State Police warn residents about vehicle break-ins

20 August 2021
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

The New York State Police in Troop K want to remind the public to lock their cars due to the continued trend of vehicle break-ins and thefts.

  • Please always lock your vehicle, even in your own driveway.
  • Close all windows including sunroofs.
  • Never leave keys, valuables, or personal identification in a vehicle.

Vehicles are being stolen or entered in part because victims have kept their vehicle unlocked, with the keys in it.

Most recently, vehicle break-ins have occurred in the Town of Union Vale, Village of Millbrook, and Town of Washington.

The State Police in Poughkeepsie are requesting that anyone with home surveillance cameras check footage from August 17, 2021 between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. Specifically if they reside on Hoofprint Road in Union Vale, Fountain Place in Millbrook, Weatherford Lane in Millbrook, Horseshoe Road in the Town of Washington, Verbank Road in the Town of Washington, Maple Hill Road in the Town of Washington, and Rodrigo Court in the Town of Washington.

Anyone with information pertaining to these break-ins is asked to contact Inv. Melilli at SP Poughkeepsie at or by calling (845) 677-7379.  Or contact Inv. Robert Lombardi of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force by calling (914) 925-3812 or at

Author: Harlem Valley News