CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Bust, Gunshots, Fatal Crash, and Vandalism in Ulster County, New York
This week in Ulster County, New York, law enforcement made several arrests and responded to incidents involving drugs, gunshots, a fatal crash caused by a drugged driver, and vandalism.
Weekly Safety Report: Sentencing, Judgment, Arrests, and Robberies Raise Concerns in Dutchess County, New York
This week in Dutchess County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a sentencing for a violent criminal, a judgment awarded to a former inmate who was paralyzed after a hospital beating, an arrest in connection with a shooting, the arrest of a five-time convicted felon, a sentencing for an attack on police officers, and the charging of a woman in two armed robberies.
Ulster BOCES teacher arrested for official misconduct
KINGSTON – A 70-year-old Ulster BOCES teacher has been arrested and charged with official misconduct for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student at the BOCES Career and Technical Center in the Town of Esopus. It is alleged that Ronnie Green of Ellenville provided a student with...
Upstate New York Woman Stole Meds Used To Save Pet’s Lives
A veterinary technician from the Hudson Valley was caught stealing life-saving oncology medications used to treat pets with cancer. Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced a veterinary technician from Dutchess County was found guilty after a jury trial. Veterinary Technician Convicted of Grand Larceny and Possessing Stolen Property...
Kingston man convicted for felony DWI
KINGSTON – A 43-year-old Kingston man pled guilty to all charges against him during a jury trial charging him with the felony of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated. Jason Allen entered the guilty plea on Tuesday, the second day of a trial. The...
Ellenville man arrested on drug sale charges
An Ellenville man has been arrested following a drug sale investigation, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.
Three Dutchess County Jail Inmates Face Additional Charges for Violating Court Orders
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three prisoners for breaking court orders. Bishmi Thrasher, Saed Ramadan, and Michael Winchcombe were already in the Dutchess County Jail when they contacted people they were ordered not to.
Former Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra speaks out
Former Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra believes he was forced out by the town board earlier this year. “It was a smokescreen,” Sinagra said in an interview with Hudson Valley One. “They just didn’t want me there any longer. I didn’t do anything wrong.”. Sinagra...
DEC: Suspect ticketed for hunting on private property
The deer was donated to the New York Venison Donation Coalition to help feed the hungry.
Dutchess County Drug Task Force Bolsters Fight Against Opioid Crisis with Additional Investigators
The Dutchess County Drug Task Force has stated that additional investigators will join the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. The Task Force, made up of members from various local law enforcement agencies, aims to arrest drug dealers to reduce overdose deaths. The new investigators will enhance the Task Force's ability to remove harmful narcotics, including Fentanyl, from the community.
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.
New Paltz Residents Invited to Attend Police Commission Meeting on 12/12/23
The New Paltz Police Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The location is the Town of New Paltz Community Center at 3 Veterans Drive. The meeting will be live-streamed and available for later viewing on YouTube.
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...
Ulster County state police officer dies of 9/11-related illness
The New York State Police has announced the passing of Christopher Rock, a retired technical sergeant with the New York State Police. New York State Police say technical sergeant Rock died on Sunday from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Driver arrested for DUI, gun possession after honking at Kingston police
KINGSTON — A man was arrested late last night after he repeatedly honked his horn at police officers assisting at a motor vehicle crash on Main St. and refused to comply with their orders. The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. when a white BMW driven by the unidentified...
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...
Sheriff Figueroa to “I.G.N.I.T.E.” Inmates’ Minds
The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Juan Figueroa announced last Friday they will be starting a new jail program from the National Sheriffs’ Association I.G.N.I.T.E. (Individual Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education). The program is a nation-wide jail initiative that prepares incarcerated individuals for reintegrating back to society after incarceration and makes jails safer.