An incident that took place in a Poughkeepsie school last week while the building was closed, without students or staff inside, resulted in the arrest of one Poughkeepsie resident.


Felony Arrest For Poughkeepsie Resident Following Burglary At School

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department released the name of the suspect arrested in connection with the early morning robbery of a local school on Main Street in Poughkeepsie.

Just before 6:30am on Friday September 22nd, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officers were dispatched to the Holy Trinity School which is located at 775 Main Street. The initial dispatch was due to a report of a burglary in progress.

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The report came from a Holy Trinity school employee who had arrived to the property for work and noticed that a window was open, and below it, a box was on the ground. In their Press Release, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police shared that this particular employee reported that 'no-one should be in the building as the employee was the first to arrive for the day.'

When the Poughkeepsie Officers arrived on the scene, they located one Dallas M. Colmenero on the west side of the building walking away from the school. The 31-year-old was eventually detained, and found to be in possession of school property. The investigation confirmed that Colmenero was in-fact inside the school, and excited in possession of the school's property.

A photo of a Town of Poughkeepsie police cruiser in front of the police sign.
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Colmenero was charged with the Class D Felony of Burglary in the 3rd degree, arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court, and released under the supervision of the Dutchess County Probation Department.

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