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Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video
Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video Two paramedics in upstate New York who were seen on a viral video mistreating and berating a developmentally disabled patient have resigned. The Greene County incident happened Friday evening, May 17, in the Village of Catskill. Emergency crews were called to a residence on Main Street for reports of a 63-year-old man who was unable to get up and was having difficulty breathing, Greene County newspaper Porcupine Soup reports. Nest home video footage posted on YouTube shows a male and female EMT responding to the residence in an ambulance. The female EMT appears agitated right off the bat w…
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region A woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal one-car rollover crash in the region. It happened around 6:40 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Greene County, in the village of Catskill, on I-87. A preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2004 Ford Escape was traveling northbound in the passing lane between Exit 20 (Saugerties) and Exit 21 (Catskill), when, for an unknown reason, it exited the roadway, went through the guide rail, struck an earth embankment, and overturned, New York State Police said. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Regina Levine, age 66, of …
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region An elderly couple are lucky to be alive after finding themselves trapped in a burning RV on the side of the Thruway. The Greene County incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, on I-87 in the town of Catskill. State Police said a motorhome was towing a Jeep when it experienced a mechanical failure that ignited a fire. When troopers arrived, they found the RV on the right shoulder fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked up against the guardrail, blocking the door and preventing the two elderly occupants and their pets from escaping, police said. “Without any reg…
Devastating East Coast Storm Leaves 5 Dead, Including Woman From Region, 2 Missing Devastating East Coast Storm Leaves 5 Dead, Including Woman From Region, 2 Missing
Devastating East Coast Storm Leaves 5 Dead, Including Woman From Region, 2 Missing Five people were killed and two others went missing during the powerful storm with torrential rain and damaging winds pummeled the Northeast. In upstate New York, 76-year-old MaryAnn Hyland died when her Chevrolet SUV became submerged in floodwaters in the village of Catskill in Greene County late Monday morning, Dec. 18, according to this Daily Voice report. Hyland was a resident of the hamlet of Leeds in Greene County. In Hanover, Massachusetts, about 25 miles south of Boston, 89-year-old Robert Horky was killed after a tree fell on a small travel trailer he was in at around 9:45 a.m…
Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region
Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region A potent, late autumn storm that pounded the region has turned deadly after a woman was killed by floodwaters. Emergency crews in Greene County were called at around 10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, for a vehicle submerged in floodwater in Catskill, near Cauterskill Road. State Police said troopers found a Chevrolet SUV off the east shoulder of the roadway submerged in water near Kaaterskill Creek. Earlier Report: Widespread Flooding, Road Closures Reported As Potent Storm Drenches Capital Region They attempted to reach the car but were kept back by the strong current. Members of the …
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Three New York police officers are off the hook for criminal charges in the death of a man who caught fire after being hit with a stun gun. The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found that a prosecutor would not be able to prove that the three officers, all members of the Catskill Police Department in Greene County, committed a crime in the October 2021 death of Jason Jones. Therefore, no criminal charges against the officers will be pursued, the AG’s office announced Friday, Oct. 13. The 29-year-old Jones walked into the Catskill Police Department on Oct. …
Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld
Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld A New York appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who killed an up-and-coming rapper and then hid his body for over a year. Carlos Graham was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges by a Greene County jury in February 2019 in the death of Brandyn Foster, of Catskill. According to police, Foster’s body was found on Feb. 6, 2018, buried in the crawlspace of a Catskill home that Graham shared with Foster’s ex-girlfriend, Sadie Knox. He had been covered in cement, dirt, and gravel. Earlier Report: Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man The disc…
74-Year-Old Dies In House Fire, Explosion In Region That Nearly Killed Firefighter 74-Year-Old Dies In House Fire, Explosion In Region That Nearly Killed Firefighter
74-Year-Old Dies In House Fire, Explosion In Region That Nearly Killed Firefighter A 74-year-old man from the region was killed in a house fire and explosion that nearly claimed the life of a firefighter, authorities said. Emergency crews in Greene County were called at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, with reports that a home was on fire in the Village of Catskill, located on Main Street, according to State Police. By the time firefighters arrived, flames could be seen on all three floors, Catskill Fire Company officials said. A 74-year-old Catskill man was killed in a house fire and explosion that nearly claimed the life of a firefighter Wednesday morning, Ma…
Child Rape: Man From Region Drove 40 Miles To Meet 13-Year-Old For Sex, Police Say Child Rape: Man From Region Drove 40 Miles To Meet 13-Year-Old For Sex, Police Say
