16 November 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander
Red Hook, New York – On November 15, 2019, the New York State Police and the Red Hook Police Department arrested Keith M. Potik, age 26, of Wappinger, NY, for two counts of Attempted Murder in the 1st degree, class A-I felonies, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony.
Shortly after 1:00 p.m., two Officers from the Red Hook Police Department responded to the area of Princeton Street and Columbia Avenue for a property dispute. During the investigation while the Red Hook Officers were speaking with Potik, he produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at the Officers. Red Hook P.D. returned fire in response to the suspect’s actions. During the exchange of gunfire Potik’s dog was killed, however Potik and the Officers were not injured. Potik then fled on foot.
Multiple Police agencies responded including the State Police, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Forest Rangers, and additional Red Hook Police Department members. Potik was apprehended by police while running through the yard of a home on Albie Road.
Potik was arraigned before the town of Rhinebeck Court, and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail. Potik is next scheduled reappear before court on November 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
This investigation remains ongoing.