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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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November 6, 2014        Print version


Halloween Crackdown period nets 37 arrests in Dutchess County

During the Halloween Crackdown period of October 31, 2014 thru November 2, 2014, members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, City of Beacon Police Department, Village of Millerton Police Department, Village of Wappinger’s Falls Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department and Village of Fishkill Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols as well as Sobriety Checkpoints. The arrests included 28 impaired driving arrests as well as 9 other arrests.

Saturation Patrols were deployed by all participating agencies during this three day period and on Saturday November 1, 2014, members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department conducted joint-agency roving Sobriety Checkpoints on both Washington Street and the Mid Hudson Bridge in the City of Poughkeepsie.

These details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Board and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2014-2015 Crackdown periods. The objective of this continued 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.

Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator states “We are pleased once again to receive grant funding from the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation to participate in the Statewide Impaired Driving Crackdown project for the upcoming year. This funding has enabled Law Enforcement throughout Dutchess County to step up their activities to identify and apprehend impaired drivers during holiday periods indentified by NHTSA as being the deadliest on our roadways due to impaired driving crashes.”

A combined total of 1,185 vehicles passed thru both checkpoints with 8 persons arrested which included 6 impaired driving arrests, averaging 1 impaired driving arrest for every 197.50 vehicles that came thru the checkpoints. Below is a listing of arrestees and charges from both the checkpoints and saturation patrols.

  • Lyron Robinson (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Dillon Farmer (23 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Connor McCarthy 22 (yoa) of Sharon, Ct was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  • Gabriel Napoleon (24 yoa) of South Kent, Ct was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  • Kyleigh Cummings (22 yoa) of Pine Plains, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  • Joseph Terry (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

  • Bianca Cirillo (20 yoa) of Islip, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .09% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Timothy Roberts (25 yoa) of Poughquag, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • John Miller (18 yoa) of Cold Spring, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Sam Zeitlin (21 yoa) of Potomac, MD was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Brian Klose (23 yoa) of Wappingers falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

  • Jacob Gallogly (18 yoa) of Allison park, PA was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Marcus Brooks (19 yoa) of Marlboro, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Timothy Caulfield (23 yoa) of Long Island, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Jamal Anderton (27 yoa) of Montgomery, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Mark Nugent (30 yoa) of Plattekill, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs/Alcohol combined and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Matthew Tipping (24 yoa) of Wingdale, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Amenia.

  • Bryant Rojas-Hill (22 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Ronin Scott (42 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors 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 his license was suspended due a DWAI conviction on 07/02/09 and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. Additionally, he had 13 other active suspensions and or revocations.

  • Eric Skovan (49 yoa) of Clinton Corners, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

  • Kathryn Riter (52 yoa) of Croton on Hudson, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors.

  • Katherine Griffin (46 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors.

  • Nardesh Shiwdin (44 yoa) of Wappinger, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

  • Gilbert Aviles (70 yoa) of Oceanside, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

  • John Nagy (25 yoa) of Dover Plains, NY was charged with DWAI a violation.

  • Gary Lucente (58 yoa) of Mahopac, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor.

  • Amber Burrell, (22 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance a misdemeanor as well as possessing a controlled substance outside its original container a violation in the Village of Red Hook.

  • Hannah Spears, (22 yoa) of Oxford, MS was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

  • Jennifer Fier, (57 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both felonies in the in the Village of Red Hook.

  • Anthony Fronio, (53 yoa) of Germantown, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both felonies in the Town of Red Hook.

  • Tammy Farkas (22 yoa) Elizaville, NY was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance a misdemeanor as well as possessing a controlled substance outside its original container and possession of marijuana both violations n the Town of Red Hook.

Additionally, two 19 yoa males, as well as a 22, 23, 36 and 46 yoa males were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation.

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

 

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