Sheriff’s Department Announces Arrests in Incident on Grove Court

Three suspects include two teens

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Thursday (Aug. 14) announced the arrest of three young people in an incident that had occurred on Grove Court in Cold Spring two days earlier.

The case began Tuesday afternoon with a 911 call reporting trespassing at the site of the Grove, the dilapidated, historic mansion overlooking Chestnut Street (Route 9D) in Cold Spring. Responding, Deputy Sheriff Brian Aisenstat observed three persons leaving the property. The deputy stopped and interviewed the subjects, identified as Allie M. Farwell, 20, of 353 Main St., Nelsonville; a 16-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male whose names and addresses were not revealed by the Sheriff’s Department.

The complainant-eyewitness told the deputy that he saw the three subjects trespassing on the property and spotted the 15-year-old kick open and damage an exterior door and unlawfully enter the residence, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputy Aisenstat arrested Farwell and the 16-year-old, charging them with trespass, a violation. Released from the scene on their own recognizance, they face a Sept. 8 appearance in the Village of Cold Spring Justice Court to answer the charge. If found guilty, each defendant faces up to 15 days in jail and a fine of up to $250.

The deputy charged the 15-year-old male with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor; issued a juvenile appearance ticket; and released the youth into the custody of a relative pending a future appearance at the Putnam County Probation Department.




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