June 11, 2014 – Report of Black Bear sightings
The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department advises residents of a black bear sighting that has been reported on Hornbeck Road, Caroline Ave and Knollwood Lane. These locations are close to Route 44 and the Pleasant Valley line.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (D.E.C.) recommends reducing food sources outside by cleaning barbeque grills after use, removing bird feeders and not leaving pet food outside. Garbage cans should be kept inside a secure area if possible and placed outside the morning of pick up rather than the night before. All garage and shed doors should be kept closed.
Residents are urged not to approach or spook the bear and allow it to escape on its own. You can report bear sightings or activity to the New Paltz Office of the D.E.C. at 256-3098 or 877-457-5680 and if there is an immediate emergency, contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666 or by dialing 911.
June 4, 2014 – Larceny from Motor Vehicles
The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is investigating a recent pattern of thefts from parked motor vehicles. These thefts have occurred in residential and business areas and Quiet Cove Park.
The following areas of the Town have been affected: Henmond Boulevard, Marshall Road, Manchester Road, Wing Road, James Street, Ridge Road, Townsend Avenue and the Lutheran Care Center. The common thread in these crimes is that the vehicles were left unlocked. Vehicle owners are strongly advised to follow basic safety rules to discourage thefts, such as not leaving valuables in your vehicle and always locking it.
At the Quite Cove Park on the Hudson River, near the Town of Hyde Park line, several vehicles have had their window smashed and valuables taken that were left in the vehicle. These larcenies have occurred primarily between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Persons should keep a list of serial numbers or identifying marks on their valuables. Should the police recover any stolen property, it will be easier to get it returned to the owner.
Anyone who observes suspicious persons or vehicles should immediately call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-485-3666. Tips may also be left by calling the police department or submitting information anonymously at www.townpolice.net .