2019 Recent Arrests and Other News

November 18, 2019 – Arrest: Assault 2nd

On Thursday, November 14 2019, at approximately 7:41PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie
Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 15 Vandewater Avenue. Upon
arrival, officers learned the stabbing victim had fled the scene. Town of Poughkeepsie
Police located the vehicle that was being operated by the victim in the City of
Poughkeepsie. The 19-year old male from Poughkeepsie, NY sustained non-li fe
threatening injuries and was transported by Mobile Life Ambulance to Mid-Hudson
Regional Hospital.
Through investigation, officers on scene were able to apprehend the suspect. Kevin D.
Garrett Sr. of Poughkeepsie was arrested and charged with Assault in the second degree,
a class D felony. Garrett was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court and
was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on no bail. He is scheduled to appear in Town
of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on November 18, 2019 at 2:00PM.

Defendant: Kevin D. Garret, Sr., Age: 41, Poughkeepsie (Town), NY

November 18, 2019 – Arrest: Assault 2nd

On Saturday, November 16, 20 19. at approximately 4: l 9PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie
Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at the Mountainbrook Apartment
complex, located at 134 Innis Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year old male
from Poughkeepsie, NY with a stab wound. The victim sustained non-life threatening
injuries and was transported by Mobile Life Ambulance to Vassar Brothers Medical
Center.
Through investigation, officers on scene were able to apprehend a 14-year old male
suspect. The juvenile, who is from Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with Assault in
the second degree, a class D felony. The juvenjle was issued an appearance ticket to
appear in Family Court and was released to a parent. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police
were assisted by the City of Poughkeepsie Police.

Defendant: Male Juvenile, Age: 14, Hyde Park, NY

November 15, 2019 – Arrest: Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports the arrest of Tyrell S. McKinney as a result of an investigation in the alleged use of stolen credit cards.
During the course of June, July and September of 2019, McKinney used stolen credit cards, as well as forged credit cards, which he created using stolen personal information, to obtain goods at multiple businesses in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
McKinney was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (E Felony), two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree (D Felony) and Identity Theft in the 3rd degree (A Misdemeanor).
McKinney was arrested and arraigned on 11/13/19 and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail or $20,000.00 bond. McKinney is scheduled to appear in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 11/19/19 at 4:30PM.

DEFENDANT Tyrell S. McKinney, 31 years of age, Poughkeepsie, NY

November 15, 2019 – Arrest: Fugitive from Justice

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports the arrest of Anthony W. Wilder Jr. following a suspicious vehicle investigation.
On November 13, 2019 at approximately 6:49pm, a Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officer on routine patrol located an occupied vehicle in Greenvale Park. Officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. During the course of the interview it was discovered that one of the occupants, Wilder, had an outstanding warrant for violating parole on an attempted robbery with a handgun charge from the State of Virginia Parole Board.
Officers attempted to take Wilder into custody when he fled on foot into the woods. Wilder was apprehended and taken into custody following a short foot pursuit.
Wilder was arrested and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice (Felony), Obstructing Governmental Administration (Misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and In Park After Hours (Both Violations).
Wilder was arraigned before Judge Stephan Krakower and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail on the fugitive from justice charge. Bail was set on the other charges at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. Wilder is scheduled to return to the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on November 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

DEFENDANT: Anthony W. Wilder Jr, Age 39, Bronx, N.Y.

October 4, 2019 – Missing Person – Grogan Case Update

The Westchester County Office of the Medical Examiner has confirmed that the body of a deceased female found in a vehicle near Bear Mountain Bridge on September 28, 2019 is that of Audrey Grogan.
On October 3, 2019 members of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police, New York State Police and additional agencies continued the search in the area of Bear Mountain Bridge for missing male subject George Grogan. Grogan had gone missing on September 27, 2019 and was sought for questioning in regard to the disappearance of his wife, Audrey Grogan.
During the search, law enforcement officers located the body of a deceased male in a wooded area east of Bear Mountain Bridge.
An autopsy of the unidentified male was performed by the Westchester County Office of the Medical Examiner on October 4, 2019. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the body of the deceased male is that of George Grogan.

