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Police seek local woman and man as suspects in violent crimes


HUDSON–City Police have asked for the public’s help in finding two suspects.

Tara C. Cobbins is wanted on a warrant for two counts of second degree assault, two counts third degree criminal possession a weapon and criminal facilitation. The charges are in connection with a June 12 incident at 1:22 p.m. near the parking lot of Hudson Terrace Apartments at Front and Columbia streets, where she was allegedly involved in a fight with a man during which Ms. Cobbins allegedly sprayed bleach in the victim’s eyes causing injury. She also allegedly provided a knife used in the stabbing of an 18-year-old woman.



Ms. Cobbins is 37 years old, 5’6”, 160 pounds. Police say she has prior addresses in Hudson and Albany.

Hudson Police are also looking for Chesano O. Thompson who is wanted on an indictment for second degree robbery. Police say Mr. Thompson and three others allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on North Fifth Street, January 18.

The three other subjects are in custody and are awaiting trial. They are: Tyler Lamont, 16; Perry Gilliard,19, and El-Shamar Thornton,18, all from Hudson.

Mr. Thompson is 20 years old, 6’1”, 190 pounds, has tattoos: teardrop on his chest, “LION” on his left arm, “3-2-91” with cross on his left arm and “L” on the left side of his neck. Police say his prior addresses are: 20 Columbia Street, Hudson; 225 State Street, Hudson; 6 Castle Road, Catskill; and Goethals Avenue, Queens.

Anyone with information about either Ms. Cobbins or Mr. Thompson is asked to contact their local police agency or Hudson Police at 518 828-3388 or the Detective Unit and Tips Line at 518 828-9900.

*Timothy S. Rodgers, 32, of Pleasant Valley was charged with second degree offering a false instrument for filing by Hudson Police Officer Shane C. Bower at Seventh and Warren streets, June 15 at 1:25 p.m.

On April 1, Mr. Rodgers allegedly submitted a sworn and signed application for appointment as Hudson Commissioner of Deeds to the Hudson City Clerk’s Office. The document allegedly contained information that the defendant knew to be false, according to police, who said, Mr. Rodgers indicated his home address was 15 Allen Street in the city, when he was living at an address in Coxsackie.

Detectives investigated the matter after a complaint was filed May 10.

Mr. Rodgers was arraigned before Judge Richard Koweek and released.

On June 16 at 8:21 a.m., Mr. Rodgers was additionally charged with second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle by Hudson Police Officer Kevin D. Sweet.

Mr. Rodgers was seen driving a company vehicle on Warren Street while having three or more suspensions of his driver’s license on three or more dates for driving with a suspended license. He was issued an appearance ticket.

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