KINGSTON – A Kingston man, who was first wanted for a traffic infraction
in the city, was arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with felony
drug possession and assault.
Members of the URGENT Task Force initiated a traffic stop on the Boulevard near Klingberg Avenue in the City of Kingston. But, Recardo Langston, 31, fled toward Greenkill Avenue, striking property at a home on the Boulevard. He then led police from area agencies on a brief pursuit, which ended when his car crashed on Abeel Street near Wilbur Avenue after striking another building. He took off on foot but was apprehended by URGENT members and a K-9
A police vehicle also was damaged after striking Langston’s vehicle when he abruptly stopped.
Langston was found in possession of over four ounces of cocaine and was observed trying to discard portions of it during the pursuit.
He was treated at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Broadway Campus Hospital for injuries sustained from being apprehended by the K-9.
A person who was inside a house that was struck sustained minor injuries and a police officer sustained knee and shoulder injuries sustained during the vehicle crash and foot pursuit.
Langston was charged with drug possession, assault, reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, reckless driving, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a vehicle, and several traffic infractions. He is in the Ulster County Jail without bail.