HUDSON—Four people were charged in connection with stabbing a man on State Street and a couple of weeks later the man who was stabbed was also charged.
Hudson Police report that Alanmichael Silvernail, 22, of Livingston was walking down State Street when he got involved in a verbal altercation with a group of people near 206 State Street, Saturday, April 26 at 1:51 a.m.
According to witnesses and investigation interviews, during the incident Mr. Silvernail and the group began to throw rocks and bottles at each other. The group then approached and began to fight with Mr. Silvernail, who pulled out a CO2-powered pellet pistol and fired it in the direction of the people who were coming after him. Mr. Silvernail was overcome by four people, two of whom used knives and a razor blade to cut him. Mr. Silvernail suffered cuts to his back, head and face as well as injuries to the rest of his body from being punched, kicked and struck with rocks and other debris.
He was treated at Columbia Memorial Hospital and later released.
When police arrived, the group dispersed and ran away. Mr. Silvernail was found at Columbia and North Second streets by officers who rendered medical aid and called the Greenport Rescue Squad to take him to the hospital.
The pellet pistol as well as a knife and razorblade were recovered at the scene.
*Perry Brandan Gilliard, 22, of Hudson for third degree criminal possession of a weapon second degree assault and on a state parole warrant; he was sent to the county jail
*Carl A. Williams, 19, of Hudson for fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and second degree assault; he was released on bail
*Mathew Halstead, 21, of Hudson for third degree assault; he was jailed
*Kadesha Wingate, 19, of Hudson for third degree assault; she was released on her own recognizance.
On May 12 at 1:50 p.m. Hudson Police arrested Mr. Silvernail for second degree menacing, a misdemeanor. He was issued a ticket to appear in Hudson City Court May 27. Police say that on April 26 shortly before the rock throwing and stabbing, a Hudson City firefighter told them he was responding in his personal vehicle to a fire call at Hudson Terrace Apartments. He was traveling down the 500 block of Long Alley, when he saw two males and a female in the alley. As he passed them, he saw one male pull what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun from his pocket. He then heard BBs or pellets hitting his vehicle.
A police investigation revealed that Mr. Silvernail allegedly produced the weapon and shot the firefighter’s vehicle. The firefighter thought that handgun was an actual .45 caliber-style pistol.
Later that evening, after the incident with the firefighter, Mr. Silvernail was involved in the verbal altercation in front of 206 State Street, which led to his stabbing and the other arrests.
“The carrying and brandishing of a pellet pistol was an element in both incidents. The pellet pistol and many like it, look exactly like a real handgun. No good can come from it, as Mr. Silvernail found out. The department worked aggressively to interview witnesses and put this case together. We will do this in every handgun case, real pistol or otherwise,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release. He credited Senior Detective John Funk for managing the investigation.
*Two men face drug sales charges after an off-duty police officer saw them conducting a drug deal.
Hudson Police were called to 731 Warren Street, the parking lot of the former Warren Inn, by Hudson Police Officer Chris Duntz, who was off-duty and saw what he believed to be a drug deal taking place, May 12 at 3:15 p.m.
Officer Duntz reported seeing a vehicle parked and two individuals sitting in the vehicle. He then saw one of the people in the vehicle, later identified as Vaughntele M. Ryan, Jr., 19, of Hudson hand a package to the other occupant later identified as Hakim M. Myrick, 24, of Catskill. Mr. Myrick got out of the vehicle and walked down Warren Street. After he left the vehicle, another person was seen approaching and getting into the vehicle with Mr. Ryan. The officer saw what he believed were drugs and money being exchanged. That person exited the vehicle and ran down Warren Street towards Seventh Street as police units were being dispatched. He was not located or identified.
Detectives John Funk and Christopher Filli arrived on the scene and found Mr. Ryan sitting in the passenger front seat, alone in his vehicle with more than $2,500 in cash.
Officer Duntz contacted arriving officers about Mr. Myricks whereabouts and they were able to detain him across the street from 731 Warren Street. Officers Jeffrey Keyser and Kevin Sweet found him to allegedly possess a large quantity of heroin, packaged for sale.
Police seized 123 packets of heroin, more than $2,600 and the vehicle in which both men were seen.
Both Mr. Myrick and Mr. Ryan were charged with third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, with the intent to sell.
They were arraigned in Hudson City Court before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond. They are to return to court May 16.
“Good work by Officer Duntz who went the extra yard and got involved,” Chief Moore said in a press release.
Andre McCalop, 54, of Stockport was charged with second degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanor, and second degree harassment, a violation, by Deputies Bernard Roberts and David Proper April 12 at 1:45 p.m. Mr. McCalop allegedly violated an order of protection by punching a victim in the head at a place of employment in Greenport.
He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 bail to return to court at a later date.
*David M. Cowles, 28, of Claverack was charged with the first degree criminal contempt, class E felony and second degree harassment, a violation, by Deputies Peter Grzeskow and Ted Blank, April 17 at 5:55 p.m.
Mr. Cowles is accused of violating an order of protection (previous conviction) and threatening to assault a victim at a business in Greenport. He was arraigned in Greenport Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. He will reappear at a later date.
Robert J. Mazzacone, 38, of Copake was charged with second degree criminal contempt and second degree criminal trespass, both class A misdemeanors, by Deputy Peter Merante, April 22 at 5:36 p.m.
Mr. Mazzacone allegedly violated an order of protection and was illegally at a private residence in Hillsdale.
He was arraigned in Copake Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsdale Court May 21.
Leon J. Franklin, 34, of Philmont was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanor, and second degree harassment, violation, by Deputy Thomas Merante, April 21 at 12:02 a.m.
The charge came in connection with an incident that occurred in a vehicle outside a private residence in Copake. Mr. Franklin was arraigned in Copake Court and released on his own recognizance. He was to reappear at a later date.
Samantha J. Brighenti, 31, of Austerlitz was charged with second degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Peter Merante, April 27 at 7:25 p.m.
Ms. Brighenti allegedly violated an order of protection by contacting a protected person through Facebook. She was arraigned in Kinderhook Town Court and released on her own recognizance with a return date of May 27.
The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Kayla L. Dugan, 24, of Niverville was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors, by Deputy Bernard Roberts, April 22 at 10:48 a.m.
Ms. Dugan is accused of possessing a quantity of heroin and hypodermic needles. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Hudson City Court.