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Police Arrest Man in Connection to Thefts from Motor Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE

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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