2017 News

February 6, 2017 – Citizens Bank, Attempted Bank Robbery

On February 6, 2017 at approximately 12:27 p.m., the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to an attempted bank robbery at the Citizens Bank, 32 Vassar Road in the town. No weapon was threatened or displayed during the incident and the suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 70 years of age; 5’8” and slim; wearing glasses and a plaid shirt with a dark zip up jacket and a baseball cap with a logo similar to the Houston Astros star. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed someone in the area fitting this description is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Detective Division at 845-485-3670.

January 24, 2017 – TEG Bank Robbery – Arrest

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department announces the arrest of 37 year-old Aldeimian S. Woolcock, a City of Poughkeepsie resident, for First Degree Robbery (B-Felony). Woolcock was arrested following an investigation into two robberies, the first on December 22, 2016 at a TEG Federal Credit Union in the Town of Poughkeepsie and the second on January 5, 2017 at a Chase Bank in the Town of Newburgh.

Woolcock was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail for the crime that occurred in the Town of Poughkeepsie. He is scheduled to reappear on January 24, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Additional charges are pending in the Town of Newburgh.

The arrest was the result of a multi-agency investigation that included the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Newburgh Police Department, F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force, and the New York State Police.

January 11, 2017 – New Stop Signs – Collegeview Avenue

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department advises motorists of two new stop signs that will be installed on Collegeview Avenue, at the intersection of Fairmont Avenue, on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The new signs will require motorists to stop when travelling eastbound and westbound on Collegeview Avenue at the intersection of Fairmont Avenue.

January 10, 2017 – Police Department to Host Citizen Police Academy

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is hosting a Citizen Police Academy. The ten-week program will run from March 14, 2017 through May 16, 2017 and will meet each Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Police Department employees will offer attendees insight into how police officers perform their duties and serve the community. The purpose of this program is to allow attendees to become familiar with their Police Department through classroom instruction and practical experience. It is the Police Department’s intent to share with participants “who we are and what we do”, in an effort to enhance police-community relations.
The Citizens Police Academy will be held at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Training Room located at the 19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603
The Citizen Police Academy is open to Town of Poughkeepsie residents and persons owning a business in the Town. Class size is limited and there is no cost to attend the program. Eligible applicants will be subject to a background investigation before consideration for the program and participants will be selected based upon a successful background investigation. Attendees are required to sign a Background/Photo Release, Liability Waiver and Medical Release.
Interested persons may obtain an application by sending a request to: training@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov; or by visiting www.townofpoughkeepsie.com or www.townpolice.net. Completed applications must be submitted on or before Friday, February 24, 2017. Complete instructions are included in the application packet.

January 4, 2017 – Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit reports the investigation of a fatal two-car motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m. on January 3, 2017. The accident occurred on State Route 44 at Tamarack Hill Drive. A 2006 Volkswagen GTI, operated by 22 year-old Andrew V. Davis from Poughkeepsie, NY, was travelling westbound on State Route 44. A 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, operated by a 68 year-old male from Millbrook, NY, was travelling eastbound on State Route 44; with a 68 year-old female passenger also from Millbrook, NY.

A preliminary investigation revealed the operator of the Volkswagen lost control of the vehicle, causing it to cross over the double yellow line, into the oncoming lane and strike the Nissan. The operator of the Volkswagen was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The operator and passenger of the Nissan were transported to Vassar Brothers Hospital, where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A section of Route 44 was closed for nearly 6 hours during the accident reconstruction. The police department was assisted by the Arlington Fire District and Mobil Life Ambulance. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.

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