Does this man have an axe to grind or what? The Daily Freeman says that 42-year-old year Kristofer J. Surdis has been charged with making threats to a local business... for the third time this month alone.

The Glenford man was charged Tuesday with aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor, and is being held at the Ulster County Jail. Ulster Police say that Surdis allegedly sent a threatening letter to the Wendy’s restaurant on Ulster Avenue in the town of Ulster. Police said that Wendy's management notified them about the letter on April 6, alleging that  Surdis threatened to harm employees.

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office had previously charged Surdis on May 8 for allegedly sending a threatening letter to a Margaretville supermarket and by Kingston police for allegedly phoning a bomb threat to the Hannaford supermarket in Kingston Plaza, according to the Daily Freeman.

Bomb threats aren't just a recent thing for Surdis, according to authorities. In fact, Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Ed Brewster said on May 11 that for the past 30 years, most bomb threats in Ulster County have led investigators to Surdis. The Daily Freeman says that Surdis was convicted in Ulster County Court in December of 2008 for falsely reporting an incident and was sentenced to six to seven years in state prison, plus five years of post-release supervision. Surdis was released on Dec. 22, 2014, but was sent to the Ulster County Jail in January for a parole violation.


Arrest: The Ulster Police Department reports the arrest of an Ulster County Jail Inmate on May 20, 2015 at approximately...

Posted by Town of Ulster Police on Wednesday, May 20, 2015