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 Coordinator:
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

2018 VIP Schedule:

Many VIP's are offered in both English and Spanish.  The registration for the English version is 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. and the program is 7-8:30 p.m.  The registration for the Spanish version is 4:45 - 5:00 p.m. and the program is 5-6:15 p.m.

January 4th (English only); February 1st; March 1st (English only); April 5th; May 3rd (English only); June 7th; No panel in July; August 2nd (English only); September 6th; October 4th (English only); November 1st; December 6th (English only)


St. Patrick's Day Crackdown results in 13 Impaired Driving Arrests in Dutchess County

During the St Patrick’s Day Crackdown period of March 16, 2018 thru March 18, 2018 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department and Village Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county in addition to their regular patrols. A total of thirteen impaired driving arrests were made during the three day period.

 

These details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which for the 5th year in  a row once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2017-2018 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 “with the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday falling over the weekend patrols were enhanced throughout the Crackdown period to deter and ultimately apprehend those who choose to drive impaired.  This is another strong reminder that if any of your holiday “plans” don’t include a sober ride home the consequences could be severe.”

 

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

 

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

 

James Williams (32 yoa) of Maybrook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

 

Mario Lopez-Perez (46 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

 

Steven Graham (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the Town of LaGrange.

 

David Rupert  (21 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC 08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

 

Richard Bray  (27 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

 

Bernadette Vargas (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

 

Philip Dunham (34 yoa) of Canaan, CT was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies in the Village of Millerton.

 

Bruce Beaty (54 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor.

 

Darwin Vasquez-Recinos (29 yoa) of Brewster, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors.

 

Gabriel Cruz Santiago (40 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

 

Shane McNulty Baker (25 yoa) of Salt Point, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

 

Sunni Loverro (49 yoa) of Wingdale, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors

 

*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.


For immediate release

Contact: Lieutenant Frank LaMonica Jr.

845-486-3800

 

Two Dutchess County residents charged with felonies in separate incidents

 

Pleasant Valley:

 

On March 24, 2018 at 9:51 pm David M. Leroy (5/20/90) of Hyde Park, NY was stopped for a traffic infraction on West Rd in the Town of Pleasant Valley. Investigation revealed that he was intoxicated and that he had a suspended / conditional license.  A check revealed he was operating out of those conditions and thus suspended for a DWI related offense.

 

Leroy was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony, as well as a traffic infraction.  The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended for a DWI related conviction and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.   He was released to appear in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court on April 19, 2018 at 5:30pm.  

 

LaGrange:

 

At 5:53pm on March 25, 2018 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a one car rollover property damage auto crash on New Hackensack Rd (Rte 376) at the intersection with Walker Rd in the Town of LaGrange.

 

Investigation revealed that the operator Johnny J. Symes (3/2/66) of East Fishkill, NY was operating a 2003 Honda southbound and went off the east side of the roadway striking an embankment and overturning.  Neither Symes nor his eight year old passenger was injured in the crash.

 

Symes was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more, Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies as well as Operating a motor vehicle without a Court Ordered Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor, as well as a traffic infraction.      

The charges were felonies due to Symes having a prior DWI related conviction within the prior ten years, which was August 2017 in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Having a child less than sixteen years of age in the vehicle while he was in an intoxicated condition and because his license was revoked for a DWI related conviction and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle.  

 

Johnny Symes was arraigned in the Town of LaGrange Court where he was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail to appear on March 27, 2018 at 4pm.

 

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


The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored seven law enforcement officers as “TOP COPS” at the 23rd 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 commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission.