Suspect Charged in Highlands Burglaries

Homeless man connected to Cold Spring, Beacon break-ins

Police have arrested a homeless man from Poughkeepsie in connection with a string of burglaries in Cold Spring and Beacon.

David A. Gipson

David A. Gipson

David A. Gipson, 42, is being held in the Dutchess County jail following his arrest on July 27 by Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies aboard a Metro-North train leaving Poughkeepsie.

Gipson has been charged with felony burglary on allegations he broke into a Pleasant Valley store on June 21, but police say they have tied him to six burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Cold Spring, and one burglary in Beacon.

On June 7, he allegedly burglarized GoGo Pops and attempted to break into Kismet at Caryn’s and Brasserie Le Bouchon, all on Main Street. He also allegedly burglarized Moo Moo’s Creamery on the waterfront.

According to police, Gipson returned to Cold Spring about a month later and on July 18 and 19 burglarized Our Lady of Loretto on Fair Street and broke into three additional Main Street businesses: Bijou Galleries, The Country Touch and Hudson Hil’s Café & Market. He also is suspected of stealing $1,300 from Tito Santana Taqueria in Beacon about the same time.

Gipson had been released from Mohawk Correctional Facility on May 5 after serving five-and-a-half years for multiple burglaries in Hyde Park and other Dutchess County locations. He was on parole at the time of his July 27 arrest, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department.

The Putnam and Dutchess sheriff’s departments, the Cold Spring and Beacon police and the MTA all assisted in the investigation.

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