Columbia County

Other arrests

, 20, of Red Hook, was arrested Sept. 18 in the Town of Red Hook on an arrest warrant out of Pennsylvania, according to a State Police report. The Cambria Police Department contacted troopers in Rhinebeck to locate and take her into custody on charges of accessing a device issued to another who did not…

Drunk-driving charges

, 47, of Pleasant Valley, was arrested Sept. 23 in Pleasant Valley and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, due to a prior DWI-related conviction in 2005, according to a State Police report. Investigation reportedly revealed that he was intoxicated at the time he was stopped on Quaker Hill Road, and a breath sample yielded…

Nursing home fraud nets 1 arrest

, 26, of Catskill, was arrested Sept. 18 in Livingston and charged with possession of a forged instrument, a felony, according to a State Police report. In April, police investigated a fraud reported by the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. , an employee at the nursing home, allegedly took a check that was made…

Other charges

Arrested Aug. 25 in Hyde Park on a bench warrant out of the Town of Hyde Park for criminal possession of a controlled substance and petty larceny, according to a Hyde Park Police report.

Blue Store Restaurant owner charged with arson

4-month investigation of late-night fire that destroyed historic building ends in indictment of Darrin Buffa

The charred remains of the popular Blue Store Restaurant in Livingston, gutted by a late-night fire. Courtesy Photo / Kathrine Godfrey

Darrin Buffa, 40, of Craryville, the owner and operator of the restaurant and catering service, was indicted by a grand jury in Columbia County for one count of third-degree arson, a felony, after a four-month investigation of the late-night fire, according to a joint announcement by Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka and the State Police.

Felony driving charges

Arrested July 2 in Livingston and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony due to a previous conviction, as well as following too closely, an infraction, according to a State Police report.