POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie Police have been seen a spike in violent crimes in the past few weeks and the violence continued on Sunday, according to police. Police PBA officials released details of major crimes that occurred on Sunday, June 6.
On Sunday morning at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers on patrol encountered a 1999 Honda CRV with temporary tags issued in New Jersey that had been stolen earlier. Police stopped the vehicle at Noxon and Academy Streets at which time the vehicle was confirmed stolen. The operator and only occupant of the Honda, Anthony Ermo, 20, was taken into custody, charged with the felony of criminal possession of stolen property. Due to bail reform, Ermo was given an appearance ticket. The vehicle was impounded and processed by Crime Scene Technicians.
Less than two hours later, at 4:45 a.m., the officers responded to a reported stabbing on Church Street where they located a victim with a “severe stab wound to the back,” according to police union officials. The victim was transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center where he was stabilized by hospital staff.
Investigations are ongoing in both incidents. Police are asking for anyone with information regarding either crime to contact police at 845-451-7577.