Town of Newburgh Man Arrested For Friday BurglaryMar 5th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
At about 10:50AM, Town Police received a call of a burglary in progress from a home on Winding Lane. The female homeowner heard a rear door being crashed in at which time she fled the house and called police. As the first police officer arrived and was checking the point of entry, the suspect fled the front of the house. The second officer on scene saw the suspect. A foot chase began with the suspect running through numerous yards. The suspect was caught in a back yard on Meadow Street – about three blocks from the burglary scene. The suspect was in possession of jewelry and collectable coins stolen from the home.
37 year old George Barnett, of the Town of Newburgh was charged with three felonies, including Burglary, Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Barnett, who has several recent arrests for burglary-related offenses in several area towns, was being held for arraignment.
During the follow-up investigation, witnesses described seeing a gray Jeep Cherokee driving slowly in the area just prior to the burglary. Officers found the Jeep Cherokee, belonging to the suspect, parked on Sunset Drive – about a block from the burglary.
Barnett, who was wearing a backpack at the time of arrest, may have been wandering the neighborhood on foot prior to the burglary.
Anyone who may have seen the suspect or the aforementioned vehicle is asked to contact Town Police Detectives at 845-564-1100.