squad took A. Rivera-Berrios and the two passengers in that vehicle: Marciceli Rodriguez, 40, and Ana Gomez, 42, to Columbia Memorial Hospital for complaints of neck pain.

Stottville firefighters were back in service at 6:25 p.m.


Adam F. Salvatore, 31, of Philmont was charged on a warrant for second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputies Jordan Brahm and Scott Kline, June 16 at 4:21 p.m.

Mr. Salvatore is accused of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Philmont Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court July 28.


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

*John H. Miner, 50, of Catskill was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, by State Police from Livingston, June 20 at 6:04 p.m.

He was pulled over on Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport. Police say he possessed heroin. He was directed to appear in Greenport Court at a later date.

*Kristen Nagle, 25, of Coventry, Rhode Island, was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and criminal possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, by State Police from New Lebanon, June 10 at 3:15 a.m.

Her passenger, Robert Marcelonis, 27, of Warwick, RI, was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Troopers stopped the vehicle Ms. Nagle was driving for failure to stop at a stop sign/flashing red signal. The pair was arrested following an investigation which revealed that they possessed about 1,100 grams of marijuana candies. They also possessed marijuana. Police said.

Ms. Nagle and Mr. Marcelonis were arraigned in New Lebanon Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail.

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Pictured (l-r) are: Sheriffs Association Institute Executive Albany County Undersheriff William Cox, Michele Donnelly, First Sergeant Louis Bray and Sheriff’s Institute Executive Director Christopher O’Brien. Photo contributed

Sheriff’s staff participate in civil school

ALBANY—Sheriff David P. Bartlett recently announced that members of his office, First Sergeant Louis Bray and Civil Clerk Michele Donnelly, successfully completed a week-long course in Civil Law Enforcement at the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute.

Newly-promoted law enforcement sergeants are required to take this course as a requirement for all front line supervisors. Civilian personnel assigned to the civil division, are also required to take this course as part of their daily duties in preparing civil papers, judgments, court orders and mandates for service by the uniform patrol.

The week-long basic school for deputy sheriffs and civilian staff was held in April. Deputies and other staff from Sheriffs’ Offices around the state attended the program, which was taught by Sheriffs’ Office staff with expertise in civil enforcement law. This program, which includes the latest advances in civil law enforcement, is a requirement for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to stay an accredited agency.

The Civil Division earned accreditation under Sheriff Bartlett, who is an executive committee member of the NYSSA, in June 2015.

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