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Putnam Valley Man Accused of Residential Copper Pipe Thefts

Yorktown police detectives assisted in the investigation.

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 40-year-old Putnam Valley man on burglary charges stemming from his alleged involvement in several break-ins of homes in the Town of Putnam Valley.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of burglaries throughout the town where copper plumbing pipes were stolen. Most of the homes were either under construction or vacant seasonal cottages at the time of the thefts. The cases were referred to investigators from the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

After a lengthy investigation by sheriff’s investigators and with the assistance from detectives from the Town of Yorktown Police Department, Irving N. Baisley of 632 Oscawana Lake Road was arrested. He was taken into custody by Investigator Thomas Corless on June 12. 

Baisley was charged with two counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, a felony. 

He was arraigned before Putnam Valley Town Justice Gina Capone and ordered held at the Putnam County Correctional Facility without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court June 29.

At this time, the investigation is continuing and additional criminal charges are expected to be lodged against Baisley.
Concerned Yorktowner June 20, 2014 at 05:37 PM
It should be noted that he was actually arrested in Yorktown while in the process of burglarizing another home for copper pipes and he was then turned over to Putnam Valley. Kudos to the YPD for their quick response and getting him in the act.

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