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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #23-10 Issued on: 06/09/23
On June 30, 2023 New Windsor Police Officer Brian Levy and K-9 Marty graduated from the Police Canine Patrol School that was hosted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The school consisted of 16 weeks of hands-on training where the officer and the K-9 were instructed in obedience, agility, evidence recovery, criminal apprehension, and searching for suspects and missing persons.
Officer Levy and K-9 Marty were already certified in explosive detection and are capable of indicating on 21 explosive odors. Officer Levy has been serving with the New Windsor Police Department since 2017. He is a proactive member of the department and has served in the Community Policing Unit and the Bicycle Patrol Unit. He was recognized as the Department’s 2020 Officer of the Year.
K-9 Marty is a two-year-old German Shepherd, imported from the Slavic Republic. He was named after former New Windsor Police Detective Marty Mitchetti Jr. who passed away in 2005. Detective Mitchetti was a canine handler at the time of his death.
On June 8, 2023, The Town of New Windsor Police Department, in conjunction with investigators from the New York State Police, conducted an undercover investigation into prostitution and unlicensed / illegal massages being conducted at several locations in the Town of New Windsor. This investigation resulted in the arrest of three (3) persons, all charged with one (1) count of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, under the NYS Education Law – Section 6512 (E-Felony) and one (1) count of Prostitution – Penal Law 230.00 (B-Misdemeanor).
None of the defendants held professional licenses, as required by law, to practice the acts, each performed on the undercover officers and each also solicited the officer for sexual acts.
This investigation was initiated, after the New Windsor Police Department received several complaints from residents and local businesses of suspicious activity occurring at these locations.
The following persons were arrested at the following businesses:
A & A Spa – 357 Windsor Hwy, New Windsor:
Jung Sook Kim, 62, of Jackson, NJ
Sun & Moon Spa – 357 Old Forge Hill Road, New Windsor:
Enshu Kim, 49, of Flushing, NY
The Massage Spa – 3141 Rt. 9W, New Windsor:
Heni Zhou, 41, of New Hyde Park, NY
All three (3) were released on appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear on July 11, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Town of New Windsor Justice Court.
Police Chief Dan Valeri stated, “I anticipate additional undercover operations and inspections of these types of massage parlors in the future. Let this be a 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.”
Supervisor George Meyers added, “If this activity doesn’t cease, we will be monitoring the license plates of those that patronize these businesses.”
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.”