From Hudson Police: Press Release – Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins Ends in Arrest
Citizen and DPW Boss Crack the Case
At 4:41am this morning the Hudson Police Department received a report from a citizen who observed a man in a dark colored shirt and backpack walking down the 300 block of Union Street, attempting to break into vehicles.
At 4:43am HPD patrols deployed in the area and started a search. Hudson DPW foreman Ron Gaylord was operating a snow plow in the area on Partition Street and alerted HPD via his radio. Officers located the suspect on Cherry Alley near South 1st Street, where he attempted to run away. Officers gave chase and arrested him as he attempted to jump a fence at 117 Cherry Alley. The defendant fought violently, also biting arresting Officer Matthew Montross on the hand. Officer Montross was treated at Columbia Memorial Hospital and returned to patrol.
The suspect, SIDNEY C. ROBERTS, 33 yrs old, is a resident of South Carolina, but has been staying in the Claverack area lately. On his person, Officers secured a small toolbox, cash, and small items that were allegedly taken from vehicles in the area. He has been charged with Assault 2nd (to the Officer), Resisting Arrest, and Petit Larceny. He is currently at HPD station awaiting arraignment.
“We have been receiving a rash of vehicle break-in reports throughout the city lately, from the boulevards to downtown. If residents have been victimized and can identify missing belongings, they are encouraged to call HPD. I commend our alert citizen, Mr. Gaylord, and our patrols for their teamwork.” Chief