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Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Child Porn, Attempting To Entice Minor Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Child Porn, Attempting To Entice Minor
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Child Porn, Attempting To Entice Minor A man from the region who admitted he traveled to meet an 11-year-old to have sex and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to prison. Dutchess County resident Aaron W. Scott, age 28, of Poughkeepsie, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to the US Attorney for the Northern District of New York. As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Scott admitted that between Thursday, April 1, 2022, and Wednesday, June 14, 2022, he sent sexually explicit text messages to someone he believed was an 11-year-old girl in an attempt to entice the child into engaging in sexual act…
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Hudson Valley During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say 4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Hudson Valley During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Hudson Valley During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say Four people were shot, one critically, in the region during a large, disorderly gathering. The incident occurred in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie around 3:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the area of 380 Main St. According to Det. Sgt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police, responding officers, encountered a large disorderly group and four people suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began rendering aid to the victims and secured a crime scene. A 28-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Beam said. Three women in thei…
Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Hudson Valley Man Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Hudson Valley Man
Duo Charged In Connection To Shooting Death Of Hudson Valley Man Two men have been charged with murder and manslaughter for allegedly shooting Hudson Valley resident Jaquan Fryar in March and who later died from his injuries. Related: Duo Nabbed In Connection To Shooting Of Poughkeepsie Man Fulton County resident Jan Michael Deere, age 38, of Gloversville, was charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon on Friday, June 28, said Det. Lt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police. Also charged was Dutchess County resident Joseph R. Gonzalez, age 46, of Rhinebeck, with manslaughter, Beam added. Fryar, age 34, of Poughkeeps…
Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Hudson Valley Restaurant, Officials Say Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Hudson Valley Restaurant, Officials Say
Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Hudson Valley Restaurant, Officials Say Three people face a long list of charges in connection with a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution network that made drug sales at a restaurant in the region, officials announced.  The three arrests were made in Dutchess County following searches conducted at several locations in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday, June 27, the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office Drug Task Force announced on Friday, June 28.  According to the Task Force, the searches were executed as part of an investigation into the sale of cocaine and other drugs throughout Poughkeepsie. As…
2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard 2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard
2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard Some Hudson Valley residents awoke to loud booms and mild shaking early in the morning after a mild earthquake or "seismic activity" hit the area. According to Dutchess County Emergency Management, the quake occurred around 3 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, originating in the town of Poughkeepsie between Sheafe Road and Camelot Road. The quake measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale, said the US Geological Survey. Residents on Facebook reported hearing loud booms in the region. One resident wrote: "Oh my goodness! Woke me out of my sleep I thought it was a gun being fired nearby it was so loud a…
Man Killed In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer Man Killed In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer
Man Killed In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer Police are investigating after a 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 55 in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, June 13. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup was on Route 55 preparing to enter traffic on northbound Route 22 when it pulled into the path of a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The collision killed the driver of the pickup, Northern Fairfie…
33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash 33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash
33-Year-Old Driver Nabbed After Hudson Valley Police Pursuit Ends In Crash A 33-year-old Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly taking New York State Police on a pursuit, ending in a crash with damage to a police car. Dutchess County resident Christopher Melvin, age 33, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested in Orange County on Tuesday, June 11, in the town of Newburgh after crashing into a police vehicle. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, the incident began around 12:15 p.m., June 11, when troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit attempted to stop a 2017 Honda Civic traveling south on Route 9W in Ulster County in the t…
Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case
Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case A woman who grew up in the Hudson Valley and is remembered by her family as a loving daughter has been identified as one of the newly identified victims of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann. Related: Heuermann Used 'Planning Doc' For Gilgo Beach Murders: DA Heuermann was officially charged with the murder of Jessica Taylor, age 20, who grew up in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, June 6, on Long Island by Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.  Suffolk County Police He was also charged with murdering a Brooklyn woman, Sandra Costil…
22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Hudson Valley 22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Hudson Valley
22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Hudson Valley Police are searching for a suspect after a 22-year-old man was shot on a street in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 11:45 a.m., Saturday, June 8, in the city of Poughkeepsie. According to the city of Poughkeepsie Police, officers responded to the area of Main Street and N White Street to a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located numerous spent shell casings but no victims. Police said a short time later, they received word that a gunshot victim arrived at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. The victim had sustained a non-life…
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Red Lobster plans to close more restaurants just weeks after it filed for bankruptcy, according to a new report. In a bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. Days before the filing, dozens of Red Lobster locations were listed as "temporarily closed" on the company's website, including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook In an updated list of closures reported by CNN on Thursday, June 6, five new locations in New York have been added to the list, including it…
Hudson Valley Fentanyl Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say Hudson Valley Fentanyl Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say
Hudson Valley Fentanyl Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say An alleged fentanyl dealer was busted by a drug task force after receiving resident complaints and recent overdoses in the region. Orange County resident Jermaine Boykin, age 46, of Newburgh, was arrested on Tuesday, June 4, in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County District Attorney’s OAttorney's Task Force agents had been investigating the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine in the area of Kennedy Fried Chicken located at 472 Main St. in the city of Poughkeepsie. Harris said the area has drawn the attention of the task force due to …
Hudson Valley Man With 32 Prior Arrests Charged Again With Burglary Hudson Valley Man With 32 Prior Arrests Charged Again With Burglary
Hudson Valley Man With 32 Prior Arrests Charged Again With Burglary A Hudson Valley man with 32 previous arrests has been charged again with burglary and criminal mischief. Dutchess County resident Jason Bohlig, age 45, of Poughkeepsie, was nabbed by the town of Lloyd Police on Friday, May 31. According to Lloyd Police Chief James Janso, Bohlig is accused of breaking into a home on Pancake Hollow Road and then running when the homeowner confronted him. He was arrested shortly after and is being held without bail at the Ulster County Jail. Bohlig is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 5.
Man, 55, Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Parking Lot Man, 55, Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Parking Lot
Man, 55, Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Parking Lot Police are searching for a suspect after a 55-year-old man was found shot dead in a parking lot in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 10:20 p.m., Saturday, June 1, in the area of 472 Main St., in Poughkeepsie. According to Det. Lt. Matt Clark of the City of Poughkeepsie Police, responding officers found the man at the top of the parking area. He was transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where he later died, Clark said. Police have not identified the victim. Anyone with information is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7…
Suspect Who Rammed Police Car, Injuring 2 Officers Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Cops Say Suspect Who Rammed Police Car, Injuring 2 Officers Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Cops Say
Suspect Who Rammed Police Car, Injuring 2 Officers Nabbed In Hudson Valley, Cops Say A four-time convicted felon who allegedly rammed a marked police car, seriously injuring two officers, has been captured. Related: 2 Poughkeepsie Police Officers Hit, Injured By Car Dutchess County resident Diamond J. Ince, age 29, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Wednesday, May 29, for the Sunday, May 12 incident by members of the Poughkeepsie Police, the Dutchess County Drug Task Force and the New York State Police. According to Det. Sgt. Terrence Beam of the city of Poughkeepsie, during a traffic stop, Ince intentionally rammed the police vehicle, leaving two off…
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Hudson Valley Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Hudson Valley
