Town of New Windsor Police Press Releases

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Please find and view the most up to date news and information regarding the Town of New Windsor Police Department listed below.

Traffic Enforcement Alert: Officers from the NWPD Traffic Safety Unit will be conducting traffic posts this week on Clarkview Road to ensure vehicles are stopping at the three way stop intersection and to watch for anyone speeding. This road has become a residential cut-through for many motorists and we want to remind everyone to obey the traffic laws. If you don’t, you just may meet Officer Bohr on one of our Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles. Drive safe and slow down. It’s for everyone’s safety!

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The New Windsor Police Department recently established a Bicycle Patrol unit.  This unit consists of 6 Police Officers that were specially chosen and trained for this assignment.  They have all attended graduated from the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course.  This 5-day course was designed as an entry level training for law enforcement personnel utilizing specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities.  The course combines classroom training (such as vehicle & traffic law and bicycle safety, performance and maintenance) with practical application exercises (such as mock scenarios, obstacle negotiation, dismounts, take downs, suspect contact and tactical response with firearms).  Students learned cycling techniques involving obstacles such as stairs, curbs, parking lots and off-road trails. Members of the New Windsor Police Bicycle Patrol Unit are: Officer Arcaro, Officer Gagliardo, Officer Fayo, Officer Lake, Officer Lubarsky, and Officer Vega.

On July 13, 2021 at 2:43 a.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Windsor Highway (State Rt. 32) and Union Ave. (County Rt. 69). Upon arrival of police officers, they determined that the collision involved a passenger car and a one-wheeled electric skateboard.

The operator of the passenger car was not injured. There were no other occupants in the car.

The operator of the one-wheeled electric skateboard sustained serious injuries and was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh by New Windsor Emergency Medical Services ambulance. A bicycle safety helmet was being worn by the operator at the time of the collision.

The New Windsor Police Department’s accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. The names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.

The intersection remains closed to traffic but is anticipated to be opened by 6:30 a.m. A supplemental press release will be sent at a later time with additional information.

New Windsor Police Detectives ask that anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please call them at (845)565-7000.

This morning, Officer Joseph Bell and K9 Duke graduated from Canine Patrol School after 16-weeks of training in obedience, agility, criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking and article searches.  A very special thank you to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Carl Dubois for hosting the school and to 1st Sergeant Dustin Palen for running the school and sharing his knowledge.  Congratulations to all the police K9 teams that graduated.  We are very excited for Officer Bell and K9 Duke to finally be out on patrol interacting with the community as they keep everyone safe.

The New Windsor Police Department recently achieved agency re-accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.  The re-accreditation certification is good through June of 2026.  The Police Department has been continuously accredited since 1996.  In the first photo, supervisors of the department pose with the newly received NYS Accreditation Certificate.  A second photo shows Lt. Daniel J. Valeri, our accreditation manager, receiving the John Kimball O’Neil Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the accreditation program.

 

What does maintaining NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation mean and why is it important?

 

The NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program provides formal recognition that an agency meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. The program has four principal goals:

  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent possible;
  • To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of the criminal justice system;
  • To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel; and
  • To promote public confidence in law enforcement.

 

In essence, accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. The cornerstone of the Accreditation Program lies in established standards that contain a clear statement of professional requirements. Agencies participating in the program conduct a thorough analysis of their organization to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet established standards. When an agency adopts policies and procedures that meet the standards, a team of independent professionals conducts an on-site assessment to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. This process culminates with a decision by the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council that the agency is worthy of accreditation.

 

(June 21,2021 - Goshen, New York) New Windsor Police Chief Robert L. Doss  was part of a press conference held by Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to announce the arrest and guilty pleas of three individuals on felony charges in relation to the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) case. These individuals, as part of their pleas, will pay back the IDA $1.265 million dollars.  This was a result of an investigation that began in New Windsor and was conducted collaboratively by New Windsor PD, the NYS Comptroller’s Office and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. 

See the below links for further details from the press conference. 

https://www.orangecountygov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1273

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/2021/06/new-york-state-comptroller-dinapoli-statement-former-orange-county-ida-officials-guilty-plea?utm_source=comptroller%20message&utm_medium=state&utm_campaign=new%20york&utm_term=crime&utm_content=20210621

Photo 1: Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli speaks as officials look on. 
Photo 2: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli poses for a photo with Chief Doss and Detective Sergeant Christopher Sager. 
Photo 3: A presentation board with some of the findings of the investigation. 
 

