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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.”
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 #23-10 Issued on: 06/09/23
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.”
The New Windsor Police Department recently achieved agency re-accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The re-accreditation certification is good through June of 2026. The Police Department has been continuously accredited since 1996. In the first photo, supervisors of the department pose with the newly received NYS Accreditation Certificate. A second photo shows Lt. Daniel J. Valeri, our accreditation manager, receiving the John Kimball O’Neil Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the accreditation program.
What does maintaining NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation mean and why is it important?
The NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program provides formal recognition that an agency meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. The program has four principal goals:
In essence, accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. The cornerstone of the Accreditation Program lies in established standards that contain a clear statement of professional requirements. Agencies participating in the program conduct a thorough analysis of their organization to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet established standards. When an agency adopts policies and procedures that meet the standards, a team of independent professionals conducts an on-site assessment to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. This process culminates with a decision by the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council that the agency is worthy of accreditation.
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.”
Traffic Enforcement Alert: Officers from the NWPD Traffic Safety Unit will be conducting traffic posts this week on Clarkview Road to ensure vehicles are stopping at the three way stop intersection and to watch for anyone speeding. This road has become a residential cut-through for many motorists and we want to remind everyone to obey the traffic laws. If you don’t, you just may meet Officer Bohr on one of our Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles. Drive safe and slow down. It’s for everyone’s safety!
Jessica Lopez, also known as Yessica Lopez, was reported missing to the City of Newburgh Police Department on November 3, 2019. Investigation into her whereabouts has now shown that the last place she was seen was the Windsor Motel on Rt 9W in the Town of New Windsor in the early morning hours of November 3, 2019. Ms. Lopez has not been heard from since and she is missing under suspicious circumstances.
Ms. Lopez’s silver 2005 Toyota Camry, NY Registration JDC9597, has been located by police at Showtime Cinema on Rt 300 in the Town of Newburgh, as previously reported. Police are now asking for the community’s help in determining where her vehicle traveled on Sunday, November 3, 2019 before it was parked at Showtime Cinema. Anyone having seen Ms. Lopez’s vehicle (see photos) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on November 3, 2019 is asked to contact police at (845)565-7000. We are also urging local businesses and homeowners to review their security camera footage during this timeframe to see if her vehicle happens to be captured on video.
The Town of New Windsor Police Department is now the lead agency investigating this missing person report. Since taking over the investigation, police investigators have followed up on over 200 leads. In addition to following up on leads, over the past several days an extensive ground search has been undertaken in the Northern New Windsor area including areas in the City and Town of Newburgh.
Assisting the New Windsor Police in this investigation is: The New York State Police, Town & City of Newburgh Police Departments, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center, New York State DEC Police and Forest Rangers, DEA, Orange & Putnam County Sheriff’s Offices, Westchester County Police Dept., and the Ramapo Search & Rescue.
This matter is still under active investigation and police are continuing to follow up on several leads. Anyone that may know something about Ms. Lopez’s whereabouts is urged to call the New Windsor Police immediately at (845)565-7000. Additional press releases will be distributed by the New Windsor Police Department when more information becomes available. See vehicle photos provided. Thank you.