Saturday, September 8, 2018




Parking enforcement officer’s car stolen when he leaves key in ignition

NEWBURGH – A parking enforcement officer employed by the City of Newburgh was reprimanded for leaving his city vehicle unsecured, only to have it stolen.

It was a couple of weeks ago when the employee left the key in the ignition while the vehicle was unattended, only to find that within minutes, a man jumped in and drove it away.

The vehicle was recovered with only the employee’s personal items stolen, said Police Chief Douglas Solomon. He said a DPW employee witnessed the incident but was unable to get a good look at the suspect.

The city employee was disciplined internally for leaving the car unsecured, Solomon said.

The incident remains under investigation.


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