Newburgh Man Charged with Illegal Dumping

Van he had painted pink spotted on video

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday (Oct. 18) arrested a Newburgh man on charges that he illegally dumped debris in Putnam Valley.

Ernest Young, 50, was charged with illegal dumping and trespass and issued an appearance ticket to return to the Town of Putnam Valley Court, the sheriff said.

The sheriff reported that about a week ago, Deputy Kevin Radovich was flagged down by the groundskeeper of the Blair Lodge at 221 Peekskill Hollow Road, who reported that a security camera had filmed a pink Dodge van dumping a couch and other items.

The deputy was able to get the license plate number but when he ran it through a Department of Motor Vehicles database, it said it was registered to a blue Dodge van. Using footage from the Westchester County Real Time Crime Center, Radovich was able to confirm that the van had been painted.

The deputy contacted Young, who returned to Blair Lodge to remove the items.

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