After a short foot pursuit HPD Detective Rodney Waithe apprehended the suspect and took him into custody with no injuries to the defendant, officer or bystanders.
The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Hudson, was allegedly armed with a loaded 9mm pistol and allegedly possessed a large quantity of cash. The pistol had an improvised flashlight system rigged to the barrel and slide. Detectives are tracing the origins and history of the pistol.
The juvenile suspect was awaiting an appearance later that day before the appointed magistrate in the Youth Part of Criminal Court, pursuant to recent “Raise the Age” legislation. He will have to answer charges of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony. The investigation is still ongoing.
“I appreciate the teamwork with the troopers to help keep our streets safe. This is the second handgun taken off the street this week, within a couple miles of each other,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.
Troopers take impaired drivers off the road
LIVINGSTON—Troop K removed 24 impaired drivers from public roadways over the 2021 Super Bowl weekend.
State Police issued 1,009 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets from 5 p.m. Friday, February 5 through 3 a.m. Monday, February 8, including two special STOP-DWI details in Westchester and Columbia counties.
Issued were: 466 tickets for speeding violations, 7 distracted driving violations, 9 child restraint violations, 8 move over violations, in addition to the 24 impaired motorists from the roadway.
* Troop K removed 20 impaired drivers from public roadways and issued 580 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets from 5 p.m. Friday, January 29 through 3 a.m. Monday, February 1. Issued were 257 tickets for speeding violations, 12 distracted driving violations, 3 child restraint violations, 5 move over violations. Troop K includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia counties.