05 March 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

On March 4, 2022,  at approximately 6:37 p.m., New York State Police in Kingston investigated an Ulster County 911 phone call from a male who stated he was holding subjects hostage at the Rodeway Inn, 239 Forest Hill Drive in the Town of Ulster.  Investigation revealed that 29-year old Kingston resident Scipio D. Dubois was holding 3 children, aged 4, 2 and 1 years old, without permission and against their parent’s will in a room at the inn.  New York State Police Investigators trained in negotiations made telephonic contact with Dubois, but he refused to release the children or to exit the room.  The NewYork State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) made entry into the room and safely extracted the children.  Dubois was taken into custody and arrested for Kidnapping 2nd (B Felony), Unlawful Imprisonment 1st (E Felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A Misdemeanor), and Menacing 3rd (B Misdemeanor).  He was arraigned at the Town of Ulster Court and remanded to Ulster County Jail.  The State Police were assisted by the Town of Ulster Police Department, Ulster County Sheriff’s Department and Ulster County Mobile Mental Health.

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