Thursday, November 10, 2022

News from the HPD

Gossips received the following press release from the Hudson Police Department.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Hudson Police Department arrested 32-year-old Malcolm D. McNeil of New York City. McNeil was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree - a class E 
felony and Resisting Arrest - a class A misdemeanor.
On Monday, October 9, 2022, at around 4:15 p.m., a 57-year-old Hudson resident called the Hudson Police Department to report that a man had stolen his money while he was at a convenience store located at 2nd and Warren Street. The suspect grabbed a $160.00 in cash from the victim’s hand and refused to give it back. The suspect then left the store with the money. HPD patrols and detectives reviewed the store video and recognized the suspect from previous contacts. A short time later Det. Sgt. Jason Finn spotted and confronted McNeil at the Hudson Amtrak station. He resisted arrest and ran up Allen Street. Det. Sgt. Finn was able to apprehend the suspect after a brief struggle. No one, including the victim, was injured during the incident. It is believed that the suspect was planning to leave the area. 
McNeil was arraigned by Judge Connor at the Hudson City Court. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail with no bail based on the fact McNeil had two previous violent felony convictions for Robbery 1st (2013) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, a loaded firearm (2008). McNeil will return to court on November 10, 2022, at 9:00am. McNeil is currently on New York State Parole.  
“I commend Det. Sgt. Finn, a 22-year veteran of HPD, for his alertness and dedication to duty. He was able to locate and safely apprehend a dangerous suspect. Quick action kept other Hudson citizens from being victimized.” Chief


  1. Congratulations to the HPD on this arrest but there is much more work to be done.
    The corner of 2nd and Warren was the location of a vicious beating where a pack of approximately 10 kids attacked 2 men, one required medical attention.
    The victim filled out a statement and requested charges be filed. There has been very little done even though the facts are not in dispute because of eyewitness accounts and video surveillance.
    The disturbing part is that these kids continue to gather and threaten and harass innocent people just walking the street. How long until another cowardly attack?
    I understand they are kids but they should not be allowed to make our streets unsafe and they need to be held accountable.
    The HPD is well aware of this problem but seems unwilling to take action. If it is a resource issue they need to work with other agencies (Sheriff, NYS Police) to make sure our streets are safe.

    1. Interesting and, to me, unsurprising. HPD is failing us in the 7th street park, too - it's really pathetic. I had a recent run-in with someone in the park and a stranger said from afar "No one will help you." That's the way it feels, unsafe and unprotected by the cops who seem to think it's all amusing. It seems a corrupt police force is a really hard thing to shake.

  2. Hudson ... the microcosm of the macrocosm