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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Two Women Face Charges After Suspected Area Overdose Death

    Two Women Face Charges After Suspected Area Overdose Death

    Two women were arrested on felony drug charges following the overdose death of a Port Jervis man.Katelynn Smith, 23, of Port Jervis and Gloria Bruno, 62, of Glen Spey, were arrested on Thursday for criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, said Port Jervis police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.The women ...

  2. Two Women Charged, One For Prostitution, In Wappinger Spa Bust

    Two Women Charged, One For Prostitution, In Wappinger Spa Bust

    Two women were busted by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office for offering massages without a license, one was also accused of offering sex for extra cash.The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested Li Xu-Campbell, 54, of New Windsor, and Wang Chai Xia, 34, of Flushing, around 7 p.m. Thursday in connection with an investigation into illegal activity at Your Green Spa located at 1315 ...

  3. Suspect Nabbed After Town Of Poughkeepsie TD Bank Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed After Town Of Poughkeepsie TD Bank Robbery

    A Poughkeepsie man was nabbed within hours of robbing a local TD Bank branch, police said.Jake R. Oliva, 27, was charged with felony robbery, around 4:50 p.m. Thursday after officers spotted the car used in the heist on South Road. Oliva was arrested without incident, said Town of Poughkeepsie Police Capt. Kevin Faber.The robbery took place around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after he walked ...

  4. Area Couple Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

    Area Couple Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

    A 60-something couple pleaded guilty to tax fraud for failing to pay taxes or report money they earned, according to the Orange County District Attorney David  Hoovler.John Quick, 68, and his wife, Mary Quick, 63, both of the Town of Goshen, admitted Thursday that they had not only failed to file state personal income tax for 2012, but also failed to report money they had obtained from ...

  5. Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Search For TD Bank Robbery Suspect

    Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Search For TD Bank Robbery Suspect

    Town of Poughkeepsie police are searching for a man who robbed the South Road TD Bank branch in the Town of Poughkeepsie.Police said the robbery took place at 9:27 a.m. Thursday when the man walked into the bank at 1850 South Road and demanded money by passing a note to a teller, said Capt. Kevin Faber.The man indicated he had a gun but did not display one, he added.The suspect, ...

  6. Wappinger Man Injured In Route 9 Crash

    Wappinger Man Injured In Route 9 Crash

    Three local residents injured in a head-on crash on Route 9 had to be airlifted to Westchester Medical Center, officials said.The crash occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle driving south veered into the oncoming lane and struck a northbound car, said state police.The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company said in a Facebook post that two medical helicopters landed at their firehouse ...

  7. Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    A simple walk with his dog turned into a nightmare for a man who ended up clinging to a tree branch to keep from drowning in the rushing water of the Croton River.The man became stranded while chasing his dog who ran into the water in the Croton Gorge Park section of the river around 7 p.m. Wednesday, said the Croton Fire Department on Facebook.A passerby noticed the man and called ...

  8. Convicted Felon Assaults Small Child Outside Dutchess School, Police Say

    Convicted Felon Assaults Small Child Outside Dutchess School, Police Say

    A 37-year-old man who threw and hit a small child is behind bars after state police were notified by a local school of the abuse.Michael P. Thorpe was arrested on Monday after New York State Police received a call from teachers and officials at the child's school who were concerned about the abuse, said Trooper AJ Hicks.School officials told police that the injuries sustained by the ...

  9. Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Hudson Valley HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Hudson Valley HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends and classmates of the former Westchester varsity boys soccer standout and Binghamton University freshman who was fatally stabbed Sunday night have scheduled a gathering in his honor late Wednesday afternoon.The parents of slain Joao Souza, Alexandre and Renata Souza will stop by the school around 5 p.m. to meet with the Blind Brook High School community, the school's ...

  10. Man Nabbed For Sale Of 150 Bags Of Heroin In Area

    Man Nabbed For Sale Of 150 Bags Of Heroin In Area

    A 24-year-old man was nabbed by Putnam County Sheriff's deputies for selling heroin in the area after receiving a tip.Jassell Franco, of New York City, was arrested April 6 by members of the department's Narcotics Enforcement Unit after a deputy was able to arrange for the purchase of 150 bags of heroin, the department said.Franco was nabbed while meeting the deputy in the Applebee's ...

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