Police: Hudson man entered apartment, stole phone and then disrobed

Man accused of burglary

Man accused of burglary

A Hudson man has been arrested for allegedly entering a woman’s apartment, stealing her phone and then disrobing before leaving.

Hudson Police received a call reporting a break-in at a residence at Hudson Terrace Apartments around 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. While at that call, officers were directed to another ongoing incident involving a man, later identified as 30-year-old El-Shamar T. Thornton, knocking on apartment windows within the vicinity wearing only his underwear.

Officers found Thornton and the victim, who told her that he forcibly entered her apartment, approached her and stole her phone. Then, he disrobed in the common hallway area of the apartment building after leaving her residence, police said.

Thornton was transported to Columbia Memorial Health Hospital for medical treatment. He then was taken to the Hudson Police Department to be processed on charges of robbery and burglary.

Thornton was arraigned in City of Hudson Court and then sent to Columbia County Jail without bail. He returned for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. He was held pending a mental health evaluation.