Hyde Park man faces several charges after fight with police

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Gary Hricewich

HYDE PARK – A 33-year-old Hyde Park man has been arrested after threatening a jogger, menacing a Good Samaritan with a knife, and fighting with police on Sunday evening.  The 6:13 p.m. incident occurred near the area of 241 Crum Elbow Road.


According to Police Chief Robert Benson, a caller reported that a man was pulled off the side of the road and was involved in an altercation with a jogger. When the caller stopped to provide assistance, the subject menaced him with a knife.

Hyde Park Police responded to the scene and the man, later identified as Gary Hricewich, failed to comply with  requests from the officers and began to physically attack the officers. Officers deployed a taser and were able to subdue Hricewich and take him into custody.


EMS was called to the scene to evaluate Hricewich who was then cleared and was transported to the Hyde Park Police Department for processing.  Hricewich was arraigned in front of Judge Petito on the felony of criminal possession of a weapon, two misdemeanor counts of menacing, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The suspect was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail because he has two prior felony convictions.