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December 2009

December 18, 2009 – Grand Larceny

On December 18, 2009 an off-duty City of Poughkeepsie Detective contacted the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department in reference to a suspect involved in a recent string of pocketbook larcenies occurring in the Town of Poughkeepsie, and Town of Hyde Park areas. The suspect was observed operating a vehicle in the area of Route 9W in the Town of Highland.

With the assistance of the Town of Lloyd Police Department, the vehicle was stopped and the suspect was detained. Detectives from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to the scene and escorted the suspect back to the town of Poughkeepsie to continue the investigation. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 33 year old male suspect from the town of Poughkeepsie. He was charged with 6 counts of Grand Larceny and held pending arraignment in the town of Poughkeepsie court. The investigation is on going and more charges may be filed in the future.

During the investigation, the town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted by the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Lloyd Police Department.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
Joseph E. Tippa
D.O.B. 02/07/75
Address: 7 Emmott Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

(6) Counts Grand Larceny in the fourth degree- E Felony

 

December 11, 2009 - Forged Instrument, Passing

On December 11, 2009, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a local drug store in the area of South Road for the report of a Forged Prescription that was being passed at a pharmacy. Upon arrival officers from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department located a 55 year old male subject who was in possession of oxycontin, a controlled substance which he obtained by passing the forged prescription.

The suspect was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fifth degree. He was held at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department pending arraignment.   

ARREST INFORMATION  

Defendant:
Tracy Lee Faircloth
DOB:03/21/1955
ADDRESS: 60 Carroll St B2, Poughkeepsie, NY 

CHARGES:

Possess forged Instrument-2nd – D Felony

CPCS-3rd:Narc Drug Int/Sell – B Felony

Crim Possession Stolen Prop -5th – A Misdemeanor

 

December 11, 2009 - Burglary, Residence

On December 11, 2009 at 3pm the Town of Poughkeepsie Police were called by a homeowner on Overocker Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie to report a burglary that occurred during the daytime hours while they were at work. The homeowners found a window broken out and discovered that a 40 inch flat screen TV was missing from the house.

Further investigation developed a suspect who was later arrested for the burglary. The television was recovered as well as additional property that was reported stolen during a burglary in the Town of Hyde Park. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending . 

ARREST INFORMATION  

 

 

Defendant:
Ricardo Colon

AGE:42
ADDRESS: 11A Rhobella Dr., Poughkeepsie, NY
CHARGE: Burglary 2nd Degree 140.25 sub 2 – C Felony  

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION 

The defendant was held pending arraignment in Town of Poughkeepsie Court.

 

December 11, 2009 - Suspicious Person

On December 10, 2009 at about 9:30am, The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a complaint from a female Vassar College student that she had just been grabbed in the buttocks area by an unknown male on the Vassar College campus. Police determined shortly thereafter that a total of three (3) female Vassar students had been touched that morning on the campus.

Town of Poughkeepsie Police responded and searched the area. A suspect was located on Raymond Ave. in the Arlington area that matched the description of the suspect.

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was conducting an ongoing investigation initiated in September due to a series of incidents in and around Vassar College and the Arlington area. After a subsequent investigation, the defendent was charged with a total of 10 counts of forcible touching- all a Class A misdemeanor. The suspect is responsible for grabbing the buttocks of 7 additional women in the Arlington area since September 2009.

Chief Thomas Mauro stated that the investigation and subsequent arrest of this defendent were a result of victims reporting what happened to them and their cooperation with the investigation conducted. Chief Mauro also commended the proactive assistance over the past 3 months provided by Vassar College Security staff and the administration of the college. Chief Mauro stated that the police department works daily with all 3 colleges in the Town and again,this mutual cooperation resulted in a successful investigation and arrest., the second in 2 days (Marist College 12/9 incident) 

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
Andrew R. Zambrano

22 Years Old
Address: 107 Fulton Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12603

CHARGES:

(10) Counts of Forcible Touching, Sect. 130.52 Penal Law
- Class A Misdemeanor

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
 Zambrano was arraigned in Town of Poughkeepsie Court before Judge Sullivan and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieuof $2,500 cash or $5000.00 bond to re-appear in Town Court on 12/15/09. 
 

