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The following information was provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Criminal sexual act charges
Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Christopher MacArthur, 23, of Claverack, on Monday April 8, at 1:54 p.m. Mac-Arthur has been charged with criminal sexual act in the third degree, a class E felony under the NYS Penal Law.

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Police Blotter: Troop B

Unsafe backing
On April 6 at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Route 44 in North Canaan a 2012 GMC Sierra K 1500 driven by Brian Vandeusen, 47, of Salisbury was backing out of a driveway and collided with a 2014 Subaru Forester driven by Ralph Bleeks, 78, of Wells, Vt. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. Vandeusen was issued a verbal warning for unsafe backing.
Improper Turn

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