Jury Convicts Newburgh Man of Gun Possession

June 12, 2024

District Attorney Hoovler Announces Trial Conviction in Newburgh Gun Case

Frank Baltimore Convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

Defendant Faces up to 15 Years in Prison

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, June 10, 2024, Frank Baltimore, age 36, of Newburgh, was convicted after a jury trial in the Orange County Court of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, the sole charge against him.  Baltimore faces up to fifteen (15) years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on September 3, 2024.  Baltimore was remanded back to the Orange County Jail without bail following the jury’s verdict.

As alleged at trial, on July 11, 2023 at approximately 1:00 a.m., in the vicinity of Dubois Street in the City of Newburgh, Baltimore made threats to individuals in the area and then discharged a loaded 9mm handgun five (5) times in the direction of the individuals.  The rounds struck a vehicle in the area and the individuals were unharmed.  Surveillance video of the incident, as well as the collection of other physical evidence, led law enforcement to identify Baltimore as the perpetrator.  He later told the police that the individual in the video was him, but claimed that the gun he used was a BB gun.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation which led to the arrest of Baltimore.  District Attorney Hoovler also thanked the Orange County Sheriff’s Office who assisted by providing testimony at trial. 

“We will not cease our pursuit of dangerous guns in the hands of dangerous criminals,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “This hard-fought conviction underscores our commitment to ensuring the safety of our communities by identifying and holding accountable those who illegally possess and use firearms.  I commend the work of the City of Newburgh Police Department whose investigation led to the apprehension and conviction of this defendant.”  

District Attorney Hoovler highly commended Senior Assistant District Attorney Christopher Kelly and Assistant District Attorney Amanda Arroyo who prosecuted the case.

This 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 guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.