Police, deputies charge three for Hudson home burglary

HUDSON—Three people were apprehended after fleeing the scene of a burglary at 54 Parkwood Boulevard.

Columbia County 911 received a call from a citizen reporting a burglary in progress Tuesday, November 19 at 7:34 a.m. Two males and one female subject ran out of the house into a wooded area.

Hudson Police Officer David Card quickly apprehended the female. A detail made up of Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies and Greenport Police Chief Kevin Marchetto converged on the neighborhood.

Two Columbia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units were involved in tracking and the two male subjects were quickly located and arrested in the area of Underhill Pond.

Monique A. Rivera, 19, of Hudson was charged with third degree burglary, a class D felony, and third degree criminal mischief, a class E felony. She was arraigned in Hudson City Court and is scheduled to return at a later date. The two 16-year-old males, one from Catskill and one from Hudson, appeared in front of Columbia County Family Court Judge Jonathan Nichols.

“There have been a few recent reports of larceny and criminal mischief. I believe more charges will be lodged when we get done sorting this all out with all local law enforcement. I am thankful for the immediate response from the sheriff and Greenport PD. Our Officer Card had sight of the burglars within four minutes of the original report,” Hudson Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.


Columbia County 911 dispatched Sheriff’s deputies for a one-vehicle personal injury accident at 465 Joslen Boulevard, just north of Hart Road, November 11 at 9:40 a.m.

Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that deputies found that a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, operated by Beth Hillenbrand, 27, of Hudson was traveling north on Joslen Boulevard when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle went off the east side of the road into a ditch, where it struck two mailboxes and then a National Grid pole. The vehicle then rolled over onto the driver’s side where it came to rest.

A utility pole was snapped and a driver was hurt in a crash on Joslen Boulevard, Greenport, November 11. Photo contributed

The operator who was the sole occupant had to be extricated from the vehicle by Greenport Fire Department. The Greenport Rescue Squad took Ms. Hillenbrand to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of neck pain.

The accident is still under investigation. The road was closed for about one hour.

Greenport Rescue Squad, Greenport Fire Department and Greenport Police assisted at the scene.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office are Sergeant Brian Molinski, Deputies Peter Merante and Andrew Horst.

Firefighters were back in service at 10:27 p.m.


No one was seriously hurt when a dump truck and Jeep collided on State Route 66, at the Gahbauer Road intersection, November 15 at 2:17 p.m.

Columbia County 911 dispatched Sheriff’s patrols for the two-vehicle accident. Deputies found that a 2004 Jeep Liberty operated by Alexandria Bray, 19, of Hudson was stopped on Gahbauer Road at the intersection, then pulled out into the path of an oncoming 2003 Mack dump truck, which was northbound on Route 66, according to a press release from Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

This dump truck flipped on its side after it collided with a Jeep in Claverack, November 15. Photo contributed

The operator of the dump truck, William Boyle, 67, of Chatham struck the Jeep, then the truck rolled over on its side, spilling a load of stone into the roadway. The Jeep spun around and came to rest on the west side of the road.

Both operators were evaluated at the scene by Greenport Rescue Squad, but both declined transport to the hospital. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The dump truck is registered to Evergreen Excavating, LLC.

The accident is still under investigation at this time.

State Route 66 was closed from the intersection of State Route 9H to Bender Boulevard for about an hour and a half.

Greenport Rescue Squad and West Ghent Fire Company assisted at the scene. Firefighters were back in service at 4:31 p.m.

Investigating for the Sheriff’s Office are Sheriff Bartlett, Undersheriff John Davi, Captain John DeRocha, Lieutenant Wayne Lopez, First Sergeants Louis Bray and John Rivero, Deputies Thomas Merante and Andrew Horst.

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Cats perish, no people hurt. Three cats died in a house fire that broke out at 6 Eagle Street, Philmont, November 20 at 3:52 p.m. Homeowner Jeffrey Mann told television newsman Lance Wheeler that he believed the fire was caused by a space heater in an upstairs room where three cats in quarantine were staying temporarily. The fire inspector found an outlet in the master bedroom had shorted out, the fire had burned through to the outside and moved into the attic where it then spread and burned downward, according to Mr. Mann’s Facebook page. Mr. Mann and his wife, Nancy Whelan, had recently moved out of the house where they had lived for 19 years, but had not yet removed all their belongings. Fire heavily damaged about half of the second story and most of the attic and there was heavy water damage on the first floor. Firefighters from Philmont, Mellenville, Churchtown, West Ghent, Claverack, Hudson and Greenport with its FAST team responded along with the Greenport Rescue Squad. Firefighters were still on scene as of 6:41 p.m. that day. Photo by Lance Wheeler

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