Assault and drug charges keep city cops busy

HUDSON—Tory A. Chenault, 30, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for third degree assault (with intent to cause physical injury), first degree unlawful imprisonment and second degree strangulation by Officer William Wrigley, October 27 at 3:47 p.m.

 

Mr. Chenault allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old woman during a dispute at 753 Columbia Street, October 14. He injured the woman by allegedly punching, kicking and strangling her. He also allegedly refused to allow her to leave. The victim was able to escape and run to a nearby business where bystanders assisted by intervening until police arrived. Mr. Chenault fled until being arrested on the warrant.

Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, Mr. Chenault was sent to the county jail without bail.

*Lizzie Lonton, 56, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for second degree menacing (weapon) by Officer Shane Bower at the police station, October 18 at 6:58 p.m.

Ms. Lonton allegedly threatened someone with a knife during an argument on North Second Street, which was reported to police, October 12.

She was arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr. and released.

*Franklin J. Ammie, 31, of Hudson was charged with petit larceny on two warrants in connection with an ongoing investigation into car larcenies by Officer Jacob R Hoffman at the police station, October 4 at 9:23 a.m.

Arrests are a result of an investigation by detectives with assistance from patrols and crime scene processing. The investigation continues with more charges pending.

Mr. Ammie was arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin and sent to the county jail.

On October 18 at 9:26 a.m. at the police station, Mr. Ammie was charged with two counts of third degree criminal mischief on arrest warrants in connection with the series of car break-ins.

Brought from the county jail to the Hudson Police station, Mr. Ammie was arrested by Officer Rodney Waithe because he allegedly broke into two vehicles causing damage in excess of $250 each to the windows on the passenger side rear doors of each vehicle.

Arraigned before Judge Portin, Mr. Ammie was remanded to jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.

*Nector Javier DeJesus, 34, of Saratoga Springs was charged with first degree criminal contempt (violation of an order of protection-physical contact) and endangering the welfare of a child by Officer Rodney Waithe at 10 Rogers Lane, November 4 at 2:20 a.m.

An investigation by responding police officers revealed that Mr. DeJesus allegedly attempted to assault a woman in violation of an order of protection and in front of a five-year-old child.

Arraigned in before City Judge John Connor, Jr., Mr. DeJesus was sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

*Albert J. Johnson, 24, of Hudson was charged on a bench warrant for failure to appear and later for false personation by Officer Jeffrey Keyser at 504 State Street, November 2 at 4:54 p.m.

Police say they know Mr. Johnson and when they took him into custody on the warrant, he allegedly gave them a false name and date of birth in an attempt to prevent being arrested on the warrant.

Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., he was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $200 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

*Darien J. Moore, 21, of Hudson was charged with aggravated criminal contempt and unlawful possession of marijuana by Officer James Nero, November 5 at 11:24 a.m.

Police were called to 35 North Fifth Street for a fight involving six to eight people. Though no one would cooperate, police say, further investigation revealed that Mr. Moore had violated an order of protection by assaulting the protected party during a dispute.

Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., Mr. Moore was sent to the county jail in lieu of $2,400 cash bail or $4,000 bond.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Virginia Ann Tompkins, 46, who police say is homeless, was charged on a warrant for summary failure to appear, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana by Officer Jeffrey Keyser at 620 Union Street October 6 at 8:25 a.m.

Upon being arrested on the warrant, Ms. Tompkins was found to allegedly be in possession of two glass crack pipes which contained an off-white chunky substance which field-tested positive for crack cocaine and was also found to be in possession of a partially smoked marijuana blunt.

She was arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., and sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or bond.

*Clarence W. Risch, Jr., 42, of Greenport was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance by Sergeant James M. Delaney, Jr., at 718 Columbia Street, October 13 at 2:06 a.m. Patrols responded to the Luck’s parking lot for a verbal argument in a vehicle. They charged Mr. Risch after finding him to allegedly be in possession of a glass smoking device which contained an off-white residue which field-tested positive for crack cocaine. He was issued a ticket to appear in city court.

*Mary A. Keating, 70, of Chatham was charged with obstructing a highway/railroad crossing, driving while intoxicated (first offense) and second degree aggravated unlicensed operation by Officer Kevin Sweet, October 16 at 8:12 p.m. Ms. Keating allegedly drove her vehicle onto the railroad tracks off of East Court Street where it got stuck and blocked the tracks. She refused to submit to a chemical test and was subsequently charged at the police station and held for arraignment.

*Nicole L. Coxon, 18, of Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right (two-lane road) and driving while ability impaired by drugs by Officer Nicolas Pierro at 927 Columbia Turnpike, October 26 at 12:49 p.m.

Police were called to investigate an accident. Ms. Coxon was identified as the driver and police determined she was under the influence of narcotics. She was also found to have a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance which field-tested positive for marijuana and a bag containing five blue pills which were later identified as oxycodone. She was arraigned before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

*Richard Allen Moore, Jr., 32, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway by Officer Dean Rowe at the police station, October 31 at 1:07 p.m. after being released from the Columbia County Jail. Police saw Mr. Moore operating a vehicle with a suspended license on State Street back in August. He was also found to be in possession of suboxone and an opened beer from which he was drinking.

Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, Mr. Moore was sent back to jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or bond.

*Kevin A. Cobbins, 50, of Hudson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to keep right and driving while intoxicated (first offense) by Officer Jeffrey Keyser at 78 Green Street, November 1 at 6:53 p.m. Police responded to a call about a disabled vehicle in the traffic lane. They determined the vehicle, driven by Mr. Cobbins, was involved in a property damage accident on Green Street. Police say Mr. Cobbins was intoxicated and refused sobriety tests and a chemical test. He was arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., and released on his own recognizance.

*Harvey N. Thomas, 51, of Hudson was charged on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine for disorderly conduct and was subsequently charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance by Officer Kevin Sweet at 719 Warren Street, November 3 at 12:15 a.m. After being arrested on the warrant he was found to allegedly possess crack cocaine. Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, Jr., he was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

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