Town of Ulster
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...
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...
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...
Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

The Ulster Police PBA is putting on a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW post at 708 East Chester St. to raise money for retired chief Anthony Cruise, who’s recovering from cancer. All proceeds will go to the Cruise family to help with expenses. It’s $10 a plate or...
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...
Police: Kingston teen hit by train

Police: Kingston teen hit by train

A 19-year-old Kingston man was struck by a CSX freight train Friday evening while walking on the tracks, Town of Ulster police said, adding that they believe he was using earbuds at the time of the accident. According to police, the incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The man had just gotten off...
Town gives up rights to repurchase RRA land, so solar plan may proceed

Town gives up rights to repurchase RRA land, so solar plan may proceed

Last month, the Town of Ulster formally relinquished its rights to repurchase its former landfill on Frank Sottile Boulevard from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA), a move which allows the agency and county to proceed with a planned solar energy array. According to Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA) officials, the proposed 8,300-panel...
Hugh Reynolds: Drug wars

Hugh Reynolds: Drug wars

It should come as no surprise to those reading the police beat, or more sadly, obituaries, that we have a serious problem with heroin addiction in our communities. A year ago, Ulster County Legislature Chairman John Parete appointed a citizen coalition to look into the problems and causes, and offer recommendations. The commission, headed by...
Ulster police seek help in finding 14-year-old

Ulster police seek help in finding 14-year-old

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, the Ulster town police reported that Shadai had been located. The Ulster Police Department is investigating a missing persons complaint involving Shadai J. Champagne, a 14-year-old African-American female, who left her home on Sunday, Sept. 6 following, police said, a disagreement with her mother. Shadai, police said, stands five-feet-two and weighs...
Police seek help to find missing 16-year-old girl

Police seek help to find missing 16-year-old girl

      UPDATE: Ulster police say she’s been located. The Ulster town police are asking for the public to help them locate a 16-year-old girl who’s been missing since Sunday evening. According to the police, Ashley M. Terbush, described as a white female, standing 5’6″ tall and weighing 150 pounds, was last seen Sunday...
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...
Hugh Reynolds: Questions and answers in Ulster town

Hugh Reynolds: Questions and answers in Ulster town

It could have been a town hall meeting just about any place in the region, or upstate, for that matter — leaders of a political party grilling candidates on their views and records. This event took place this week in the new senior center next door to Ulster’s town hall in Lake Katrine, hosted by...