Press Release- WEAPONS SEIZED
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, at around 1:30pm the City of Hudson Police Department observed a group of people congregated in the parking lot ofHudson Terrace Apartments parking lot, 15 North Front St. (Building 6).Officers entered the parking lot and observed an AR-15(ArmaLite) semi-automatic rifle and a pump action 12 gauge shot gun inside a vehicle.
Three subjects – a juvenile, an 18 yr old and a 19 yr old were detained at the scene and were later transported to the Hudson Police Department. One 19 year old was arrested later at the station.
HPD obtained asearch warrant from County Court Judge Richard Koweekfor two vehicles located at the scene.
Officers seized the following cache of weapons;
1.A defaced Ruger .380 handgun with 6 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Detectives are still tracing the origins of this weapon
2.A defaced Ruger 9mm handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. The handgun was reported stolen in North Carolina
3. AR-15 (ArmaLite) semi-automatic rifle with ammunition
4. AK-47 semi-automatic rifle with ammunition
5. 12 Gauge Shot Gun with ammunition
One of the juveniles was in possession of over $1400 in cash .
The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, New York State Police, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department assisted in this felony weapons investigation.
Arrest and arraignment disposition of all four individuals is pending at this hour. Their identities are currently being withheld because of their ages.
“HPD has been working diligently to quell the violent acts that have alarmed our city over the past several weeks. I am thankful for the experience of our supervisors and skill of our patrols that moved in and safely made these arrests. These young people felt so bold as to handle and possess a small arsenal of weapons in broad daylight, in a neighborhood where families live. I am convinced that we averted another violent act and in all likelihood saved a life today.”
If anyone has any further information they would like to share with the Police concerning the above incident, please contact the Hudson City Police Department, Detective Division at (518) 828 3388.