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September 5, 2014        Print version


Labor Day Crackdown Details result in 83 Arrests in Dutchess County

During the Labor Day Crackdown Period members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department, Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department, and the New York State Police conducted multi-agency “Saturation Patrol” details throughout Dutchess County as part of a high visibility “Crackdown” enforcement campaign.  Additionally, joint agency sobriety checkpoints were conducted by some of the involved agencies as well. The goal of the Labor Day Impaired Driving Crackdown as all other crackdown periods was to discourage people from driving impaired, promote awareness, and keep the roadways safe.  These details were conducted during the Labor Day crackdown period of August 15, 2014 thru September 1, 2014 ending the grant period which started in October 2013.

These patrol details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2013-2014 Crackdown periods.   The objective of the enforcement grant is to revitalize and enhance the visibility of the STOP-DWI Program through coordinated multi-agency impaired driving enforcement details targeting identified statewide crackdown periods.   They also include the assignment of certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to aid in the identification and apprehension of drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol.

The crackdowns which spanned from October 2013 thru September 2014 included eight separate periods (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl, St Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July & Labor Day) which are listed below and resulted in a total of  reported 369 arrests, including 325 Impaired Driving arrests during by the participating agencies in Dutchess County.

Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William Johnson stated “Once again I acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the law enforcement personnel who have made Dutchess County’s participation in the Impaired Driving Crackdown grant project so effective. The coordinated, cooperative efforts have enhanced the safety of our roadways through the identification and apprehension of many of those who chose to drive impaired. The intent and single focus of the Crackdown campaign is to reduce the incidence of impaired driving and to eliminate the injuries and fatalities that are 100% percent preventable. This enforcement and awareness project has been successful and we look forward to Dutchess County STOP-DWI’s continued participation in the next grant cycle”.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, publicized efforts like the Crackdown campaign aim to reduce the numbers even further. Motorists encountering what they suspect is an impaired driver, should call 911 with a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

The combined efforts of the involved police agencies during the Labor Day crackdown period resulted in the reported arrests of 83 subjects, 80 of those arrests being impaired driving arrests.

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Village of Red Hook Police Department conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint detail from approximately 12:00am thru 4:00am on Route 9 in the Town of Red Hook.

Then on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from approximately 12:00am to 5:00am members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on State Route 9 at the Poughkeepsie Town/City line.

Below is a listing of arrestees and charges that have been reported.

John Berlingieri (47 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Laura Storms (55 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of Hyde Park. The AUO charge was a felony since her license was suspended or revoked for a DWI related offense and she was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Peter Butler (23 yoa) of Coventry, CT was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

Juan Carlos Jimenez (23 yoa) of Grafton, MA was charged with DWAI a violation in the Town of Red Hook.

Deloris Jackson (27 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the City of Poughkeepsie. The AUO charge was a felony since her license was suspended or revoked for a DWI related offense and she was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Brian Schiaffino (36 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Egbert Bailey (54 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Marlyse McAdam (32 yoa) of Yorktown Heights, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08%or more and Resisting Arrest, all misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Isabel Alvarez (36 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Sheryl Henze (60 yoa) of New York City, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Amenia.

Shawn Kelly (25 yoa) of Wappinger, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Town of Wappinger. The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked for a DWI related offense and he was impaired by drugs while operating the vehicle. Additionally he was wanted on a Warrant from DC Probation.

Adam Simpson (33 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Colin Wilson (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Roger Stevens Jr (36 yoa) of Ashley Falls, MA was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

Robert Lodge (35 yoa) of South Orange, NJ was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Reid Blauvelt (39 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Theresa Dewey (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Arnaldo Mora (25 yoa) of Carmel, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Sara Fogietta (39 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Brandin Anderson (34 yoa) of Albany, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Nathaniel Pinckney (27 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Davis Betterton (40) of Beekman, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Beekman.

Constance Valis Hill (67 yoa) of Brewster, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pawling.