December 10, 2009 - Attempted Kidnapping

On December 9th 2009, at approximately 9:45pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police were notified by Marist College Security concerning a report of a female student who was just threatened near the campus . Responding police patrols were told by the 21 year old victim that she was on the Rt 9 sidewalk in front of the campus when she was approached by a male subject who forcibly grabbed her around her shoulders. The suspect stated he had a knife and gun and threatened to harm her if she did not go with him. The victim began yelling and she was overheard by another 23 yr old male student in the immediate area who ran to assist the female victim. The suspect fled the area on foot .

Based upon the descriptions from the victim and witness, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officers located the suspect near Rt9 , north of the campus, at approximatley 9:55pm. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the defendent (see below).

The victim was not physically injured. She is being assisted by Marist College Security officials and the Marist College Office of Student Affairs .

Chief Thomas Mauro reports that the defendent is a New York State convicted registered Level 2 Sexual Offender. No weapons were displayed or recovered in this incident.  Chief Mauro stated that the male Marist student immediatley came to the aid of the victim and his actions are directly responsible for the positive outcome in this incident. Chief Mauro also indicated that Marist College Security Officers acted in a timely manner and their assistance was instrumental throughout the investigation.  

ARREST INFORMATION 

Defendant:
Joseph Paul Kline
DOB: 04/02/1962 AGE:47
Homeless, Poughkeepsie N.Y. 

CHARGE:

Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree PL 110 / 135.20 Class C Felony  

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION  

Arraignment: Judge Paul Sullivan, bail set at $100,000.00, remanded to Dutchess County Jail. Set to reappear in Town Court 12/14/09

 

November 2009

November 16, 2009 – Robbery

On November 16, 2009, at approximately 1:41 p.m. the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to the Shopps at South Hills for the report of a fight in the parking lot at the rear of the mall.

Arriving patrols from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department determined that a 30 year old male had been confronted and subsequently assaulted and robbed of his cell phone and cash. Three males and one female suspect(s) were observed leaving the scene in a gold Toyota Corolla. A witness provided a license plate and the information from that registration was broadcast to all police agencies in the immediate area.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. a New York State Police Trooper located the suspect’s vehicle at a convenient store in Lake Carmel, Putnam County.

A subsequent investigation of this incident led to the arrest of the four suspects for the charges listed below. The victim was transported by a local ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for undisclosed injuries, he was treated and released.

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the New York State Police, Town of Kent Police Department, Putnam County Sheriffs Department and the Town of East Fishkill Police.

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Thomas Mauro reports that the victim in this case knew one of his assailants and the victim was not a random target The exact motive for the robbery is not being disclosed. 

ARREST INFORMATION 

Defendant:
Timothy Robert Shinkaroff
 
D.O.B. –  08/16/88
Address: 35 Larchmont Road, Carmel, N.Y.

Defendant:
Henry I. Barcenas
D.O.B. – 10/09/90
Address: 2 Beacon, Road, Carmel, N.Y.

Defendant:
Anthony Michael Heine
D.O.B. - 01/23/90
Address: 35 Larchmont Road, Carmel, N.Y.

CHARGES:
The above defendants were charged with:
Robbery, 1st degree, B/Felony, and Assault, 2nd degree, D/Felony

Defendant: 
Melissa Francis Carofano
D.O.B. –  05/04/90
Address: 84 Ritter Road, Poughkeespsie, N.Y. 

CHARGE:
The above defendant was charged with:
Robbery, 1st degree, B/Felony     

Defendants were arraigned before Judge Banner and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 and are scheduled to appear in Town Justice Court on November 18, 2009.

 

November 12, 2009 – Robbery, Strong-arm

On October 22, 2009 at about 10:12 pm the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a phone call from a 61 year old woman reporting that she was just robbed of her pocketbook in the parking lot of Kentucky Fried Chicken,750 Main Street, Town of Poughkeepsie. Town Police Patrol Officers responded to the scene and checked the area with assistance from the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department. At the time of the call the suspect had fled the area and was not located by responding Officers. Initial information was collected at the scene and was forwarded to the Town of Poughkeepsie Detective Division for investigation.

On November 11, 2009 at about 1:45 pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious male entering unlocked vehicles in the area of Main St and South Grand Avenue. Patrol Officers and Detectives located the subject in the area of Main Street and Corlies Avenue. During further investigation, the suspect was arrested and charged with the Robbery that occurred at Kentucky Fried Chicken on October 22, 2009. Some property belonging to the woman was recovered during the investigation. There were no injuries incurred during the incident.

