Dutchess County

Contact
William Johnson
Address

626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
United States

Phone
845-486-3648
Fax
845-486-3612

Victim Impact Panel contact - Kathy Knauss

Prevention Educator/Teen Driving Coordinator

Council on Addiction Prevention & Education, Inc
807 Route 52, Room 028
Fishkill, New York 12524
(845) 765-8301 x104

 

Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc.

2019 DUTCHESS COUNTY VICTIM IMPACT PANEL SCHEDULE

Held in the Court Room at Fishkill Town Hall – 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524

 JANUARY

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 3rd

NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 FEBRUARY

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 7th

 SPANISH

Registration: 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Spanish Program: 5:00 – 6:15 pm

 

 

 

 MARCH

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 7th

NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 APRIL

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 4th

 SPANISH

Registration: 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Spanish VIP Program: 5:00 – 6:15 pm

 

 

 

 MAY

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 2nd

NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 JUNE

ENGLISH

 Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 6th

SPANISH

Registration: 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Spanish VIP Program: 5:00 – 6:15 pm

 

 

 

 JULY

 NO VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 AUGUST

ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 1st

 NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 SEPTEMBER

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 5th

 SPANISH

Registration: 4:45 – 5:00pm

Spanish VIP Program: 5:00 – 6:15pm

 

 

 

 OCTOBER

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 3rd

NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 

 

 

 NOVEMBER

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 7th

 SPANISH

Registration: 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Spanish VIP Program: 5:00 – 6:15pm

 

 

 

 DECEMBER

 ENGLISH

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm

 VIP Program: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 5th

NO SPANISH VICTIM IMPACT PANEL HELD

 


2018%20TOP%20COPS%20websize.jpg 24th Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Awards Honor Local “TOP COPS” 

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored eight law enforcement officers as “TOP COPS” at the 24th Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon held today at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in the City of Poughkeepsie. The event honors police officers from throughout Dutchess County for their enforcement efforts in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers in support of the STOP-DWI Program’s mission to deter drunk/drugged driving.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “The annual STOP-DWI Program Law Enforcement Awards ceremony helps spread awareness of our concerted education and enforcement efforts to eliminate impaired driving within Dutchess County. These awards serve as a reminder of the level of commitment of the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who serve our residents tirelessly and keep our roads as safe as possible. We are proud to recognize these individuals and thank them for their service to our community.”

2018 “TOP COP” Award Winners

Investigator Steven M. Schmoke, New York State Police Troop K (Poughkeepsie)

Trooper Cody J. Vetter, New York State Police Troop K (Lagrange)

Deputy Sheriff Justin Bogdanffy, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sansoni, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

Police Officer Travis Sterritt, Village of Red Hook Police

Police Officer Tyler Hoag, City of Poughkeepsie Police

Police Officer Michael Veeder, Village of Millerton Police

Probation Officer Ashley Pilla, Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections

This was the first year the STOP-DWI Planning Board included a Probation Officer in its awards program to recognize those who go above and beyond their typical duties to further the STOP-DWI mission. Probation Officer Ashley Pilla from the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections was honored for her contributions to impaired driving enforcement efforts. Ms. Pilla is part of the DWI Unit and is assigned to the STOP-DWI caseload. In addition to her typical duties, she has proactively supervised numerous probationers deemed high-risk to re-offend both among her cases and in others and has established a close working relationship with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. This year, her diligent work has facilitated the ticketing and/or arrest of 10 repeat offenders for various Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) offenses, including Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO) and Ignition Interlock Device (IID) violations. Ms. Pilla strives to hold offenders accountable for their behavior while effectively guiding them to make positive life changes as an Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) Instructor and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

The event also highlighted the start of the annual “Thanksgiving Crackdown” campaign, which runs from Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th, with law enforcement agencies participating in a county-wide program to catch impaired drivers this holiday season. The “Thanksgiving Crackdown” campaign includes coordinated, multi-jurisdictional sobriety checkpoints and targeted saturation patrols throughout Dutchess County and includes the assignment of Drug Recognition Experts to assist in the identification and apprehension of those impaired by drugs other than alcohol.

Motorists who encounter what they suspect is an impaired driver should call 9-1-1 with a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel. The enforcement effort is administered by the Dutchess County STOP-DWI program through grant funding awarded from the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation.

Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William C. Johnson said, “Today’s event celebrates the law enforcement officers who continue to keep our roadways safe and ensure we all get home safely to our friends and family. The ‘Thanksgiving Crackdown’ is a reminder of the role we all play in these efforts and encourage everyone to make smart decisions, especially during the festivities of the holiday season. Motorists who drive while impaired will be arrested and prosecuted. No warnings and no excuses.”


St Patrick’s Day Crackdown results in 31 Arrests for Dutchess County Agencies 

During the St Patrick’s Day Crackdown period of March 15, 2019 thru March 18, 2019 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town and City of Poughkeepsie Police Departments, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, Village Millerton Police Department & Village of Red Hook Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county in addition to their regular patrols. A total of 31 arrests were made including 23 impaired driving arrests during the period.

These coordinated details were funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2018-2019 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 William C. Johnson stated “Once again these coordinated patrols reinforce the message to separate two behaviors, and that impaired driving enforcement and prosecution is a priority in Dutchess County. St Patrick’s Day should be fun and festive for everybody, but for many it has become synonymous with drinking. We acknowledge Law Enforcement’s efforts to identify and apprehend those drivers who choose to drive impaired.”

Below is a listing of arrestees and charges from the details as well as arrests by agency patrols. 

Michael George (44 yoa) of Germantown, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th a felony as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

Tristan Geary (21 yoa) of Brookline, MA was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Josephine Bloodgood (52 yoa) of New Paltz, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the Village of Red Hook.

Michael Taber (22 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Town of East Fishkill.

Luis Santamariasanchz (34 yao) of Brooklyn, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd & False personation misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

Daniel Usher (29 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd & Resisting Arrest all misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

 Michelle Saposnick (32 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Town of East Fishkill.

Larry Tuttle Jr (30 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd & Resisting Arrest all misdemeanors as well as Failed to Obey a Police Officer a traffic infraction in the Town of East Fishkill.

Christopher Barreca (44 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

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

Zachary VanKleeck (19 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC.18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Jason Reilly (44 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Thomas Comizio (57 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

Jaimeek Fuller (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

William James Jr (57 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWAI combined Drugs & Alcohol as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Marnie Wood (43 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Thomas Conger (60 yoa) of Union Vale, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

Adrian Decarlo (50 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of LaGrange.

Matthew Randolph (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC.18% or more) both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Joshua Davis (48 yoa) of Wappingers falls, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Charles Premuto (34 yoa) of Mahopac, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor. 

Mark Russe (58 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI and Aggravated DWI (BAC .18 % or more) both misdemeanors.

Albert Lara (28 yoa) of East Elmhurst, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Michael Casino (32 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Jodi Bernstein (48 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Alyssa Cenname (25 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Justin Long (31 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors.

Jose Garcia-Moreno (45 yoa) of Norwalk, CT was Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Frank Nicodemus (31 yoa) Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Jonathan Almonte (28 yoa) New York, NY Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

A 26 yoa female from Germantown, NY and a 20 yoa male from Hyde Park, NY 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.