1. On December 15, Ptl. Michael Feo concluded an investigation into the larceny of a gold bracelet from a vehicle while it was parked at a local business. A subject, an employee of the business, was arrested and charged with felony counts of grand larceny and possession of stolen property. With assistance from the Hudson Valley Crime Information Center, Ptl. Feo located the stolen bracelet at an area pawn shop and recovered it. The gold bracelet was valued at $2,200.
2. On December 16, the annual Wreaths Across America delivery took place with escorts from numerous police, fire and EMS agencies. Goshen police turned out to salute the delivery on its way to the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery. Special recognition was given to retired VGPD Sgt. David Andryshak, who coordinates the event and the wreath laying as superintendent of the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery.
3. On December 17, in coordination with School Superintendent Kurtis Kotes, extra patrols and enhanced security precautions were put in place for all schools in the village due to a generic social media threat of violence in the schools that had caused alarm across the state and country.
4. On December 18, a subject stopped for speeding on Green St. was arrested and charged with DWI. That subject was released on numerous tickets to appear in Village Court.
5. On December 20, after a domestic violence call about a subject threatening family members with a knife, a subject was taken into custody and transported to Garnet Behavioral Health Unit.
6. On December 21, after a report of a suspicious vehicle, a subject was arrested for DWAI-Drugs. That subject was released on tickets for Village Court.
7. On December 26, after multiple calls from residents about loud music from a parked vehicle and multiple warnings from officers, a subject was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. That subject was released on an appearance ticket for Village Court.
8. On January 2, patrols responded to a domestic violence call about a violent and threatening subject. That subject was arrested for violating an order of protection and charged with Criminal Contempt of Court. He was arraigned before Judge Guertin at the Orange County Court of Arraignment, issued another order of protection and released on his own recognizance.
9. On January 6, overnight patrols inventoried all street lights in the Village and forwarded a list to the Department of Public superintendent for repair. Any resident with a street light out in their neighborhood can report it to Village DPW at 845-294-6288.
10. In response to resident complaints, patrols are concentrating speed enforcement on North Church St. from the Village line to Hilltop Dr. This is a high traffic, windy, narrow corridor to the Village and the speed limit is 30MPH.
11. Reminder: Free parking for the holiday shopping season is now over. Meters are now in effect and being strictly enforced.