 ARREST INFORMATION 

CHARGES
ROBBERY-3RD DEGREE – D FELONY
GRAND LARCENY-4TH: CREDIT CARD – E FELONY 

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION 

The defendant was arraigned in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court before Judge Paul Sullivan. He was remanded to Dutchess County Jail on No bail to re-appear in Town Court on 11/16/2009 at 3pm.

 

October 2009

October 31, 2009 –  Robbery, Strong-arm

On October 31st, 2009 at approximately 5:30 PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports investigating a strong arm robbery of a male and female pedestrian on Manchester Road (Route 55) in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The victims reported being robbed by five black males between 18 and 25 years of age, while walking on Manchester Road. During the incident the male victim was knocked to the ground, property was taken form both victims, no weapons were displayed.

The suspects fled the area on foot towards Henmond Blvd. The area was checked by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s K-9 unit. no suspects were located. There were no injuries resulting from the incident and the robbery is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Department at (845) 485-3666. All information will be kept confidential.

 

Seasonal Parking Restriction

With the winter season approaching, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Chief Thomas Mauro is reminding residents, business owners and visitors of the seasonal parking restriction in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  This local ordinance allows for the efficient and timely removal of snow from town roads for the safety of all motorists.

Town law prohibits the parking or stopping of any vehicle on any street, road or highway in the Town of Poughkeepsie between the hours of 12 Midnight and 8:00 AM from November 1 through April 1.

A violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of up to $100.00 for a first offense and higher subsequent fines for repeat offenders.  The law also authorizes the removal and impounding of the vehicle in violation.  Anyone with questions should contact the department for further assistance.

 

October 7, 2009 -  Accident – Personal Injury

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit reports investigating a 2 car personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:36pm on October 6, 2009. This occurred on Route 9 near the Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall. A Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department police vehicle was exiting the Poughkeepsie Plaza responding to an emergency call for service with its emergency lights activated when it was struck by a 1999 Ford Taurus that was travelling southbound on Route 9. The 1999 Ford Taurus was being operated by a 24 year old male from Poughkeepsie.

The police officer and the driver and occupant of the Ford Taurus involved were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. All parties were treated and released from the hospital. A portion of Route 9 was closed during the investigation. The driver of the Ford Taurus was issued two (2) uniformed traffic tickets, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police were assisted at the scene by the Arlington Fire District.

 

October 1, 2009   Web Site Announcement

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department today announces that it is launching its new and improved official website. The new design, consistent with the department’s commitment to being more technologically enhanced, features vastly improved navigation, and enhanced internal search engine and an upgraded events calendar. A key reason for this new website is to make police department information more readily available to the public.

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was assisted in the creation of this new website by the office of Information Technology at Marist College and through the cooperation of Marist College President Dennis Murray. The staff at Marist College that worked with the police department were Cody Rotwein, Senior Web Developer, David Brangaitis, Systems Programmer, Eric Kenny, Network Analyst, and Bill Thirsk, CIO.

The website contains a substantial amount of new content. It showcases the organization and history of the police department and explains in detail how the various divisions of the department provide law enforcement services to the residents of the Town of Poughkeepsie. The website now contains new contact information where residents can learn about sex offenders, file graffiti complaints, submit confidential information concerning criminal activity and learn of recent news events.

Chief Thomas Mauro states that the department will continue to work to enhance the information provided on the website. “It is our goal to provide the public with new and usable information as it changes that will assist our residents in working with the police department”.

 

September 2009

September 22, 2009 – Burglary, Non-residence

On September 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 a.m. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress at the K-Mart store located at 61 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

A subsequent investigation disclosed that a male subject had just smashed out a plate glass window and entered the store. Once inside K-Mart the subject went to an electronics display cabinet, broke into it by smashing the glass, and then grabbed several electronic items from the case and ran out of the store.

Upon arrival, the subject led police officers on a foot chase where he was apprehended a short time later. The suspect was charged with the following:

Burglary, 3rd Degree
Grand Larceny, 4th Degree
Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree
Resisting Arrest 

Defendant:
MARVIN ANTHONY THRASHER

D.O.B. 02/15/1987 – AGE 22
120 HUDSON AVENUE, 1B4, POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.

The defendant is being held for arraignment.

