State Police in Poughkeepsie arrest Standford man for two counts of Forcible Touching and gun possession


State Police in Poughkeepsie arrest Standford man for two counts of Forcible Touching and gun possession

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander
Dutchess County, New York – On April 24, 2016, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks charged 31-year-old William Martini IV of Stanford, New York, with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony and two counts of Forcible Touching, a Class A Misdemeanor.

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., troopers were dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to Bushwick Road near the intersection with Titusville Road and State Route 55 in the Town of LaGrange for a woman who was grabbed by a stranger.  The 17-year-old female victim reported that she was jogging on Titusville Road when she observed a black Chevrolet pick-up truck stopped on the shoulder of the roadway.  The victim reported that a male subject, in his 30’s, got out of the truck and started jogging behind her.  The male then reportedly grabbed her buttocks before returning to his vehicle and leaving the area.  The victim and a witness attempted to get the suspect’s license plate number, however it was covered with duct tape.

Subsequently on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a Trooper on patrol observed a black pick-up truck stopped on Wilbur Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley.  The operator of the pick-up truck was out of his vehicle speaking with an elderly Pleasant Valley woman along the roadway.  Upon stopping, the Trooper discovered that the driver of the pick-up truck, later identified as William Martini IV, was bothering the woman who later disclosed he had slapped her buttocks.  The suspect attempted to flee the area upon the arrival of police, but was stopped by the Trooper.  Martini was also found to be in unlawful possession of an loaded .357 revolver handgun.

Martini was arraigned in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court before the Honorable Thomas Vasti T/J and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.  Martini is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court on April 28, 2016.  Additionally, he is scheduled to appear before the Town of LaGrange Court on May 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

The New York State Police were assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department both of whom are investigating similar incidents in the Dutchess County area.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation, is asked to call the New York State Police Troop K Bureau of Criminal Investigations by calling
(845) 677-7300.

Martini was operating the pictured 2010 black Chevrolet Z71 Pick-up truck.  


Author: Harlem Valley News