A Clarkstown Police K9 unit was involved in the
search for a New City teenager on Monday who was charged with burglary, assault
and grand larceny in connection with a home break-in. Clarkstown Police arrested
Paul Goddard, 18, on felony charges of first degree burglary, second degree
assault and fourth degree grand larceny for allegedly entering an Old Hempstead
Road home. Goddard is accused of fighting with the homeowner who confronted him
and fleeing the home before being found in a nearby wooded area.
Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni said, “The homeowner returned home, confronted Goddard and a struggle ensued. The homeowner sustained minor injuries to both wrists and both knees and was transported to Nyack Hospital.”
A K9 unit searched for Goddard and located him in a wooded area off Main Street in New City. He was also charged with unauthorized use of a computer, a misdemeanor. Goddard was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court with bail was set at $50,000. He is due back in court on Wednesday.