Columbia County Police Report 3-8-12
The following information was provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.LarcenyOn Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3:45 p.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriff Travis VanAlstyne arrested Tommy Linkous, 30, of Route 23, Copake, on a charge of petit larceny. Linkous stole merchandise valued in excess of $38 from the Greenport Walmart store. Arraigned in the Greenport Town Justice Court by Town Justice Robert Brenzel, Linkous was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bail bond and directed to return to town court Monday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m.Multiple chargesOn Friday, Feb. 3, at 11:25 p.m., following a traffic stop on Church Street in the town of Copake by Columbia County Deputy Sheriffs Christopher Link and Ian Boehme, Marcel Rawls was charged with the class E felony of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. Rawls had multiple suspensions of his driving privileges which resulted in the felony charge. Additionally, Rawls was also charged with inadequate license plate lamp, operating without a driver’s license and having a child not secured by a safety restraint device/no child seat for a child under 4 years of age. Arraigned in the Copake Town Court by Justice John Spencer, Rawls was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bail and directed to return to town court Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.Filing a false reportOn Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 p.m., Columbia County Deputy Sheriff David Rose arrested Christy Smith, 33, of Tims Road, Ancram, on a charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. Smith contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a larceny to her residence that did not occur. Released with an appearance ticket, Smith was directed to appear in the Ancram Town Court Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m.