Police seize drugs and cash in raid on Columbia Street in Hudson

HUDSON–Three people were arrested, and drugs, drug packaging equipment and cash were seized when city police executed a search warrant at a first floor residence at 452 Columbia Street at about 9 p.m. September 10.

Arrested were: Cedrick Antonio Maurice Fulton, 38; Charee L. Race, 29, and Victor V. Downes, 27, all of whom live at the Columbia Street address. Also there at the time police arrived with the warrant was a seven-year-old boy.

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Not the type of news leak public wants to hear

CHATHAM–An unruly New Jersey man was sent to jail following his arrest by Village Police August 31 at 8:34 p.m.

Matthew F. Micciche, 32, of Trenton was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police say they found Mr. Micciche urinating in a public place. When police told Mr. Micciche they were taking him into custody, he was allegedly physically uncooperative.

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Police say jealous suitor set car ablaze in Greenport

GREENPORT–Jealousy provoked a teenager to set a car on fire the morning of September 2, according to Livingston State Police.

Greenport firefighters were called out to a fully-involved car fire September 2 at 5:30 a.m. The burning car was parked adjacent to a private residence at the end of a long driveway off Church Road.

Fire officials determined the fire to be suspicious and called in State Police to investigate.

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Police bust woman who allegedly tied up 911 with needless calls

HUDSON–City Police have charged a Greene County woman with making 51 calls to the Columbia County 911 Center when there were no emergencies.

Summer L. Smith, 26, of Cairo was charged with 51 counts of third degree falsely reporting an incident by Officer Jacob Hoffman, September 5 at 2:53 p.m.

Police say that Ms. Smith made all the “baseless, non-emergency” calls to 911 over a period of about 16 hours on September 4 and 5.

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Camp counselor sentenced to prison on sex charge

HUDSON–A camp counselor who videotaped two teenage boys masturbating during the summer of 2008 was sentenced to prison time, post-release supervision and must register as a sex offender.

Daniel Konnen, 30, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to two counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child, class D felonies, in July.

In Columbia County Court September 1, Judge Jonathan Nichols sentenced Mr. Konnen to six years on each count for 12 consecutive years in prison, followed by 10 years of post-release supervision (parole) and before his release from prison Mr. Konnen will be subject to a sex offender registration hearing to determine his classification as a level one, two or three sex offender based on the risk that he may re-offend, according to the court.

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