Investigators raid Spring Valley Village Hall; source says it stems from nursing home fire probe
State and local investigators with the District Attorney's Office were inside Spring Valley Village Hall on Wednesday with crow bars and suitcases, gathering documentation after serving a search warrant Wednesday afternoon.
They loaded 15 to 20 boxes of documents and records into a van.
A source says the raid was in connection with the massive fire at Evergreen Court Home that took the lives of a resident and firefighter back in March. The source added that code enforcement concerns in the village was also another focus.
The village of Spring Valley is under scrutiny for its transparency over the records pertaining to that fire.
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News 12 is in the middle of the appeals process to obtain public documents on the matter that people have a right to see. Our investigative unit has been requesting those records for months and the village has not supplied them.
Mayor Alan Simon refused to comment when News 12 asked him about the investigation.
News 12 asked Simon about possible fraudulent documents in connection to the Evergreen fire and whether he knew anything about those fraudulent documents
"Ask them," he replied.
News 12's Samantha Crawford then asked Simon "What about you? You're the mayor sir. You're in charge of the village."
He replied, "Please get away from my car. I don't want to hit you."