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Cross surrenders at police station


HUDSON—Quintin E. Cross, 29, of Hudson, who was wanted by police in connection with the March burglary of City Hall, turned himself in with his attorney at 8:55 the morning of April 30 at the police department.

Mr. Cross, a former city alderman, was processed and booked and was awaiting arraignment in Columbia County Court. He is charged with third degree burglary, according to a press release from Police Chief Ellis C. Richardson.

Mr. Cross and his friend, Jamont McClendon, 28, of Hudson allegedly broke into City Hall at 520 Warren Street sometime over the weekend of March 17 and 18 by forcing open a second floor back door. They allegedly stole some loose change and cash.

The crime was reported shortly after 6 a.m. March 19 by custodial staff.

Police issued wanted bulletins for both men.

Mr. Cross remained on the run, but Mr. McClendon was captured April 3, 6:50 p.m. at 229 State Street after police received an anonymous tip that he was hiding out in apartment B. Mr. McClendon allegedly struggled with the officers trying to take him into custody. He was charged with third degree burglary and resisting arrest. He was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail after arraignment in County Court.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact Hudson Police at 518 828-3388 or the detective unit and tips line at 518 828-9900.


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