Select incidents from Feb. 20 to March 9

Officers responded to 550 calls, including 20 auto crashes and 11 domestic disputes.

Sunday, Feb. 24

A caller on North Brett Street reported he was struck by the side mirror of a black SUV that left the scene.

A caller reported someone damaged the passenger-side doors of her vehicle.

Monday, Feb. 25

Mecca L. Rogers, 21, of Mount Vernon, was charged with criminal contempt and false personation.

Taina Negron, 20, of the Bronx, was processed on a warrant and also charged with criminal contempt.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Caller reported male attempting to gain access into parked vehicles on Colonial Road.

After a traffic stop on Henry Street, Melissa A. Smith, 42, of Wappingers Falls was processed on a warrant out and also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Caller reported two male juveniles removing water caps from street in front of his house. Officers canvassed the area.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Caller on Duncan Street reported unwanted text messages from a former co-worker.

After a resident reported online that hot dogs with pills inside had been thrown into her yard and eaten by her dog, the Beacon Police Department posted: “Many of you may have probably seen posts around Facebook of hot dogs filled with pills being thrown onto properties with dogs. Our officers and detectives have been investigating and have determined that at this time it is an isolated incident. At this time, we do not feel that there is a danger to dogs throughout the entire city. With that being said if you do experience an incident similar in nature please call our station to report it.”

Saturday, March 2

A caller on Fishkill Avenue reported a dog continuously barking.

Sunday, March 3

After a report of a suspicious person on Willow Street, Tyler J. Lantry, 30, of Beacon, was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

After a traffic stop on Fishkill Avenue, Mitchell D. Emanuel, 34, of Beacon, was charged with possession of marijuana and speeding.

Monday, March 4

Caller on Henry Street reported damage to his van while parked overnight.

Tuesday, March 5

Caller on Main Street reported hit-and-run damage to her car. Other driver located.

Wednesday, March 6

After a report of a larceny on Matteawan Road, Sheila E. Pellicane, 57, of Beacon, was charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Thursday, March 7

Officers responded to a call for sewage leaking down Wilson and Bridge streets due to a broken pipe.

Leonard R. Kearns, 56, of Beacon, was processed on a warrant from Hernando County, Florida.

Caller on Dennings Avenue reported receiving unwanted, suspicious phone calls from an unknown individual.

After the report of a dispute on Lydia Drive, Damon D. Blacknall, 45, of Beacon, was charged with obstructing government administration.

Friday, March 8

After a report of a suspicious person on South Avenue, Tariq I. Robinson, 21, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with possession of marijuana.

Saturday, March 9

Ian Ortiz

After a report of suspicious activity on Willow Street, Ian I. Ortiz, 36, of Beacon, was charged with robbery, criminal mischief, assault and possession of a weapon. Officers said that after arriving on the scene, they determined that an altercation over a cellphone had taken place between two men inside a vehicle. The victim sustained broken eyeglasses and lacerations to his fingers from a knife. Ortiz was arraigned in Beacon City Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond.

Christopher A. Henion, 28, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal mischief.

A caller reported receiving unwanted emails from an individual.

A caller on Main Street reported a fight involving multiple parties.

After a complaint on Leonard Street, Andres F. Restrepo, 36, of Beacon, was charged with owning a dangerous dog.

Officers responded to a report of a fight on Main Street and a fire alarm being pulled.

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