 

September 18, 2009 –  Burglary, Non-residence

On September 18th, 2009 at approximately 8:53 am, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police responded to a reported Burglary that occurred at 2585 South Road, The Hudson Plaza. Further investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police revealed that there was an actual Burglary to a storage garage located on the property. Several pieces of commercial landscaping equipment were stolen, with the total value of $10,500.00.

A joint investigation was conducted with the Town of Marlboro Police Department which resulted

in the arrest of three individuals for Burglary in the third degree and Grand Larceny in the third degree.

All defendants held for arraignment….

 ARREST INFORMATION

 Defendant:
STEVEN RICHARD SANTINI

DOB:04/20/1985 AGE:24
254 MT ZION RD MARLBORO NY 12542

 Defendant:
SCOTT E. PETERS
DOB:03/26/79 AGE: 30
165 LATTINTOWN ROAD, LOT#86, NEWBURGH, NY 12550

Defendant:
KYLE L. LYONS

DOB: 08/25/84 AGE: 25
25 ARAPAHOE TRAIL MARLBORO, NY 12542

ALL THREE DEFENDANTS WERE CHARGED WITH: 

BURGLARY-3RD DEGREE: ILLEG ENTRY WITH INTENT D FELONY
GRAND LARCENY-3RD DEGREE: VALUE > $3000 D FELONY

 

September 21, 2009 – Grand Larceny

On September 17, 2009, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department was contacted by Sears Loss Prevention to assist them with two (2) shoplifters in custody at the store. Upon further investigation it was determined that both subjects were Sears employees who worked at Sears warehouse.

Neil Montagno was taken into custody for completing an unauthorized sale of merchandise from the warehouse to another Sears employee. Daniel Booth was taken into custody after it was determined he had been making unauthorized sales from the warehouse for several months. The property included toolboxes, air conditioners and lawn mowers.

Anyone having information to assist in this investigation is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police at 485-3666. All calls will be kept confidential.

Both subjects were released on appearance tickets and directed to reappear in Town Justice Court on October 5, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

 ARREST INFORMATION 

Defendant: 
Neil Christopher Montagno 
DOB 08/08/89 – Age 20
22E Chelsea Ridge Drive, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Petit Larceny, A/Misdemeanor

Defendant:
Daniel George Booth
DOB 09/14/88 – Age 21
Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Grand Larceny, 4th degree, E/Felony

 

September 02, 2009 – Certified Best Practices – Sex Offender Management

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department has been certified by the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police (Association) in a new sex offender management program. The certification The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department are employing proactive and sound practices in managing sex offenders in their community. The “Certified Best Practices” program was launched in January to recognize police agencies that employ certain strategies to monitor sex offenders, provide community notification and conduct enforcement. Association Executive Director John P. Grebert said, “For more than a decade, managing sex offenders has become an important function of law enforcement. Police are on the front lines in ensuring that offenders comply with the law and that citizens are informed about certain offenders living in their communities.”

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Thomas Mauro commented, ”The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department takes the issue of sex offender management very seriously. We recognize the fact that offenders will be living within our community, but at the same time, we are committed to providing our residents with the maximum information allowed under the law. It’s imperative for the community to be well informed so that they can take measures to insure the safety of themselves and their families. I feel that it is critical that we have systems in place that are consistent with recognized best practices”

Association President William J. Kilfoil (Port Washington PD) said, “The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to provide this service to our members. It is a nice acknowledgement for the hard work being done to monitor sex offenders throughout New York State.”

The policies and operations of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department were assessed and found to be in compliance with the elements of the Best Practices program. In addition to having a written policy pertaining to sex offender management, they were also required to provide proof of monitoring of offenders, community notification, cooperation with other agencies, and enforcement.

The Association’s director of research, development and training, Mark Spawn noted that the Best Practices program takes several factors into consideration. “This program identifies the most important aspects of sex offender registration and gives agencies the ability to have an external validation of their processes.” Spawn extended a special thanks to Detective Sergeant Joseph Cavaliere, Detective Rocco Cordato III and Ms. Dolores Spero who made the application for certification on behalf of the police department.

The Association’s program was presented at a National Symposium on Sex Offender Management in Houston in April. Spawn also said that for agencies that do not yet have a policy in place, the Association has resources to assist departments in developing a plan to meet their individual needs.

