2019 Recent Arrests and Other News

March 5, 2019 – Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law)

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports the arrest of Alicia A. Rabenda for Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law) (Felony), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanors), as a result of a traffic stop on Main Street (Arlington) on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at approximately 9:30pm.
Rabenda’s vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation and upon further investigation she was taken into custody on the above charges. The child in the vehicle was turned over to the care of a family member. A referral was made to Child Protective Services.
Rabenda was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court. She was remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000.00 cash/$40,000.00 bond to appear March 5, 2019 at 4:30pm.

DEFENDANT: Alicia A. Rabenda, Age 34, Hyde Park, NY

January 7, 2019 – Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at approximately 5:40pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on North Road (State Route 9), near Marist College. A northbound 2015 Honda CR-V, operated by a 63-year-old Hyde Park resident, struck a 61-year-old Poughkeepsie resident who was on the roadway, not in a crosswalk.

The pedestrian sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Honda was not injured in the crash. No further information is available at this time. Northbound traffic on North Road was closed for approximately three-hours while crash investigators processed the scene. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Fairview Fire District. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.