Three Dutchess County residents were arrested following an investigation into a burglary of a barn in Union Vale.  

On May 3rd, 2017 Troopers were dispatched to a residence in Union Vale for a reported burglary. The homeowner reported that somebody forcibly entered a barn on his property and stole laundry detergent and motor vehicle supplies.

Surveillance footage showed that three suspects were involved in the break-in.

That same day, the homeowner contacted Dutchess County 911, after he observed the suspect's blue Dodge pick-up had returned to his property and was in the process of stealing additional automotive supplies.

Once the suspects observed the victim watching them, they fled the scene. Assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, all available units checked the area for the pick-up truck but were unsuccessful.

On May 6, 2017 Troopers were dispatched to a residence in LaGrange for a reported larceny. The complainant reported that he had a weed wacker delivered to his home on May 3rd, but never received the expected package.

An investigation revealed that a blue Dodge pick-up was parked in the complainant's driveway and the occupants stole the weed wacker.

Following a detailed investigation, police identified the three individuals involved in the day-time thefts.

The individuals charged were:

  • Robert Mason, 42, of Hyde Park - 2 counts Burglary third-degree, Grand Larceny fourth-degree, and Petit Larceny
  • Michael Westpfal, 53, of Pleasant Valley - Burglary third-degree
  • Jennifer C. Voltz, 24 - 2 counts Burglary third-degree, 2 counts Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Hypodermic Instrument

Mason was remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, $40,000 bond. Westpfal was remanded to Dutchess County Jail with no bail. Voltz remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail, $70,000 bond.