Dutchess County teen arrested, accused of false threats

Joseph Portanova, an 18-year-old resident of the Town of Wappinger, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident.

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2023, 10:34 AM

Updated 245 days ago

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A Dutchess County teenager has been arrested for allegedly posting false reports of active shooter and bomb threat incidents at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on July 24 and 28.
These posts prompted a police response to the Galleria. Investigations concluded that there was no actual danger to the public, and the posts were deemed invalid.
Joseph Portanova, an 18-year-old resident of the Town of Wappinger, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident.


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