Beacon Man Charged in Supermarket Theft
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of 41 year-old Ernest J. Gordineer of Beacon, New York, stemming from a reported theft of items from a Carmel supermarket.
On December 18, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local retail store reporting that a man had just exited from the business with a large quantity items which he had stolen. Loss prevention officers, employed by the business, allegedly chased the perpetrator into the parking lot, where he abandoned the stolen articles and then fled in a vehicle. According to store officials, the suspect stole 76 items valued at $1,097.82.
After uniformed deputies conducted the initial investigation, the case was referred to Investigator Thomas Corless of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. His investigation led to identifying the suspected thief as Ernest J. Gordineer. Informational flyers were sent to area law enforcement agencies in search of Mr. Gordineer.
Learning that Mr. Gordineer was on parole, investigators contacted the New York State Division of Parole who in turn issued an arrest warrant for him. Mr. Gordineer continued to elude law enforcement efforts until October 10, 2013, when he appeared at the Sheriff’s Nelsonvillle Substation to surrender himself.
He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class “E” felony. He was arraigned before Southeast Town Justice Gregory Folchetti, acting on behalf of the Town of Carmel Justice Court. Justice
Folchetti remanded Mr. Gordineer to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. New York State Division of Parole lodged their warrant with jail officials.