Beacon Police Blotter

Select incidents from April 7 to 20

Officers handled 543 calls, including 16 auto crashes and 11 domestic disputes.

Friday, April 7

2:10 a.m. – After a traffic stop on Route 9D, Maximino Campos, 36, of Beacon was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and refusal of prescreen test.

Saturday, April 8

3:15 a.m. – After a traffic stop, Rory Olsen, 26, of Wappingers Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal of prescreen, operation of a motor vehicle without a license, failure to stop at stop sign and speeding.

9 p.m. – Paul Legister, 33, of Beacon was picked up and processed on an active warrant.

11:30 p.m. – After a traffic stop on Wolcott Avenue, Kelly Smith, 56, of Beacon was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, unlicensed operation, refusal of prescreen test and equipment violations.

Sunday, April 9

1:15 a.m. – After a traffic stop on Route 9D, Dorel Burch, 29, of Newburgh was charged with unlicensed operation, possession of marijuana and equipment violations.

1:55 a.m. – After a traffic stop on VanNydeck Avenue, Emily Lasch, 32, of Beacon was charged with possession of controlled substance and open container in a motor vehicle. Collin Powers, 31, of Beacon was charged with unlicensed operation.

Tuesday, April 11

11 a.m. – After an auto crash on North Avenue, Elsie Baez, 23, of Beacon was charged with unlicensed operation.

1 p.m. – A caller reported items missing from a business on Wolcott Avenue.

Wednesday, April 12

9:30 a.m. – Shalina Williams, 24, of Poughkeepsie was processed on an active warrant.

Thursday, April 13

9 a.m. – Julia Stephens, 28, of Beacon was picked up and processed on an active warrant.

3 p.m. – After a dispute on Vine Street, Michael Delcastello, 39, of Beacon was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and falsely reporting an incident.

Friday, April 15

12:15 a.m. – A robbery was reported on Main Street. Investigation continuing.

1:15 a.m. – Caller on Main Street reported phone stolen.

11:50 a.m. – Nicholas Mann, 26, of Middletown was picked up and processed on an active warrant.

6:30 p.m. – After an auto crash on Main Street, Ashley Morgan, 29, of Napanoch was charged with following a vehicle too closely and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Saturday, April 16

1:30 p.m. – Caller on Schenck Avenue reported a hit-and-run auto crash.

Sunday, April 17

9:15 a.m. – After an auto crash on Main Street, Yoelys Perez, 40, of Beacon was charged with operation of motor vehicle by unlicensed driver, unsafe lane change and missing or expired inspection certificate.

11:30 a.m. – Fernando Bruno, 27, of New Windsor was picked up and processed on an active warrant.

Monday, April 18

1 a.m. – Report of a fight on Fishkill Avenue.

Tuesday, April 19

10 a.m. – Laquan Thrasher, 24, of Beacon was processed on a warrant for probation violation.

Wednesday, April 20

1:15 p.m. – James Sylvester, 58, of Beacon was picked up and processed on a warrant.

Editor’s Note: If you are named in this blotter, and the charges were dismissed or reduced, or if you were acquitted, please e-mail [email protected] We will verify and add a note to the entry. It is helpful if you provide documentation.

4 thoughts on “Beacon Police Blotter

    • Which part? The fact that they’re putting people’s private business out there before being found guilty or the amount of arrests reported?

      I wonder how they “select” the incidents that get reported?

      • Being arrested by law enforcement is not anyone’s “private business.” I don’t post entries such as “Caller to headquarters reported bank fraud” or “Caller to headquarters reported being harassed in a text message” or traffic stops that don’t involve allegations of DWI or other serious offenses. It goes without saying that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. But we don’t have “secret police” in the U.S. and we feel it should be reported who police officers are detaining, and for what reasons.

        Chip Rowe
        Managing Editor

  1. So then, will we ever see the resolution of these arrests, or is that too hard to compile, or not interesting enough? The resolutions happen in public also.

    Another question people might have is why do we never see the Cold Spring or Philipstown blotter?

    What you say you leave out doesn’t make sense — there are several items in the blotter that don’t involve arrests, just look at the current issue. Did you mean something else?