Connor Chargois, 18, was arrested more than a month ago, after threatening social posts triggered a police response that yielded a cache of illegal weapons.
Over a week in mid-February, an ad hoc team of FBI agents, state troopers, Kingston cops and Investigators with the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office relied on a combination of old-school police work and cutting-edge technology to identify and capture four gang members wanted in connection with the October 2017 murder of a suspected informant in Saugerties and the Feb. 2 slaying of a rival gang member in Queens.
‘They were asked, “Why Kingston?” And the answer was, “Because nobody hassles us, nobody asks questions so we settle in here.” We heard that more than once.’
Cops are looking for more potential victims of a Kingston man who they say ran a scam that involved soliciting rides from motorists, then pressuring them for money.
An indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court this week contained new details of a brutal slaying allegedly committed by members of a violent street gang at the Turkey Point state forest in Saugerties last year. In the indictment, prosecutors charge that a three-man “cancha,” or cell, of the 18th Street Gang based in Kingston helped a downstate associate murder a suspected informant and later sheltered him after he gunned down a member of a rival gang on a Queens street.
The Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team this week announced the conclusion of a three-month undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 28 alleged drug dealers from all corners of Ulster County.
Solane Verraine, who pled guilty to assisting her husband, Johnny Asia, to commit suicide in Phoenicia in November 2016, has been released from the Ulster County jail.
Myra Mabry, 48, a doctor of osteopathic medicine residing in Catskill, was arrested today and charged with distributing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose.
Henry Reilly, the 23-year-old Saugerties man charged with the federal crime of making a terroristic threat March 1, pled guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an incident in Woodstock Town Court Thursday afternoon, March 8.
Dozens of warnings about the Florida school shooter went unheeded. Local officials aren’t taking any chances. But is it possible to be too vigilant?