September 29, 2019 – Missing Person

On September 27, 2019 at approximately 8:00PM, Town of Poughkeepsie Police received a
phone call from a subject who stated that his father, George Grogan, had told him that he had
killed the subject’s mother, Audrey Grogan.
Town of Poughkeepsie Police responded to the Grogan’s residence located at 6 Shamrock Circle
in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Officers checked the residence and were unable to locate anyone
inside. Information was obtained indicating that George Grogan may be a danger to himself.
An investigation was immediately launched to locate both George and Audrey Grogan. All
surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified and are assisting in trying to locate both
individuals.
On September 28th, 2019 at approximately 7:30PM an employee of Bear Mountain State Park
located a vehicle that was believed to have been operated by George Grogan. The employee
contacted the New York State Park Police who responded with New York State Police and
Westchester County Police and secured the vehicle.
Located inside of the vehicle was the body of deceased female. The identity of the female has
not yet been confirmed.
George Grogan has still not been located at this time. Law enforcement agencies are still
actively attempting to locate him. At this time there is no indication that there is any threat to
the public.
If any person has any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Town of Poughkeepsie
Police Department at 845-485-3666.

September 27, 2019 – Promotion to New Police Chief

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin P. Faber to the position of Police Chief.
Chief Faber joined the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department in 1991, bringing with him a background in engineering and mathematics. He holds many state and federal certifications including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, General Topics Instructor and Accident Reconstructionist. Chief Faber is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (session 270) and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
During Chief Faber’s 28-year tenure with the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department he has served as a Patrol Officer, Traffic Enforcement Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Traffic Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant and Captain

August 13, 2019 – Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit reports investigating a car versus
bicyclist motor vehicle accident that occurred on Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately
6:35PM.
The incident occurred on Vassar Road, near the Dimpy’s Food Mart, located at 401 Vassar Road.
A 2010 Honda, operated by a 63 year old Poughkeepsie resident, struck a 41 year old bicyclist,
also of Poughkeepsie.
The bicyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dutchess
County Medical Examiner’s Office. The operator of the Honda did not sustain any injuries.
The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department were assisted at the scene by members of the
New York State Police, Arlington Fire District, and Mobile Life Support. A portion of Vassar Road
was closed while crash investigators processed the scene. The roadway was reopened to
vehicular traffic at approximately 12:30AM.
The investigation is ongoing and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police ask anyone who may have
witnessed the crash to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Traffic
Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.

April 29, 2019 – Motor Vehicle Accident

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports investigating a one car roll over personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred on April 28, 2019, at approximately 5:00 AM. The accident occurred on Manchester Road (State Route 55) in the area of Spy Hill. A 2013 Hyundai Elantra was traveling west on Route 55 when it veered off the roadway, struck two trees, and then rolled over. The two occupants, a 27 year old male from Poughkeepsie (City) NY and 25 year old female from Wingdale, NY, sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash. Both subjects were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The westbound lanes of State Route 55 were closed during the investigation and eastbound traffic was limited to one lane. The road was closed for approximately 5 hours while crash investigators processed the scene. All lanes of State Route 55 were reopened to traffic at approximately 12:00 PM. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Arlington Fire District, Mobile Life Ambulance, and the New York State Department of Transportation. The investigation is ongoing and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.

March 25, 2019 – FBI National Academy Graduation

Chief Ronald J. Spero wishes to announce the graduation of Lieutenant Michael O’Dowd from the FBI National Academy’s 275th session on March 15, 2019. This eleven (11) week session consisted of 251 law enforcement executives representing 47 states, 26 international countries, 5 military organizations, and 5 federal civilian organizations.

The National Academy is a professional course of study for law enforcement managers, drawing participants from every state and 150 partner nations. The program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communications, forensic science, and health and fitness to better prepare law enforcement leaders for the complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges of today.

The National Academy serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, where they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that transcend state and national borders.

The FBI National Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia, was founded in 1935 and has graduated more than 50,000 law enforcement leaders from over 170 countries. Applicants to the National Academy are nominated by their agency heads and undergo a detailed selection process. On average, less than 1% of applicants are accepted to attend. Academy costs, including tuition, board, and meals are paid for by the FBI.

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.