KPD cracks garden-gnome caper

Photo: Dan Barton

Photo: Dan Barton

It didn’t take long for the KPD’s Sherlock Gnomes to bust a pair of Kingston teens who allegedly stole “numerous” lawn ornaments from city yards.

According to the KPD, shortly after midnight on Monday, May 18, they received a report of the theft of lawn ornaments from a home on Clifton Avenue. Patrol Division personnel investigated and less than an hour later, found in Hutton Park and arrested Qumari Hylton-Jackson, 19, and an 18-year-old male they declined to identify and charged both with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, and breaking the city ordinance of being in a park after the park had closed. Both were processed and released with appearance tickets for court.

Police ask that anyone who had a lawn ornament swiped in the 24 hours preceding midnight Sunday, May 17, give them a call at (845) 331-1671. Callers should be prepared to describe the ornament in question, police said.


There are 2 comments

  1. MaryAnn

    THE HORROR!! I sincerely hope these gnomes were found safe! If there were liberating the gnomes it would be one thing, but I’d hate to see this as a senseless destruction of the innocent gnomes. 🙁

  2. George Bain

    I think that it is phe-gnome-enal that the police captured these villains! I wonder if they had help from the Department of Gnome-land Security.

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