15 June 2022

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
 
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Claverack, New York – Since December of 2021, the State Police in Columbia County have been investigating numerous larceny complaints in and around the Claverack area.  Investigators tracking local crime trends had asked the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

As a result, eight arrests were made on June 14, 2022, after several lengthy and intense investigations thanks to the help of members of the communities we serve, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.  

 

After the execution of numerous search warrants including one at a residence on Route 217 in Claverack and two vehicle traffic stops the following subjects were arrested:

 

Brad R. Hapeman, age 48, of Claverack, arrested for:

  • Five counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree – D felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5thdegree - D felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia - A misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving - unclassified misdemeanor

 

Elizabeth Poulter, age 31, of Claverack, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

Tonya T. Perez, age 39, of Claverack arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony       
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4thdegree - C felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Criminal Nuisance in the 1st degree – E felony
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree - E felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree – A misdemeanor
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs – unclassified misdemeanor

 

Crawford Boice, age 29, of Ghent, NY, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

Angela Bridgham, age 37, of Claverack, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

James P. Charron, age 23, of Claverack, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Criminal Nuisance in the 1st degree – E felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

Denise M. Charron, age 57, of Claverack, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Criminal Nuisance in the 1st degree – E felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

Nichole L. Spillane, age 24, of Hudson, NY, arrested for:

  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree - B felony
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree - D felony
  • Conspiracy in the 5th degree – A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree – A misdemeanor

 

Stolen catalytic converters, various power tools, binoculars and spotting scopes, a dump trailer, and woodchipper were all recovered.  Drugs seized included approximately 32.3 grams of cocaine, 4.3 grams of crack-cocaine, 2.7 grams of fentanyl, 9.9 grams of 3,4-Methyl?enedioxy?methamphetamine (MDMA), 5.6 grams of amphetamine heroin mixture, 3.4 grams of fentanyl heroin mixture, 15.8 grams of lorazepam, 0.9 grams of clonazepam, 0.4 grams of alprazolam, dozens of oxycodone pills, and a small amount of Percocet.

 

The above suspects were arraigned before the Honorable Judge Cozzolino of the town of Claverack Court.  Brad Hapeman was remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  All others were released on their own recognizance to reappear before the court on July 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

 

The State Police have an arrest warrant and are still searching for Robert E. Perez, age 41, of Claverack, for felony charges stemming from this investigation.  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Robert Perez, should contact the New York State Police immediately.  You should not take any police-action yourself other than to call the New York State Police at (518) 851-3111 or (845) 677-7300.  Please reference case# 10885236.

 

This investigation remains ongoing.

 
 
 
 

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