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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #23-07 Issued on: June 2, 2023
On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the New Windsor Police Department conducted an underage alcohol sale enforcement detail at 26 businesses in town that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. As part of the detail, underage decoys were sent into the businesses and attempted to purchase alcohol. In all 26 attempts, the sale was denied.
The Police Department regularly advises business owners of the seriousness of underage alcohol sales and warns them that enforcement details could be conducted. In 2022, a similar detail resulted in four arrests.
Police Chief Dan Valeri commented, “The sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor is one of the most serious violations of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law. We are very pleased to see one hundred percent compliance this time around.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #23-06 Issued on: May 15, 2023
This year, in honor of Police Week, New Windsor Police Chief Dan Valeri, along with Lieutenant Matt Monahan, Sergeant Hannah Lake, PBA President Frank Volpe and School Safety Officer Hardy Pierce, participated in this year’s Virtual National Police Week Memorial 5K – a race uniting thousands of law enforcement officers and their supporters to remember those officers killed in the line of duty.
Chief Valeri ran in honor of Sergeant Vincent Oliva and Officer John Cortazzo of the Port Authority Police Department, both of whom died as a result of illnesses sustained during the rescue and recovery efforts following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Chief Valeri was a classmate of Cortazzo and a student of Oliva when he attended the Port Authority Police Explosive Detection Canine School in 2001.
Lt. Monahan ran in honor of NYPD Officer Patrick Monroe who died as a result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Officer Monroe was the uncle of New Windsor Officer Joseph Finnerty.
Sgt. Lake dedicated her run to the memory of NYPD Detective Michael Hanson. Det. Hanson died of a neurological illness which was likely attributed to his response to the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack. His family is still awaiting the line of duty death designation.
Officer Pierce, who is assigned as the School Safety Officer at the Little Britain Elementary School, ran with school employees Todd Grodin, Marisa Sitko, Lindsey Krause and Jeanna Santagato, who chose to join his team for the event. Together they ran in honor of Officer Breann Leath. Officer Leath was an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer who was shot and killed on April 9, 2020 while responding to a domestic disturbance.
In addition to honoring the fallen officers, Chief Valeri created the team to participate in this year’s event to promote wellness and unity within the department. He also ran the 3.1 miles in his department issued bulletproof vest as a reminder to officers that there is no good reason not to wear their body armor.
The National Police Week 5K is presented by The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. As the largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP preserves the memories of 26,000+ fallen officers in its online memorial and reflection pages.
NWPD team members (left to right) Lt. Monahan, Chief Valeri, Sgt. Lake and PBA President Volpe.
Little Britain School team members (left to right) Todd Grodin, Marisa Sitko, Lindsey Krause, Jeanna Santagato
and School Safety Officer Hardy Pierce.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-08 Issued on: 012/12/22 @ 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 6:46 p.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to an apartment on Copper Court for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a chaotic scene with several individuals present. Officers also located two individuals that were injured and bleeding. The injured were a 32-year old female that had a puncture wound to her abdomen and a 51-year old male that had a puncture wound to his shoulder.
Both injured individuals were transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh by New Windsor Emergency Medical Services ambulance for treatment. Both were treated at the hospital and released.
Investigation at the scene and at the hospital by New Windsor Police Officers and Detectives developed probable cause to believe that the 51-year old male had stabbed the 32-year old female with a knife causing her injury. Exactly how the 51-year old male became injured remains under investigation.
The arrested 51-year old male is identified as Gerald D. Jackson, of New Windsor NY. He was charged with Assault in the second degree (class D-Felony) and Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree (class D-Felony). He was arraigned before City of Newburgh Judge Joanne M. Forbes and released to probation to appear December 13, 2022 in the Town of New Windsor Court at 4:00 p.m. A stay away order of protection was issued.
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.
We will not be releasing the booking photograph of Mr. Jackson 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”.
The New Windsor Police Department welcomes its newest member K-9 Marty. K-9 Marty and his handler Brian Levy are currently in training.
K-9 Marty will be trained as an explosive detector and patrol partner.
K-9 Marty was named after former New Windsor Police Detective Marty Mitchetti Jr. who passed away in 2005.
Pictured with officer Levy and K-9 Marty are Lieutenant Dan Valeri, Police Chief Rob Doss, Supervisor George Meyers and Lieutenant Fred Fayo.
Supervisor Meyers commented that this will be the second K-9 assigned to patrol duties in New Windsor. A third K-9 will likely be added in 2023.
Supervisor Meyers presented the town’s Police Chief Robert Doss with a certificate recognizing his twenty-five (25) years of service as a sworn police officer with the Town of New Windsor.
Supervisor Meyers and the Town Board are very appreciative of the leadership Chief Doss has provided for our exceptional Police Department during his four (4) year term as our Police Chief.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to Spruce Street for a report of a residential burglary that had occurred several hours earlier. Upon arrival, the homeowner reported that someone had entered his home while no one was home and stole several valuable items including a few video game consoles and an assortment of tools. The value of the stolen items totaled over $2,700.00.
Investigation at the scene by New Windsor Police Officers and Detectives developed a description of the suspect through the recovery of security video footage of another homeowner in the same neighborhood. Detectives were then able to locate and recover all of the stolen property involved at a local pawn shop while at the same time identifying a suspect through an ID that he used to pawn the stolen property. The suspect was determined to be temporarily staying at the Galaxy Motor Inn on Windsor Highway in New Windsor. He was located at the motel and then placed under arrest at New Windsor Police Headquarters.
The arrested suspect, Jesse W. Moranski, 41 years old of Beacon NY was charged with Burglary 2nd degree (C Felony), Grand Larceny 4th degree (E Felony), and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree (D Felony). Mr. Moranski has four (4) prior Felony convictions in New York State for Burglary and has served over 12-years in state prison for his past crimes. He was arraigned Before City of Newburgh Judge Anika Mohammed and remanded to Orange County Jail on no bail pending a future court appearance.
On August 2, 2022 New York State Senator James Skoufis held a press conference in the Town of New Windsor to announce funding for select area police agencies to be used towards National Night Out events. The Town of New Windsor Police Department received $6,250. of this funding. Thank you Senator Skoukis!
Pictured are (L-R): Lt. Robert McLymore (Wallkill PD), Chief John Rader (Warwick PD), Chief Robert Doss, Supervisor George Meyers, Senator James Skoufis, Chief Paul Ricard (Mount Hope PD), and Lt Jeffrey Thoelen (Middletown PD).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-06 Issued on: 07/20/22 @12:00 p.m.
New Windsor Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Sloop Hill Road at the intersection of U.S. Route 9W on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 4:00 a.m. The collision involved a single car into a guard rail and there were no injuries.
Investigation at the scene by Police Officer Ryan Sussman determined that the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to New Windsor Police Headquarters where a chemical breath test was administered. The test determined the driver’s blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) to be .20%. This is 2 ½ times the New York State Legal limit of .08% B.A.C.
The driver, Maria E. Corcuera, 44 years old of Poughkeepsie NY was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was released after being issued an appearance ticket and 4 traffic tickets to appear in the Town of New Windsor Municipal Court on July 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Note: NYS Law defines Aggravated DWI as a driver that has a verified Blood Alcohol Content above .18% as verified through a chemical breath test.
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.”