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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-05 Issued on: June 21, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
New Windsor Police Lieutenant Daniel Valeri was one of 254 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy on June 9, 2022 in Quantico, Virginia. The 282nd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 26 countries, four military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their
agencies to serve in executive-level positions. FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray delivered remarks at the ceremony. Class spokesperson Jimmy Johnson of the Amarillo Police Department represented the graduating officers. FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered.
Town Supervisor Meyers commented, “The Town Board and I are very proud of Lt. Valeri and his accomplishment of graduating from the prestigious FBI National Academy”.
Lieutenant Valeri joined the New Windsor Police Department in 1997 after serving one year with the City of Newburgh Police. He has served as a field training officer, a canine handler, and a patrol sergeant. He is a certified police instructor and a graduate of the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MALEEDS) held at Princeton University. Lieutenant Valeri has been the recipient of the department’s Meritorious Police Duty Award, Excellent Police Duty Award, and was the 2005 Officer of the Year. Lieutenant Valeri has been a New Windsor resident for over 40 years. He attended and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and Marist College.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-04 Issued on: 06/20/22 @11:00 a.m.
On June 13, 2022, the New Windsor Police Department conducted an undercover criminal investigation at the A & A Spa, located at 357 Windsor Highway, after receiving a complaint from a customer that prostitution was occurring inside the business. During the investigation, an undercover Police Officer was offered sexual conduct in return for a fee by an employee of the spa.
The arrested employee was: Ms. Suwan Yang, 56 years old of Flushing, NY. Ms. Yang was charged with Prostitution (Penal Law 230.00 – B Misdemeanor). She was issued an appearance ticket to appear on June 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. for arraignment at the Town of New Windsor Justice Court.
Police Chief Robert Doss noted, “I anticipate additional undercover operations and inspections of these types of massage parlors and spas very soon. Consider this fair warning to those who operate these types of illicit businesses and to those individuals who visit them. We will not tolerate this type of activity in this town.”
Town Supervisor George Meyers stated, “The fact that this is occurring across the road from one of our local schools is troubling to me. Any future arrests will include the names and addresses of those involved in this illegal activity.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-03 Issued on: 06/13/22 @12:30 p.m.
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the New Windsor Police Department conducted an underage alcohol sale enforcement detail at 23 businesses in town that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
The below businesses and associated employees did sell alcoholic beverages to an underage person during this detail:
1. QuickChek – 170 Windsor Hwy. – Fabrizio A. Rimac, 18 years old of Newburgh, NY.
2. Preet Liquors – 1035 Little Britain Road – Ms. Teresita P. Garcia, 70 years old of New Windsor, NY.
3. Citgo Food Mart – 1069 Little Britain Road – Mr. Lalith S. Udamadura, 56 years old of New Windsor, NY.
4. Wine O’Clock Liquor Store – 436 Blooming Grove Tpk. – Ms. Sanghee Sayed, 64 years old of Newburgh, NY.
Each employee was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (Penal Law 260.20-2) – a class AMisdemeanor. All four employees were processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear back in Town court on 6/28/2022.
The Police Department will also send a written violation notice to the New York State Liquor Authority for each business involved. The businesses will then face a hearing with the New York State Liquor Authority for the violations and a severe penalty can be imposed upon the businesses themselves.
Police Chief Robert Doss commented, “The sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor is one of the most serious violations of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law. It should be known that in the weeks prior to conducting this detail, we first visited each of these 23 locations to discuss the seriousness of underage alcohol sales and we warned them that we would be planning enforcement details in the upcoming weeks. These four businesses clearly did not heed our warnings. I can ensure the community that further enforcement efforts will take place in the very near future.”
District Attorney Hoovler: Cornelius Stubbs Guilty of All Counts After Month-Long Jury Trial
Newburgh Man Guilty of Murder in the First Degree for Killing of a Woman in New Windsor
Co-Defendant Previously Pled Guilty to All Charges Against Him
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Cornelius Stubbs, age 50, of Newburgh, was convicted following a jury trial in the Orange County Court of all charges against him including Murder in the First Degree. Stubbs faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison without parole when he is sentenced on September 20, 2022. Stubbs’s co-defendant in the case, Carlos Rivera, age 49, also of Newburgh, pled guilty to all counts he was facing, including Murder in the First Degree, during the jury selection phase of the trial on May 2, 2022. Rivera is expected to be sentenced to thirty years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on August 22, 2022.
The charges in the case stem from the September 2019 shooting death of a twenty-one-year-old female college student inside a New Windsor residence. The deceased woman was in the apartment visiting her boyfriend, who is the brother of the mother of one of Stubbs’ children. The indictment also charged Stubbs with a pattern of harassment of that same mother, as well as her family.
At trial, Stubbs was convicted of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, for having broken into the brother’s New Windsor apartment, shooting the brother, and fatally shooting his girlfriend. The brother was seriously injured in the attack.
Stubbs was also convicted of ten counts of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Coercion in the First Degree, eight counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, three counts of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, and two counts of Harassment in the Second Degree, for having repeatedly threatened and harassed the mother of his child, as well as her brother.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of New Windsor Police Department and New York State Police for their investigation and the arrest of the defendants, as well the City of Newburgh Police Department who aided in the investigation.
