Crime

Long a haven for homeless, Kingston killing site gets a cleanup

Long a haven for homeless, Kingston killing site gets a cleanup

The railroad cut where Anthony Garro Jr.’s body was found last week has long served as a convenient shortcut for foot-mobile Midtown residents to get to work or shopping at Kingston plaza. But the sunken right of way running through densely populated neighborhoods has also earned a reputation as a gritty corridor where homeless alcoholics and drug users congregate, and prostitutes ply their trade.

Kingston Police warn of “Porch Pirates”

Kingston Police warn of “Porch Pirates”

The holiday season can be a boon for thieves. Flat-screen television boxes at the curb mean a nice new television inside. A dark house could mean the homeowners are away visiting family. Another crime, growing as more choose to shop online, is to steal deliveries from a porch before the resident returns home to bring it inside.