Child Rape: Man From Region Drove 40 Miles To Meet 13-Year-Old For Sex, Police Say A 26-year-old man from the region is behind bars after allegedly meeting an underage teen for sex. Greene County resident Michael Oquendo, of Castkill, was arrested Friday, March 10, for second-degree rape and other charges following a traffic stop in Albany County, according to Cohoes Police. Investigators said the department was contacted at around 8:30 p.m. by family members reporting their 13-year-old daughter missing. Police determined that the girl had been picked up by a man in a Ford truck about an hour before she was reported missing.  Officers eventually located and stopped …
Drunk Driver From Area Leads Troopers On Highway Chase, Intentionally Strikes Cop Cars: Police Drunk Driver From Area Leads Troopers On Highway Chase, Intentionally Strikes Cop Cars: Police
Drunk Driver From Area Leads Troopers On Highway Chase, Intentionally Strikes Cop Cars: Police A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly leading New York State Police troopers on a highway chase before intentionally striking two police vehicles, authorities said. The incident began at around 11:15 p.m. Thursday, March 2, when troopers in Greene County attempted to stop Angelo Paradiso, of Palenville, for a traffic violation on the northbound Thruway near Catskill, according to state police. Paradiso, who was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt, allegedly refused to stop and a chase ensued. Troopers deployed a tire deflation device near mile marker 106, causing Paradiso’s …
Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say
Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say A 31-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges following an alleged bust during a traffic stop in the region, authorities said. Greene County resident Anthony Alford, of Catskill, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 31, after troopers stopped a pickup truck he was riding in on Water Street in Catskill, according to State Police. While speaking to both Alford and the truck’s driver, troopers learned that Alford was in possession of a “large amount” of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, police said. He was arrested without incident on the following charges, all felonies: One count of criminal posses…
NY Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death Prompts $20M Lawsuit Against Police: Report NY Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death Prompts $20M Lawsuit Against Police: Report
NY Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death Prompts $20M Lawsuit Against Police: Report A police department in New York is facing a federal lawsuit in connection with the death of a man who was hit with a TASER device and caught fire in the department’s lobby, WRGB reports. Greene County resident Jason Jones, of Catskill, voluntarily went to the Catskill Police Department on Oct. 30, 2021, and began arguing with officers, according to police. Surveillance footage later released by the New York Attorney General’s Office shows him removing his shirt and shoes before pouring hand sanitizer all over his body, including his hair and face. Moments later, an officer is seen deploy…
Unlicensed Duo Busted With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Area, Police Say Unlicensed Duo Busted With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Area, Police Say
Unlicensed Duo Busted With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Area, Police Say A 46-year-old man is facing numerous drug charges following an early-morning traffic stop in the region, authorities said. Troopers in Greene County stopped a Nissan Rogue at around 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan 22, as it drove eastbound on Route 2B in the village of Catskill, according to State Police. During the stop, troopers learned that the driver only had a learner’s permit and the passenger, Alonzo Lowe, of Albany, had a suspended driver’s license. Police ended up towing the vehicle. While searching the car to make an inventory list, troopers reported finding a plastic baggie containing 31…
Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway
Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway A 31-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly leading State Police on a miles long chase on the Thruway on New Year’s Day. Troopers in Greene County initially tried to stop Manuel Diaz, of the Bronx, for a vehicle and traffic violation at around 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, as he drove on I-87 in the town of Catskill. Diaz refused to stop, resulting in a pursuit that lasted approximately nine miles, according to State Police. He eventually pulled over near Exit 21 in Catskill and was arrested. No other vehicles were involved and there were no reports of injuries. Diaz is charged with …
Snow Plow Driver Dies In Crash At Business In Region Snow Plow Driver Dies In Crash At Business In Region
Snow Plow Driver Dies In Crash At Business In Region A 50-year-old snow plow driver has died following a fiery crash at a business in the region. Emergency crews in Greene County were called shortly after midnight on Monday, Dec. 12, with reports of a crash in Coxsackie at the Essendant Distribution Center, located on State Route 9W, according to State Police. Investigators said Lamont Jackson, of Catskill, was plowing a parking lot when he collided with a stationary box trailer, sparking a fire. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. There were no other reports of injuries. Greene County Sheriff’s officials said the crash…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region A quick-moving storm season brought the first accumulating snowfall to the region. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources as of Monday morning, Dec. 12. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, Trace Queens LaGuardia Airport, 0.4 inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 0.3 inches Suffolk County North Babylon, 0.4 inches Islip Airport, 0.4 inches West Islip, 0.2 inches Rockland County Chestnut Ridge, 2.1 inches Orange County Monroe 3.5 inches Westchester Westc…
