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Headlines: Charges dropped against Wallkill cop, Ulster bank scam, crash snaps telephone pole

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2023, 11:39 AM

Updated 375 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Assault and misconduct charges against a Wallkill Town police officer will be dismissed if he resigns and doesn't look for work as a police officer in Orange County for five years, the DA says. Daniel Traum-Steinberg, 30, was charged with assault and official misconduct. Authorities say video showed the officer body slamming a handcuffed suspect to the ground during a disturbance call in the parking lot of Garnet Health in 2020. The altercation reportedly happened after the man in custody appeared to cough on the officer. The DA's office says facts of the case and Traum-Steinberg's resignation will remain unsealed and available to any future police departments he tries to get a job with.
Ulster County police arrested a man for wire fraud and bank scams. Police say they got a report about 34-year-old Justice Amoh withdrawing money at the Trustco Bank in Ulster from a fraudulent account linked to illegal wire fraud, money, and bank scams. Police say Amoh showed the clerks a fake identification and other forged documents. When Amoh left the bank with the money, detectives and special agents were there to meet him. Amoh now faces multiple charges including forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal impersonation.
A driver is in legal trouble for causing a crash in Dutchess County. Police say a Red Hook woman drove off the road on Route 9 and hit a telephone pole. The car rolled over and snapped the pole - bringing down wires with it. She was ticketed for driving without a license, speeding, and failing to keep right.


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