January 9, 2014 —
State Police in Middletown announce the arrest of James M. Smith, age 36, of Ellenville, NY, following an investigation into the September 9th, 2013 robbery of a man that occurred in the parking lot of the Dunning Farms Shopping Center in the Town of Wallkill.
The adult male victim in the robbery had reported that he was accosted by two unknown males, who relieved him of his wallet and wristwatch. Troopers were able to identify Smith after receiving a tip from the Village of Ellenville Police Department. The victim’s property was not recovered. Smith was charged with one count of Robbery in the third degree. He was arraigned in City of Middletown Court before Judge Steven Brockett, and committed to Orange County Jail without bail. Smith was ordered to appear in Town of Wallkill Court on Thursday, January 9th at 2 p.m.