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Columbia County Sheriff’s Report

The following information was provided by the police agencies. All suspects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Speeding plus warrant

Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:54 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Sergeant Michael Merante arrested 46-year-old Wesley Waite of Connelly Road, Hillsdale, following a traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway. Waite was ticketed for speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and was also taken into custody on an outstanding Dutchess County Family Court Warrant. Waite will answer his local charges in the Austerlitz Town Court Wednesday,  Sept. 28. Merante turned Waite over to Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for further action on the arrest warrant.

Bad check

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1:24 p.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriff David Proper arrested 41-year-old Laura Campbell of Route 23, Copake, on a charge of issuing a bad check. Campbell had reportedly issued a check in the amount of $300 to Hillsdale Repairs without sufficient funds to cover it on Friday, July 1.  

The Hillsdale woman was issued an appearance ticket; she was scheduled to answer to the charge in the Hillsdale Town Court on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

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