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Columbia County Police Report

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

Marijuana possession

On Sunday, Oct. 9, at 12:25 a.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriffs Brendan Filli and Jason Garvey arrested 18-year-old Hallie Evans of Bouerie Lane, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., following a traffic stop on Route 23 in the town of Hillsdale.  Evans was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana; operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol; unsafe lane change; and failure to keep right.  Evans was scheduled to answer the charges in the Hillsdale Town Court.

DWI arrest

On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3 a.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriffs Jason Garvey and Cindy Madison arrested 24-year-old Adam Pothul of Limekiln Road of Sheffield, Mass., following a traffic stop on Route 23 in the town of Hillsdale.  

Following the investigation conducted by the deputy sheriffs, Pothul was charged with driving while intoxicated; operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level greater than .08 percent; and failure to keep right.

Pothul was issued tickets to answer the charges in the Hillsdale Town Court on  Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.

Order of protection violated

On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3:50 p.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriffs David Proper and Toby VanAlstyne arrested 47-year-old Kelly A. Mazzuchelli of Route 23 in Hillsdale and charged her with harassment in the second degree and criminal contempt in the second degree.

Mazzuchelli violated an order of protection by appearing at the residence of the protected person in the town of Copake and engaging in physical contact with the individual.

Mazzuchelli was arraigned and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or bail bond. She will return to Copake Town Court Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. to answer the charges.

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