Crime
Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Ulster County sheriff’s deputies seized 27 pounds of marijuana from a Freehold man following a traffic stop on Col. Chandler Drive, according to the countywide URGENT task force. According to URGENT, the task force has since April 2015 been probing a pot trafficking operation based around Kingston and the towns of Esopus and Ulster. Last...
KPD charges teen as Midtown shooter

KPD charges teen as Midtown shooter

Kingston police Wednesday night arrested the man they said pulled the trigger during the Monday, Dec. 7 altercation on a Midtown street that ended with gunfire which left one man wounded and residents of a nearby senior housing complex rattled. The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 when Kingston police responded to...
KPD probes Bruyn Ave. shooting

KPD probes Bruyn Ave. shooting

The Kingston Police Department is saying there’s no danger to the public after a 2:10 p.m. shooting on Monday, Dec. 7 left a 24-year-old male wounded. According to a press release from the KPD, officers responded to a reports of a man being chased by “several individuals with a gun.” When they got to the...
Suicide pact survivor to get probation

Suicide pact survivor to get probation

The survivor of an apparent suicide pact in Kingston has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of promoting a suicide attempt and will be sentenced next month to five years probation, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. The conviction of 63-year-old Paul Egan of West Chestnut Street stems from the death of Catherine...
Kohl's caper crumbles

Kohl’s caper crumbles

A three-person scheme to shoplift from the Kohl’s in the Town of Ulster Saturday night didn’t go quite as planned, resulting in three arrests. According to Town of Ulster police, at about 8:15 the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, they received a report that a shoplifting incident involving multiple suspects was in progress at Kohl’s...
Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

A Kingston woman is facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after, police said, she let her child get into a fight with another kid, and stood by and watched the action. According to the Kingston Police Department, on Tuesday, July 14, members of the KPD’s Special Investigations Unit got word that a fight was about to...
Multiple charges in Wall Street attack

Multiple charges in Wall Street attack

According to Kingston police, a 22-year-old man burglarized and assaulted Wall Street resident on Sunday, July 5. Bryant “BJ” Williams, 22, allegedly forced his way into Wall Street residence and assaulted a 38-year-old man. Another resident, a 21-year-old woman, had an order of protection against Williams, police said. After she called to report the assault,...
Ismail Shabazz charged with felony gun possession

Ismail Shabazz charged with felony gun possession

A well-known Midtown Kingston community activist is accused of recruiting gang members into a black radical group, selling illegal guns and advocating violence against police in a case with roots in the four-decades long hunt for an alleged cop-killer from an earlier era of American radicalism. But friends and neighbors of Ismail Shabazz say they...
Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

A Friday, May 29 undercover sting with cops posing as johns and using websites such as the infamous hooker-hookup site backpage.com resulted in four prostitution arrests – all of out-of-towners – and a man getting busted for pot, the Kingston Police Department and the Town of Ulster Police Department said. According to police, the KPD’s Special...
KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, the Kingston Police Department identified the officer who shot 18-year-old Alex Jeffries as Officer Steven Fellows, a decorated 22-year policeman and 14-year KPD veteran. Its release also stated that Fellows has been reassigned to “an administrative assignment” until the state police and Ulster County District Attorney’s Office finish...
Troopers ID man shot by KPD

Troopers ID man shot by KPD

The state police have identified the man shot by a Kingston Police officer late Wednesday night as 18-year-old Alex Jeffries of Kingston. According to troopers, who are running the investigation into the shooting at the request of the Kingston Police Department, KPD officers responding to a burglar alarm at the Chase bank at the Kingston...
KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

A Kingston Police Department officer shot a man after the man pointed “what appeared to be a handgun” at officers responding to a burglary report at the Chase Bank in the Kingston Plaza late Thursday night, according to a release posted on the department’s Facebook page. The release stated that at about 11:50 p.m. on...