Actor/Writers Group Seeking Talent From Hudson Valley An actors/writers group is looking for talent from throughout the Hudson Valley. The group says it's "Seeking playwrights who like to work with actors, and actors looking to work with new playwrights, to workshop new plays from writers from the Hudson Valley community. People who are motivated to be with a group of artists to share, grow and build." Among the areas it's looking to draw people from are: Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Wappingers Falls, Cold Spring, Hyde Park, Hudson, New Paltz, Saugerties, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Tarrytown, White Plains, Peekskill, Newburgh, Ellenville, Rosendale, Amenia…
Hudson Valley Crack Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say Hudson Valley Crack Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say
Hudson Valley Crack Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say A Hudson Valley alleged drug dealer is behind bars after being busted for crack cocaine sales by a drug task force. Dutchess County resident Ronald Davis, age 47, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Wednesday, May 22, by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Drug Task Force agents began investigating Davis after receiving complaints from residents and government officials of open dealing in the area of Main Street between Hamilton and Clinton Streets.  Task Force agents began purchasing cocaine from…
Popular Hudson Valley Bar Closing Permanently Popular Hudson Valley Bar Closing Permanently
Popular Hudson Valley Bar Closing Permanently A popular Hudson Valley bar known for some wild nights as it changed hands over the years but always stayed a "go-to spot" is closing permanently. Refinery 51 in Dutchess County on Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie announced it would close for good with a farewell party on Saturday, June 1. "From Mad Hatter to Union Tavern and now Refinery 51, we Thank You for all your patronage, good times, and memories over the last quarter of a century," said the owners of Refinery 51. "It’s been an incredible run, so let’s toast to the memories and milestones together one last time!" The party …
Hudson Valley Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing, 'Being On The Move' Hudson Valley Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing, 'Being On The Move'
Hudson Valley Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing, 'Being On The Move' A 17-year-old Hudson Valley student killed in a crash that also injured three others, one critically, is being remembered for his love of life. Related: Hyde Park HS Student Dead, 1 Critical Following Crash Daniel "Dan" George Noakes, age 17, of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie following a single-vehicle crash in which he was the driver. A Poughkeepsie native, Noakes was the son of Glenn A. and Nicole Liegey Noakes. His father lives in Poughkeepsie, and his mother and sister, Annie, in Hyde Park. Noakes, an 11th-grad…
FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens
FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens One of the victims of a former delivery driver in the region who was convicted of sexually assaulting three teens while on the job is now suing FedEx and the local parcel service for negligence. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, May 6, alleges that FedEx and the Dutchess County Parcel Service were negligent in the rape of a teen girl by Poughkeepsie resident Joshua J. Ginyard. This new suit comes less than four months after Ginyard, age 33, was released from prison on parole concerning the 2021 incident. Original Story: FedEx Driver Accused Of Raping, Sexually Abusing Teens…
Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate
Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate A 33-year-old Hudson Valley man is facing up to 25 years behind bars after being found guilty of fatally stabbing his roommate in the skull.  Related: Arrest Made In Gruesome Murder Of Poughkeepsie Man Stabbed In Head Dutchess County resident Andrew Alex Fraser of Poughkeepsie was convicted of murder on Monday, May 13, after two days of jury deliberations. According to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, Fraser killed Dontay Brown, age 24, during a knife attack, which resulted in a fatal stab wound into  Brown’s skull, on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Nanuet Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Nanuet Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Nanuet Location Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
2 Police Officers Hit, 1 Seriously Injured By Car In Hudson Valley 2 Police Officers Hit, 1 Seriously Injured By Car In Hudson Valley
2 Police Officers Hit, 1 Seriously Injured By Car In Hudson Valley Two police officers were injured after allegedly being hit by a red Lexus that fled the scene during a traffic stop in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 10 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at Main and Church Streets in the City of Poughkeepsie. According to Poughkeepsie PD Det. Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald, a 2007 red Lexus, initially pulled into a parking space but backed into marked police vehicles.  The Lexus then rammed the passenger’s side of one of the marked police vehicles, causing it to strike one of the officers, sending him airborne and landing on the&…
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Nabbed With Drugs, Gun For Second Time In 3 Weeks, Cops Say Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Nabbed With Drugs, Gun For Second Time In 3 Weeks, Cops Say
