Girl injured in car/bike accident

HUDSON–An eight-year-old girl was seriously hurt when she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle, Saturday, October 10 at 10:12 a.m.

Hudson Police report that a motor vehicle was traveling east on the 300 block of Columbia Street when the child, riding her bicycle, came from between two buildings, lost control and drove out into the path of the vehicle.

The Greenport Rescue Squad took the child to a landing zone where she was picked up by a Med Flight helicopter and flown to the Albany Medical Center.

The child was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon with bruises and a possible facial fracture.
Her condition was upgraded to stable by Wednesday, October 14. Police say the youngster was not wearing a helmet.

There are no charges pending against the operator of the vehicle, police said a press release.

The investigation is continuing.

*Police report that the 49-year-old man, who was driving a maroon Ford Taurus that was speeding on North Sixth Street, turned onto Prospect Street and crashed into several vehicles the afternoon of October 5, was suffering from a medical condition at the time. An account of the accident appeared in the October 8 issue of The Columbia Paper.

The driver, whom police did not identify, does not face charges, according to Lieutenant Richard Paolino. The driver sustained minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

*Harry M. Wheeler, 41, of Hudson was charged with failure to register as a sex offender or verify first offense by Officer James Nero, September 26 at 1 p.m.

Mr. Wheeler allegedly failed to register his address with authorities. He turned himself in at the police station and was issued a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

*Jesus A. Camacho Jr., 19, of Valatie was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and third degree criminal mischief by Officer Jason Finn, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Mr. Camacho was allegedly fighting in public on Columbia Street when police arrived and took him into custody. He was allegedly physically uncooperative with officers and while being placed in a patrol car allegedly kicked and broke a mirror on the outside of the cruiser.

Arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge Richard Koweek, Mr. Camacho was jailed in lieu of $1,500 cash bail.

*Mary V. Williams, 47, and Robert A. Huston, 46, both of Hudson were each charged with third degree attempted assault by Officers Tracey Newkirk and Nicolas Pierro, October 11 at 11:01 p.m.

The two were involved in a dispute at a Warren Street address. Ms. Williams was arraigned in City Court and released. Mr. Huston was issued an appearance ticket.

*Christopher E. Vanterpool, 25, of Brooklyn was charged with third degree menacing and second degree harassment by Officer Nicolas Pierro, October 6 at 10:25 a.m.

Mr. Vanterpool turned himself in on a criminal summons. He allegedly threatened to hit a woman during a dispute. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.

*City firefighters were called to the John L. Edwards Primary School at 360 State Street for a fire alarm activation October 8 at 4:27 p.m.

The chief on the scene reported the alarm had been set off by someone vacuuming on the lower level of the building, according to the Columbia County 911 Center.

Firefighters were clear from the scene 9 minutes later.

*Joel P. Dorval, 20, of Hudson was charged on warrants for fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (hallucinogen with intent to sell), fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (hallucinogen) by Officer Corey Skype, September 28 at 4:05 p.m.

Mr. Dorval allegedly possessed a .38 caliber handgun and ecstasy, a hallucinogenic drug, which police allege he intended to sell at a residence on the 100 block of Columbia Street, September 13 at 3 a.m.

Mr. Dorval turned himself in on the warrants and was held for arraignment.

*James L. Gilchrist, 30, of Moorestown, NJ, was charged with third degree burglary, petit larceny and possession of a hypodermic instrument by Officer Daniel Scali, September 30 at 10:54 a.m.

Picked up on an arrest warrant upon his release from the Westchester County Jail, Mr. Gilchrist allegedly stole needles, 18 vials of Propofol, 10 vials of Diphenhydramine and 2 vials of Vasopressin from a medical facility, August 2. Police say he entered a secure area and broke into a locked medical cabinet containing the items.

Arraigned in City Court before Judge Richard Koweek, Mr. Gilchrist was sent to jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bail bond.

*Jamont M. McClendon, 25, of Hudson was charged with third degree assault, third degree escape and resisting arrest by Sergeant Randy Clarke and Officer David Miller Jr. September 24 at 10:26 a.m. and 12:11 p.m.

Mr. McClendon was taken into custody on a warrant for the assault charge because he allegedly hit and choked a person at a State Street residence September 23.

While being held at the police station, Mr. McClendon somehow managed to escape. When police spotted him on the 400 block of State Street, they told him he was under arrest, but he allegedly led them on a short foot pursuit before being caught and taken back to the station.

Police say no one was hurt during the incident and they are conducting an internal investigation into what happened.

Mr. McClendon was arraigned in City Court before Judge Richard Koweek and sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bail bond on the assault charge and $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond on the escape and resisting arrest charges.

*Marcus E. Mitchell, 26, of Hudson was charged with being a fugitive from justice and second degree assault by Officer Shane Bower, October 3 at 7:25 p.m.

Mr. Mitchell allegedly broke a woman’s jaw. During an investigation into the incident, police discovered that Mr. Mitchell was wanted in Polk County, Fla., for robbery with a firearm. He was held without bail.

*Shane M. Laurange, 20, of Hudson was charged with second degree unlawful imprisonment, third degree attempted assault and fourth degree criminal mischief on a warrant by Officer Mishanda Franklin, October 3 at 9:38 a.m.

Mr. Laurange was allegedly involved in an altercation with a woman. He was held for arraignment.

*Christopher D. Welch, 17, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon on a warrant by Officer Jason Finn, September 22 at 6:24 p.m.

Christopher allegedly possessed a “Kung Fu Star” during an incident August 19.

He was processed and released on bail.

*Martin P. Rollins, 21, of Tivoli was charged with possession of burglary tools, fourth degree grand larceny and second degree burglary by Officer James Nero, October 1 at 5:32 p.m. Mr. Rollins turned himself in on a warrant.

He allegedly unlawfully entered an apartment on the 700 block of Warren Street September 16 and stole a laptop computer valued at more than $1,000.

Mr. Rollins was arraigned and held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

*Kirk C. Ford, 32, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal facilitation by Officer James Nero, September 25 at 9:50 p.m.

Mr. Ford, who turned himself in at the police station, allegedly helped someone burglarize an apartment on the 700 block of Warren Street, September 16. A laptop computer was taken during the crime.
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