 

September 1, 2009 – Quality of Life Enforcement

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports charging 12 persons with violating Town of Poughkeepsie Ordinance Section 139-4 which defines the offense of ‘Unreasonable Noise’.
On 8/29/09 and 8/30/09, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received numerous complaints from residents in the Fairview section of the Town of Poughkeepsie concerning loud noise from large parties.
Responding police officers subsequently issued court appearance tickets to 12 persons, of which nine (9) are Marist College students, renting homes in this area. 11 defendants are male and one (1) is a female.
The location of the parties and enforcement action was on Kelsey Road, Sunset Avenue and Fairview Avenue and involved four (4) separate houses. The defendants are due in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court to answer the charges on October 1, 2009. A first offense conviction for violating this ordinance carries with it a $250.00 fine.
The following statement has been issued by Chief Thomas Mauro: ‘The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be consistently and aggressively enforcing the Town of Poughkeepsie Noise Ordinance and other quality of life issues and complaints in residential neighborhoods. This has been an annual problem and we will continue to work with area colleges to abate this issue’.Citizens can review the Town of Poughkeepsie Ordinances via the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department website at www.townpolice.net Simply click on ‘Town Ordinances’ under the ‘Useful Links’ section.
For further comment contact Chief Thomas Mauro at 845-485-3694.

 

August 2009

August 31, 2009 – Endangering the welfare of a child

On Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at approximately 2:29 p.m.. the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Arlington Fire Department responded to a ‘911′ call at 14 Pond Street, a residential daycare, for a 4 year old drowning victim. Upon arrival of emergency responders, CPR was being preformed on this child by the homeowner.

The child was taken to Vassar Brothers Medical Center and later airlifted to the Westchester County Medical Center. The child was released from the hospital and is home recovering.

An investigation was conducted by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department with the assistance of Dutchess County Child Protective Services, Child Care Council of Dutchess County, the Child Advocacy Center and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The investigation revealed that: 1) The residential daycare did not have a waiver for the pool from the New York State Office of Children and Family Service, 2) They failed to meet their regulations pertinent to residential pool use and did not provide adequate supervision for the children. This resulted in the suspension of the Daycare license and the arrest of the below individuals for endangering the welfare of a child.

Defendant:
Cecilia Solange Llaverias
DOB: 03/31/60 – Age 49
14 Pond Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Endangering the Welfare of a Child, A/Misdemeanor

Defendant:
Victor Antonio Llaverias
DOB: 12/11/59 – Age 49
14 Pond Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Endangering the Welfare of a Child, A/Misdemeanor

 

August 28, 2009 – Burglary

On August 26, 2009 at 6:08 p.m. a Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officer was on patrol in the area of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center located on 373 North Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at which time he heard noises and voices coming from one of the buildings on the facility.

Upon arrival of other officers two subjects were observed walking out of one of the building. It was determined that both subjects did not have permission to be on the property and were stealing copper piping from inside of the building. Both of the suspects were charged with burglary in the third degree and held at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department awaiting arraignment.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666. All calls will be kept confidential

Defendant:
Brian Keith Dejoy

DOB:  06/10/67 – Age 42
105 Main Street, Germantown, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Burglary, 3rd degree, Illegal Entry with Intent – D/Felony

Defendant:
Thomas Edward Carey

DOB: 02/12/68 – Age 41
76 Maple Avenue, Germantown, N.Y.

CHARGE(S): Burglary, 3rd degree, Illegal Entry with Intent – D/Felony

Both defendants were arraigned before Judge Paul Sullivan. Brian Dejoy was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5000.00 cash/bond, to reappear in Town Justice Court on August 31, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Thomas Carey was ROR’d, to reappear in Town Justice Court on September 1, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

 

August 24, 209 – Robbery, weapon

On Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 6:56am, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to Applebee’s Restaurant located on 3450 North Road for the report of an Armed Robbery.

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officers responded to the scene and were assisted by members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. The responding officers confirmed that the incident was an actual Robbery involving a victim who is employed by Applebee’s. The victim was approached by a six foot tall, heavy set, dark skinned black male and forced into the business. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money from the business. The suspect then left the area with and undetermined amount of cash in an unknown direction. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department K-9 also assisted with the investigation.

There were no injuries as a result of this incident and the Robbery is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666. All information will be kept confidential.

August 20, 2009 – Armed Robbery

At approximately 5pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie PD received a report of  a pizza delivery person having been robbed at knife point on Hawk Lane.
The victim was located and found to be unharmed.  Responding officers obtained a suspect description and began searching the area, along with Town of Poughkeepsie Police K-9 “Reagan”.
The suspect was spotted in the Bradley Village area and a foot pursuit ensued.  The suspect was detained by officers shortly thereafter without further incident.
Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the below named defendant for Robbery in the First Degree.  The investigation is continuing regarding a past similar robbery that occurred in the same area.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.

