Crime
Nunez walks … but for how long?

Nunez walks … but for how long?

A Kingston dentist accused in the 2011 poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But Dr. Gilberto Nunez still faces the prospect of years behind bars — the nine-man, three-woman jury also convicted him of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme...
Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

A New Paltz man is facing a child endangerment charge after, Ulster County sheriff deputies said, he left his infant alone in a car while he went to the DMV in Uptown Kingston. According to deputies, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15, Seth Peress-Teeter, 35, had left the child by his or herself in a vehicle in...
Nunez not guilty of murder

Nunez not guilty of murder

Kingston dentist Dr. Gilberto Nunez, accused in the poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival, Tom Kolman, was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But a jury found Nunez guilty of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme to break up Tom and Linda Kolman. The nine-man, three-woman jury...
Pathologist testifies at Nunez's murder trial

Pathologist testifies at Nunez’s murder trial

  The discovery of Thomas Kolman’s body in his car in a gym parking lot was the beginning of an exhaustive effort to find out what killed him. Nine months later, after two exhumations and multiple rounds of toxicology screening, pathologist Dr. Michael Sikirica determined that the 44-year-old Saugerties resident likely died after ingesting coffee...
Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Obsession. Manipulation. Deception. According to prosecutor MaryEllen Albanese, those three motives are what drove Kingston dentist Gilberto Nunez to kill his best friend and romantic rival Thomas Kolman Jr. with a lethal dose of a sedative in a Town of Ulster parking lot back in November 2011. But Nunez’s defense counsel, Gerald Shargel, pushed back,...
State troopers: Man used cell to video female co-workers using bathroom

State troopers: Man used cell to video female co-workers using bathroom

According to state police, a 31-year-old Kingston man used a cell phone to take videos of his female co-workers using the workplace bathrooms at a Town of Ulster business. Raul DeJesus Alarcon Martinez, said state police, was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a Class E felony. The restroom where the videos were shot was not...
Kingstonian Devin Gray among three charged with prison-yard slay

Kingstonian Devin Gray among three charged with prison-yard slay

A Kingston man serving 15 years behind bars for his role in a June 2014 shootout at a city housing complex is one of three men accused of a prison yard murder at an upstate correctional facility. Devin Gray, 22, has been in prison since February 2015 when he was sentenced to 15 years following...
KPD’s undercover unit getting body cams

KPD’s undercover unit getting body cams

The Kingston Police Department is taking an unusual approach to its efforts to make body cameras standard equipment for its officers. Instead of cops on routine patrol, the first KPD personnel to hit the streets wearing cameras will be members of the detective squad who handle some of the department’s most sensitive investigations. The first...
KPD officer charged with DWI

KPD officer charged with DWI

An officer with the Kingston Police Department is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated, state police say, after he flipped his car on Lucas Avenue in the Town of Ulster on Sunday. According to state troopers, 36-year-old Nicholas P. Kozack of Stone Ridge was going south on Lucas when he failed to make a left...
Guard, woman charged with sneaking drugs into jail

Guard, woman charged with sneaking drugs into jail

A county corrections officer and a Saugerties woman are both facing felony charges after, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies say, the two had been working to smuggle drugs into the Ulster County Jail. According to deputies, corrections officers had “developed information” that a woman had been passing drugs to a CO, who in turn would bring...
Bat attack leads to charges

Bat attack leads to charges

A Kingston man is facing felony charges after he allegedly tried to settle a dispute with a baseball bat. Tyrone S. McMillian, 45, was arrested on Jan. 23 at noon following the incident in the Town of Ulster. According to Ulster town police, McMillian confronted an acquaintance with a baseball bat following an earlier dispute....
New federal status opens world of connections for cops battling heroin

New federal status opens world of connections for cops battling heroin

Local law enforcement officials say Ulster County’s new designation as a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” will give them new tools to cope with the heroin epidemic ravaging Hudson Valley communities. The HIDTA program dates back to 1988 when it was launched in five regions, including New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, as part...