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Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 :: 01:26 p.m. PDT


Thefts from Parked Vehicles

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is investigating a recent pattern of thefts from parked motor vehicles. These thefts are occurring in residential areas particularly during overnight hours.

Most recently, the northeast part of the Town has been affected, including the following streets and other streets nearby: Dutchess Turnpike, Overocker Road, DeGarmo Road, Taft Avenue, Marple Road, and North Grand Avenue.

The common thread in all the crimes is that the vehicles were left unlocked and coins or other valuables were in plain sight. Vehicle owners are strongly advised to follow basic safety rules to discourage thefts, such as not leaving valuables in your vehicle and always locking your vehicle.

Persons should also keep a list of serial numbers or identifying marks on their valuables. Should the police recover any stolen property, your property can more easily be matched to what is recovered.

Anyone who observes suspicious persons or vehicles, should get a description and direction of travel, and immediately call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-485-3666. Tips may also be left by calling the police department or submitting information at

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
19 Tucker Dr
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 845-485-3666

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