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Nabbed With Drugs, Gun For Second Time In 3 Weeks, Cops Say An alleged drug dealer has been nabbed for the second time in three weeks by a drug task force in the region, police said. Dutchess County resident Jaylen Shaw, age 22, of the town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Friday, May 10, in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the task force, a continued investigation into Shaw's activities led to his arrest following a search of his home where "dangerous" drugs, a gun, and ammo were seized. Shaw was first arrested by the task force on Thursday, April 18, after a search of …
2 Hudson Valley Inmates Arrested Again For New Crimes 2 Hudson Valley Inmates Arrested Again For New Crimes
2 Hudson Valley Inmates Arrested Again For New Crimes Two inmates at a Hudson Valley jail have been charged with new crimes while behind bars. Dutchess County residents William Green Jr., age 30, of Poughkeepsie, and Craig Albrecht, age 41, of East Fishkill, were charged on Wednesday, May 1. According to Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Green and Albrecht were arrested separately for the same crime. Both men were charged with felony criminal attempt and are accused of violating orders of protection by calling the protected people, Watterson said. After being charged, Green and Albrecht were both r…
Police ID Man Whose Body Washed Ashore On Hudson River Police ID Man Whose Body Washed Ashore On Hudson River
Police ID Man Whose Body Washed Ashore On Hudson River The New York State Police and the State Medical Examiner's Office have confirmed that the remains of a missing area man washed ashore in the Hudson Valley over the weekend. Related: Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the body of Nicholas Faust, age 43, formerly a resident of both Ulster County (Marlborough) and Northern Westchester (Peekskill), has been identified as the body found on the Poughkeepsie shoreline on Saturday, May 4.  The investigation has determined that there was no evidence of foul play…
Accused Crew Member Wanted For Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland Accused Crew Member Wanted For Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland
Accused Crew Member Wanted For Liquor Store Thefts Brought To NJ From Rockland A fugitive member of an organized retail theft crew from more than 50 miles away was brought to New Jersey after being captured across the state line in Rockland, authorities said. How long she'll remain jailed in the Garden State is open to question, however. Clarkstown police nabbed repeat offender Shatoya L. Smith, 26, of the Orange County, NY town of Newburgh on a fugitive warrant, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. She’d been held in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City before being extradited to New Jersey early last week to be charged in connection with a ser…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District After six years, a Hudson Valley superintendent has announced his upcoming move to a nearby district to remain closer to his family. Superintendent Phil Benante of Putnam County's Haldane Central School District announced on Tuesday, April 30 that he was appointed head of the Arlington Central School District in Dutchess County, according to a letter written to the district community.  In his letter, Benante wrote that he chose to move to the Arlington district because it would allow him to work closer to his family.  The Arlington district includes parts of Beekman, La Gran…
Man With 19 Arrests Caught Again In Hudson Valley With Stolen Property, Cops Say Man With 19 Arrests Caught Again In Hudson Valley With Stolen Property, Cops Say
Man With 19 Arrests Caught Again In Hudson Valley With Stolen Property, Cops Say A man on parole with 19 prior arrests and five convictions has been nabbed again for allegedly stealing property. Tobi C. Tobin, age 54, homeless, was arrested on Monday, April 29, in Ulster County in the town of Lloyd for criminal possession of stolen property. According to Chief James Janso of the Lloyd Police Department, Tobin was found in possession of a stolen Trek Mountain bike and a stolen Samsung tablet.  Tobin had previously been arrested by Lloyd Police on Saturday, April 20, for criminal trespass and again on Thursday, April 25, for trespass, Janso said. Bot…
Suspect On Run After 2 Teens Shot In Neck Near Hudson Valley High School, Police Say Suspect On Run After 2 Teens Shot In Neck Near Hudson Valley High School, Police Say
Suspect On Run After 2 Teens Shot In Neck Near Hudson Valley High School, Police Say Police are searching for a suspect after two teens were shot in the neck near a high school in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, close to Poughkeepsie High School in the area of Fox Terrace and South White Street in Poughkeepsie. According to Det. Lt. Matt Clark of the Poughkeepsie Police officers responded to numerous calls of shots fired. Responding officers found one 17-year-old boy shot in the neck and "bleeding profusely." Clark said officers rendered first aid to the victim until EMS arrived and transported him to a local hospital.…
Hudson Valley Man Busted With 'Large Quantity' Of Fentanyl, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Busted With 'Large Quantity' Of Fentanyl, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Busted With 'Large Quantity' Of Fentanyl, Police Say A Hudson Valley alleged drug dealer has been charged with possession of a large quantity of fentanyl following an investigation. Dutchess County resident Shaquille Heirs, age 29, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested Thursday, April 25, after he was captured in the town of Poughkeepsie.  According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office Drug Task Force, Heirs became a target after a raid on a South Clinton Street home in March.  During the raid, Harris said Heirs had a large quantity of fentanyl packaged to sell.  "This area of South Clinton …