Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a former Philipstown resident on felony criminal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a cluster of residential burglaries.
In September 2009, Lake Peekskill residents reported that their homes had been entered and jewelry, computers and camera equipment taken. This past July, one of the burglary victims observed another woman wearing what appeared to be a unique piece of jewelry that was stolen during the burglary of her home. As a result, investigators executed search warrants at two homes and seized evidence and some stolen property. Based upon the searches, investigators said they identified 18-year-old Jason Singh, now residing at 502 Rutgers Street, Rockville, Md., as a suspect. It was also discovered that he had enlisted into the United States Navy shortly after the reported burglaries.
Further investigations led to Mr. Singh’s arrest on Oct. 23, when he returned to Putnam County, where was charged with two counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of attempted burglary in the second degree. Singh was arraigned before Carmel Town Justice Joseph Spofford, and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail or bond. He was subsequently released after posting bail and is scheduled to appear in Putnam Valley Justice Court on Nov. 9, 2010. If convicted of any count of the burglary charge, Singh may receive a sentence of up to 15 years in New York State Correctional Facility.
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