Town of New Windsor Police Press Releases


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See attached press release regarding a loaded hand gun recovered during a traffic stop.

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See attached press release from the New Windsor Police Department.

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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.


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.

A BIG thank you to New Windsor American Legion Post 1796!  They generously donated 33 plastic bins containing an assortment of small toys.  The plan is to place a bin in each one of our police cars for times when we need a toy to give to a child that is emotionally upset or is experiencing some anxiety.  The hope is that by offering the child a toy, it will help to calm them and ease their anxiety.  This will also help foster a positive interaction between the child and the Police Officer. 

A special thank you to NW American Legion Post 1796 Commander Joe Pifer and his wife Maria, NW Sons of the American Legion Post 1796 Squadron Commander Bob McCormick, NW American Legion Aux Post 1796 President Lisa VanNostrand, and Town Councilwoman Sylvia Santiago who helped coordinate this all to happen.  


On December 5, 2001, Nancy Smith, a 32-year-old resident was found deceased in her house on Provost Drive in New Windsor. On that day, Smith’s parents received a call from her office saying that Smith had not shown up to work at the Horton Hospital in Middletown. Concerned, they went to check on Smith at her New Windsor home on Provost Drive, where they found her deceased on the living room floor. Nancy’s death was the result of a vicious attack and the investigation into her murder began.

As the 20th Anniversary of Nancy’s death approaches, the detectives from New Windsor Police Department are, once again, asking for the community’s assistance in identifying Nancy’s killer. To date, over 900 investigative leads have been pursued by members of the NWPD, New York State Police, Orange County District Attorney’s Office and several other Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies. Over the last few years, detectives have re-examined evidence in this case, re-interviewed witnesses, friends, family members, co-workers and other persons from Nancy’s life. Representatives from both public criminal and private DNA laboratories have been consulted, seeking the latest testing methods and technologies available. So far, we have been unable to identify the perpetrator.

The New Windsor Police Department would like to encourage members of the community to call us with any information they may have about this murder. Any piece of information would help, no matter how small or insignificant a person may feel their information would be. For 20 years, investigators and family members have been trying to find the missing pieces to the puzzle for this crime. There is still a reward of $20,000 being offered, for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person(s) responsible for Nancy’s death.

Investigators working this investigation can be reached at 845-563-4657 or by email at [email protected].

A Service Achievement Award was presented to Police Officer Brian McLean in recognition of his 25-years of dedicated service to the Town of New Windsor Police Department. Chief Doss and Supervisor Meyers did the presentation.

Congratulations to Officer McLean and thank you for your service to the community!

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Do you have a child’s car seat or booster seat that needs to be inspected to ensure it is properly installed?  Stop by at our Car Seat Check Event this Saturday and see one of the Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.  This event is sponsored by the Orange County Traffic Safety Program, the New Windsor Police Department and the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Officer Schettini saved a life yesterday with her quick response to the scene of a choking infant.  The 6-month old was limp and turning blue in the face when she arrived.

Her immediate actions in delivering a series of back blows between the infant’s shoulder blades resulted in the obstruction being cleared from his airway.  The infant then began to cry and breathe normally and he was transported to the hospital by NWEMS.  

Today, Officer Schettini returned to the scene to check on the infant and we took this photo.  Great job Officer Schettini we are all very proud of you!