State Police advise the public to lock their car doors following a rash of larcenies that occurred in the Red Hook area

Red Hook, New York – On August 26, 2015, New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested Nicole F. Patrick, 29 years old, of Hudson, New York, and Zachary S. Couse, 30 years old, of Red Hook, New York, for several counts of Petit Larceny and Conspiracy 6th Degree, both Misdemeanors.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Troopers responded to Bard College for a Larceny complaint.  The victim reported to police that his on-locked vehicle was entered and miscellaneous items were missing.  The victim was able to provide police with a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Moments later, Troopers received a Dutchess County 911 call for two subjects entering un-locked vehicles in the area of the Red Hook Estates.  An investigation revealed that a Good Samaritan observed two subjects breaking into vehicles that were parked in his and his neighbor’s driveway.  He confronted the female party, later identified as Patrick, and numerous items fell from her arms onto the ground.

Patrick attempted to flee and yelled for her partner “Zack”.  The Good Samaritan had a family member contact 911 and he held the suspect until the police arrived on scene.

The suspect acting in concert with Patrick was later identified as Zachary Couse.  Couse was located by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the State Police.

Residents of the Red Hook area who believe they may have had items stolen from their vehicles are asked to contact the State Police by calling (845) 677-7300.

The New York State Police were assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrick and Couse are scheduled to be arraigned before the Town of Red Hook Court later this morning.