Hudson, NY Crime & Safety


Ulster man arrested on sexual abuse charges

Members from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of a Town of Ulster man on sexual abuse related charges. In the evening hours of October 18, 2021, deputies began investigating a report alleging Douglas R. Whitaker, 68, of Ruby, engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with a juvenile victim since the spring of 2020, when the victim was under seventeen years old. Whitaker is alleged to have met the juvenile via an online dating application. Further investigation, including the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Whitaker’s residence culminated with his arrest in the late evening of October 19, 2021. Whitaker was charged with felony Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree (2 counts) misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Clifton Park Man Detonated Explosive in Watervliet-FBI Called In

My time in the FBI Citizens Academy has ended but not before I was enlightened and educated about what the FBI Albany office does. When I saw this story I remembered that we were told about the FBI involvement in this case. We were shown the actual damage that this bomb caused and how they were called in. It was shocking to learn that it happened in Watervliet.
Daily Freeman

Plea deal offered to accused killer of Kingston 12-year-old

KINGSTON, N.Y. — One of the two men charged in the 2020 shooting death of 12-year-old D’Janeira Mason has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge, and the other has been offered a sentencing deal if he agrees to plead guilty to murder. Robert “Nikki” James, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday in...

Catskill Man Falls to His Death at Stadium While Watching Popular Band

Tragedy stuck Sunday night on the west coast, as thousands attending a popular bands concert went horribly wrong. Odds are that you have a friend, or someone in your family that are such big fans of certain artists in music that they would do just about anything to see them perform live. Most of us know someone that shows their love for their favorite band or artist by following them all over the world to see them in concert.

Police: Guilderland man arrested for child porn, more victims possible

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Wednesday, October 20, New York State Police arrested John Ruthosky Jr., 36, of Guilderland in connection with a child pornography investigation. Police say Ruthosky was using the social media platform Kik and sharing child pornography. The investigation began after a cyber tip by the National Center for Missing & Exploited […]

NY Scout Leader Accused of Sexually Abusing Hudson Valley Minor

A scout leader from the Hudson Valley is accused of "periodic unlawful sexual conduct" with a minor he met on a dating app. More victims are possible. For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Times Union

Westbound Thruway partly re-open after deadly car-truck crash

GUILDERLAND — One person was killed after a tractor-trailer struck another vehicle on the Thruway Thursday morning, forcing police to close the westbound side of the highway between exits 24 and 25. Only the right lane was blocked by mid-afternoon. A semi traveling eastbound at about 10 a.m. went out...
Mid-Hudson News Network

Ulster County man pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl

ALBANY- A Lake Katrine man pled guilty on Thursday to distributing fentanyl in Ulster County. Timothy Schleede, 30, appeared in Albany federal court and pled to one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. As part of his...

Lawyers plead guilty in torching of NYC police vehicle

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of activist lawyers pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges they torched an empty New York City police vehicle last year amid the unrest over the police killing of George Floyd. Urooj Rahman, 32, and Colinford Mattis, 34, could get up to 10 years in prison at sentencing next year on […]