Town of New Windsor Police Press Releases

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This is a joint press release by the New Windsor Police Dept. and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office

Release Date – September 23, 2020:

The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man today following an ongoing investigation into a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The crash involved multiple parked cars in a parking lot off of State Route 300 in New Windsor and no one was injured in the crash. Immediately after receiving a report of the crash, New Windsor police officers located the motor vehicle that caused the accident and its operator several miles away after it had fled the scene. As part of their investigation, the officers found the vehicle’s operator to be in possession of substances that they believed to be illegal drugs. The vehicle operator identified himself as a police officer and he stated that he was in possession of the substances in his official capacity as a police officer. Further investigation determined that the driver did not legally possess the substances as part of his police authority and lab confirmation determined that the substances involved were in fact a quantity of cocaine and a hallucinogenic drug known as MDMA.

Arrested was: Carlos Mendez, age 41 of Middletown, NY. Mr. Mendez is employed by the City of Newburgh Police Department as a Police Officer. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 4th degree (D-class felony), Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree (A-class misdemeanor), official misconduct (A-class misdemeanor) and leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident (traffic infraction). He was arraigned before Town Justice Noreen Calderin and released as required by state law with no bail and a mandatory appearance ticket to appear in town court on October 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. for further court action.

New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “Every police officer takes an oath of office when they are appointed to their position and when that oath is violated, it falls upon other police officers to hold the line and do what is right. That is exactly what happened in this case. No one is above the law, especially police officers. I commend the New Windsor police officers that investigated this complaint to its fullest extent and I would expect nothing less from them.”

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler stated, “I thank the Town of New Windsor Police Department for their professionalism and diligence on this case. It is always disappointing when there is an allegation that a police officer has engaged in criminal conduct, and even more so when it is alleged that an officer has used his badge to attempt to hide from his crimes. No one is above the law. Thankfully, instances of police officers committing the types crimes alleged here are rare, particularly here in Orange County, where the vast majority of our police officers behave honorably and legally in risking their lives every day to keep our residents and property safe. When allegations of criminal police misconduct are made, they must be diligently investigated and acted upon.”

The New Windsor Police Department will not be releasing the booking photograph in this case due to it being prohibited under New York Public Officers Law, Section 89, which was amended in mid-2019 to prohibit the release of booking photographs due to it being an “unwarranted invasion of personal privacy”.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
 

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Four time Felon for DWI Arrested again for Felony DWI

 

New Windsor Police Department arrested Michael R. Burgher age 54 of Washingtonville NY for Felony DWI on September 12, 2020.

Mr Burgher has 4 prior Felony DWI convictions (and 2 prior Misdemeanor convictions for DWI). He was arraigned before Judge Calderin and because of his multiple Felony convictions he was sent to Orange County Jail without bail.

 

Since the Labor Day weekend New Windsor Police has made 12 DWI related arrests.

 

2 Were Felony DWI arrests (Mr. Burgher above) and:

Andre Mcleod age 39 of Highland Mills NY

 

5 were for Misdemeanor Alcohol DWI arrests:

Randy Montero De Oleo, age 33 of New Windsor NY

Corazon Martinez-Garcia, age 45 of Newburgh NY

Danny Feliciano, age 43 of Cornwall NY

Francis Jaca, age 22 of Cornwall NY

Henry Cuatecoreyes, age 23 of Newburgh NY

 

2 arrests were for Misdemeanor Driving while Ability Impaired By Drugs

Maryann Williams, age 36 of Highland NY

Robert Gerbino, age 33 of New Windsor NY

 

One other arrest is pending awaiting Lab results

 

2 arrests for driving with Licenses suspended for DWI offences:

Sean Eusty,Age 33 of Newburgh NY

Joseph Pan, Age 42 of Wappinger Falls NY

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Police Arrest Man in Connection to Thefts from Motor Vehicles

Release Date – August 28, 2020:  

            The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man today in connection to stealing property out of parked cars in the Town of New Windsor.  The incidents all occurred during the overnight hours between the dates of August 11th and August 21st along Riley Road and Moores Hill Road.  Additionally, all of the vehicles involved were unlocked and parked on driveways outside of houses when the thefts occurred. 

            Detective Kevin Moore arrested 46-year-old Michael J. Barilla of New Paltz, NY and charged him with Grand Larceny, 4th degree (E-Felony) and two counts of Petit Larceny (A-Misdemeanor).  Mr. Barilla was issued an appearance ticket and released without bail, as per the bail reform law, to appear in the Town of New Windsor Criminal Court on September 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. before Town Justice Noreen Calderin.

            This type of crime is easily preventable and the Police Department needs the public’s help in stopping it from occurring.  The public is reminded to lock all car doors when parking a car and to also remove all valuables from the interior of the vehicle.  This will eliminate the possibility of becoming a victim of this type of crime.

Anyone with additional information regarding these crimes can contact Detective Moore of the New Windsor Police Department at (845)565-7000.

The New Windsor Police Department will not be releasing the booking photograph in this case due to it now being prohibited under New York Public Officers Law, Section 89, which was amended in mid-2019 to prohibit the release of booking photographs due to it being an “unwarranted invasion of personal privacy”.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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