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New Windsor Police Chief Robert L. Doss recently hosted several members of the town’s Community Advisory Panel at a training session at the Police Department’s firearms range.  The panel was established April 1, 2021 as a result of New York State’s Police Reform and Reinvention process.  Part of the mission of the Community Advisory Panel is to plan, attend and participate in certain police trainings to make recommendations to the Police Department on how to better serve and engage the community.  This training session focused around officers receiving reality-based situational training and de-escalation techniques.  The officers also received use of force training along with pistol proficiency and qualification training.   Chief Robert Doss commented, “The experience of having the Community Advisory Panel members at the range and interacting with our officers was such a great thing to see.  This is just a first step of many that I have planned to bring the Police Department closer with the community that we serve.  It is so important for people to see how we train and understand why we train the way that we do.  The panel’s involvement will become a great way to ensure we are meeting the communities needs and expectations.”

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On June 15th, 2021, the Town of New Windsor Police Department along with the FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force, the City and Town of Newburgh Police Departments, the New York State Police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group executed a court authorized search warrant at a residence on Belle Court in the Town of New Windsor. This search warrant was the result of a two month-long investigation into the illegal possession of narcotics by an individual residing at this residence.


This search resulted in the seizure of 197 grams of crack cocaine, 138 grams of powdered cocaine and approximately $15,000 in U.S. Currency.


Bobby J. Allen, age 55 of New Windsor NY, was arrested and charged federally with narcotics crimes. He was transported to the Hudson Valley Office of the FBI and is awaiting presentation to the Southern District Court in White Plains later today. He faces a minimum of 10-years in a federal penitentiary if convicted.


New Windsor Police Chief Robert L. Doss stated, “Today’s arrest further demonstrates the focus of this police department on public safety. Mr. Allen has shown society that he is a very dangerous criminal. He already has six felony convictions on his record and he was out of prison on New York State Parole for a firearm conviction when he decided it would be a good idea to come to New Windsor and deal illegal narcotics. That was a big mistake. He is now facing ten years in federal prison for his actions. The message here is clear. If you are dealing illegal narcotics in New Windsor, we will find you and you will be brought to justice. I want to thank our federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement partners for their support and valued assistance in this case.”


The New Windsor Police Department will not be releasing a booking photograph of Mr. Allen 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” unless it serves a legitimate Law Enforcement purpose.


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.
 

     On Friday, April 9, 2021, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York released the below press release announcing the arrest of Tishawn C. Woods and an accomplice on federal charges relating to two gas station robberies that occurred in the Town of New Windsor.  These two-armed robberies occurred in the early morning hours of March 22nd and March 28th, 2021 at two different 24-hour gas stations along Little Britain Road near Stewart Airport.

            New Windsor Police Chief Robert L. Doss stated, “These serious crimes that were committed by Mr. Woods and his accomplice put innocent lives in danger.  Armed robberies are rare occurrences here in New Windsor because we have shown that they will absolutely not be tolerated and we will not rest until the perpetrators are brought to justice.  We are committed to using every resource we have at our disposal to solve serious crimes like these. I want to commend our patrol and detective divisions, both of which played a vital role in this case and the investigation. Our close partnership with the F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force was a critical component in the success of this investigation.  Our membership in the task force has undoubtedly made New Windsor a safer place and this has been proven time and time again.  I also want to thank the City and Town of Newburgh Police Departments, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District, the Orange County Crime Analysis Center and the O.C. District Attorney’s Office for their valuable assistance.  The teamwork and coordination displayed by all of the agencies involved is indeed commendable.”

                                                         

Link to Press Release from United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York: CLICK HERE

 

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On March 26, 2021 at 10:38 p.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with occupant entrapment on Temple Hill Road, just south of the entrance to Continental Manor Condominiums. Upon arrival of police officers, they determined the accident was a head-on collision involving a semi-trailer truck and a passenger car.

The passenger car involved was a 2019 Subaru and it was heading southbound. It was operated by Robert C. Stack, 58 years old of New Windsor. Mr. Stack was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

The semi-trailer truck involved was a 2021 Volvo and it was heading northbound. The trailer that was being towed behind the semi-trailer truck was a gasoline tanker full of fuel but no fuel was lost from the tanker as a result of the accident. This vehicle was operated by Matthew C. Williams, 27 years old of Berlin, NY. Mr. Williams was extricated from the cab of the truck by Vails Gate Fire Department personnel. He was then transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh by New Windsor Emergency Medical Services ambulance. Mr. Williams sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Williams was the sole occupant of this vehicle. 

The New Windsor Police Department’s accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate the accident. Their preliminary investigation determined that the 2019 Subaru crossed over the double yellow line and into the oncoming path of the semi-trailer truck just prior to the collision. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. 

New Windsor Police Detectives ask that anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please call them at (845)565-7000.

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