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Police: Man caught trying to break into Warren St. café

Contributed photoMatthew Donovan
May 15, 2018 07:26 pm

HUDSON — A Hudson man was caught attempting to break into a city business, police said Tuesday.

Matthew Donovan, 28, was charged with third-degree attempted burglary, a class E felony; and possession of burglar tolls, a class A misdemeanor, according to a statement from Hudson police.

Police arrested and charged Donovan after he was found attempting to break into Nolita Bakery Café, 454 Warren St. at about 1:54 a.m. Monday, according to police.

Officers were received a call about a white man in a black-hooded sweatshirt attempting to break into the rear door of the café, according to police.

Police arrived on scene and caught Donovan in the act and saw him wearing blue rubber gloves, police said.

Donovan attempted to unlock the café’s back door with a kitchen knife and was immediately arrested, according to police.

Donovan was taken to Columbia County Jail on $7,500 cash bail. He is scheduled to return to Hudson City Court on May 22.

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