This afternoon, Gossips got a report from a reader of police activity in the parking lot at Hudson Terrace Apartments. Otherwise engaged, I didn't rush down to check it out, but this press release just received from Chief Ed Moore explains what was happening.
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, at around 1:30 p.m. the City of Hudson Police Department observed a group of people congregated in the parking lot of Hudson 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 a search warrant from County Court Judge Richard Koweek for 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 $1.400 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.” Chief Moore
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.