Defendant:
Ryan Michael Floryan
20 years old
3 st. Josephs Terrace
Poughkeepsie, NY

Charge: Robbery in the First Degree – B Felony

The defendant was arraigned by Judge Banner and remanded to DC Jail on $100,000 Cash/$300,000 To Appear In Town Court On 08/24/09 AT 3PM.

August 13, 2009 – Robbery Arrest

Over the past weeks, five armed robberies have occurred at gas stations and convenience stores in the Town of Poughkeepsie, Town of East Fishkill, and the Town of Hyde Park.  In addition, attempted robberies of gas stations have occurred throughout Dutchess County.

Working together, Detectives from the Town of Poughkeepsie, Town of East Fishkill, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hyde Park developed possible suspects in these robberies.

Based on information that was developed, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the Town of Pleasant VAlley on 8/13/09.  The search warrant was jointly executed by members of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police SWAT Team and teh DC Sheriffs Office Emergency Services Unit.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the five males named below for multiple counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, a C Felony crime.  Additional charges are pending.

Arrested for Robbery of Mystick Gas Station, 340 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY
All charged with Robbery 2nd Degree

Robert Jessup, 21 yoa, 208 South Cherry St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Shane Cuomo, 27 yoa, 49 Thompson St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Keith Surico, 26 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Andrew Lehan, 28 yoa, 1824 Rt 9G, Hyde Park, NY

Arrested for Robbery of ABC Deli, 22 Delaval Place, Poughkeepsie, NY
All charged with Robbery 2nd Degree

Keith Surico, 26 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Robert Jessup, 21 yoa, 208 South Cherry St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Arrested for Robbery of Gulf Gas Station, 25 Vassar Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY
All charged with Robbery 2nd Degree

Jeremy Cuomo, 24 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Keith Surico, 26 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY

Arrested for Robbery of Hopewell Quick Stop, 410 Rt 376, Hopewell Jct., NY
All charged with Robbery 2nd Degree – Additional Charges Pending in Hyde Park

Jeremy Cuomo, 24 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Keith Surico, 26 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Robert Jessup, 21 yoa, 208 South Cherry St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Town of Poughkeepsie Court Arraignment Results
The below named defendants were arraigned by Judge Paul Banner at Town of Poughkeepsie Court with the following results:

Shane Cuomo, 27 yoa, 49 Thompson St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Andrew Lehan, 28 yoa, 1824 Rt 9G, Hyde Park, NY

Both remanded to DC Jail on $10,000 bail to reappear in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 8/17/09 at 2pm

Town of East Fishkill Court Arraignment Results
The below named defendants were arraigned by Judge Tomkovitch at Town of East Fishkill Court with the following results:

Jeremy Cuomo, 24 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Keith Surico, 26 yoa, 1361 Rt 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
Robert Jessup, 21 yoa, 208 South Cherry St., Poughkeepsie, NY

All remanded to DC Jail on $100,000 cash/$200,000 bond

August 6, 2009 – Robbery, weapon

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at ABC Deli located on 22 Delaval Place. Responding officers confirmed that the alarm activation was the result of an actual robbery.

The suspects are described as two white males who concealed their faces. One of the white males entered the business, pointed a firearm at the clerk and demanded cash from the register. The other white males suspect remained outside of the business. Both suspects ran from the store with an undetermined amount of cash.

There were no injuries resulting from the incident and the Robbery is currenly under investigation. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666, the 485-TIPS line, or send info via e-mail.   All information will be kept confidential.

August 5, 2009 – Robbery, weapon

At 10:23pm, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at the Mystik gas station on 340 Violet Avenue. Responding officers confirmed that the alarm activiation was the result of an actual Robbery.

The suspects are described as two white males concealing their faces. Upon entering the store one of teh suspects displayed a firearm, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. Both suspects ran from the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

There were no injuries resulting from the incident and the Robbery is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666, the 485-TIPS line, or send info via e-mail.  All information will be kept confidential.

