Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, October 3, 2022, Ricardo Mendoza, 28, of Newburgh, was sentenced in Orange County Court to nine to eleven years in state prison to be followed by five years of post release supervision in connection with his conviction after trial of nine counts against him including Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree. The indictment was in connection with a series of acts of domestic violence that Mendoza committed against a former intimate partner.
The Newburgh City Court issued an order of protection against Mendoza in favor of his former intimate partner which directed him to stay away from her. On October 23, 2021 Mendoza entered into the woman’s home, in violation of the order, and grabbed her arm, trying to drag her out of bed.
On December 1, 2021, Mendoza again entered the woman’s home in violation of the order, grabbed her phone from her hand and stole items from her pocketbook before fleeing out the front door. On January 13, 2022, the woman returned to her home to find Mendoza inside. He proceeded to punch, kick and squeeze the neck of the woman, and throw her phone in order to prevent her from calling the police. An indictment for these crimes was secured and he was returned to Orange County Court.