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Police: Former alderman and friend sought


HUDSON–City police have issued a bulletin for two men wanted in connection with a March 19 break-in at City Hall, 520 Warren Street.

Police are looking for former city Alderman Quinton E. Cross, 29, described by police as a black man, 5′ 7” tall, 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and dark skin; and Jamont M. McClendon, 28, described by police as a black man, 5′ 6”, 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and dark skin. The men live in Hudson, are friends and are both wanted for third degree burglary.

Mr. Cross was convicted five years ago on one count of fourth degree grand larceny for stealing thousands of dollars from the city during his term as alderman by making unauthorized charges on city credit cards.

He was in Columbia County Court earlier this month to discuss how he would make restitution for the $16,000 he still owes in connection with the case.

Released from jail about 18 months ago, Mr. Cross reportedly told the court he could not pay back the money he owes because he had not found a job, but was slated to travel to China to work teaching English to Chinese students.

Sometime over the weekend, perpetrators broke in on the rear second floor of City Hall by forcing open a back door, going into offices and stealing loose change and cash.

The crime was reported Monday, March 29 at 6:18 a.m. by custodial staff.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. Police ask anyone with information about this or any other crime to contact them at 518 828-3388 or 518 828-9900.


*Hudson Police are looking for Corey A. Velazquez, 24, of Hudson. They put out a wanted person bulletin on Mr. Velazquez March 20, saying he is sought for first degree burglary in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred March 9 at 15 North Front Street.

He is described by police as a black man, 5′ 11” tall, 170 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a medium brown complexion. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about Mr. Velazquez is asked to contact police at 518 828-3388 or 518 828-9900.


*Philip A. Hamm, 69, of Hudson was charged with loitering with the intent to solicit a person to engage in prostitution and third degree criminal trespass by Hudson Police Officer William Wrigley, March 13 at 12:33 p.m.

The officer was flagged down to investigate a suspicious person complaint. The investigation revealed that Mr. Hamm allegedly tried to solicit a woman walking on the street at 68 Harry Howard Avenue. He then left the area and pulled into the parking lot of the John L. Edwards School, where he remained on school property with no legitimate reason to do so. Officers found him there and began the investigation.

Police say, school officials were advised and there was not any danger to students. Mr. Hamm was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and conditionally released.


*David A. Zukowski, Jr., 23, of Hudson was charged with a violation of Hudson City Code for having an unleashed dog by Hudson Police Officer Jeffrey Keyser, March 12 at 8:12 p.m.

Officer Keyser was patrolling along the 700 block of Columbia Street, when he heard a woman screaming. He then saw the woman and a group of men trying to separate two dogs that were fighting. A brown pit bull with black spots was seen biting the neck area of a white bulldog.

After the officer tried to assist Mr. Zukowski, the owner of the pit bull, with pulling his dog off the bulldog without success, the officer used his Taser on the dog, causing it to release its grip. The officer removed the bulldog to the back of the patrol vehicle.

Police say the woman was walking her leashed bulldog when it was attacked by the pit bull, which was not on a leash. Mr. Zukowski was ticketed for the violation.


*Tina M. Shook, 36, of Hudson was charged with endangering welfare of child by Hudson Police Officer Daniel Scali at the police station, January 23 at 12:52 p.m.

She allegedly allowed and did not take action or prevent a juvenile male family member from climbing a retaining wall. The boy had to be rescued by the Hudson Fire Department. She was issued an appearance ticket


*Christopher Ryan Osborne, 21, of Hudson was charged with third degree identity theft by Hudson Police Officer Jacob Hoffman, January 25 at 9:10 p.m.

Mr. Osborne turned himself in at the police station. He allegedly made an unauthorized charge on a woman’s credit card to pay for Internet porn website services in the amount of $39.95, January 22. He was issued a ticket to appear in city court.


*Raeshard D. Williams, 20, of Cairo was charged with second degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest by Detective Christopher Filli at 13 South Third Street, January 25 at 9:10 a.m.

Police were called to investigate a call about a man on a bike with a handgun. Police made contact with Mr. Williams and found a gun in the waistband of his pants. The gun turned out to be a pellet gun, which police say “was realistic enough to cause alarm.” Mr. Williams allegedly would not cooperate and “physically obstructed officers.” Upon being placed under arrest, he allegedly resisted by struggling and threatening the officers with violence and threats of death.

Officers eventually calmed him down and he was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and sent to jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.


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