Police arrest man in connection to thefts from motor vehicles

Posted 9/2/20

The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man Saturday in connection to stealing property out of parked cars in the Town of New Windsor. The incidents all occurred during the overnight …

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Police arrest man in connection to thefts from motor vehicles

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The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man Saturday in connection to stealing property out of parked cars in the Town of New Windsor. The incidents all occurred during the overnight hours between the dates of August 11 and August 21 along Riley Road and Moores Hill Road. Additionally, all of the vehicles involved were unlocked and parked on driveways outside of houses when the thefts occurred.

Detective Kevin Moore arrested 46-year-old Michael J. Barilla of New Paltz, NY and charged him with Grand Larceny, 4th degree (E-Felony) and two counts of Petit Larceny (A-Misdemeanor). Barilla was issued an appearance ticket and released without bail, as per the bail reform law, to appear in the Town of New Windsor Criminal Court on September 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. before Town Justice Noreen Calderin.

This type of crime is easily preventable and the Police Department needs the public’s help in stopping it from occurring. The public is reminded to lock all car doors when parking a car and to also remove all valuables from the interior of the vehicle. This will eliminate the possibility of becoming a victim of this type of crime.

Anyone with additional information regarding these crimes can contact Detective Moore of the New Windsor Police Department at (845)565-7000.

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