Hudson police charge teen with assault after stabbing

HUDSON — City Police have charged a teenager in connection with the stabbing of another teen near the Hudson Terrace parking lot at North Front and Columbia streets.

Police received a report about a fight and that an 18-year-old Hudson woman had been stabbed, Sunday, June 12 at 1:22 p.m.

Police arrived on scene and could not find any victim. A few minutes later they found out that the victim was on her way to Columbia Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted due to her injuries. She is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

On June 14 at 12:45 p.m., the suspect Ta-Rasha Cobbins, 19, of Hudson turned herself in to Hudson detectives, who charged her with first degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. She was arraigned in Hudson City Court before Judge Richard Koweek and was jailed in lieu of $75,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing and police ask for the public’s assistance in this case.

Anyone with information should contact them at 518-828-3388 or the Detective Unit and Tips Line at 518-828-9900.

*James M. Mackey, 18, and Rahdai G. Roberts, 20, and Jermaine D. Washington, 30, all of Hudson, were charged with third degree hindering prosecution by Hudson Police Officers Nicolas Pierro and Anthony Moon, Jr., at the police station, June 7 and 9 at 8:35 a.m.

The men allegedly hid a suspect, Kevin Allen in a closet at 3U Hudson Terrace Apartments while Hudson Police were looking for him in connection with numerous felony offenses. Mr. Mackey, Mr. Roberts and Mr. Washington were initially charged May 18 for resisting arrest in the case.

All were arraigned before Judge Koweek on the hindering charges and were released pending future court appearances.

*Jermaine D. Washington, 30, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief at 723 Warren Street, by Officer Shane Bower, June 6 at 4:04 p.m.

Mr. Washington allegedly got into a dispute at that address and threw a cell phone at a window, causing the window to break.

Arraigned before Judge Koweek, he was sent to jail in lieu of $250 cash bail or $500 bail bond.

*Whitney M. Glover, 22, of Hudson was charged with second degree criminal contempt and second degree harassment by Officer Shane Bower at the police station June 6 at 11 p.m.

Ms. Glover allegedly slapped a 28-year-old man in the face while there was a valid Columbia County Family Court order of protection in effect. She was arraigned before Judge Koweek and released.

*Gary James Merritt, 57, who police say is homeless, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and petit larceny by City Police Officers William Wrigley and David C. Miller, Jr., May 28 at 6:52 a.m.

Police were called to investigate a report about a man “going through cars.” Police say they saw Mr. Merritt stealing items from a vehicle on the 300 block of Long Alley. They recovered stolen electronics and cash.

In the course of arresting Mr. Merritt for petit larceny at the city police station, police found him to allegedly have a narcotic and marijuana.

He was arraigned before Judge Richard Koweek and was sent to jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

*Charlene Jackson, 46, of Hudson was charged with second degree menacing and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Kevin D. Sweet, June 1 at 10:42 p.m.

Ms. Jackson was involved in a dispute in which she allegedly displayed a knife and threatened a man.

Arraigned before Judge Koweek, she was released.

*Daniel Thomas Purdy, 36, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and second degree harassment by Officer Daniel T. Scali at the police station, May 27 at 2:08 p.m.

Mr. Purdy allegedly shoved a 38-year-old woman, broke her telephone and then stole some of her property before leaving the residence.

Mr. Purdy was arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and was released.

*Allison Shaw, 18, of Valatie and a 17-year-old Ghent girl, not identified by police, were each charged with disorderly conduct by Detective Christopher Filli, June 2 at 9:40 p.m.

The detective saw the two teens first arguing, then physically fighting at 707 Warren Street. The detective with assistance from another officer separated the parties and issued them tickets to appear in court on the offense.

*Four Hudson men were charged by Hudson Police Officers Jason Finn and Jeffrey Keyser after the officers saw the men smoking marijuana on the sidewalk near North Fifth Street in public, May 27 at 6:22 p.m.

Earsel Napier, Jr., 20, was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and second degree harassment. After police saw him and three other men smoking a marijuana blunt, an officer approached him and told him he was under arrest.

Mr. Napier then allegedly fled on foot. Police say that during the foot pursuit and his subsequent arrest, Mr. Napier allegedly struck the police officer in the right side of the head and damaged a police car.

Mr. Napier was arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and was sent to jail in lieu of $100 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

Also arrested was Jonathon Shivers, 26, on charges of fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence. After seeing Mr. Shivers and three others smoking a marijuana blunt, an officer approached him. Mr. Shivers allegedly dropped the marijuana blunt and began to step on it in attempt to damage and conceal it from the police. He was held for arraignment. Louis A. Martinez-Gomez, 22, and Isiah J. Heard, 27, were each charged with fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana. They were also among the men seen smoking a marijuana blunt on the sidewalk. They were both arraigned before Judge Koweek and released.

*Mykel L. Blanks, 18, of Hudson was charged with fifth degree criminal possession marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana by Officer James P. Nero, June 5 at 6:14 p.m.

While patrolling on his bike, Officer Nero saw Mr. Blanks walking and smoking a marijuana cigarette at 503 Warren Street. Mr. Blanks was issued an appearance ticket and released.

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