Dutchess County

Contact: 
William Johnson
Address: 
626 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 
845-486-3648
Fax: 
845-486-3612

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Ebony Davidson
Prevention Educator/VIP Coordinator
Council on Addiction Prevention & Education, Inc
807 Route 52, Room 028
Fishkill, New York 12524
(845) 765-8301 x104
edavidson@capedc.org
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Contact: Lieutenant Frank LaMonica Jr.

845-486-3800

Holiday Season DWI Details Lead To 58 Arrests in Dutchess County

During the Holiday Crackdown period of December 16, 2016 thru January 2, 2017 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 Red Hook Police Department & Village of Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county. The arrests included 57 impaired driving arrests as well as one other arrest.

These details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which for the 4th year in  a row once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2016-2017 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 Johnson stated “Once again we acknowledge the efforts and commitment of Law Enforcement personnel who worked throughout the Holiday crackdown to ensure safety on the roadways for all of us. The enhanced, coordinated presence afforded by participation in the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation’s Crackdown grant project reinforces our message that impaired driving enforcement remains a priority in Dutchess County.”

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

Nicole Sheldon (37 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWAI-Combined Influence Drugs/Alcohol a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Yvette Smith (37 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI-Combined Influence Drugs/Alcohol and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Tori Lannaman (38 yoa) was arrested on warrants from the City of Poughkeepsie & Town of Carmel subsequent to a traffic stop in the City of Poughkeepsie in which he was a passenger.

Ann Tyson (72 yoa) of Clinton Corners, NY was charged with DWI and Obstruction of Governmental Administration both misdemeanors in the Town of Clinton.

Nicole Harrison (28 yoa) of Newburgh, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a personal injury auto crash in the Town of LaGrange.

James Murdock (72 yoa) of Rhinebeck, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a personal injury auto crash in the Town of Rhinebeck.

Jonathan Idlongo (30 yoa) of Millbrook, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Krystal Ramirez (25 yoa) of Highland, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both  misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Edmund Marian (47 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

Emmanuel Hatziantoniuo (45 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

Kimone Rudolph (40 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Justin Pavia (27 yoa) of Amenia, NY was charged with DWI a misdemaonor after being involved in a personal injury auto crash in the Town of Amenia.

Theopolius Thomas (28 yoa) of Bronx, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

Rodney Williams (56 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a Felony in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  The DWI was a felony since Williams had a prior conviction for DWI within the prior ten years.  

Joshua Jordan (26 yoa) of Chester, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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

Dominique Pillot (19 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Joga Singh (35 yoa) Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Antonio Reyes- Cuevas (44 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies in the Town of Amenia.   The DWI charges were felonies since Reyes-Cuevas had a prior conviction for DWI within the prior ten year.  The AUO charge was a felony since his license was revoked for a DWI conviction and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Victor Ramirez (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Joseph Lawton (31 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration & Resisting Arrest both misdemeanors as well as Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Auto Crash a traffic infraction. 

Melinda Brooker (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law) a felony.  The Aggravated DWI was a felony since she was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition while having a child less than 16 yoa in the vehicle. 

Robert Skovan (55 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Roman Ruiz-Lavariega (36 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Oleg Rzevski (44 yoa) New Windsor, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC.18% or more) both misdemeanors.

Angelica Salese (37 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Rigoberto Gonzalez (35 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Gabriela Berrios (22 yoa) of Cincinnati, OH was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

James Dennis (33 yoa) of Tomball, TX was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Augie Pine (21 yoa) of Putnam Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Sean Jackson (46 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Michael Eighmie (44 yoa) of Dover Plains, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Robert Sheehan (50 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Christopher Megna (45 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

David Owens (34 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Justin McLoughlin (44 yoa) of New Windsor, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Travis Dyer (24 yoa) of Saugerties, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors.

Marc Marrish (48 yoa) of Hudson, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC.18% or more) both misdemeanors.

Walter Miranda (52 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC.18% or more) both misdemeanors.

William Kay (47 yoa) of Rhinebeck NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Johnny Almengol (43 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Jason Gast (23 yoa) of Dover Plains, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor.

Angela Floryan (40 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Michael Collins (32 yoa) of Poughquag, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Michael Keener (39 yoa) of Clintondale, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Christopher Laundry (34 yoa) of Albany, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Michael Jensen (20 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Daniel Higgins (22 yoa) of Salt Point, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor. 

Patrick Reilly (24 yoa) of San Francisco, CA was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

April Stoddard (24 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

Alfred Alo (30 yoa) of Kingston, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of Red Hook.   The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended/revoked for a DWI related offense and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Natasha Bosko (31 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Jason Sucato (33 yoa) of Hudson, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

Agatha Morel (54 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Amanda Pulver (24 yoa) of Staatsburg, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

John Hunt Jr (27 yoa) of Garrison, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of East Fishkill.   The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended/revoked for a DWI related offense and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.

Blake Antones (33 yoa) of Copake Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

Emily Graves (30 yoa) of Pawling, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

*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.

 


22nd Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement
Awards Honor Local “TOP COPS”

Thanksgiving crackdown on impaired drivers takes place Nov. 23-27

Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored eight law enforcement officers as “TOP COPS” at the 22nd Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon held last week at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in the City of Poughkeepsie. The event honors police officers from throughout Dutchess County for their commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission.

Dutchess County Legislator Angela Flesland said, “Each day, our law enforcement officials embody selflessness and dedication, keeping the residents of our county as safe as possible on the road. Particularly in the current climate, when law enforcement officials throughout our country are under such scrutiny and pressure, it’s imperative we recognize their valiant service and enforcement efforts throughout Dutchess County. We must also be mindful we each play a part in keeping our roadways safe, and motorists must make decisions behind the wheel that don’t jeopardize their safety or the safety of others.”

STOP-DWI’s mission is to deter drunk/drugged driving through enhanced enforcement, prosecution, rehabilitation, and education services. The annual “TOP COP” awards honors officers for their strong enforcement efforts in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers.

The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored local law enforcement’s “TOP COPS” at last week's 22nd Annual Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon.

Law Enforcement Awards

2016 “TOP COP” Award Winners

Law Enforcement Officer/Law Enforcement Agency
Trooper Edward Reiser/New York State Police Troop K (Wappinger)
Trooper Oleg Trebisovsky/New York State Police Troop K (East Fishkill)
Deputy Sheriff Evan Traudt/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 Richard Sisilli/Town of Poughkeepsie Police
Police Officer Michael Veeder/Village of Millerton Police
Police Officer Justin Felicello/Town of Hyde Park Police

Deputy Sheriff Dawn Bonds, a full-time STOP-DWI officer in the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, was also recognized for her efforts. From January 2016 to September 2016, Deputy Sheriff Bonds affected 77 impaired driving arrests while conducting her patrols in Dutchess County.

The event highlighted the start of the annual “Thanksgiving Crackdown” campaign, which runs from Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th, with law enforcement agencies across Dutchess County participating in a county-wide program to catch impaired drivers this holiday season. The “Thanksgiving Crackdown” campaign is intended to discourage people from driving impaired, promote awareness, and keep the roadways safe.

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 911 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, “Though today’s event celebrates the law enforcement officers who bravely protect our roads, they work tirelessly – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to rid Dutchess County’s roads of impaired drivers. There are no excuses and there will be no warning: Those who choose to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol will be arrested and prosecuted. Dutchess County will not allow one motorist’s poor decision to adversely affect those with whom they share they road.”