On October 2, 2017 the Washingtonville Police Department, along with the Orange County Drug Task Force conducted surveillance in several locations in Washingtonville. As a result of the surveillance Jeffrey L. Mann, a 27 year old resident was observed purchasing cigarettes for an underage male. Jeffrey was arrested by Officers from the Washingtonville Police Department and charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the 2nd degree. Mann was processed and arraigned in Village Court, before the Honorable Judge Smith. Mann was remanded to Orange County Jail on cash bail. The Washingtonville Police Department is dedicated to the moral, mental and physically well-being of the youths of this community.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
On 10/13/2017 at approximately 12:31Pm, The Washingtonville Police Department responded to Taft Elementary School for a suspicious person knocking on the side door of the school. School personnel immediately went into a lockdown. It was quickly determined that the subject who school personnel had seen was only someone droping off an item for one of the classes. At no time was any student or faculty in any harm.