2014 October

October 30, 2014 – Community Policing

Advisory: Winter/Snow Related Town Ordinances – November 1st thru April 1st
Dear Nixle User, Town of Poughkeepsie residents are reminded of several snow related town ordinances.
Town Ordinance 195-30a – Prohibits vehicles from being parked on any streeet, road or highway in the Town of Poughkeepsie or a parking lot maintained by the town, between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. from November 1st thru April 1st.
Town Ordinance 174-2 – Reminds the owner or occupant of homes to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within four (4) hours after any snowfall occurring between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or within six (6) hours thereafter.
Town Ordinance 174-5 – Reminds the owner or occupant to remove snow from around a fire hydrant for a distance of two feet and between the sidewalk or curb to keep the fire hydrant free from snow throughout the winter.
For more information, go to www.townpolice.net and click on ‘town ordinances’ or contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-485-3666.

October 30, 2014 – Predatory Sexual Assault

On October 28, 2014 at 8:26 p.m. the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was notified that a woman had been raped earlier that day. She reported that the male who had raped her was known to her. They had been spending time together when the two went onto the grounds of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The rape took place on the grounds of the now abandoned facility. The victim was subsequently treated and released from Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

The defendant, Michael Arciola, is currently a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender registered with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services along with the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. In addition, the New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision were actively looking for the defendant as a Parole Absconder at the time the rape is alleged to have occurred.

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department conducted a joint investigation with members of the New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, Bureau of Special Services Unit. In addition, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted by the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force as well as the City of Beacon Police Department and the City of Newburgh Police Department.

Michael Arciola was arrested on October 29, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Route 9W and Route 84 in Newburgh, N.Y.

Michael Arciola was charged by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department with Predatory Sexual Assault, a class A-II felony.

Other crimes involving the defendant are under investigation by several law enforcement agencies with additional charges expected.


Defendant: Michael A. Arciola age 45

LKA 28 Snow Terrace

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Predatory Sexual Assault

PL Sect. 130.95 (3) Class A-II Felony


Michael Arciola was arraigned on October 30, 2014 before Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Paul Sullivan. Defendant was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail. He is scheduled to reappear on November 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

October 14, 2014 –  Accident, Pedestrian Or Bike

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit reports investigating a car versus pedestrian auto accident that occurred at approximately 11:20AM on October 13, 2014. The accident occurred on Ring Road (interior access road) in the Poughkeepsie Galleria property located at 2001 South Road. A 2011 Hyundai Sonata, operated by a 46-year-old female from Yorktown Heights, NY, was traveling westbound on Ring Road in the Poughkeepsie Galleria property. An investigation revealed that an unsupervised 20-month-old male child was playing in a grass area and ran out into the roadway in the path of the oncoming vehicle. The child sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester County by Mobile Life Ambulance. The operator of the Hyundai Sonata did not sustain any injuries from the crash and was not charged with any offenses. A section of Ring Road was closed for three hours while the crash was investigated. The 31-year old father of the child, Thomas B. Walker, of Rooseville, Kansas, was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The father was processed and released and is to appear in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on October 20, 2014, at 3:00PM. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police was assisted at the scene by Mobile Life, New Hamburg Fire District and Poughkeepsie Galleria Security. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit at (845) 485-3680.