2 Hudson Valley Police Officers Injured While Arresting Youths
Two police officers were injured while trying to arrest a group of young people accused of a home invasion.
On Friday, City of Poughkeepsie Public Safety dispatchers received numerous calls reporting a fight in progress and a possible home invasion on Thompson Street.
Arriving officers reported that a number of juveniles fled the area on bicycles. Four were quickly found on Main Street and Clinton Street. A victim told the police all four were involved and all were taken to the City of Poughkeepsie Juvenile Aid Bureau.
A short time later, other involved juveniles returned to the Thompson Street address, police say. As police arrived the group fled on bikes, three of the youths hit an uninvolved person, knocking the person to the ground, causing lacerations and the loss of several teeth, police say.
Two City of Poughkeepsie police officers who witnessed the alleged attacked were injured while trying to arrest the group. Both were treated at a local hospital and released. However, they will remain out of work pending further medical evaluations, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
One unnamed person was charged with felony attempted burglary and coercion. The others were released to parents or guardians pending review and evaluation by the Dutchess County attorney’s office.