LaGrange man faces charge in burglary of local business

LAGRANGE — The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested a LaGrange man on Thursday, June 7 following an investigation of a burglary at a local business.

Konrad Gumper, 46, of LaGrange, was located on the premises of the Vale Fox Distillery on Noxon Road at approximately 4:15 a.m. when deputies responded to an alarm at the location.

While checking the business deputies located a subject on the premises. The subject fled on foot, leading to an area search.

“A short time later the subject, later identified as Mr. Gumper, was located in an area close to the scene and taken into custody,” according to a Sheriff’s Department statement.

Gumper is accused of forcing entry into the business and doing extensive damage. He has been charged with burglary in the 3rd degree and criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, which are both felonies.

After being processed, Gumper was arraigned before the Town of LaGrange Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

The arrest comes as the result of the combined efforts of the Sheriff’s Office’s Patrol

Bureau, Detective Bureau, K-9 Unit, and Unmanned Aerial Support Unit (drones).

The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible at a later time.

As with any criminal case the charges described above are merely accusations and Gumper is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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