“The horrific tragedy perpetrated by these defendants stands as a stark reminder of the dangers that escalating domestic and intimate partner violence can pose not only to those who had been directly involved in a relationship with an offender, but to others as well,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “This case has not only affected the victims and their families but has cast a long shadow over the community. I hope that this verdict will bring some measure of closure to the family and loved ones of the victims who have suffered such unimaginable grief. I highly commend Senior Assistant District Attorney David Byrne, who has been a prosecutor for over twenty years, for working tirelessly to see that these violent felons were brought to justice.”
District Attorney Hoovler highly commended Senior Assistant District Attorney David Byrne and Assistant District Attorney Michael Roche who prosecuted the case.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police 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 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Police Chief Robert Doss attended a Change of Command Ceremony for the U.S. Army’s, 411th Engineer Brigade on New York Stewart International Airport. Colonel Jean-Paul Plamondon passed command and control of the reserve unit to Colonel Kirk Claunch during the ceremony. This brigade is a combat engineer brigade with lineage dating back to 1921 and was last activated in 2012 when they were deployed to Afghanistan to take command of theater-wide engineering operations. The brigade motto is: Plan - Build - Protect.
Chief Doss personally thanked Col. Plamondon for his service to the country, especially over the last two years that he has been stationed here in New Windsor. He also welcomed Texas native Col. Kirk Claunch to his new command and pledged the Town’s continued support of the brigade.
Photo: Col. Claunch (L), Chief Doss (C), Col. Plamondon (R)
On Thursday, May 5, 2022 Dispatcher Christine Csorba was presented with a ‘Service Achievement Award’ in recognition of her 25-years of service with the Town of New Windsor Police Department. Dispatcher Csorba is a very experienced dispatcher who works closely with all of the emergency service agencies that operate in the Town. This includes all police, fire and ambulance services.
Supervisor Meyers stated, “We are very fortunate to have people like Christine working for the Town. It’s the dedicated and professional employees like her that make this Town as great as it is. Congratulations to her on this achievement.”
Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “This is quite an achievement. It’s important that we recognize our employees for all that they do for the community. Dispatcher Csorba told me that she loves her job just as much today as she did when she first started back in 1997. Her passion for helping people has never gone away over the years. I think that’s a testament to the kind of person that she is. Dispatcher Csorba excels at her job when things are at their worst. She always remains calm under the most stressful of circumstances in both dispatching and when speaking to callers on the phone. I congratulate her on this accomplishment and I personally thank her for her service to the Town.”
Pictured are: Town Supervisor George Meyers (L), Dispatcher Christine Csorba (C), and Police Chief Robert Doss (R)
New Windsor’s Deputy Police Chief Michael Farbent retired Friday after 37-years of service to the town. Deputy Chief Farbent, an FBI National Academy graduate, held many ranks within the police department over his career including: Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. In August of 2018, he became just the second Deputy Police Chief in the long history of the Police Department. He was also a K-9 handler for 7 years and the Police Academy Director of the Orange County Police Chiefs Association’s Police Academy for 1 year. In 1999, Deputy Chief Farbent was awarded as ‘Officer of the Year’ after locating and pursuing a vehicle and its two occupants who had just fled the scene of an armed robbery at Cowan’s Jewelers. His actions resulted in the arrest of the occupants, who were armed with two loaded handguns.
Town Supervisor George Meyers stated, “That during Deputy Chief Farbent’s 37-year career he has made major contributions to the current professionalism of the Town of New Windsor Police Department.”
Chief Doss added, “Deputy Chief Farbent will be greatly missed by everyone at the Police Department. Throughout his entire career, he was always a well-respected Officer that was known for his intelligence and his knowledge of police practices. His presence and leadership as a long-standing member of the police department’s administration has been invaluable, not only to me but to the entire community. I know I will personally miss his input in the day to day operations of the department. I wish him the very best in retirement, he certainly earned it.”
On March 4, 2022, Police Officer Jeremy Arcaro was promoted to the rank of Identification Officer. As Identification Officer his primary responsibility is for the collection, preservation, security of physical evidence collected at crime scenes. Congratulations to Identification Officer Arcaro!
On March 4, 2022, the Town held a ceremony to recognize the retirement of K9 Sato from the Police Department. K9 Sato’s handler, PO Brian McLean, received a plaque and certificate from Supervisor Meyers recognizing the accomplishments of the K9 team over the past 8-years.
We wish K9 Sato the best in his retirement and we thank him for his service to the Town.
Pictured in the group photo from Left to right are: Lt Fayo, Police Chief Doss, PO McLean, Supervisor Meyers, Deputy Chief Farbent, Lt Valeri and Town Justice Meyers.
Today the Police Department held a ceremony to recognize Deacon Anthony Ferraiuolo for his seven years of support to the department as one of our police chaplains. We truly appreciate the spiritual and emotional support he provides whenever it is needed.
Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Chief Farbent, Police Chief Doss, Deacon Ferraiuolo, Supervisor Meyers, Lt Valeri and Town Justice Meyers.