Dutchess County Man Faces Felony Larceny, Criminal Mischief Charges in 2011 Case

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Dutchess County Man Faces Felony Larceny, Criminal Mischief Charges in 2011 Case

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of Nicholas A. Anderson, 22, of 22 Rendi Drive, Beacon, New York on charges of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, felonies.

During 2011, Criminal Investigator Robert Ferris investigated a larceny of power tools from a truck that was parked on Route 9D in the Town of Philipstown. In that case, the perpetrator had broken a window of the vehicle to gain entry; had suffered a laceration and had left evidence in the form of blood on the door of the vehicle. A quantity of the blood was secured as evidence and a specimen was sent to the Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System in Albany for analysis.

On March 9, 2015, Investigator Ferris was notified by the FIC that the DNA from the 2011 case was determined to have matched a DNA sample that had been recovered from a crime scene in the City of Beacon in 2014. The investigator subsequently identified the suspect as Mr. Anderson. On March 27, 2015, with assistance from the City of Beacon Police Department, Investigators Ferris and James Babcock located Mr. Anderson, arrested him and charged him with the felonies. Mr. Anderson was subsequently released pending a future court appearance in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court to answer the charges.

The proceeds of the 2011 larceny have not been recovered at this time. The case remains under investigation.

If found guilty of the felony charges, the defendant could face up to four years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $5,000.00.

Author: Harlem Valley News