Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

GOSHEN – A Bloomingburg man, 27-year-old Robert Campbell, was sentenced on Dec. 5, 2017, for a total of 12 years in state prison and 5 years post-release supervision for having committed a series of residential burglaries.

Bloomingburg Man Sentenced for Series of Residential Burglaries

Robert Campbell

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler said that on Mar. 10, 2017, Campbell had pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree for having stolen property from within a home in Chester on Aug. 19, 2015.

On Mar. 17, 2017, Campbell had pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree for having stolen property from a residence in the Village of Goshen, on August 13, 2015. Campbell had been released by posting a $75,000 bond on Oct. 28, 2016, while awaiting sentencing on those cases. On Oct. 23, 2017, Campbell had pleaded guilty to the crime of Burglary in the Second Degree, for having stolen property from inside a home in the Town of Wallkill, on Aug. 21, 2017, while he was out on bail on the two prior burglaries.

When Campbell was sentenced on Dec. 5, 2017, the District Attorney’s Office recommended that he be sentenced to eight years and in state prison and five years post-release supervision on each of the burglaries he admitted committing in 2015, and that he be sentenced to an additional twelve years in prison and five years post-release supervision for the residential burglary he committed while he was out on bail.  The District Attorney’s Office total recommendation was that Campbell be sentenced to a total of twenty years in state prison and five years post-release supervision.

The court sentenced Campbell to eight years in state prison and five years post-release supervision for each of the burglaries that he admitted committing in 2015, and twelve years in state prison and five years post-release supervision for the burglary he committed while out on bail, and ordered that all the sentences run concurrently so that Campbell received a total sentence of twelve years in state prison and five years post-release supervision.

“Residential burglaries are not simply property crimes,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Residents deserve to feel safe in their homes, and the knowledge that someone has invaded the sanctity of their residence often leaves them unable to feel fully at ease in the space where they should feel most secure. In addition, any defendant who commits crimes while out on bail deserves severe enhanced punishment.”

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