Archive for the ‘Elderly Woman Murdered’ Category

By James Nani
Published: 12:50 PM – 11/10/13
Last updated: 6:29 PM – 11/10/13

PLATTEKILL — Police say they’re are looking for a man who sexually assaulted an elderly woman in a Plattekill home invasion early Sunday morning.

State police from the Highland barracks, along with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department and the Plattekill Police Department are investigating the sexual assault of an elderly female that occurred at a home on Route 32 near Patura Road.

A commuter who was driving by the area at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, just south of Route 44-55 on Route 32 south, said there was a roadblock going both ways on the busy thoroughfare.

The commuter said Plattekill and state police were both manning the roadblock and asking motorists if they had seen anything in the area at about 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. this morning.

Cops told the motorist there had been an incident at the house. Yellow police tape was across a nearby driveway.

State police Lt. Sal Mecca said the investigation wasn’t considered a home invasion. The female victim was taken to a nearby hospital but didn’t have any serious injuries, Mecca said.

A senior investigator for state police said rumors that circulated over social media of dead bodies being found in the area were unfounded.

Police are requesting anyone who may have seen any unusual person or vehicle in the area to call the state police’s Highland barracks at 691-2922.