Crime
Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two men are facing child endangerment charges after, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said, a toddler in their care ended up in the middle of Lucas Avenue and almost got hit by traffic. According to deputies, on Saturday, Jan. 16 at about 4:50 p.m., they responded to several 911 calls reporting a small child in the...
Sheriff’s office looking to get a drone in the sky

Sheriff’s office looking to get a drone in the sky

Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum says his department is ready to join the growing list of police agencies which employ aerial drones for everything from reconstructing traffic accidents to resolving armed standoffs. “We’re looking into it,” said Van Blarcum this week. “I definitely think it’s something we could use.” Van Blarcum said the department’s...
Deputies charge Kingston man with abandoning dog

Deputies charge Kingston man with abandoning dog

A Kingston man who, sheriff deputies say, dumped his dog in the Town of Rochester on New Year’s Eve, is now facing animal cruelty charges. Deputies on Sunday, Jan. 10 arrested Ryan McIntosh and charged him with the state Agriculture and Markets Law misdemeanors of abandonment and animal cruelty. According to deputies, on Jan. 5, they...
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...