Three juveniles arrested after shooting investigation


TOWN OF KINGSTON – Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three area juveniles on weapons and endangerment-related charges after a shooting investigation.

At about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, police responded to an occupied residence on Myers Road in the Town of Kingston for a report of the building being struck by gunfire.

Police developed a possible suspect vehicle that was located about a half hour later crossing the Mid-Hudson Bridge toward Poughkeepsie.

Following additional investigation, the three occupants were taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and clothing worn by one of the suspects. The search of the vehicle yielded a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Arrested were a 17-year-old girl from the Town of Esopus, a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, both from the City of Kingston.

They were all charged with felonies of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.

The girl was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly participating in the incident with the two boys.

The 14-year-old was released to a parent to reappear at Ulster County Probation for potential juvenile delinquency proceedings in family court.

Both the 16- and 17-year-were arraigned as adolescent offenders in Ulster County Family Court Youth Part and released to reappear on a later date.

The identities of all three were withheld as they may be eligible for juvenile delinquency/youthful offender status.

Ulster Sheriff’s detectives were assisted by the State Police and Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible, police said.