Man Charged with Stealing Donation Box

Police allege he took SPCA money

A Putnam County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Poughkeepsie man on Jan. 10 following allegations he stole a Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals donation box from the Appalachian Market on Route 9 in Philipstown.

The box was taken on Jan. 9 and, after investigating, the deputy arrested Christopher Rodriguez, 20. He was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.