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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…
Poughkeepsie Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case Poughkeepsie Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case
Poughkeepsie Woman ID'd As New Victim In Gilgo Beach 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 Poughkeepsie 22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Poughkeepsie
22-Year-Old Shot In Poughkeepsie In Broad Daylight 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…
Fentanyl Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force In Poughkeepsie, Police Say Fentanyl Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force In Poughkeepsie, Police Say
Fentanyl Dealer Busted In Poughkeepsie, Cops 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 Poughkeepsie Parking Lot Man, 55, Found Shot Dead In Poughkeepsie Parking Lot
Man, 55, Found Shot Dead In Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie Police Car, Injuring 2 Officers Nabbed, Cops Say Suspect Who Rammed Poughkeepsie Police Car, Injuring 2 Officers Nabbed, Cops Say
Suspect Who Injured 2 Poughkeepsie Cops Nabbed, Police 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…
Poughkeepsie Crack Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say Poughkeepsie Crack Dealer Busted By Drug Task Force, Police Say
Poughkeepsie Crack Dealer Busted By Task Force, Cops 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 Poughkeepsie Bar Closing Permanently Popular Poughkeepsie Bar Closing Permanently
Popular Poughkeepsie Bar Closing For Good 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 …
Dutchess County Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing, Being 'On The Move' Dutchess County Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing, Being 'On The Move'
Dutchess County 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 Poughkeepsie Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens FedEx Sued After Former Poughkeepsie Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens
FedEx Sued After Former Poughkeepsie 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…
Poughkeepsie Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing of Roommate Poughkeepsie Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing of Roommate
Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie Location Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Poughkeepsie Location
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants, Including Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie Police Officers Hit, Seriously Injured By Car 2 Poughkeepsie Police Officers Hit, Seriously Injured By Car
2 Poughkeepsie Police Officers Hit, Injured By Car 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&…
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Nabbed With Drugs, Gun For Second Time In 3 Weeks, Cops Say Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Nabbed With Drugs, Gun For Second Time In 3 Weeks, Cops Say
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Nabbed For Second Time, 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 Dutchess County Jail Inmates Arrested Again For New Crimes 2 Dutchess County Jail Inmates Arrested Again For New Crimes
2 Dutchess County Jail 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 In Poughkeepsie Police ID Man Whose Body Washed Ashore In Poughkeepsie
Police ID Man Whose Body Washed Ashore In Poughkeepsie 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…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Poughkeepsie After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Poughkeepsie After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Poughkeepsie 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 From Nearby District Accepts Post At Arlington School District School Superintendent From Nearby District Accepts Post At Arlington School District
School Superintendent From Nearby District Accepts Post At Arlington School 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 Poughkeepsie High School, Police Say Suspect On Run After 2 Teens Shot In Neck Near Poughkeepsie High School, Police Say
Suspect On Run: Teens Shot Near Poughkeepsie High School 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.…
Poughkeepsie Man Busted With 'Large Quantity' Of Fentanyl, Police Say Poughkeepsie Man Busted With 'Large Quantity' Of Fentanyl, Police Say
Poughkeepsie Man Busted With Fentanyl, Cops 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 …
Loaded Handgun Recovered At Scene After 15-Year-Old Shot In Poughkeepsie Loaded Handgun Recovered At Scene After 15-Year-Old Shot In Poughkeepsie
Teen Shot In Poughkeepsie, Handgun Recovered At Scene An investigation is underway after a 15-year-old was found shot in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2:44 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in the area of 86 Smith St., in Poughkeepsie. According to the City of Poughkeepsie Police, officers responding to the report of a shot fired found a 15-year-old suffering from a severe gunshot wound to the leg. Responding officers secured the scene and immediately rendered medical aid, including applying a tourniquet.  The victim was transported via EMS to an area hospital and is expected to recover.  During a search of …
Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Drug Sales, Possession of Gun
Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Selling Crack A Hudson Valley man was charged with selling crack in the region following an early morning raid by a drug task force. Dutchess County resident Jaylen Shaw, age 22, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, following the raid by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. Shaw's arrest comes following an investigation by the task force into drug sales in the Poughkeepsie area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the task force. Harris said during the raid on Thursday, agents found Shaw armed with a loaded illegal handgun along with thousa…
Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped
Dutchess County Porch Collapse: Person Rescued After Being Trapped A porch collapse at a Hudson Valley home left one person injured. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, at 5 Boxwood Court in Hyde Park. According to Mitchell Shron, spokesman for the Roosevelt Fire District, responding firefighters and EMS found a porch from an upper story had collapsed with one person trapped in the wreckage. The victim suffered injuries to the lower leg and was bleeding, Shron said. Firefighters moved the victim to safety, who was then transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie for treatment. Due to the nature of the…
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Busted for Second time, police say Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Busted for Second time, police say
Poughkeepsie Drug Dealer Bused For Second Time A Hudson Valley fentanyl dealer recently released from jail has been busted again, this time with alleged drugs and a gun. Dutchess County resident Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of Poughkeepsie, was charged multiple drugs and a weapon charge on Monday, April 15, in the town of Poughkeepsie. According to the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office, Drug Task Force agents had been investigating the sale of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs in the Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park areas.  The investigation led to the Drug Task Force identifying Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of the town of Poughkeepsie…
Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location
Popular Pizzeria Opening New Hudson Valley Location An uber-popular eatery known for being named the "best Detroit-style pizza in the world" during an international competition is opening a second location in the region.  Hudson & Packard, a mainstay in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, announced they will open in Ulster County in Kingston in the old Corner Bar and Grill on Delaware Avenue. The new site.  Hudson & Packard One of the owners, Charlie Webb, said the new restaurant would be called "Sorry Charlie" and feature New York-round-style pizzas instead of its traditional Detroit-square, excellent craft cock…
Hudson Valley Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2 Hudson Valley Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2
Hudson Valley Fire Leaves 24 Homeless, Injures 2 At least two residential buildings were destroyed during a two-alarm fire in the Hudson Valley that left 24 people homeless. The incident occurred in Orange County at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at 59 and 61 Carter St., in the city of Newburgh. According to Mike Neppl, a spokesman for the Newburgh Fire Department, arriving units found the rear of 59 and 61 Carter Street fully involved with fire, which was spreading to the interior of the buildings.  Neppl said crews stretched handlines into the interior and began bringing the fire down and searching for hidden fire. Mark Lieb…
19-Year-Old From Poughkeepsie Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old From Poughkeepsie Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old From Poughkeepsie Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Traffic Stop: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…