Bobcat Sighting Reported In Hudson Valley Bobcat Sighting Reported In Hudson Valley
Bobcat Sighting Reported In Hudson Valley A resident of Northern Westchester received a rare visit from a wild feline.  Armonk resident John Dunn sighted a bobcat in his front yard at his home on Byram Brook Place on Sunday, Nov. 27, he said.  The sighting is unusual, as bobcats prefer areas without continuous human population centers, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). However, the organization notes that sometimes the cats will use habitats located by humans if it is not isolated by urban development.  According to the NY DEC, bobcats occupy around 13,500 square miles of New …
'Always Helped People Out': Retired NYSP Sergeant From Region Dies From 9/11-Related Illness 'Always Helped People Out': Retired NYSP Sergeant From Region Dies From 9/11-Related Illness
'Always Helped People Out': Retired Nysp Sergeant From Region Dies From 9/11-Related Illness Just two months after joining the New York City Police Department in the summer of 2001, Ivan Morales was among countless first responders who descended on the mangled debris and rubble of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, working tirelessly to find survivors and recover the remains of those who died. Twenty-one years later, Morales, a resident of Catskill in Greene County, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at the age of 42 after a “courageous” battle with an illness stemming from his assignment at the site, his obituary said. Moral…
Driver Charged In Suspected DWI Crash That Killed Mother Of 5 From Region Driver Charged In Suspected DWI Crash That Killed Mother Of 5 From Region
Driver Charged In Suspected DWI Crash That Killed Mother Of 5 From Region The man suspected of causing a head-on crash that killed a mother of five from the region is facing criminal charges. Greene County resident John Peterson, age 35, of Coxsackie, was arrested on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, in the death of 41-year-old Danielle McKenna, of Cairo, the sheriff’s office said. Earlier Report: Cairo Woman Killed In Head-On Athens Crash The crash happened on Route 9W at around 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in the town of Athens. Investigators said Peterson’s 2015 Nissan sedan crossed over into the southbound lane before hitting McKenna’s 2004 …
26-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Dies In Double-Vehicle Crash 26-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Dies In Double-Vehicle Crash
26-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Dies In Double-Vehicle Crash A 26-year-old man has died following a two-car crash in the region. State police in Greene County were called at around 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, with reports of a serious car vs. motorcycle crash in the town of Catskill, near the intersection of Highway 32 and Game Farm Road. Investigators determined that a Mercedes SUV was traveling northbound on State Route 32 when the driver attempted to make a left turn, pulling directly in front of a southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle operator, Daniel Valk, of Saugerties in Ulster County, struck the vehicle’s passenger side, causin…
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Rank Highest For Best Wings A ranking from TripAdvisor has determined which restaurants in the region aren't just winging it when it comes to their chicken wings. TripAdvisor shared a list of the best wings in the Hudson Valley and nearby communities. Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe, a steakhouse located in the Greene County village of Tannersville, was ranked the best. According to TripAdvisor, the eatery has received a score of 4.5 stars from its more than 500 reviews. "We’ve been going to Last Chance for over 20 years," Christopher G. said in a review. "Founded in 1971 and now being run by a second generat…
Duo From Region Robbed Man, Forced Him To Withdraw Cash From ATM, Police Say Duo From Region Robbed Man, Forced Him To Withdraw Cash From ATM, Police Say
Duo From Region Robbed Man, Forced Him To Withdraw Cash From ATM, Police Say Two suspects are behind bars after allegedly breaking into a man’s home in the region and robbing him. State Police in Greene County were called just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, by a Catskill man who said he was robbed at a home in the Jefferson Heights area. The victim told police two suspects, a man and a woman, had entered the home before the man struck him in the face. They took his cell phone, $12 in cash, his state ID card, a bank card, and a Medicare card, police said. After taking his possessions, the female robber then forced him to drive to an ATM and withdraw $540 from hi…
Duo From Area Nabbed For Burglary At Warehouse, Police Say Duo From Area Nabbed For Burglary At Warehouse, Police Say
Duo From Area Nabbed For Burglary At Warehouse, Police Say Two Hudson Valley men were nabbed for allegedly stealing six German-made cabinets from a warehouse. The burglary took place in Greene County around 5:15 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 22 in the town of Cario. The owner of the property informed state police that six German-made cabinets were missing from the warehouse, said Trooper Steven Nevel. During the investigation, troopers learned that the cabinets were removed from the warehouse and placed into a U-Haul, Nevel said. Troopers located Justin Euson, age 35, and Nikolas DeJesus, age 28, both from Saugerties, in Ulster County, with the U-Haul th…
Man From Region Admits To Conspiring To Distribute Fentanyl, Cocaine Man From Region Admits To Conspiring To Distribute Fentanyl, Cocaine
