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Westchester Man Sentenced to 5 Years State Prison for Attempted Burglary of a Home in Carmel

16 February 2023

CARMEL, NEW YORK – February 16, 2023 - Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today conviction and sentence of Jorge L. Sari-Tenesaca, a Westchester County resident, who broke into a home in the Town of Carmel, where the mother of his children and her current partner were residing with the children. The defendant entered the home through a kitchen window at approximately 1:00 a.m. after disabling the exterior security cameras and proceeded to physically attack the male resident in his bed. Carmel police quickly responded to the 911 call of the female victim and were able to apprehend the defendant at the scene. However, after release at arraignment the defendant absconded for approximately eleven months until he was located and arrested on a warrant issued by the Putnam County Court after indictment.

On November 29, 2022, Sari-Tenesaca pleaded guilty before the Hon. Joseph Spofford as a second felony offender to one count of Attempted Burglary in the First Degree, and was sentenced on January 24, 2023, to five years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision and an eight-year full order of protection.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Todd W. Carpenter. District Attorney Tendy thanked Criminal Investigator Jaemie Caban, also of the District Attorney’s Office, Detective Sgt. Brian Forde of the Carmel Police Department, as well as the City of Peekskill Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their assistance in locating and securing Sari-Tenesaca. “When it comes to the safety of our Putnam County homeowners, we will engage all law enforcement agencies to ensure that the defendant is apprehended and brought to justice.”

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Robert V. Tendy | Putnam County District Attorney

District Attorney Robert V. Tendy was elected Putnam District Attorney in November 2015 and took office on January 1, 2016.

As District Attorney, Mr. Tendy oversees all aspects of the office’s prosecutions, is primarily responsible for the operations and budget of the office, and sets the office’s prosecution and ethics policies.

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