New Year begins with stabbings, armed robbery

HUDSON—The New Year has gotten off to a violent start with Hudson Police reporting a double stabbing in the city and Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr., reporting an armed robbery in Hillsdale. Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

City Police are investigating the stabbing of two people on the 200 block of Warren Street.

Police received a 911 call at 3:18 a.m. about a disturbance in the area of 222 Warren Street. There they found a victim with multiple stab wounds, City Police Chief Ellis C. Richardson said in a press release.

The Greenport Rescue Squad was called to the scene and took the injured Catskill man, 27, to Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to the Albany Medical Center, where he is in stable condition.

While at CMH, police say they found a second victim with multiple stab wounds. This victim, also a Catskill man, age 35, was treated at the hospital and later released.

Police seek the public’s assistance with providing them information about this matter. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact Hudson Police at (518) 828-3388 or the Detective Unit and TIPS Line at (518) 828-9900.

The investigation is continuing.

Hillsdale

Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Cobble Pond Farm convenience store on Route 23 at the Route 22 intersection for a reported armed robbery at 12:21 a.m.

A suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the store, displayed a handgun and stole an undermined amount of money, according to a press release from Sheriff Harrison.

The suspect fled the store on foot and was last seen going towards Route 22.  A Sheriff’s patrol was in the immediate area at the time of the call.

No one was injured during the robbery and the clerk was the only person in the establishment at the time of the incident.

On the scene for the Sheriff’s Office were Captain David P. Bartlett, Deputies Brendan Filli and Kris Bauhoff and Investigator Anthony Brahm.  Also assisting were the State Police, and the Copake and Philmont police departments.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (518) 828-3344.

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