Po­lice make ar­rest in armed rob­beries

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Diane Pineiro-Zucker dpzucker@free­manon­line.com di­aneat­free­man on Twit­ter

KINGSTON >> A mul­ti­a­gency po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the ar­rest of a man sus­pected in armed rob­beries in Kingston and New Paltz, city po­lice said Tues­day.

Bryan T. Avery, 42, of Sam­sonville Road, Ker­honk­son, was ar- rested by mem­bers of the Kingston, New Paltz and town of Ul­ster po­lice on Mon­day and charged by Kingston po­lice with one felony count of rob­bery and one mis­de­meanor count of crim­i­nal con­tempt. Kingston po­lice Det. Lt. Thierry Croizer said the crim­i­nal con­tempt charge stemmed from an out­stand­ing war­rant.

New Paltz Po­lice Chief Joseph Sny­der said Avery would be charged by New Paltz po­lice Tues­day af­ter­noon with an ad­di­tional felony count of rob­bery.

On Sun­day, at about 9:20 p.m., Kingston po­lice were called to in­ves­ti­gate a rob­bery at the Dol­lar Gen­eral store at 363 Fox­hall Ave., po­lice said. “It be­came ap­par­ent that a male sub­ject had en­tered the store, dis­played what ap­peared to be a dark-col­ored hand­gun and de­manded cash from the reg­is­ter and the clerk’s wal­let,” ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

At about 8:06 p.m. Mon­day, as the Kingston in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der way, New Paltz po­lice re­ported a sim­i­lar rob­bery at a Shell gaso­line sta­tion at 490 Main St. in the town, Sny­der said.

Work­ing to­gether, the agen­cies de­ter­mined the same ve­hi­cle had been used in the two rob­beries, Kingston po­lice said.

A short time later, town of Ul­ster po­lice found the ve­hi­cle parked at a mo­tel on state Route 28 in the town, Kingston po­lice said.

Sny­der said the hand­gun be­lieved to have been used in the rob­bery, as well as ad­di­tional ev­i­dence, were re­cov­ered by po­lice.

Avery was ar­raigned in Kingston City Court and sent to the Ul­ster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on the rob­bery charge and $5,000 bail on the con­tempt charge.


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