DA Hoovler Recommends That Municipalities Consider Establishing Boards of Police Commissioners

October 11, 2020

To Help Make Police Departments More Responsive to Community Needs Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler recently recommended that Orange County’s towns and villages consider establishing boards of police commissioners under New York State’s Town Law and Village Law, to the extent that those commissions have not already been established. District Attorney Hoovler’s recommendation…

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DA Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief Worden Announce Major Narcotics and Stolen Property Arrest

October 9, 2020

Drugs, Cash, and Stolen Property Recovered Pursuant to a Search Warrant Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, on Thursday, October 8, 2020, announced the arrest of a suspect and the recovery of large quantities of narcotics, cash, and stolen property. Vinny Hannon, age 24, of Port Jervis,…

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Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Cocaine and Pill Conspiracy Case

September 16, 2020

Defendant Sentenced to a Total of Nine to Eighteen Years in State Prison “Operation Bread, White and Blues” Targeted Narcotics Distributors and Outlaw Motorcycle Club Members Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Robert Dunham, 47, of Middletown, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Brown to a…

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District Attorney Hoovler to Host Hunter Safety Program in Deerpark

September 10, 2020

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that as part of the District Attorney’s Community Outreach Program, his office is hosting a hunter safety course. The course will take place on September 20, 2020, at the town of Deerpark Senior Center. The purpose of the course is to encourage interaction between law enforcement and…

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Murder Indictment in Stabbing Case

September 10, 2020

City of Newburgh Man Charged with Murder in the Second Degree in Connection With Fatal Stabbing Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, September 10, 2020, Tavares Stackhouse, 38, of the City of Newburgh, was arraigned before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill on an indictment related to the fatal…

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DA Hoovler Announces Indictment in Shooting of City of Middletown Police Officer

September 10, 2020

Man faces up to 40 years to Life in Prison for Attempting to Murder City Middletown Police Officer Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Desean J. Owens, 29, of the Bronx, was arraigned before Orange County Court Judge William L. DeProspo on charges related to the shooting…

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DA Hoovler Announces Launch of Anti-Trafficking Campaign

August 29, 2020

Program Designed to Inform the Public About Human Trafficking Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, announced the launch of the District Attorney’s Anti-Trafficking Campaign, an initiative that is designed to inform the public about human trafficking. The announcement came at a press conference held at the Orange County Government…

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DA Hoovler and Police Chiefs’ Association to Sponsor Demonstration of Firearms Simulator

August 24, 2020

Educating Community Leaders and the Public About the Dynamics of Armed Encounters with Police Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, together with the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, will be sponsoring two demonstrations of the Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) system. The demonstrations, which will be attended by non-police members of the community, will…

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DA David M. Hoovler Announces that Senior Orange County Assistant District Attorneys Attended “Procedural Justice” Police Training

July 15, 2020

Senior Assistant District Attorneys attend Procedural Justice police training conducted by the Orange County Police Chiefs Association, and taught by high ranking members of the City of Middletown Police Department, to better understand how police are being trained to enhance the public’s view of police and encourage a willingness to obey the law. Orange County…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Protocols Allowing the Public to Come to the District Attorney’s Office

July 10, 2020

Victims, witnesses and others having business with the District Attorney’s Office may now come to the District Attorney’s Office subject to new protocols. Protocols include mandatorily wearing of face-coverings, answering health questions, temperature takings, and maintaining social distancing. Grand Jury Proceedings to Resume Soon. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced today that victims,…

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