Four men arrested following Home Invasion Robbery in Mount Hope
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Patrick Regan
Troop F Commander
State Police and Town of Mount Hope Police announce the arrest of four Middletown men for robbery and assault following a 911 call from a residence on Newton Drive in Mount Hope. On February 12, 2015 at approximately 9:49 PM, Orange County 911 received a call. There was no person on the line, but dispatchers could hear a disturbance in the background. Town of Mount Hope Police responded with State Police patrols from the Greenville and Middletown stations, as well as the City of Middletown Police and Orange County Sheriff’s Department. As Mount Hope Police Officer James Rich approached the scene in his patrol car, he observed a red Jeep driving away onto Robbins Road. He followed the Jeep, and observed that the occupants of the Jeep were throwing an X-Box game system and other property from the moving vehicle. Officer Rich stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Robbins Road and New Vernon Road, where with assistance of other responding patrols, he took the four occupants into custody, and transported them to the State Police Barracks in Middletown.
Patrols responding to the residence learned that at the time of the 911 call, three masked male subjects armed with knives forcibly entered the residence. The occupants were ordered to lie on the floor while the subjects removed cash, jewelry and other property from the residence. An adult male occupant of the residence was physically assaulted and stabbed on the right hand, incurring minor injuries. He was treated at the scene.
The four suspects were identified as: Albert W. Reed, Jr. age 32, Jeremy Monroe, age 30, Angel Cardona, age 34, and Daniel D. Degroat, age 24. All four suspects are from Middletown. They were each charged with one count of Robbery in the first degree, and assault in the second degree. Cardona was also wanted by State Police in Middletown on a warrant for Identity theft in the third degree and petit larceny. Monroe and Degroat are on parole, stemming from previous criminal convictions. All four suspects were arraigned in Town of Mount Hope Court, and committed to Orange County Jail pending further proceedings.