Putnam Valley Woman Charged With Burglary

Putnam Valley Woman Charged With Burglary

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley woman on a felony charge of burglary.

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 at approximately 3:00 a.m., members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Hilltop Drive in the Town of Putnam Valley. The homeowners had reported that an unknown subject had entered their residence while they were sleeping and attempted to steal property. When confronted by one of the homeowners, a physical altercation ensued during which the subject bit and injured the homeowner prior to fleeing the residence. During the altercation, the suspect claimed to be in possession of a firearm. Responding deputies and troopers from the New York State Police Cortlandt Barracks were unable to locate the suspect.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on the same day, members of the Sheriff’s Department and NYSP were dispatched to respond to an unrelated 911 call on Hilltop Drive which, upon arrival, was determined to be a minor domestic dispute. Upon further investigation and interviews, it was determined that one of the participants in the dispute, identified as Alishah P. Allah, 30, of 10 Hilltop Drive, was the responsible party for the earlier burglary on the same street. Deputies arrested Ms. Allah and charged her with Burglary in the First Degree, a felony. The defendant was arraigned before Town of Philipstown Justice Alan Steiner and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000.00 cash or bond pending a future court appearance. The investigation into the defendant’s involvement in both incidents is ongoing, and additional charges are expected to be filed.

If found guilty of the felony charge, the defendant could face up to 25 years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $30,000.00.

Author: Harlem Valley News