Three Kingston men allegedly stole 22 pounds of hemp from local farm: police – Poughkeepsie Journal


Three Kingston men allegedly stole 22 pounds of hemp from local farm: police - Poughkeepsie Journal

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Three Kingston men allegedly stole 22 pounds of hemp plants from a Red Hook farm Thursday evening, according to Town of Red Hook Police. 

Around 5:30 p.m. police were called to a local farm for reports of a suspicious vehicle and a trespassing complaint. Police say a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 9G where 22 pounds of hemp plants that had been stolen from the property. 

Peter Bonavita, 45, Raven Banks, 18, and Joshua Guldy, 18, were charged with grand larceny, a felony, criminal trespass and criminal possession of stolen property, both misdemeanors. 

The three men were arraigned in Town of Red Hook Court and sent to jail on cash bail. 

Town police were assisted by New York State Police. 

Katelyn Cordero: kcordero@poughkeepsiejournal.com; 845-437-4870; Twitter: @KatelynCordero. 

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