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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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May 29, 2014        Print version


Memorial Day Crackdown period nets 38 arrests in Dutchess County

During the period of May 22, 2014 thru May 26, 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, Village of Millerton Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department & Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols, as well as several Sobriety Checkpoints.


These details were conducted during the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 22, thru May 27, 2014. The arrests included 29 impaired driving arrests, 4 of which were felonies, as well as 9 other arrests.

Saturation Patrols were deployed by all participating agencies during this period and on Saturday May 24th, members of the Hyde Park Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on State Route 9 in the Town of Hyde Park and then on Sunday May 25th, members of the Town of Poughkeepsie Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office conducted a “roving” Sobriety Checkpoint. The roving checkpoint was conducted on Main Street in both the Town & City of Poughkeepsie and also on Haight Ave (State Route 55) in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

These details were funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Board 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 with a DRE from the Town of Poughkeepsie PD assigned to assist at the Main St and Haight Ave checkpoints.


A combined total of 1,026 vehicles passed thru all three checkpoints with 10 persons arrested which included 8 impaired driving arrests, averaging 1 impaired driving arrest for every 128.25 vehicles that came thru the checkpoints.


Below is a listing of arrestees and charges.


  • Curtis Newton (33 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both felonies on Cannon St in the City of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charges were both felonies since Newton had a prior conviction for DWI related conviction within the past ten years. That conviction was for DWAI Drugs on 02/08/10 in the City of White Plains in Westchester County.

  • Jacinda Williams (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a felony on Washington St in the City of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charge was a felony since she had a prior DWI conviction within the past ten years with that conviction being on 02/15/13 in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Antonio Lopez-Agustin (42 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both felonies in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The DWI charges were felonies since Lopez-Agustin had a prior DWI conviction within the past ten years with that conviction being on 10/1/10 in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Jasmine Ransom of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both felonies in the Town of Fishkill. The DWI charges were felonies since she had a prior DWI related conviction within the past ten years.

  • Victor Odili (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI a violation on Church St in the City of Poughkeepsie after being involved in a property damage auto crash in which he struck a Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Corrections vehicle that was conducting an inmate transport.

  • Christopher Flynn (44 yoa) of Stanfordville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors, as well as No Insurance, Switched Plates & Unregistered Vehicle all traffic infractions after running his car off the road on State Route 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

  • Jose Aguilar-Cerero (29 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors on Main St in the City of Poughkeepsie. Additionally, Aguilar-Cerero was also wanted on a Bench Warrant from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for a prior DWI in the City of Poughkeepsie that he failed to show in court for.

  • Efren Morieta (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd all misdemeanors on Haight Ave in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Patricia Albright (40 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWAI a violation on Haight Ave in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Melissa O’Connor (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors on Baker St in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • John Lawlor Jr (51 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors on State Route 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

  • Jyrell Bernard (20 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Joseph Parrella (46 yoa) of Hawley, PA was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors on Union St in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Larry Riley (31 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Jose Aleman (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Amanda Bopp (29 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Son Giang (45 yoa) of Staten Island, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Jonathan Pulver (39 yoa) of Lake Worth, Fl was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Robert Ford (61 yoa) of Newburgh, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Ryan Beutler (20 yoa) of Stamford, CT was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

  • Lawrence Bione (22 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

  • Seth Fowle (47 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  • Jessica Kain (29 yoa) of Amenia, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  • Nicole Maron (22 yoa) of Nashville, TN was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor and Possessing a Controlled Substance outside of original container a violation in the Village of Red Hook.

  • Mika Endo (35 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

  • April Delaurentis (31 yoa) of Hudson, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08& or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

  • Ryan Vogel (19 yoa) of Red Hook was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor and Possessing a Controlled Substance outside of original container a violation in the Village of Red Hook.

  • Claude Helton of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

  • Derek Easton of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08$ or more both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

  • Gregory Milne of Hopewell Junction, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

  • Steven Stanziani of Hopewell Junction, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08%or more both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

  • F. Kirschenheiter of Clinton Corners, NY was charged with DWI and Aggravated DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

  • James Peters of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

  • Additionally, two 18 yoa males, as well as a 21, 22 & 30 yoa male 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 the Town of Poughkeepsie Court at a later date.

 

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