New York State Police Blotter

Select incidents reported by Troop K

Troop K patrols Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester and Columbia counties.

Daniel Statini

Monday, Jan. 8

Troopers from Wappinger barracks arrested Daniel J. Statini, 27, of Beacon, for robbery, strangulation, assault, unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief (preventing an emergency call).

The officers had received a complaint of a domestic dispute that occurred on Jan. 3 on Glenwood Drive in Beacon. An investigation found that Statini allegedly robbed the victim of $120 and assaulted, strangled, and imprisoned the victim in his residence. Police said Statini also took the victim’s cell phone to prevent a call for help at the time.

Statini was arraigned before the Town of Fishkill Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear before the court on Feb. 13.

Richard Stiehl

Friday, Jan. 5

Troopers from the Cortlandt barracks arrested Richard H. Stiehl, 57, of Garrison, for menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors, after being called to the Cortlandt train station at 6:05 p.m. in response to a report of a male brandishing a knife.

An investigation found that Stiehl allegedly initiated a confrontation, produced a knife and threatened to kill the victim. He was arraigned before the town of Cortlandt Court and released on his own recognizance.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Darren Atkins

Troopers from the Wappinger barracks arrested Darren Atkins, 56, of Beacon, for felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs (a misdemeanor) and possession of marijuana (a violation).

At about noon, troopers stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-84 in Fishkill. A narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle and a search yielded marijuana and crack cocaine. The driver, Atkins, also showed signs of impairment.

Atkins was arraigned at the Town of Fishkill Court and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.

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