Hudson Valley postmaster charged with unlawful surveillance

On Monday, July 15, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Robert L. Simone, 57, of Poughkeepsie, for Unlawful Surveillance in the second degree, a class E felony.

Investigation determined Robert Simone, while employed as postmaster of the Salt Point Post Office, used an electronic recording device to unlawfully surveil one known victim at the Post Office, located on Cottage Street in the town of Pleasant Valley.

Simone was arraigned before the town of Pleasant Valley Court, and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secure bond. Simone is next scheduled to appear before the Court on July 23.