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

Memorial Day Crackdown leads to 33 Impaired Driving Arrests in Dutchess County

During the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 26, 2017 thru May 30, 2017 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department & Village of Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county.  A total of 33 impaired driving arrests were reported during the crackdown.

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 C. Johnson stated, “The STOP-DWI Program acknowledges the ongoing commitment of  Law Enforcement to once again set the tone and send a strong message at the beginning of the summer months that the identification and apprehension of impaired drivers remains a priority. Law Enforcement works hard every day to ensure our roads remain safe. The Crackdown initiative with coordinated, highly visible enforcement will also be in full effect during the Fourth of July and Labor Day Holidays. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and enhanced patrols using both marked and unmarked patrol vehicles, so think twice & have a plan.”

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

Savannah Geidel (23 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Fishkill.

Jesse Floyd (62 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Theola Patterson (55 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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

Rodrigo Ruiz-Hernandez (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Harold Hofmeister (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Edgar Cortes (58 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

Anthony Inserillo (18 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs & Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

Shaneah Cotton (34 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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

Roberto Cortes-Cruz (22 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies as well as Operating without Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor          in the City of Poughkeepsie.  

Carmen Borja-Armas (52 yoa) of Brooklyn, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated DWI (Child in car) a felony for having two children under 16 years of age in the car with her in the Town of Red Hook.

Christopher Earle (29 yoa) of Stormville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .09% or more both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of East Fishkill.

Marvin Duchenne (25 yoa) of Bronx, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

Tammy McElveen (51 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Kenya Thomas (34 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Froylan Gutierrez-Martinez (29 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Timothy Gugumuck (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Michael Puglielli (51 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Cassaun Miree (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated DWI (Child in car) a felony for having a child under 16 years of age in the car with her.

Gerald Mason (53 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Kodie Jones (22 yoa) of Pleasant valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

William Foy (24 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Robert Derr (30 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Jessica Ostrom (36 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Michael Silverence (19 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor.

Elizabeth Knox (21 yoa) of Lagrangeville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Jocelyn Camacho (24 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

William Hammond (60 yoa) of Carmel, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Benjamin Efrid (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Jeffrey Caston (57 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Gregory Strang (32 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Deborah Truelove (60 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.        

 *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.”