Town of New Windsor Police Press Releases


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #23-14 Issued on: August 28, 2023

New Windsor Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

On Sunday, August 27, 2023 New Windsor Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Little Britain Rd. in the area of Executive Dr. While the accident was being investigated, Police Officer Maria Schettini was directing traffic around the crash site when she was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene and was subsequently stopped by officers over a mile away. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Claudia A. Rudin, 74, of New Windsor.

Officer Schettini was transported by New Windsor Emergency Medical Services Ambulance to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh for treatment. She was admitted to the hospital and remains in stable condition.

The incident is still under investigation. New Windsor Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Detective Moore of the Town of New Windsor Police Department at (845) 565-7000.

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.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #23-12 Issued on: August 14, 2023

New Windsor Police Announce Registry for Vulnerable Persons

The New Windsor Police Department has announced a new program to aid members of vulnerable populations. The department has created a voluntary registry where family members may supply vital information about loved ones who are prone to wandering. This may include individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury or any other type of special needs, physical or mental disability.

Participation in this program is completely voluntary and information provided will be kept at the Police Department and only used when necessary to identify or locate a missing or wandering person. In the event of an emergency, this information can allow officers to quickly and efficiently handle any incident that may arise. It provides officers with relevant and pertinent details that aid in identifying and reconnecting vulnerable persons with their loved one when minutes count.

New Windsor Police Chief, Dan Valeri stated, “Often times, police officers encounter individuals who may not be able to identify themselves or provide their home address. Being able to search the registry, can assist officers in identifying these individuals and getting them home safely. Additionally, when a family member
needs to report their loved one missing, the necessary information is already available for police to disseminate and begin a search.”

The goal of the program is to promote community safety, improve officer safety, increase the efficiency of operations, and give community members some peace of mind for loved ones that may be prone to wandering.

Registration forms are available online by clicking HERE or in person at the Police Department or Town Clerk, Kelly Allegra’s Office. For further information about the program, contact Sgt. Sylvester at 563-4660.