New York Man Arrested in Ulster Trying to Steal from Bank
A man was caught by police leaving an Ulster County bank with cash that was fraudulently taken from an account. It was quite the scene outside of the Trustco Bank on Ulster Ave as Ulster County detectives along with special agents of Homeland Security arrested a Bronx man after he allegedly committed wire fraud and numerous bank scams while at the popular bank.
Struggling marijuana farms urge N.Y. to allow sales at farmers' markets
MILTON, N.Y. -- New York's Office of Cannabis Management wants to allow sales of marijuana products at farmers' markets and festivals, a stop-gap measure intended to help licensed growers who are struggling to make ends meet. To plant, or not to plant? That is the million-dollar question for 200 New York marijuana farmers, including Hepworth Farms on the banks of the Hudson River in Ulster County. "There are farmers that hold licenses that are questioning whether they can or cannot because they didn't sell last year's crop," said Amy Hepworth, of the 105-year-old farm. "We have finished product that's ready for distribution."Read...
Headlines: Charges dropped against Wallkill cop, Ulster bank scam, crash snaps telephone pole
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Ulster County Jail Inmate Arrested Following Multiple Incidents
Today's story comes straight from the Ulster County Jail where a number of events lead to an inmate recently being arrested. What caused these events to occur in the first place is unclear but I would assume being in jail and getting arrested again can't possibly look good on your record. Probably would be fair to assume that it won't help with getting out of jail sooner but I'm jumping ahead of myself so let's get to the details.
Man arrested in Ulster following fraud and scam investigation
A Bronx man has been arrested in Ulster following an investigation involving wire fraud and bank scams, according to police.
Ulster County to host Juneteenth Freedom Celebration
KINGSTON- Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger has announced that Ulster County Government will host a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration on Friday, June 16, 2023, followed by a screening of the movie, Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal. The Juneteenth Freedom Celebration event will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m....
Man Using Fake ID Nabbed Withdrawing Cash From Town Of Ulster Bank, Police Say
Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office report the arrest on Wednesday, May 24, of Justice Amoh, of the Bronx, following an investigation involving wire fraud and bank scams, said Lt. Joseph Sciutto of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office and special agents from...
3 Connecticut men arrested in burglaries spanning multiple Hudson Valley counties
The men are facing several charges, including felony burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.
Bronx man arrested in Ulster County
TOWN OF ULSTER – A Bronx man has been arrested by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation involving wire fraud and bank scams. Just before 1 p.m. on May 24, sheriff’s detectives and special agents from the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations responded to Trustco Bank in the Town of Ulster after receiving information that Justice Amoh, 34, was at the bank withdrawing money from a fraudulent account linked to illegal wire fraud, money scams, and bank scams.
Saugerties Man Nabbed With Gun, 16-Round Magazine, Police Say
Ulster County resident Aiden M. Becnel, age 21, of Saugerties, around 4 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, said Chief Joseph Sinagra, of the Saugerties Police. At the time of his arrest, Becnel was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun containing a loaded 17-round magazine, Sinagra said. Becnel...
Port Jervis man arrested in Ulster County with assault rifle without serial number
SAUGERTIES – A Port Jervis man who identified himself as the sergeant at arms for the Red Devils Motorcycle Club, was arrested in the Village of Saugerties after he was found in possession of an assault rifle without a serial number, two magazines loaded with 10 rounds each of 7.62 ammunition along with 120 additional rounds.
State legislature approves Ulster County’s request to increase bed tax
KINGSTON – The state legislature Thursday passed legislation requested by Ulster County permitting it to raise the occupancy tax on hotel, motel, and short-term rental stays from two percent to four percent. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assembly Member Sarahana Shrestha, now awaits the governor’s signature.
Ulster County could double taxes for hotels, Airbnbs
KINGSTON — Ulster County could see its occupancy tax double if Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a bill allowing the increase. The tax, which applies to hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and short-term rentals such as Airbnbs, currently sits at 2 percent after the Ulster County legislature reinstated it in 2005.
Letter: Social justice needed for locals, immigrants alike
For six years, volunteers with Ulster Immigrant Defense Network have welcomed immigrants newly arriving in Ulster County. Similar support groups are working across New York state. Our new immigrant neighbors have left dangerous and unsupportable conditions in their homelands, and they’ve had harrowing journeys to get here. Even though they are better off here, they are forced to take low-paying jobs and their basic human needs, including food, housing, and healthcare, are still not secure.
Dutchess Sheriffs Arrest Thieves Who Burglarized Rhinebeck Mobil Station And Other Businesses
Three men, all from the Burlington-Bristol area of Connecticut, have been arrested in connection with a string of commercial burglaries in Dutchess and Ulster counties, one of which hit the Convenience Corner Mobil at 142 East Market Street in Rhinebeck. The incidents have occurred over approximately the last three weeks, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's office. "We're grateful that […]
Trailer: 'Stay Awake,' Film Shot In Mid-Hudson Valley Opens In Saugerties
“Stay Awake," which is directed and written by Jamie Sisley, will be screening in Ulster County at the Upstate Films Orpheum Theatre at 156 Main Street in Saugerties on:. Saturday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 7 p.m. (Live Zoom Q/A with writer/director Jamie Sisley) Saturday, June 17, 2:15...
The Harvest of the Empire and Protection of gender expression in Ulster County
Good Friday friends! Today in La Voz with Mariel Fiori is immigration and culture day. In her column Talking about the heart, what they didn't tell us, the teacher Maritza del Razo continued the analysis of the work The Harvest of the Empire, the history of Latinos in the United States, by journalist Juan González.
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