Crime
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...
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...