Copter, K-9s help Hyde Park police in arrest of 2 town residents

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Town of Hyde Park police marshaled helicopters and K-9 dogs to help chase down two town residents who fled the scene on Oct. 14.

According to a Hyde Park police report, police received a 911 call from a Route 9G residence at 9:27am. When they arrived, an officer identified two persons known to have outstanding arrest warrants who were inside a vehicle attempting to leave the residence.

When officers tried to take them into custody, both suspects fled, driving to a driveway on Fallkill Road where they then ran into the woods, the report said.

With the help of State Police helicopters and K-9 dogs from the County Sheriff’s Office, the police then apprehended the driver, Christopher Spence, 26, near 1800 Route 9G at 11:55 am. The passenger, Heather A. Liguori, 25, was taken into custody at a residence on Fallkill Road at 12:34 pm.

Spence is wanted for a parole violation, and has an active arrest warrant from the Town of Lloyd Justice Court for obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. He was charged with unlawful fleeing of a police officer, resisting arrest, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and reckless driving, all misdemeanors. He was arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $2,500cash or $5,000 bail bond.

Liguori has an active arrest warrant issued by Town of Lloyd Justice Court for obstructing governmental administration and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $500 cash or $500 bail bond.

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