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Police say man held on drug charges damaged holding cell


HUDSON–Mykel L. Blanks, 19, who police say is homeless, was charged with possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (narcotic drugs with intent to sell), unlawful possession of marijuana and a violation of Hudson City Code for illegally discarding garbage by Officer Jeffrey Keyser at 527 State Street, August 6 at 7:24 p.m.


Mr. Blanks came to the attention of police after he allegedly threw a broken beer bottle in front of a police car. Police then found that he allegedly had marijuana and prescription pills–Alorazolam, a controlled substance, which were individually packaged for sale.


While in police custody at the station on the drug charges, Mr. Blanks allegedly broke his handcuffs in the rear holding cell. He also allegedly put a hole in the sheetrock of the rear holding cell and spit twice in the cell causing it to be closed for decontamination.


He was additionally charged with two counts of fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property) and third degree criminal tampering.

He was arraigned before Judge Mark Portin and sent to the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond.


*Harry J. Allen, Jr., 54, of Hudson was charged with third degree attempted assault (with intent to cause physical injury) by Officer Dean Rowe at 104 North Fifth Street, July 18 at 3:32 p.m.

Mr. Allen allegedly threw a full beer can at a woman striking her in the head. He also allegedly threw her into a wall which caused large bruises on her shoulders and arms.

He was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and released.


*Sean S. Bush, 41, of Hudson was charged with a violation of Hudson City Dog Code, injure or kill pet, by Officer Tracey Newkirk at the police station April 10 at 6:39 p.m.

Mr. Bush was walking his dog when it attacked and killed a cat belonging to a 67-year-old woman at the Warren Inn. The dog attacked the cat and Mr. Bush allegedly did nothing to prevent or stop it. He was issued a ticket to appear in court.


*Anthony Martin Tucker, 34, of Watkins Glen was charged with third degree burglary, petit larceny and third degree criminal mischief by Officer Brent Rowe, April 20 at 11:47 p.m.

Officer Rowe picked up Mr. Tucker at the Schuyler County Jail in Watkins Glen and charged him on an arrest warrant in connection with a January 15 break-in at the Mexican Radio restaurant on Warren Street. Mr. Tucker allegedly gained entry to the restaurant, damaged an interior office door and stole more than $360 in cash.

An investigation was conducted by Detective Unit members with assistance from patrols. He was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and sent to jail without bail.

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