A New Paltz man was taken into custody on Friday after he was allegedly involved in multiple thefts from unlocked parked cars in the Town of New Windsor, town police said.
Michael J. Barilla, 46, of New Paltz is accused of stealing from unlocked cars along Riley Road and Moores Hill Road between Aug. 11 and Aug. 21. Police said all of the vehicles were unlocked and parked on driveways outside of houses when the thefts occurred overnight.
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Barilla was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of New Windsor Criminal Court Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
The department reminded residents to lock car doors and remove all valuables from the interior of vehicles. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Moore at 845-565-7000.
“This type of crime is easily preventable and the Police Department needs the public’s help in stopping it from occurring,” the release said.
Katelyn Cordero: [email protected]; 845-437-4870; Twitter: @KatelynCordero.
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