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.