GOSHEN – Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler recently announced that Spencer Seymour, 33, of Newburgh, was found guilty by an Orange County jury of Burglary in the Second Degree and other offenses, in connection with the June 14, 2015, burglary of a Town of Newburgh home.
Seymour faces up to fifteen years in prison when he is sentenced on March 24, 2016, before County Court Judge Nicholas De Rosa.
The burglary occurred on June 14, 2015. Seymour was said to have entered a home on Weaver Road in the Town of Newburgh while the owner was not home and stole tools and a rifle.
An eyewitness, a nearby resident, saw Seymour enter the home, leave with a bag full of the homeowner’s belongings, and put the bag into his pickup truck. The neighbor took Seymour’s picture as the burglary was occurring.
Hoovler said when the homeowner later saw the picture, he recognized Seymour and the pickup.
Seymour, after he found out that police were looking for him, turned himself in and surrendered the proceeds of the burglary.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of Newburgh Police Department for their efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.
“Citizens have a right to feel secure in their own homes,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and when our homes are violated, even when we’re not there, we lose not only property, but the sense of safety that we all deserve to have in our homes. The violation of a home affects not only the homeowner who is victimized, but every other resident of the community, who have to wonder whether or not their homes might be next. In my office, we take residential burglary seriously, and we will seek strict sanctions for those who commit such violations of private property.”