2 young people charged in Hudson home invasion

HUDSON—Hudson Police have charged two youths in connection with a home invasion.

December 20 and 21, two juveniles involved in a home invasion incident at the Hudson Terrace Apartments, 15 Front Street, were arrested on burglary and assault charges.

The home invasion was reported to HPD November 29.

That day at 8:54 p.m., Columbia County 911 transferred a cell phone call to Hudson Police from a woman reporting that several people broke her apartment door down, entered and attacked her juvenile daughter.

Police patrols responded immediately to the area of the Hudson Terrace Apartments and found a large group of 15 to 20 juveniles and several adults in the area. Officers spoke to the juvenile victim who said she was pulled from her apartment and struck several times. Detectives and other uniformed officers responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. The victim received visible contusions and complained of head pain. She declined medical treatment at the time of the incident.

The two juveniles were issued juvenile appearance tickets and they were directed to respond to the Columbia County Probation Department with their guardians at a later date.

This case is still pending and future arrests are pending. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Hudson Police Department at 518-828-3388 and speak with a detective.

A career well done. Deputy Chief Assistant District Ryan Carty (l) and Assistant District Attorney Joyce Crawford (r) present a certificate of recognition to Hudson Police Detective Rodney Waithe for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Hudson upon his retirement from the City Police Department, Friday, January 6. Photo contributed

State Police lend a hand to feed animals

Pictured are State Police BCI Investigator Dan Mitchell (l) and Trooper Adam Overbaugh. Photo contributed

CLAVERACK—State Police Troop F in Catskill hosted a food drive at their barracks to support the Food Bank for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA). CGHS/SPCA offers a free pet Food Bank to help pet owners that are experiencing financial woes.
On average, CGHS/SPCA gives away more than 40,000 pounds of food each year.
“By providing free pet food, we ensure that no animal will go hungry and a family that may be experiencing monetary hardships won’t need to surrender a family pet to make ends meet. We’re extremely grateful to the New York State Police for their support,” CGHS/SPCA President/CEO Ron Perez said in a press release.
The shelter’s Food Bank is open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All families are welcome to receive pet food, regardless of their place of residency. For more information call 518-828-60444 or email .
Food Bank donations are accepted seven days a week. Donors may also order food from Chewy or Amazon and have it delivered to CGHS/SPCA.

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