I Can Finally Stop Running from Police For a Crime I didn’t Commit…

From the Times-Herald Record in Middletown, NY…

Man surrenders in break-ins, copper pipe thefts

Over the winter, Lee Goldberg, 24, broke into 23 bungalows at the former Lake House Hotel on Lake House Road in Woodridge, said Fallsburg police.

Cops say Goldberg ripped out copper piping from each on the bungalows, doing between $80,000 and $100,000 in damage. They say he got between 300 and 400 pounds of pipe, which he sold at Weinert Recycling in Liberty for a total of about $2,000.

Police say Goldberg also broke into another colony nearby, taking about 50 pounds of copper pipe, which he also sold.

Police said they’ve been looking for Goldberg for a while, and on Tuesday he turned himself in at the Fallsburg police station.

He was charged with 24 counts of third-degree burglary and single counts of third-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal mischief, felonies. He was also charged with 23 counts of petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Goldberg was arraigned and sent to Sullivan County Jail without bail, pending an appearance in Fallsburg Town Court.

Police said more arrests are expected.

It’s going to be nice not to have to live in fear any longer.

6 thoughts on “I Can Finally Stop Running from Police For a Crime I didn’t Commit…”

  1. You’re not the only one, Lee. See below:
    From the Tallahassee Democrat March 8, 2003 (http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/local/5344285.htm)
    Man arrested on crack cocaine charges:
    Leon County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gordon Lightfoot on drug charges in an early morning raid. Sgt. Ed Cook said the 26-year-old Lightfoot sold crack cocaine to an informant from his home in the 6200 block of Greenon Lane. Deputies and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents searched the home and found 32 grams of crack, with a street value of about $3,200, as well as equipment for cooking powder cocaine into crack and a 9 mm pistol, Cook said. Lightfoot was not home at the time, but deputies found him at a friend’s apartment on Old Bainbridge Road. He is charged with trafficking cocaine, with other charges pending, according to Cook. Lightfoot is not the same person as the Canadian singer-songwriter known for his hits “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway” and “Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.”

  2. There was a James Reasoner arrested for having a drug lab in our small hometown a few years ago. He was the same age as James, and the story broke on the front page of our hometown paper with no photo. It came out the week school started, which made Meet the Teacher at our daughters’ school interesting.


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