'American Choppers' Orange County Choppers headquarters robbed
By John Bracchitta, 11/05/2008
American Chopperstar Paul Teutul Sr. may need to hire some additional security for his custom motorcycle company.
Two Newburgh, NY men were arrested last Friday after allegedly burglarizing Orange County Choppers' new Newburgh, NY world headquarters earlier in the week, The Poughkeepsie Journalreported on Saturday.
According to Newburgh police, 28-year-old Joshua Aldrich and 38-year-old Daryl Newkirk broke into the headquarters sometime between the night of Tuesday, October 28 and the early morning of Wednesday, October 29, according to the Journal.
Once in the headquarters, the two stole computers, phones and merchandise from its interior offices.
Following their arrest on Friday, police recovered approximately $2,000 worth of goods from a Newburgh house.
Aldrich and Newkirk were both arraigned later that day and sent to Orange County Jail after having their bonds set at $25,000 each, the Journal reported.
Orange County Choppers' new 100,000 square-foot world headquarters was part of a 2007 expansion for the company, which has grown significantly since TLC's American Chopperreality series began following Teutul and his employees.
In addition to the new headquaters location, the company also opened a new 11,500 square-foot Orange County Choppers retail store in the West Nyack, NY Palisades Center mall last year.