CRIME & SAFETY
Accused 'Serial' Drug Dealer From Yonkers Nabbed After Yearlong Investigation
The probe into cocaine and crack cocaine being sold in Ulster County was launched in November 2022 by the City of Kingston Police Department and Town of Ulster Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in response to a growing number of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses of a suspected substance sold in glassine envelopes marked with a “Moet stamp.”
Duo Nabbed For Identity Theft, Drug Possession At Yorktown Bank, Police Say
Both Dutchess County resident Duane Pelt of Fishkill, age 59, and Suffolk County resident Kevin Weiss of East Hampton, age 23, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov 29 in connection with an alleged identity theft incident in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced. According to the department, around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, officers...
Three Dutchess County Jail Inmates Face Additional Charges for Separate Violations
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of three individuals, all already in Dutchess County Jail. They were involved in separate incidents and remain in jail.
Repeat Offender Arrested in Ulster County Fentanyl Drug Bust
Law enforcement in Ulster County apprehended a Yonkers man for the second time in connection with criminal sale and possession of drugs.
Weekly Safety Report: Gun Possession, Fires, and Robberies Impact Dutchess County
This week in Dutchess County, New York, several incidents occurred involving gun possession, fires, and robberies. The incidents included a 17-year-old charged with possession of a stolen gun, a family losing everything in a house fire, gunshots striking a home's front door, two gas stations being robbed at gunpoint, and three individuals charged with separate offenses while in jail.
Three arrested for peddling fentanyl and xylazine in Ulster
KINGSTON – Police in the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster have arrested three people for selling glassine envelopes with fentanyl and xylazine, an animal tranquilizer that is extremely dangerous to humans. Following a three-month investigation into drug sales that began in August, police arrested Matthew Felton, Kanita...
25 indicted in Capital Region drug trafficking ring
Twenty-five individuals are facing charges following the takedown of a reported drug trafficking ring operating in the Capital Region.
Reason For I-84 Lane Closure: Car Causes 4 Fires In Upstate New York
We learned the very odd reason why police had to close part of I-84 in the Hudson Valley. In its latest "DEC Forest Rangers - Week in Review" which highlights recent statewide forest ranger actions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the cause of fire in a wooded area behind Interstate 84 in Dutchess County.
Hudson Valley Family Loses Everything in ‘Life-Altering’ Fire
While most families were enjoying the extended holiday weekend, one couple was attempting to piece their lives back together after a massive house fire. In the early morning on Black Friday, a fire broke out at the home of William and JoAnn Mikulak. By the time first responders were able to extinguish the flames the couple had lost all of their possessions and their home.
Weekly Safety Report: Shots Fired, Shooting, and New Charges in Dutchess County, New York
Several incidents occurred in Dutchess County, New York this week, including shots fired in Poughkeepsie, a shooting in Beacon, and new charges filed against a jailed inmate. These incidents involved criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny, criminal mischief, and violation of an order of protection. The police responded promptly to these incidents, and the injured individuals received medical treatment.
Sentencing delayed for man convicted in connection to deadly stabbing death of Arlington High School student
Although acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, Ortiz-Ocampo was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon.
5 Hospitalized After Crash That Caused Taconic Parkway Closure
Five people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash that caused the closure of a stretch of the Taconic State Parkway.It happened in Dutchess County on Friday, Nov. 24 on the northbound side in La Grange.A Columbia County man, age 22, from the city of Hudson, was operating a 2010 Chevy Col…
Weekly Safety Report: Parolee Arrested with Gun and Drugs, Rosendale Man Admits Guilt in 2019 Kingston Murder
Two incidents occurred in Kingston, New York this week. In the first incident, a parolee was arrested for possessing a loaded gun and a substantial amount of crack cocaine. The arrest was made during a home check conducted by Kingston Police and the State Division of Parole. In the second incident, a Rosendale man admitted guilt in a 2019 murder that took place in Kingston. The victim was identified as Myron Moye Jr. This marked the second murder in one week for the city. Three suspects have been arrested and charged for the crime.
Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers in Dutchess County This Weekend
Dutchess County Sherriff Kirk Imperati issues a warning to anyone planning on driving in Dutchess County this holiday weekend. As the holidays quickly approach, one Hudson Valley area Sheriff has announced that his office will be participating in a special statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign to crack down on impaired driving during the national Thanksgiving holiday.
K9s ready to take bite out of crime (GALLERY)
POUGHKEEPSIE – Six canines have completed the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office K9 Academy and are deployed to assist law enforcement in Dutchess and Putnam counties. Bruiser, a one-year-old Bloodhound, was certified in tracking in October and with his handler, Lieutenant Petrus, has already assisted in locating a missing person.