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Roscoe Man Arrested for Burglary after Falling Off Roof

May 16, 2012

On May 15, 2012, State Police in Liberty received a report of a one-car accident on Riverside Drive in Roscoe. Responding Troopers were quickly redirected to a nearby residence for a report of a male subject who had just broken into an occupied home.

Upon arrival, Troopers located DAVID TEIPELKE, 41 of Roscoe, NY, on the roof of the residence. TEIPELKE was unable to keep his balance and subsequently fell from the roof. He was taken into custody and was transported to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris where he was treated for lacerations incurred while breaking windows at the residence.

TIEPELKE was released to State Police custody and was charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Investigation revealed that TEIPELKE had driven his 1987 Honda off the roadway and become stuck prior to breaking into the home on Riverside Drive. He was arraigned in Town of Rockland Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail with no bail set.