Boy reports beating and robbery by three on Hudson street

HUDSON—City Police Department received a transferred 911 call from a victim reporting that he had just been assaulted. Tuesday, July 14 at 6:52 pm.

Patrols responded to the area of Warren Street and First Street and located the victim, a juvenile resident of Hudson. He advised police that he was riding his bicycle on Warren Street just above Front Street when a group came up to him and began attacking him. He said the suspects punched him in the jaw and face several times causing him to fall off of his bicycle. After assaulting him, they allegedly stole the victim’s bicycle and his backpack.

The backpack contained cash and a debit card among other items.

Greenport Rescue Squad took the victim to Columbia Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police are developing leads about the group—believed to be three juveniles.

Anyone with further information concerning the incident, is asked to contact Hudson Police detectives at 518-828 3388.

*Hudson Police received a call from a homeowner, who lives on lower Union Street about a burglary in progress, Friday, July 10 at around 6:27 a.m.

The caller told police she was away on vacation and received notification on the phone that her home security cameras were activated. She said she had remotely observed a male and a female breaking into her home through the kitchen window.

Hudson Police responded immediately and found that the suspects were still in the residence. The suspects tried to get away but were quickly apprehended by police, who also recovered the proceeds of the burglary.

The suspects involved were 16- and 17-year-old juveniles. They were arraigned before County Judge Jonathan Nicholas and released. They are due back to the Columbia County Court at a later date. They were charged with second degree burglary, a class C felony; fourth degree criminal mischief and petit larceny, both class A misdemeanors. Their names will not be released due to their ages.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Hudson City Police Detective Division assisted in the above felony investigation.

Anyone with information concerning the incident, is asked to contact Hudson Police detectives at 518-828-3388.

No arrests in gun waving incident at Kinderhook Black Lives Matter rally


Reprinted with permission from the Times-Union

KINDERHOOK—Charges will not be filed against a local couple who waved a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally walking past their village home on July 11, State Police Troop K said July 17.

The incident was captured on a Facebook Live video posted by Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who participated in the rally.

The New York State Police have determined the gun in possession of the homeowners was legally possessed and the incident which was captured on video obtained by police did not reveal any violation of law,” Troop K said in the release issued shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.

Troopers responded to the march at 4:15 p.m. July 11 when “protesters reported two Kinderhook subjects initiated a verbal argument while armed with a handgun. State Police personnel were called and responded to the incident,” the troop said in its original statement regarding the incident.

I spoke to the officers and they did their due diligence. They determined it was a bad decision but the law was not broken,” Mayor Johnson said Friday afternoon when asked for comment.

These types of incidents are unfortunate but can’t distract from the real work that needs to happen in our community,” the mayor said.

A call to Troop K for additional information about the investigation was not immediately returned Friday.

Mayor Johnson said in his video posting that a couple came out of their Rothermel Lane home and yelled obscenities at the protesters. The man then told the woman to get his gun. Mr. Johnson said she then returned with the gun and waved it at the group.

He said troopers arrived at the scene. They spoke to the woman inside her residence, he said, and the trooper emerged with the handgun.

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