Crime
Cops: Samaritans foil robbery spree

Cops: Samaritans foil robbery spree

A hapless bandit’s effort to rob two women in the heart of Kingston’s Uptown nightlife district was foiled by civilians who took action, police said. According to Kingston police, the incident began around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 when Catskill resident Christopher D. Hasenflue snatched a purse from a woman eating at an outside...
Who killed Michael? Eight-year-old slaying remains mystery

Who killed Michael? Eight-year-old slaying remains mystery

On July 25, 2008, police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire 1,000 feet down a narrow, weed-choked lane connecting Route 32 and First Avenue at the site of the former Hudson Cement plant. When they arrived, they found a gray 2004 Nissan pickup truck engulfed in flames. Inside the cab, emergency...
Two wounded in Wednesday night shootings

Two wounded in Wednesday night shootings

The Kingston Police Department is seeking the public’s help with its investigation into gunplay on the night of Wednesday, July 13 which left two people with leg wounds. According to the KPD, officers responding to a 9:35 p.m. call to 70 Henry St. found a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg. About...
Massive noncompliance with SAFE Act

Massive noncompliance with SAFE Act

In January 2013, as the nation still mourned the Sandy Hook massacre, New York State enacted one of the nation’s strictest gun control laws. But three and a half years later, state records obtained after a lengthy court battle show that a key provision of the New York Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act —...
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...