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Poughkeepsie Police Help Launch “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” Campaign

School's Open_8.5x11 posterPatrolmen Scott DiNonno and Bill Badner, along with the Poughkeepsie Police Department and local school children, helped AAA New York launch its 68th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign.

Colorful “School’s Open” posters will be mounted in Poughkeepsie to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.

“The help and support that we get from our club-area police departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ campaign,” said Donna Galasso, Assistant Director of the club’s Traffic Safety unit.  “We appreciate the efforts of the Poughkeepsie Police Department, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.

Ms. Galasso reminds drivers, including bicyclists to be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights and stop arms, as required by New York State law.

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Patrolmen Scott DiNonno (left) and Bill Badner helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at police headquarters in Poughkeepsie, NY with (left to right) (bottom row) Caylee Young, Maleena Johnson, (middle row) Shane Young, Cole Young, Connor Young, (top row) Tristan Young and Kai Petersen. Christopher McBride , Traffic Safety Specialist, represented AAA at the ceremony.

The club’s annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign is conducted with local government and police agencies.  Thousands of posters, bumper stickers and other educational materials are distributed through the program.

AAA New York State’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” program began in 1945.  Since then, it has helped to prevent injuries and deaths among children of elementary school age.

AAA New York, the local AAA affiliate, provides automotive, travel and financial services to more than 1.6 million members in New York City, and in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Herkimer and parts of Lewis, Madison and Oneida counties.

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City Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

April 27, 2013 – 10am to 2pm – Public Safety Building (505 Main Street)

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On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Public Safety Building at 505 Main Street.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.  DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act.  Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

Hit & Run Investigation Continues; Public’s Help Sought

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:44pm Shequila Brown was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Church Street (44/55 eastbound) and South Hamilton Street. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department has asked the public for help in solving this crime, and we are following up on all the leads that have come in thus far.

However, at this point we are unable to say with any certainty what make or color the vehicle was that struck Shequila Brown. One lead was that a red SUV or pick-up type vehicle may have been involved, but that is not certain. We continue to ask for the public’s help in finding the person involved. Without the public’s assistance this crime may go unsolved. Anyone with information on this crime should call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at (845) 451-7577.

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City Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs (September 29)

September 29, 2012 – 10am to 2pm – 505 Main Street

On September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Public Safety Building at 505 Main Street.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Reward Offered Regarding Hit & Run in Poughkeepsie

New York State Crime Stoppers in cooperation with the City of Poughkeepsie Police, is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a hit & run that left a Poughkeepsie woman with serious injuries. The incident occurred on March 31, 2012 at approximately 2:28 am on Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  Continue reading Reward Offered Regarding Hit & Run in Poughkeepsie

Citizen Observer Alert Network – Sign Up Today

The Citizen Observer Alert Network allows the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department to instantly update you about crimes, emergencies and other important information.

All Alerts are delivered via e-mail and are also available via text message on your cell phone.

  • Citizen Alerts inform all registered users of public safety concerns in your area. The Alerts contain information about crime trends, descriptions of suspects, missing persons, as well as advice on personal safety, and how to safeguard property.
  • Business Alerts are targeted to specific business types, so your business will receive information about crimes that are pertinent to your business type.
  • Case Alerts allow law enforcement to automatically disseminate information about open cases to all registered Citizen Observer users.
  • Watch Group Alerts allow law enforcement to send targeted alerts to specific neighborhoods with information about crimes that are happening in their immediate area.

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Poughkeepsie Entrance Sign Vandalized – Police Seek Information

Between 1/29/12 at approximately 9:00pm and 1/31/12 at approximately 2:45pm the “POUGHKEEPSIE” sign located on Church Street just east of the Mid-Hudson Bridge was vandalized by a person(s) yet unknown. The sign consists of elevated blue letters outlined in white which are lit at night and welcomes motorists as they enter the City. Each of the elevated letters was torn from their metal anchored posts and knocked to the ground remaining connected only by the electrical wiring.

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is seeking information which would lead to the identification of a suspect(s). We are also seeking information from anyone who may have seen anyone in the area during the times listed above.

Anyone with information should contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Detective Division at (845) 451-4142, Detective Bartolotti who is the lead Detective at (845) 451-4149 or the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Tip Line at (845) 451-7577. All calls will be kept confidential.