August 4, 2009

National Night Out
Stanley Still Park, 48 Jackson Road

Target is partnering with the the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department as a sponsor of the 26th Annual National Night Out (NNO).  NNO is a key component of our commitment to building safer, more vibrant communitites, in a unique crime and drug prevention event that takes place in neighborhoods throughout the county.  Target supports NNO because it helps strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement agencies in the communities we serve.

National Night out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships

Click here to view a photo gallery from the National Night Out event.

 

July 2009

July 27, 2009 – Robbery, weapon

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police reports that on July 25, 2009 at about 11pm, being notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Gulf Station located on Vassar Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The clerk stated that two subjects walked in armed with a weapon and demanded cash.
The subjects then left the building with an undetermined amount of cash.

Descriptions of these subjects were not clear at the time of the incident and the investigation is still ongoing.

 

July 24, 2009 – Shots Fired Arrest

On 7/19/09 at approximately 4:00AM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a residence on Bedell Road for the report of multiple gun shots being heard.

Upon arrival at the residence, officers found three (3) parked vehicles with damage from gunshots. No persons were injured, but one vehicle struck was occupied. Investigation revealed that the vehicles belonged to persons attending a party at the residence.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the below named defendant. The investigation thus far has revealed that this incident was related to an earlier dispute that had occurred at the party. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. The investigation is also ongoing regarding additional arrests being made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
SCOTT DAVID LASHER

DOB:03/29/1987
ADDRESS: 14 ROE DR HYDE PARK NY

CHARGE(S):
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3rd Degree- E FELONY
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT-2nd Degree- A MISDEMEANOR

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

Defendant arraigned in Town of Poughkeepsie Court before Judge Paul Banner and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash/$20,000 bond bail.Defendant is scheduled to reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 7/27/2009.

 

July 23, 2009 – Residentail Burglary

On 7/22/09 at approximately 3:45PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded for a reported burglary in progress at a residence on Innis Avenue. The caller reported seeing two subjects kick in the front door and enter the residence next to his.

Responding officers and detectives set up a perimeter and detained two suspects as they exited the residence. These suspect were detained without incident. No one was home at the residence during the time of the burglary.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the two defendants for the below noted charges.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
KENNETH JOSEPH DANDRIDGE

DOB:05/04/1983 AGE:26
ADDRESS: 13 PINEWOOD RD POUGHKEEPSIE (TOWN) NY

CHARGE(S):
BURGLARY 2ND- DWELLING C FELONY
PETIT LARCENY A MISDEMEANOR

Defendant:
GEORGE NELSON

DOB:05/20/1969 AGE:40
ADDRESS: 91 SMITH ST 1 POUGHKEEPSIE (TOWN) NY

CHARGE(S):
BURGLARY 2ND- DWELLING C FELONY
PETIT LARCENY A MISDEMEANOR

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

Arraigned in Town of Poughkeepsie Court by Judge Paul Sullivan and remanded to Dutchess County Jail without bail to appear at preliminary hearing on 07/23/09.

 

July 20, 2009 – Weapons/Drug Arrests

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports the following persons have been arrested relative to the investigation of shots being fired at the Manchester Gardens Apartment complex on 7/18/09.

The investigation of this incident resulted in the recovery of a modified Cobray CM11 9mm rifle, a bullet resistant vest, a quantity of heroin, a quantity of PCP and drug packaging materials.

The defendants were charged and arraigned as noted below.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant: #1:
GRAVES, Christopher
dob 1-22-82
130A Rhobella Drive, Poughkeepsie NY

CHARGES:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree- B FELONY
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree- D FELONY
Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree- D FELONY
Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree- A MISDEMEANOR

ARRAIGNMENT:
Arraigned by Town of Poughkeepsie Judge Paul Sullivan and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $50,000 cash bail to reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 7/20/09.

Defendant:#2:
WARFIELD, Wakeelah
dob 12/19/78
130 A Rhobella Drive, Poughkeepsie NY

CHARGES:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree- B FELONY
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree- D FELONY

ARRAIGNMENT
Arraigned by Town of Poughkeepsie Judge Paul Sullivan and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $250.00 cash/$500.00 bond to reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 7/20/09.

 

July 3, 2009 – Arrest of Level 3 Sex Offender

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports the arrest of a level 3 registered sex offender for the felony crimes of failing to register and failing to register a change of address.

