Police who responded to a domestic dispute call in Hillsdale say they were fired upon by a man who was later found in a nearby car and arrested without further incident.
A steamed Joe Sinagra, the current Saugerties police chief, says former SPD chief Greg Hulbert might lose his pistol permit. “The county has the purview of suspending that person’s firearm privileges, or even to terminate them,” said Sinagra. “As responsible gun owners, we don’t leave any guns — loaded or unloaded — in vehicles.”
According to police, Seth P. Lyons laid out for them a horrific sequence of events that began with a missing cell phone and ended with Anthony Garro Jr. beaten to death, stripped naked and left beneath a pile of brush.
Two handguns, a retired police ID card, badge, security ID and pistol permit were stolen.
Police said the man was having sexual relations with 16-year-old girl at his residence in the city of Kingston between October and November of this year.
Her husband had been ill for years and suffering from severe back pain, and “slowly killing himself” with alcohol. She said she saved nearly 100 pain pills for him to consume, along with alcohol, to end his life. “I aided him,” she said. The judge said he planned to sentence her to 2-6 years in prison.
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.
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.
The circumstances of Anthony Garro Jr.’s demise, beaten to death beneath a bridge known as a hangout for homeless alcoholics, were a long way from his beginnings as the beloved adopted son of an Ivy League-educated scientist and academic and a special education teacher who struggled to help him overcome the aftereffects of alcohol-related brain damage done to him in utero.
Solane Verraine, the Phoenicia woman charged with helping her husband, Johnny Asia, commit suicide last November, has been offered a deal: plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter, with a sentence of 2-7 years in prison.