Police arrest man wanted for City Hall break-in

HUDSON–Jamont McClendon, 28, one of the two men wanted in connection with the March 19 burglary of City Hall, was captured the night of April 3 at 229 State Street. Police are still looking for former city Alderman Quintin E. Cross, 29, in connection with the case and are seeking information from the public about where he might be, according to a press release from Police Chief Ellis C. Richardson.

Police got an anonymous tip that Mr. McClendon was at the State Street address and found him there in apartment B at 6:50 p.m.

He allegedly resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody. He was charged on a Superior Court arrest warrant for third degree burglary. He was also charged with resisting arrest and was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail after arraignment in county court.

Anyone with information about Mr. Cross is asked to call Hudson Police at 518 828-3388 or 518 828-9900.

Drugs/alcohol

The following face drug and/or alcohol-related charges:

*Brian Keith Furbush, 38, of Vero Beach, FL, was charged with making an improper turn/fail to signal, having a blood alcohol content of .08% and driving while intoxicated, first offense by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro during a traffic stop on Columbia Street at the Green Street intersection, February 18 at 2:23 a.m.

Mr. Furbush was stopped for a signal violation and showed characteristics of intoxication. He allegedly failed to satisfactorily complete field coordination tests and was subsequently arrested. He was issued tickets and released to a family member to return to City Court.

*John E. Ensley, 32, of Canaan was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (narcotics with intent to sell) by Hudson Police Officer William Wrigley at the police station, February 23 at 9:20 a.m.

Mr. Ensley was initially taken into custody on a parole warrant during a raid at a 37 North Fifth Street apartment, February 1. He was brought to the police station from the jail and charged for allegedly possessing cocaine and allegedly intending to sell it on the 600 block of State Street.

He was arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin and sent back to the jail pending a future court date.

*Clifton O. Clarke, 36, of Catskill was charged with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated for having a blood alcohol content of .18% or greater by Hudson Police Officer Kevin Sweet during a traffic stop at 801 Columbia Street, February 26 at 12:55 a.m.

Police received a call about an erratic operator coming into the city on Route 9G. The officer saw Mr. Clarke driving and failing to keep right on multiple streets.

He allegedly showed characteristics of intoxication and failed to satisfactorily complete field coordination tests.

Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Mr. Clarke was released to a third party.

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