Man From Region Admits To Conspiring To Distribute Fentanyl, Cocaine Two federal convicts, including one from the Capital District, have again found themselves in hot water for allegedly conspiring to sell fentanyl and cocaine in the region. Albany resident Ramion Burt, age 45, and Marion Frampton, age 43, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to drug-related charges Monday, July 18, in federal court in Albany. New York State Police stopped the men on I-87 in Catskill in February 2021 as they drove from New York City to Albany. Inside their car, troopers found 31 grams of fentanyl in a plastic bag in Frampton’s boot, along with an additional 53 grams of fentanyl and…
Man, Two Women Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In Area Man, Two Women Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In Area
Man, Two Women Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In Area Three people are facing drug charges after police said a traffic stop in the Capital District led to the discovery of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.  Troopers in Greene County patrolling Catskill saw a 2006 Ford Fusion traveling east on Allen Street make a traffic violation at about 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, according to New York State Police. Authorities pulled the car over and saw the driver, later identified as 32-year-old Jessica Collazo, of Catskill, walking away from the Ford, police said. Collazo was ordered to return to the Ford, police reported. While she w…
Fuel Spill In Region Draws Large Response Fuel Spill In Region Draws Large Response
Fuel Spill In Region Draws Large Response Emergency crews responded after a fuel spill was discovered in a creek in the area. Greene County 911 was first alerted of trouble at around 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, with reports of a diesel spill in Catskill Creek in the village of Catskill, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Several of the department’s officers, along with a team of its Spill Responders and local police, were called to the scene. Crews deployed approximately 150 feet of boom floats and 75 feet of absorbent boom to contain the spill, according to officials. Investigators determined that t…
Man In Region Busted Two Days In A Row On Weapons Charges Man In Region Busted Two Days In A Row On Weapons Charges
Man In Region Busted Two Days In A Row On Weapons Charges Police nabbed a Capital District man two days in a row for allegedly threatening people while wielding weapons. Greene County resident Garrett Dunbar Jr., age 31, of Catskill, first caught the attention of troopers at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, according to New York State Police. That’s when officers got a report of a man threatening several people with a knife at The Inn at Leeds restaurant on Main Street in Leeds, police said. Dunbar fled the scene before police arrived, but troopers later found him walking along Main Street and determined he was the man they were looking for, po…
20-Year-Old Killed In Crash In Area Remembered For Love Of Outdoors 20-Year-Old Killed In Crash In Area Remembered For Love Of Outdoors
20-Year-Old Killed In Crash In Area Remembered For Love Of Outdoors A 20-year-old man who died in a two-vehicle crash is being remembered for his love of the outdoors and spending time with family. Ulster County resident Michael Bigler Jr., of Saugerties, died on Friday, June 3, in a crash on Route 9W in the Greene County town of Catskill, police said.  Earlier report - 20-Year-Old Killed In Route 9W Crash In Catskill Police reported that Bigler was the driver of 2003 Nissan Sentra that was traveling south when, for unknown reasons, the car crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. Bigler was pronounced dead at the …
20-Year-Old From Area Killed In Crash 20-Year-Old From Area Killed In Crash
20-Year-Old From Area Killed In Crash A 20-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash on Route 9W in the region. Police in the Capital District responded to a two-vehicle crash in Greene County at about 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3 in the town of Catskill, according to New York State Police. Investigators found that a 2003 Nissan Sentra was southbound when, for unknown reasons, the car crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, police said.  State Police said the driver of the Nissan, identified as Michael Bigler Jr., of Saugerties, was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, a 7…
Two Rescued From Partially Sunken Jet Skis In Region Two Rescued From Partially Sunken Jet Skis In Region
Two Rescued From Partially Sunken Jet Skis In Region Other than some likely bruised egos, two jet skiers are safe after being rescued from the Hudson River. Emergency crews were called around 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, with reports of two personal watercraft (PWC) operators in distress near the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Catskill, according to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office. Several agencies, including the US Coast Guard, responded and found one man stranded on a partially sunken jet ski, police said. A team from the Glasco Fire Department was able to locate the second man on a disabled watercraft nearby. Crews secured the partially sunken je…
Man From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Cocaine Possession, Police Say Man From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Cocaine Possession, Police Say
Man From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Cocaine Possession, Police Say An investigation by state police into an armed assault in the Capital District led to the arrest of a 40-year-old man who was busted with crack cocaine and an illegal weapon, authorities announced. New York State Police troopers in Greene County were called to investigate a reported assault at a Catskill hotel involving suspects who allegedly assaulted a man. According to police, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, troopers spoke with the victim, who stated that three men entered his room at the Catskill Inn on State Route 9W and began punching him and shooting him with a BB gun…