Thursday, January 11, 2018




Highlands Town Hall burglarized; two safes stolen

Burglar alarm will be installed

HIGHLAND FALLS – Police are investigating the theft of two safes from Highlands Town Hall on Main Street in Highland Falls.

Police are mum on their progress in solving the crime, but one source late Wednesday said a male under the age of 18 was arrested.

The perpetrator removed an air conditioner from a window in Town Supervisor Robert Livsey’s first-floor office on Tuesday night, climbed in and stole a small safe from under his desk. Livsey said if his is cracked, the burglar will find nothing but a bunch of “junk papers.” Since his safe, which is the size of a small “dorm-sized” refrigerator was out of view, Livsey believes the heist was “an inside job.”

The perp also broke into the court clerk’s second-floor office and stole her safe. That one contained roughly $2,000.

Town Hall does not have an alarm system, but does have one for fire. Livsey said the town will spend the extra money to have one installed now.

Town of Highlands, Village of Highland Falls and State Police are investigating the burglary.  


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