HEADLINES: 7 years for jaw-breaking fight, office building break-ins along Route 17K, grand larceny suspect wanted
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Michael Cowan, a resident of Newburgh, has been sentenced to a 7-year prison term for severely fracturing an individual's jaw during a dispute related to money. Prosecutors revealed that the altercation took place outside the victim's residence on Hidden Creek Boulevard in the village of Monroe in July of last year. Cowan asserted that the victim owed him money. Investigative authorities reported the discovery of blood-stained gloves used by Cowan during the assault. The victim underwent multiple surgeries to address the injuries sustained in the attack.
A Harriman man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into office buildings along Route 17K. According to Newburgh Town Police, a concerned citizen reported observing a man attempting to enter the State Farm Insurance building and adjacent law offices through security footage on Monday. A K-9 officer successfully apprehended the suspect, identified as Samuel Espada. He has been charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.
State police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a grand larceny case. The individual pictured on-screen is alleged to have stolen a wallet at Hoffman's Car Wash in Troy, subsequently using the stolen credit cards at various locations within the Capital District. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact them directly and avoid posting tips on social media.