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Captured – Pleasant Valley Man in Police Custody for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

November 19, 2014
Captured – Pleasant Valley Man in Police Custody for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

UPDATE – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office has captured Jonathon Vincent Besze, 25, who was wanted for Aggravated Vehicular Assault.  Besze subsequently failed to appear in court and police issued a bench warrant for his arrest, said the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Besze is accused of fleeing from police during a traffic stop in...
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Woman Alleges Rape by Known Sex Offender on Grounds of Former Hudson  River Psychiatric Center

October 30, 2014
Woman Alleges Rape by Known Sex Offender on Grounds of Former Hudson  River Psychiatric Center

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police has just released a report of an alleged rape that occurred October 28, 2014 on the grounds of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center in the Town of Poughkeepsie. They were notified that a woman had allegedly been raped earlier that day. According to police, the victim said she...
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Dover Teen Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats on Social Media

October 20, 2014
Dover Teen Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats on Social Media

Over the weekend, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Dover barracks arrested a 16-year-old Dover Plains resident for Making a Terroristic Threat, a Class D Felony. State Police initiated the investigation on October 18, 2014 when they received a tip reporting a terroristic type threat made on Facebook. The tip...
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UPDATE: Two Maryland Men Arrested for Hyde Park Bank Heist

October 9, 2014
UPDATE: Two Maryland Men Arrested for Hyde Park Bank Heist

Tuesday morning (Oct 8), at approximately 8:39 am the Town of Hyde Park Police Department, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union on Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park. The investigation revealed that prior...
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Police Were Called to Armed Robbery in Progress at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Hyde Park

October 8, 2014
Police Were Called to Armed Robbery in Progress at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Hyde Park

According to police, at approximately 8:39am this morning the Hyde Park Police Department was dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to the Hyde Park branch of the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union for an armed robbery still in progress. The Hyde Park Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police responded to...
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Update: Arrest Made In Air Conditioner Larcenies Case   

September 12, 2014

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Michael S. Westpfal, age 51 of Pleasant Valley, in connection with the ongoing investigation into the theft of numerous air conditioner condensers throughout Dutchess County recently. Information developed through the investigation recently lead to Mr. Westpfal being identified as a person of interest. Mr. Westpfal...
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Fatal Crash on Taconic Takes Life of Highland Resident

September 2, 2014
Fatal Crash on Taconic Takes Life of Highland Resident

  Update: Police have identified the driver as Keith D. Vinal of Highland. East Fishkill, New York – Today, at approximately 9:38 a.m., New York State Police from the Stormville barracks, East Fishkill Fire Department and Emergency Medical Personnel from the East Fishkill Rescue Squad were dispatched to a serious personal-injury auto accident on...
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UPDATE: On the Poughkeepsie Man Who Fled On Foot After Courthouse Arraignment

June 24, 2014
UPDATE: On the Poughkeepsie Man Who Fled On Foot After Courthouse Arraignment

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is continuing its investigation concerning a defendant escaping from Town Justice Court yesterday afternoon (June 23). Corey M. Farrier, age 24, from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. was appearing in Town Justice Court for further proceedings concerning his prior arrest on September 4, 2012 for petit larceny that occurred while being...
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Info Sought in Hit and Run in Poughkeepsie, Victim in Serious Condition

May 20, 2014
Info Sought in Hit and Run in Poughkeepsie, Victim in Serious Condition

On Monday, April 21, 2014 at or about 10:50 p.m., an 18-year-old male was dropped off from work in the area of Main and Cherry Streets (near Chester Chicken). He was crossing Main Street from the north to south side of Main Street, just east of Cherry. At this time, the suspect vehicle (an...
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Rob Rolison Pulls Out of NY Senate Race

May 19, 2014
Rob Rolison Pulls Out of NY Senate Race

STATEMENT BY ROB ROLISON Poughkeepsie, NY – Rob Rolison, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, today, released the following statement: “I entered the race for New York State Senate with a desire to serve. I wanted to be the Senator that improved the way Albany does business while enhancing the quality of life for...
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