Judge Johnston has declined to comment on the bail, and Mackin, the other town justice, handled last night's docket.
...Federal authorities had issued a detainer warrant for Broudwiack after his Oct. 31 arrest by state police in connection with failing to register.
The warrant meant that once Broudwiack was in a holding facility, such as a county jail, he would be held on the warrant, even if he managed to make bail.
But the warrant could never be enforced because Broudwiack never made it to jail....
....Sometime after that, he re-entered the country illegally again and wound up living in Purdys and working at el Palacio de Los Mariscos restaurant on Main Street in Port Chester, authorities said....
The Journal News
NORTH SALEM - Neighbors of an unregistered sex offender who missed his court appearance are outraged no one stopped him before he apparently skipped town.
Jose M. Broudwiack, 48, who failed to appear in court Monday for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of failing to register as a sex offender, so far has not been found and is believed to have left the area, authorities said. He posted the $10,000 bail set by Town Justice John J. Johnston Jr. on Oct. 31 and has been free ever since. Johnston has declined to comment on the bail.
"Judge Johnston had the power to stop this man, and he dropped the ball," resident Clare Gasparri said last night. "Because he dropped the ball, that man fled the jurisdiction. He will hurt another child, and that will be on Johnston when that happens."
Broudwiack, whose last known address was 2 Sugar Hill Road in the Purdys section of town, was arrested Oct. 31 by state police after they learned he had been living in Purdys for about two years without registering. That information came after Broudwiack was arrested in Port Chester, where he was accused of driving with a suspended license. He failed to appear in Port Chester court Nov. 9 on that misdemeanor charge.....
....."(Johnston's) decision really degraded the efforts of the local and state police," said Dough Dligulil, a resident on Sugar Hill Road.
Dligulil said he was one of the people who went door to door alerting neighbors that Broudwiack was a sex offender and living in their neighborhood.
When asked what he thought of his efforts in light of this latest turn in the case, Dligulil said, "It makes you feel like a ... total schmo. ... I can't believe how many hours I spent on the computer researching this guy. I just had spinal surgery and there I was, limping around door to door to tell people. But what I feel bad about now is that this guy is somewhere, setting up in a new community, maybe next door to some 1-year-old girl, and the family of that little girl has no idea that he's a sex offender ........