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Published on: June 14, 2007 03:00 AM
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Posted 06/13/07.  17:25

Orange County, Monroe, NY +Village Mayor in Police Custody+ New York State Police have taken into police custody the Village of Monroe Mayor Jhon Karl III for assaulting a local builder from the Village of Kiryas Joel with a metal water key pipe at Orchard Hill Road. Police say for now he is in custody only for questioning about the scuffle.
Kiryas Joel Hatzolah Ambulance Services are on the scene for the aided, who hasn’t sustained serious injuries.

The mayor has been brought into the New York State police barracks, and the aided was transported to the hospital.

The confrontation occurred after Karl tried to turn off the water turned on by the developer Abe Goldberger at the newly constructed home called Orchard Hill Estates. Goldberger had apparently violated the village’s water regulations because he had not correctly installed a booster station for the water, said Village of Harriman Mayor Stephen Welle.
Water for Orchard Hill Estates, located in the Town of Monroe, is supplied by the Village of Harriman.


U/D: 22:36
Karl was not handcuffed during his time in police custody and he left the state police barracks about 22:15 with no charges filed and state police consider the matter closed.
“If this could happen to me it could happen to anyone,” Karl said. “I’m hungry, I just want to go home and have some dinner.”

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 Jun 14, 2007 at 04:01 PM Anonymous Says:

when KJ basher's are told to go to hell what makes you think that this was directed to a Jew? A Jew would never bash his brother's in KJ. Right?


 Jun 14, 2007 at 03:22 PM Anonymous Says:

"To all the KJ basher's!!Go with Karl to hell!!!!" "U probably live in KJ with all the other crooks and shysters"


 Jun 14, 2007 at 02:29 PM Anonymous Says:

still letting such ugly words on the comment site on the leader's of kj its not right mr. vosizneias....


 Jun 14, 2007 at 11:17 AM Anonymous Says:

They pushed Chris aside??

He was the best reporter they had


 Jun 14, 2007 at 07:36 AM M.M. Says:

Shlomah you are great, no one had this story when you posted it.

I was there in the station house, and state police said to us, that this site made the storm, and as soon it went up on the site they got calls from everybody even from there bosses in Albany and from every news group, from the NY Times, Post Daily News, Ch12, Fox News and the Record.
Keep it up, we could see that you are the leader in news more and more.

And by the way as I said, you were right that the mayor was in the begining arrested, but with the amount of media pressure and political presure they backed off, and asked Yiddiy for some settelment and not to press charges, which he agreed on.

If this would have been the other way around, I could assure you they wouldn't work 5 hours on the other site to drop the case.

And also the bias from the Record is so clear on this, its not even worth talking about.

Wounder why they pushed Chris McKane aside??


 Jun 14, 2007 at 01:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Go with Karl to hell!! ATT: mr. vosizneias how can u let such words on your site in time this side is a jewish....the record whould have such comment u would say they are anti semite......


 Jun 14, 2007 at 12:20 AM Anonymous Says:

--If this would be in Teaneck or the Five Towns, it would not come to it.--

yeah, the folks in Five Towns know how to avoid disputes which is why the school board elections have gone by so smoothly and quietly. Which planet are you living on? What's going on in Five Towns makes the most serious KJ argument look like nothing.


 Jun 13, 2007 at 11:28 PM yiddish-mamma Says:

In general it is believed that People of KJ have a very confrontational demeanor.

If this would be in Teaneck or the Five Towns, it would not come to it.

I am not saying: That mayor is a known POS. (Piece of S) but a Jew should have known better.

Just read all the comments in the record about this!


The follow-up


 Jun 13, 2007 at 11:23 PM Anonymous Says:

To all the KJ basher's!! Go with Karl to hell!!!!


 Jun 13, 2007 at 10:42 PM Anonymous Says:

To Anan 10:27 PM

did you read this story? it was between the Mayor of Monroe and a developer (who coincidently lives in KJ), and it occurred in Harriman!


 Jun 13, 2007 at 10:27 PM Anonymous Says:

This should be a wake up call for KJ leaders (including the leader)SHAME on THEM, they have caused tremendous Chilul Hashems in past 15 years.


 Jun 13, 2007 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

To Anon at 9:52
What is the kiddush Hashem?
The developer illegally turned the water on. The mayor was totally incorrect in his behaviour but you call this a Kiddush Hashem?
U probably live in KJ with all the other crooks and shysters


 Jun 13, 2007 at 10:15 PM SHLOIME IN LONDON Says:



 Jun 13, 2007 at 09:52 PM Anonymous Says:

a Kidush Hashem!!!


 Jun 13, 2007 at 09:42 PM Anonymous Says:

he was charged with 4 Felony charges.


 Jun 13, 2007 at 09:33 PM Tina Says:

will he be able to continue as mayor?


 Jun 13, 2007 at 09:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Is that the mayor sitting in the front passenger seat??


 Jun 13, 2007 at 09:07 PM Anonymous Says:

John Carter, the builder of the house, said he saw Karl push Goldberger in the chest with the water key while holding it horizontally. When Goldberger fell to the ground, Karl stood over him and verbally threatened him.


 Jun 13, 2007 at 07:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Monroe — A dispute over the use of municipal water erupted into a pushing and shoving match this afternoon between Monroe Mayor John Karl III, who is also the head of Harriman's public works department, and a developer who lives in Kiryas Joel.

The confrontation occurred after Karl tried to turn off the water turned on by developer Abe Goldberger at a newly constructed home in Orchard Hill Estates, according to Village of Harriman officials. Goldberger had apparently violated the village's water regulations because he had not correctly installed a booster station for the water, said Village of Harriman Mayor Stephen Welle.

Karl could be seen sitting in the back of a state police car at 5 p.m. in front of the newly built house, as workers installed sod for a new lawn. Goldberger had already been transported from the scene by the Kiryas Joel's Ambulance Corps for a condition exacerbated by the confrontation with Karl, but not resulting from the incident, according to state police Sgt. Warner Hein.

Hein said troopers received a call about a "scuffle" between the two men about 4 p.m.


 Jun 13, 2007 at 07:02 PM Anonymous Says:

yiddy offerd to little for a permit


 Jun 13, 2007 at 05:48 PM Moshe Says:

It was Yiddy Goldberger!


 Jun 13, 2007 at 05:47 PM Jacob Says:

Shloma who is that builder, is it a yid?


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