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  1. Three Dutchess Residents Arrested On Bench Warrants

    Three Dutchess Residents Arrested On Bench Warrants

    Three Dutchess County residents were arrested by Town of Lloyd Police on bench warrant ranging from criminal mischief to criminal possession of drugs.Those arrested were:Shalina C. Davis, 26, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 6, was arrested on a bench warrant for criminal mischief, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Davis was arraigned before Town ...

  2. Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Hudson Valley HS Student

    Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Hudson Valley HS Student

    A 16-year-old Valhalla High School student was the person struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Valhalla Station, according to school district officials.Officials with the MTA said the accident took place at 7:45 a.m., Monday when the Grand Central-bound Harlem train struck the "person" who was standing on the tracks at Cleveland Avenue.The unidentified girl was ...

  3. Southeast Man Charged With Hate Crime

    Southeast Man Charged With Hate Crime

    A Southeast man has been charged with a hate crime after threatening a victim due to their sexual orientation, according to state police.Jeevan P. Abraham, 29, was arrested by New York State Poice on Wednesday, Dec. 6, following an investigation which found that he threatened a victim whose gender was not released because of the person's sexual orientation, said Trooper AJ Hicks.Hicks ...

  4. Union Vale Man Busted With Variety Of Drugs During Warrant Search

    Union Vale Man Busted With Variety Of Drugs During Warrant Search

    A convicted felon is back behind bars after being busted for possessing a variety of drugs during a search warrant on Thursday at his Union Vale home.Patrick Pierre-Saint, 39, of Union Vale, was arrested by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force for possessing in excess of an ounce of cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, Molly/MDMA, $1,800 in cash, packaging materials and scales following an ...

  5. Man Accused Of Stealing From Millbrook Client Is No-Show  In Court

    Man Accused Of Stealing From Millbrook Client Is No-Show In Court

    A 50-year-old Orange  County man who is charged with stealing thousands from a Millbrook client was nabbed by New York State Police for being a no-show for several court dates.Max N. Sandmeier of Newburgh was charged last week with felony bail jumping, said NYSP spokesman AJ Hicks.Sandmeier, an accountant was originally charged in March with when he was charged with multiple felonies in ...

  6. Wild Stuff: New Coywolf Sighting In Hudson Valley Caught On Video

    Wild Stuff: New Coywolf Sighting In Hudson Valley Caught On Video

    There's been another coywolf sighting reported in Rockland County, this time in Nyack by a local plumbing contractor and aspiring author who managed to catch the canid hybrid on video.Sean McCormack noticed the coywolf on North Midland Avenue around 3 p.m. last week, because of its size. "I've seen coyotes and they seem scraggly and not well-kept," said McCormack, who is a ...

  7. Update: Metro-North Delays Last Hours After Girl Is Struck By Train

    Update: Metro-North Delays Last Hours After Girl Is Struck By Train

    Updated report: Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Valhalla HS StudentMetro-North Harlem Line service experienced residual delays for several hours after a girl was struck by a train at Valhalla Station Monday morning. Some earlier trains experienced delays of 90 minutes or more between North White Plains and Southeast after the incident, which occurred just before 8 ...

  8. Stormville Man Going 90 MPH Caught With Crack, Heroin, Police Say

    Stormville Man Going 90 MPH Caught With Crack, Heroin, Police Say

    A Stormville man is behind bars after police clocked him going more than 90 miles an hour with drugs in his vehicle.Dariush Moazami, 28, was stopped around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday when deputies with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office clocked him traveling more than 90 miles per hour on Broadway in the Town of Esopus, the department said.Deputies were able to successfully stop Moazami, and ...

  9. Alert On Scam Mailings Tops Dutchess News

    Alert On Scam Mailings Tops Dutchess News

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  Some Dutchess County residents have been duped by fraudsters running a scam and overcharging for information that is readily available to them. Click here to read the story. Here are some of the other top stories of the week (click on the link to read the story):A Stormville man is behind bars after police clocked him going more than 90 miles an hour with drugs ...

  10. Hyde Park Promotes Police Officer To Full-Time

    Hyde Park Promotes Police Officer To Full-Time

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Town of Hyde Park Police Department recently appointed Officer Joseph Wasilewski to a full-time position with the department during a special ceremony at City Hall.Officials with the department said Wasilewski has been a hard-working, part-time officer with the department for several years and his new position is well deserved. 

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