Officers use pepper spray to subdue Hudson woman

HUDSON–A woman who allegedly refused to cooperate with the officers trying to arrest her faces numerous charges.

Luz E. Vazquez-Sanchez, 29, of Hudson was charged with resisting arrest, second degree attempted assault and second degree harassment by Hudson Police Officer Jacob Hoffman, III, February 6 at 10:50 a.m.

Police got a 911 cell phone call about a dispute on Short Street.

When they got there and tried to take Ms. Vazquez-Sanchez into custody she allegedly physically resisted officers by pulling away from them and attempting to strike them.

She allegedly also punched one officer and spit in the face of a second officer. Pepper spray was deployed and Ms. Vazquez-Sanchez along with the officers had to be decontaminated. A Spanish speaking investigator from the Sheriff’s Office assisted in translation.

Arraigned in front of City Judge John Connor, Jr., Ms. Vazquez-Sanchez was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.

*Theresa M. Graziano, 39, of Hudson was charged with third degree criminal tampering and second degree criminal contempt by Hudson Police Officer Shane Bower at 424 Union Street, December 3 at 2:30 a.m.

Ms. Graziano allegedly got into a dispute and violated an order of protection by becoming physically destructive in a house and throwing items.

She was arraigned by City Court Judge Richard Koweek and sent to jail in lieu of $350 cash bail or $700 bond.

*Shane Michael Laurange, 22, of Hudson was charged with on a warrant for third degree attempted assault and criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation by Hudson Police Officer Shane Bower at 718 Union Street, December 6 at 1:15 p.m.

Mr. Laurange allegedly punched and choked an 18-year-old woman during a December 1 dispute at a Union Street apartment.

Arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek, he was sent to jail in lieu of $750 cash bail or $1,500 bail bond.

*Kevin J. Jennings, 25, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief and second degree criminal contempt by Hudson Police Officer Rodney Waithe at 32 Eighth Street, December 7 at 3:37 a.m.

Mr. Jennings allegedly disobeyed the order by being in a residence with the victim and was allegedly involved in a physical dispute during which he struck her several times and ripped her clothing.

Mr. Jennings was additionally charged with second degree obstruction of governmental administration when he allegedly refused to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek, he was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or bail bond.

*Evan M. Kravitz, 30, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for second degree burglary, fourth degree criminal mischief, third degree attempted assault and second degree strangulation by Hudson Police Officer Dean Rowe at 25 Railroad Avenue, December 8 at 8:52 a.m.

Mr. Kravitz allegedly entered and remained unlawfully in the victim’s residence on State Street, damaged property and attempted to strangle him during a December 6 dispute.

Arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek, bail was set at $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond.

*Marcus Eugene Mitchell, 28, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for third degree attempted assault by Hudson Police Officer Dean Rowe at the police station, December 9 at 1:37 p.m.

Mr. Mitchell allegedly got into a dispute with a woman, during which he struck her in the face and head.

He was arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and released.

*Lisa M. Risch, 41, of Hudson was charged with prostitution by Hudson Police Officer Dean Rowe at 69 South Front Street, December 9 at 7:50 p.m.

Police conducted a prostitution sting with the assistance of Greenport Police after receiving tips from the public. Ms. Risch allegedly offered to perform oral sex on an undercover officer in return for $30.

She was arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or bond.

*Virginia M. Stroud, 32, of Albany was charged with prostitution and criminal possession of a controlled substance by Hudson Police Officer Shane Bower at 69 South Front Street, December 9 at 9:33 p.m.

Ms. Stroud allegedly offered to perform oral sex on an undercover officer in return for $30. She allegedly possessed a glass tube and screen with a burnt residue that field-tested positive for a controlled substance.

Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, she was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or bond.

*Michelle Lee Moskaluk, 22, of Hollowville was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief and first degree criminal contempt (prior conviction within five years) by Hudson Police Officer Jacob Hoffman, III, at 310 Columbia Street, December 10 at 8:09 p.m.

Ms. Moskaluk allegedly violated an October 13, 2011 order of protection by getting involved in a verbal dispute with the protected party and intentionally damaging a bathroom toilet.

She was arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or bond.

*Tahara Williams, 22, of Hudson was charged with sixth degree conspiracy, third degree assault and petit larceny; Tia Williams, 17, of Hudson was charged with sixth degree conspiracy and third degree assault; and Shaimelle T. Meus, 18, of Hudson was charged with sixth degree conspiracy by Hudson Police Officer Tracey Newkirk at the police station, December 14.

The three were charged on a warrant after they allegedly conspired to beat up a 17-year-old female at the Hudson High School.

Tahara Williams, upon leaving the fight, allegedly stole an iPhone which was on the ground.

They were all arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and released on their own recognizance.

*Matthew R. Mulvahney, 28, of Hudson was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief and second degree obstruction of governmental administration by Hudson Police Officer James Nero at 89 Green Street, December 20 at 5:42 p.m.

Mr. Mulvahney allegedly intentionally broke someone else’s property. While Officer Nero was investigating the crime, the defendant allegedly pushed and shoved the officer and grabbed items off of his gun belt. Mr. Mulvahney had to be physically restrained for failing to obey Officer Nero’s instruction, according to police. He was arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and was released to a third party.

 

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