2019 News

January 15, 2019 – Domestic Incident Arrest

On January 14, 2019 at approximately 11:11PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a residence on DeLaval Place for a report of a domestic dispute. The caller reported that her ex-boyfriend, Eric Alexander, was attempting to break into the residence. Alexander arrived at the residence and broke in through the rear door of the residence. Once inside the residence, Alexander proceeded to break items and property within the residence causing damage in excess of $250.00. Alexander proceeded to get into a physical altercation with the caller. During this altercation Alexander applied pressure to the caller’s throat attempting to impede her breathing. Alexander attempted to prevent the victim from calling the police/911 for assistance twice, once by removing the phone from her possession and the other by destroying the phone. The female victim was able to escape the residence as police arrived.
Alexander was arrested at the scene and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree (C/Felony), Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (E/Felony), Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (2 cts), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (A/Misdemeanors), and Harassment 2nd Degree (Violation). He was held pending arraignment in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court on January 15, 2019.
DEFENDANT: Eric S. Alexander, Age 26, Lagrangeville, 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.

January 7, 2019 – Criminal Contempt 1st Arrest

On Monday, December 31, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a call from a female victim reporting her ex-boyfriend, Joseph E. Tippa, was at her residence in violation of a court order of protection. She further stated Tippa was the subject of numerous charges from a previous domestic incident that had occurred on December 30, 2018.

Tippa fled prior to responding officer’s arrival but was located at a local hospital at approximately 9:22 p.m. (December 31, 2018) where he was taken into custody without incident. Tippa was charged with the following in reference to the two incidents: Criminal Contempt 1st Degree (E-Felony- 2 cts), Aggravated Family Offense (E-Felony – 2 cts), Menacing 1st Degree (E-Felony), Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (A-Misdemeanor), Assault 3rd Degree (A-Misdemeanor) and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree (A-Misdemeanor). During the booking procedures Tippa refused to be photographed and fingerprinted.

Tippa was arraigned on January 1, 2019 in the City of Poughkeepsie Court by Judge Frank Mora and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.

DEFENDANT: Joseph E. Tippa, Age 43, Poughkeepsie (Town), N.Y.