Information was developed that showed the below named defendant was no longer residing at the address he had registered under. Investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Sex Offender Management Unit confirmed this information and the defendant was subsequently located and arrested.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
THOMAS JAMES WINCHCOMBE

DOB:02/26/1963 AGE:46
ADDRESS: HOMELESS POUGHKEEPSIE (TOWN) NY

CHARGE(S):
SEX OFFENDER REG VIOL-1ST OFF E FELONY
SEX OFF FAIL REP CHANGE-1ST OF E FELONY

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

Winchcombe was arraigned before Judge Sullivan and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash/$20,000 bond bail, and is scheduled to reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Court on 07/06/09.

 

July 2, 2009 – Graffiti Arrest

On 7/01/09 at approximately 6:00 AM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received numerous complaints concerning graffiti having occurred overnight. The graffiti damage occurred on six commercial buildings and one apartment building on the 700 block of Main Street in the Arlington area of the Town of Poughkeepsie. This area is from Raymond Avenue west on Main Street to North Grand Avenue.

A subsequent investigation conducted by the patrol and detective division of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department resulted in the identification of a possible suspect.

At approximately 2:00PM on July 1st,2009, approximately eight hours after the damage was reported, the defendant (see below) was interviewed and charged with five counts of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree (E Felony) and five counts of Making Graffiti (A Misdemeanor).

This investigation and arrest continues. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Departments policy of zero tolerance for incidents of graffiti through rigorous enforcement, arrests and prosecution of offenders.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
Louis Martinez
: 17 years of age
Address: 761 Main Street, Poughkeepsie NY

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

Defendant arraigned before Judge Sullivan and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, and is scheduled to reappear in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on 07/06/09.

 

June 2009

June 29, 2009 – Armed Robbery

On 6/27/09 at approximately 11:30PM, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded for a reported armed robbery of the Panera Bread store located at 2020 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY.

Upon arrival, Officers discovered that the suspect had entered the business, displayed a weapon and demanded cash from the safe. The suspect obtained cash and fled the scene via a waiting automobile. No one was injured during the course of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a black sweatshirt, black and white hat, blue jeans and a ski mask or scarf covering his face.

The vehicle involved was described as a small two door white or silver vehicle, possibly a Saturn.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 485-3666.

 

June 19, 2009 – Police Officer Graduation

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department announces that on this date, Police Officer Michael V. Hendryk has graduated with honors from the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy.

P.O. Hendryk received the Academic Achievement Award . When receiving his graduation certificate P.O. Hendryk was accompanied by his father, Detective Michael Hendryk a thirty six year veteran of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

 

May 2009

May 11, 2009 – Robbery, Strong-Arm

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports investigating the strong arm robbery of a male pedestrian on Innis Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

A marked patrol unit was flagged down on Innis Avenue by the victim who reported being robbed of an Ipod by three males. The victim reported no weapon was displayed. The officer broadcast the description of the suspects and began checking the area.

The initial reporting officer spotted one suspect on foot in the Mountainbrook Apartment complex. This suspect was detained and later arrested. Officers from the Town and City of Poughkeepsie Police Departments patrolled the surrounding area and located the remaining two suspects who were also subsequently arrested.

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department K-9 ‘Reagan’ assisted with the investigation.

The victim was not injured. All three defendants were being held pending arraignment at Town of Poughkeepsie Court.

ARREST INFORMATION

Defendant:
INGRAM, RASHAAN
- 19 years old
Address: 3 Hammersley Ave, Poughkeepsie NY

Defendant:
JENKINS, Robert
-18 years old
Address: 22 Summersweet Drive, Poughkeepsie NY

Defendant:
HARGROVE, Tamel G.
– 20 years old
Address: 36 Summersweet Drive, Poughkeepsie NY

CHARGE(S):
ALL DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE-C FELONY

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

All defendants are being detained at Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department detention pending arraignment in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court.

 

May 1, 1009 – Robbery, Strong-arm

On May 1, 2009 at approximately 10:00am the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department responded to a reported robbery that occurred at the intersection of Main St and Raymond Ave in the Arlington section of the Town.

The victim was pushed by the suspect and an undetermined amount of cash was forcibly stolen. No weapon was displayed during the commission of the robbery. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries. The suspect fled on foot towards Haight Ave.

The suspect is described as follows:
Black Male – Dark complexion
5′08 – 5′10 in height
Thin build
20-25 years of age

Town of Poughkeepsie Police requests anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this robbery call 485-3666. All calls will be kept confidential.

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