Crime

Woodstock sees uptick in crime

Woodstock sees uptick in crime

Woodstock police chief Clayton Keefe told the town board last week that he needed to have an officer conduct investigative work to deal with an uptick in crime and lighten the workload for the town’s only detective.

In Kingston, shootings are down, but anxiety is up

In Kingston, shootings are down, but anxiety is up

There have been no new shooting incidents in Kingston since a local collaboration with state and county authorities was announced early last month. Increased numbers of police on the streets does reduce violent crime, but it can also escalate tensions among people who are fearful of police interactions. Chief Egidio Tinti has announced some of the statistics from the past month since the effort was launched. A police commission meeting on September 9 will allow residents to share their concerns.

Suspect in thefts from parked cars in New Paltz arrested

Suspect in thefts from parked cars in New Paltz arrested

New Paltz police have been investigating a series of burglaries and larcenies that occurred between July 14 and July 21. According to police chief Robert Lucchesi, the department received reports of a burglary and criminal mischief to a local car wash on two separate occasions and several reports of theft from parked vehicles.

Kingston shootings: State & county collaboration announced to address increased incidents  

Kingston shootings: State & county collaboration announced to address increased incidents  

As the number of reported shootings this summer in Kingston climbs, the mayor and police chief have announced a wide collaboration among law enforcement agencies to address crime in the city. The result will be more police officers visible on the streets to deter or prevent crime, and more personnel working on solving crimes that have already been committed. State troopers, sheriff’s deputies, Kingston city and Ulster town police will be involved in the effort, as well as staffers from the district attorney’s office.

Kingston shooting this morning followed dispute; no one injured

Kingston shooting this morning followed dispute; no one injured

Today, August 5, around 9:25 a.m., members of the Kingston Police Department responded to a report of a shot being fired in the area of the intersection of Henry and Pine streets. An investigation into the incident indicates that this was not a random incident, but a dispute between multiple individuals that escalated into a shot being fired during the confrontation. There were no reported injuries