Subject arrested by City Police for stolen property and burglar tools connected to Burglaries committed in Pennsylvania and New York.

On 20 October 2018 at about 5:45 am, City Police arrested Darick Sylvan, age 29, of Brentwood New York, Lourriston Potter, age 36, of Port Jervis, New York and Donald Potter, age 31, of Medford New York, and charged them with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree (felony) and the misdemeanor crimes of Possession of Burglar’s Tools, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th Degree.

The defendants were arrested by City Police Officers after investigating a report of suspicious activity occurring on Brown Street located in the City’s Frist Ward “Acre” Section.  Officers recovered cocaine, marijuana and over $40,000 of new IPhones which were reported stolen during a commercial burglary that occurred during the overnight at Sprint retail store located in the Town of Wallkill.  Police further recovered tools and equipment that was connected to burglaries that occurred during the overnight at Verizon store located in Westfall Township, Pennsylvania and Sprint store located in the Town of Wallkill.

In addition, defendant Lourriston Potter and a Peter Tansey, age 28, of Port Jervis, were charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E Felony.

The defendants were held in the Port Jervis City Lock-Up and arraigned in City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail pending further Court appearances as follows:

Darick Sylvan- $50,000 bail

Lourriston Potter- No Bail

Donald Potter- No Bail

Peter Tansay- $10,000 bail.

The investigation is continuing by the Eastern Pike Regional Police in Westfall Township, Pennsylvania, and the Town of Wallkill Police Department, New York with Port Jervis City Police into the burglaries that occurred at the Sprint and Verizon stores.

Notice: A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police 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.