Man who fired rifle during Stuyvesant Falls domestic, pleads guilty

From Columbia County D.A.'s Office:

On May 30, 2019, Kevin Haberland was convicted by plea in County Court of Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek presiding. The Court will sentence Kevin Haberland on July 8, 2019. The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Kevin Haberland. James Kleinbaum represents Kevin Haberland. (SCI No. 011-19)

Original press release:

Domestic Incident leads to Reckless Endangerment Arrest


Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander


On August 6, 2018 New York State Police, Troopers out of the Kinderhook barracks, responded to investigate a domestic incident that occurred on CR-25 in the Town of Stuyvesant, Columbia County.

The investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation revealed that Kevin W. Haberland, 30 of Stuyvesant had physically accosted a female at the residence during an argument. Subsequently, while the female was attempting to flee the residence with her children, Mr. Haberland fired a round from a rifle within the home. The bullet exited through a wall and struck a vehicle in the driveway.

Mr. Haberland was taken into custody by State Police at the residence. He was charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, Class D Felony, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th, all misdemeanors.

Kevin Haberland was arraigned in front of Claverack Town Justice Brandon and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2500 cash bail and $5000 bond. He is set to reappear on August 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm in Stuyvesant Court.

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