A suspect is awaiting trial on charges related to the break-in at Orange County's historic 1841 courthouse and annex in Goshen Thursday night.
"All the materials taken have been accounted for, and there was no major damage," county spokeswoman Orysia Dmytrenko said Monday.
Village of Goshen police on Friday arrested Edgar L. Thorpe, 39, of 159 Main St., Apt. 8, in Goshen, related to a string of Thursday night burglaries along Main Street that included the courthouse and annex. Also hit were Joe Fix-It's bicycle and skate shop, Il Limon Cello restaurant and an office building, police said. Some of the unspecified items stolen in the burglaries were recovered under a warrant search at Thorpe's home, police said.
The county historian's office at the courthouse was vandalized and burglarized Thursday night, with numerous artifacts, including arrowheads and historic pins and ribbons, being taken. County historian Cornelia Bush showed up for work Friday morning and found the lights on and papers scattered in the courthouse. She dialed 911 at 7:03 a.m. The courthouse and annex were shut as authorities investigated at the scene, leaving the public with no access to the offices of the historian, consumer affairs and the water authority.
Dmytrenko said Monday the vandalism damage at the courthouse was limited to "drawers taken out and papers displaced."
Thorpe was charged with one count each of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree attempted escape and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.
Thorpe was arraigned Friday before Goshen Village Justice Thomas Cione and sent to Orange County Jail without bail. He's due back in court Wednesday.
The investigation continues and more charges are expected, police said. Information on Thorpe's legal representation was not immediately available Monday.