Kohl’s caper crumbles

kt logoA three-person scheme to shoplift from the Kohl’s in the Town of Ulster Saturday night didn’t go quite as planned, resulting in three arrests.

According to Town of Ulster police, at about 8:15 the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, they received a report that a shoplifting incident involving multiple suspects was in progress at Kohl’s in the Dena Marie Plaza. When police got there, they discovered the suspects trying to escape in a silver SUV, but were able to stop the vehicle and two women were taken into custody. But, police said, a third male suspect ran away from them and then stole a 2001 Ford F-350 pickup from the parking lot. The suspect made his escape, fleeing onto Frank Sottile Boulevard, then to Route 32 south. Police said they called off the pursuit after the truck entered the City of Kingston, due to the suspect hitting another vehicle’s front bumper. (The occupants of the uninvolved vehicle were treated at the scene, police said.)

Police said a county-wide alert was issues for the vehicle and suspect; both were found by the New Paltz Police.


The probe is continuing, police said, adding that charges are pending for the alleged truck thief, Christopher Rega, 24, of Saugerties.

Arrested at the scene was Marianne K. Buboltz, 23, of Port Ewen. She was charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor fifth-degree conspiracy for, police allege, stealing merchandise with a value over $1,200, characterized by the police as mostly assorted clothing.

Charged with the misdemeanors of fourth-degree criminal facilitation and fifth-degree conspiracy was Catherine T. Buboltz, 22, of Port Ewen.

Both Buboltzes were arraigned in Ulster Town Court and sent to Ulster County Jail; Marianne on $10,000 bail and Catherine on $5,000 bail pending a future court appearance.


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