Esopus man arrested on robbery charge

LAKE KATRINE – A 19-year-old Esopus man has been arrested by Town of Ulster Police on felony charges following an incident at the Chambers Senior Housing Complex on Chambers Drive.

Investigation determined that a man entered an occupied residence at mid-morning on March 9 and threatened the occupants before removing a purse belonging to one of the victims.

The suspect was later identified as Niaki Dial, who fled the scene and was located a short time later by a detective from Ulster Police on Ulster Avenue.

He was charged with robbery, burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and menacing.

The Ulster Police Department was assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.