Steven Lantigua (19 yoa) of New York City, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Eric Ciocca (35 yoa) of North Hampton, MA was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Andrew Ross (34 yoa) of Redding, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Northeast.

Timothy Gaudette (22 yoa) of Beekman, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Beekman.

Elizabeth Barrett (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Kristen Grosso (22 yoa) of Wappinger was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Alex Anderson (24 yoa) of Pawling, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Village of Pawling.

Matthew Dabros (28 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd a misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Jerry Ballard (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Warren Jackson (45 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the City of Poughkeepsie. The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked for a DWI related offense and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

James Cioppa (21 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Nicquan Floyd (18 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th & Resisting Arrest both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Joshua Perticaro (23 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the Town of Stanford.

Antonio Dixon (28 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Tami-Lee Halloran (39 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Arianna Smith (24 yoa) of Newburgh, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Kathryn Veltre (24 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charges were felonies since she had a prior DWI conviction within the past ten years.

Mark Dixon (42 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both felonies in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Chris Mickler (28 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

Russell Deyoung (51 yoa) of Rhinebeck, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Village of Red Hook.

Pearl Lidji (74 yoa) of Athens, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Harold Mulanix (51 yoa) of Brooklyn, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Jesse Short (31 yoa) of Ulster Park, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

Kam Chew (48 yoa) of Tivoli, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Ramon Puig-Carrion (32 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Angelina Montes (26 yoa) of Marlborough, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Sean Kiak (24 yoa) of Marlborough, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Joselyn Rivera (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Peter Arvanetes (36 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Steven Cecchini (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Carlos Caunedo Jr (47 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony & Operating without an Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charge was a felony since he had two prior DWI convictions within the past ten years and the AUO charge was a felony since his license was revoked for a DWI related conviction and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Amrita Singh (30 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Tonya Parker (33 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident a traffic infraction after having been involved in an auto accident in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Elvis Gonzalez (24 yoa) of New Paltz, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Justin Lamoree (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both felonies as well as Operating without an Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charges were felonies since he had a prior DWI conviction within the past ten years.

Matthew Caston (28 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Scott Parise (18 yoa) of Highland, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

Donald Najdek 38 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the T/LaGrange.

Laura Oliviero (37 yoa) of Towaco, NJ was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Fishkill.

Joanne Heitmann (49 yoa) of Staatsburg, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08& or more in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Jerry Segovia (51 yoa) of Paterson, NJ was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Village of Rhinebeck.

Stephen Dirubba (24 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs in the Town of Fishkill.

Alyssa Grippo (28 yoa) of Holmes, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of East Fishkill.

Maria Alvarez (51 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Wappinger.

Jerel Yizar (24 yoa) of wappingers falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Wappinger.

Pedro Arnesto-Sapon (20 yoa) of Dover Plains, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI in the Town of Dover.

Loralee Scofield (41 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Fishkill.

William Wright (45 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI in the Town of Washington.

Carlos Rodriguez (46 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Fishkill.

Alison Fasolino (26 yoa) of Staatsburg, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of LaGrange.

Scott Seaman (42 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Wappinger.

Andrew Mazzarella (31 yoa) of Elizabeth, NJ was charged with DWI in the Town of Rhinebeck.

Bruce lamay (60 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Northeast.

Victor Ramirez (25 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI in the Town of Wappinger.

Amy St Juste (36 yoa) of Stamford, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of East Fishkill.

Persio Rodriguez (50 yoa) Copiague, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs in the Town of Clinton.

Brian Mead (27 yoa) of Millbrook, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Brian Parker (71 yoa) of Salt Point, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Pleasant valley.

Stephanie Pipola (49 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08 % or more in the Town of East Fishkill.

A 17 yoa male from Poughuag. NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

*All subjects arrested and charged are alleged to have committed the crime and are presumed innocent until proven guilty and are to appear in a local court at a later date.

 

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