Cases recall 2013 incidents

By Michael Turton

The Garrison area has again been hit by burglaries. A home on Thunder Road off of Canopus Hill Road was broken into March 6. The next day, a house near the intersection of Canopus Hill and Old Albany Post Road was also burglarized. Capt. William McNamara of the Putnam County Sheriff’s office confirmed the back-to-back incidents.

McNamara said that in both cases electronics and jewelry were stolen. While there were rumors locally that a white van had been seen in the area around the time of the burglaries, McNamara told The Paper there was “no reported description of any involved vehicle in those cases, which remain under investigation.”

The recent incidents no doubt reminded residents of a spate of burglaries last fall when six home burglaries took place over a period of six weeks in Garrison, at Garrison’s Landing and in Nelsonville.

In an email to The Paper, McNamara advised, “As always, we remind residents to take the usual common sense precautions to secure their homes and automobiles and to report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office.”

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Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features