Sheriff Makes Arrests in Garrison Burglary

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office on April 3 arrested two Philipstown men in connection with the reported burglary of an unoccupied dwelling located at Twin Bridges Road.

At about 12:45 p.m. on April 3, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 dispatch reporting that a neighbor saw a suspicious car parked in the driveway of an unoccupied residence nearby.

Investigator Robert Ferris of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who was in the area, found two men walking from the side of the residence. Assisted by Deputies William Quick and Peter Virgilio, the men were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed that the pair went into the building and allegedly stole a woman’s watch and a picture frame containing an old news article.

The men were identified by the Sheriff’s office as Jason Pilner of 2 Fair St., Cold Spring, and Christopher Pilippelli of 1991 Route 9, Garrison, both 25. Charged with burglary in the second degree, a class C felony, they were arraigned before Philipstown Town Justice Alan Steiner and released without bail pending an April 9 court date.

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