Crime Report 5/5/15

DA REPORT:

DWI
Douglas Adams, age 47, residing at 768 Bradley Parkway, Blauvelt, NY, was indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of driving while intoxicated as a felony.  District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about December 21, 2014, the defendant was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations while traveling on Highland Avenue in the Village of Nyack. Upon approaching the vehicle the officers observed the defendant in an intoxicated state. The defendant’s blood alcohol level was .26. The defendant had a prior DWI in 2005 in the Town of Orangetown.

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT
Victor Cosme, age 30, residing at 38 Wall St., Garnerville, NY, was indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree.  District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about October 22, 2014, the defendant called the victim excessively while violating an active order of protection from a previous domestic violence matter.

DWI
Luis Delgado, age 40, residing at 16 Sandy Fields Lane, Stony Point, NY, was indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of driving while intoxicated as a felony.  District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about June 28, 2014, the defendant was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations while traveling on Thiells Mt. Ivy Road in the Town of Haverstraw. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed the defendant in an intoxicated state. The defendant’s blood alcohol level was .17. The defendant had a previous DWI from New Jersey in 2013.

GRAND LARCENY
Linda Donovan, age 58, residing at 713 Walnut Hill, West Haverstraw, NY, was indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of grand larceny in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that the defendant, who was the executrix of her parents estate was responsible for dividing the proceeds of the estate equally between herself and her two siblings. The defendant did not provide her siblings with their fair share of the proceeds and in fact, on or about and between November 4, 2013 and September 11, 2014, withdrew approximately $175,650 from the estate’s bank account while having no right to do so.

ROBBERY
Nicholas Fiore, age 24, residing at 11 Balint Drive, Yonkers, NY, and Michael Caccavale, 34 residing at 1 Lawrence Street, Yonkers, NY, were indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of robbery in the second degree (two counts). District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about March 24, 2015 at approximately 3:37 a.m., defendant Fiore robbed a local gas station in the Town of Clarkstown while defendant Caccavale assisted as the driver.

DWI & AUO
Nancy Sheridan, age 52, residing at 51 South Grant St., Congers, NY, was indicted on April 29, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of driving while intoxicated as a felony and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about December 16, 2014 at approximately 6:10 p.m., the defendant was found in an intoxicated state while near her vehicle and facing traffic while on Park Avenue in Congers. The defendant had two prior DWIs in 2011 and 2005.

ORANGETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:

DWI
Patricia Runge, 28, of Congers, NY, was arrested on April 30, 2015 at 1:57 a.m. for DWI. The subject was stopped for a traffic violation on Midland Ave in Nyack. She failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI. She was taken to police headquarters where she refused to submit to a breath test. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was released on bail and is due in Nyack Justice Court on May 28, 2015 to answer the charge.

ROCKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S POLICE DIVISION:

mappDRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, AUO & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Richard O. Mapp, age 29, of New City, NY, was arrested on April 23, 2015 on an outstanding violation of probation warrant for driving while under the influence of drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation in the first and second degrees and criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree. The subject was then lodged in the County Jail pending an appearance in Rockland County Court.

GRAND LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
elaniaElena Depaolis, age 37, residing in Haverstraw, NY, was arrested on April 30, 2015 on a warrant out of Ramapo Court for grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. The subject was arrested by Rockland County Sheriff’s Office detectives and taken to Ramapo Court, where she was arraigned by Judge Stein. She was remanded to Rockland County Jail on $50,000 bail with a return court date of May 5, 2015.

BURGLARY & ASSAULT
danielDaniel Noel, age 19, residing in Haverstraw, NY, was arrested on April 1, 2015 on a warrant out of Rockland County Court for burglary in the first and second degrees and assault in the second degree. The subject turned himself in at Rockland County Court. He was arraigned on a warrant and remanded to Rockland County Jail on $2,000 bail. The subject was arrested by detectives, processed and released after posting bail. The subject is to return to court on a future date.

POSSESSION OF FORGED INSTRUMENT
RC SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE - 5-1-15 - ADAM HASSAN PHOTOAdam Hassan, age 32, residing in Denville, NJ, was arrested on May 1, 2015 for possession of a forged instrument. He was arrested on an outstanding felony bench warrant issued on November 4, 2014 by Rockland County Court Judge Nelson. The subject was arrested in Cumberland County, NJ and extradited back to the Rockland County Jail by detectives from the Sheriff’s Office to await future court appearances.

AUO & DWI WITH 2 PRIOR CONVICTIONS
Wright mugDoniell Wright, age 53, residing in Garnerville, NY, was arrested on May 3, 2015 for aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, DWI with two previous convictions and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed the subject operating a motor vehicle on Route 59 in Spring Valley with equipment violations. The subject was found to be intoxicated and was arrested. The subject was processed at Sheriff HQ and charged with DWI as a class D felony due to his two previous DWI convictions within 10 years. The subject was then arraigned at the Spring Valley Justice Court and remanded to the County Jail without bail.

DWI
guallpa mugAlejandro Guallpa, age 50, residing in Airmont, NY, was arrested on May 1, 2015 for aggravated DWI and DWI. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed the subject operating a motor vehicle on Route 59 in an erratic manner. The subject was found to be intoxicated and was arrested. The subject was processed at Sheriff HQ in New City and released on summonses to return to Clarkstown Justice Court.

TOWN OF RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT:

CRANE ACCIDENT
On Sunday, May 3, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Ramapo Police responded to 13 Monsey Boulevard, referencing a crane that had fallen over. Investigation by offices on scene found that the crane had been operating on a slight grade at a construction site on property when it fell on its side. Monsey Fire Department was on scene to assist in getting the operator of the crane out of the driver compartment cab as the crane arm became stuck in the upright position. The operator of the crane, a 42-year-old male of Monsey, NY, suffered non-life threatening injuries to his wrist, face and rib areas and was transported to Nyack Hospital by Hatzoloh Ambulance for further evaluation. Monsey Boulevard was closed in both directions while the crane was maneuvered back to an upright position by Buckwild Towing. The incident is currently under investigation by the Ramapo Police.

STRUCTURE FIRE
At about 8:05 a.m. on Saturday May 2, 2015, Ramapo Police responded to 38 Lincoln Avenue in the Village of New Square for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, police reported an active structure fire in the apartment of a multiple family dwelling. Hillcrest Fire Department was on the scene and advised that all occupants of the building had been evacuated. The fire appears to have started on the first floor bathroom and spread into the hallway and an adjacent room. Hillcrest Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Bowers, extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries at the scene. Spring Hill Ambulance and medics had responded to the scene to stand by. Fire coordinator Gorden Wren was at the scene, along with Rockland County BCI and Orange and Rockland Utilities. There was extensive damage to the apartment and the couple who was living there will be staying with family due to the damage. The other occupants of the building have not been affected and were able to return to their homes. The fire is under investigation, however, at this time, it does not appear to be suspicious.

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT
On May 3, 2015 at approximately 2:38 a.m., the Ramapo Police Department responded to the area of Washington Avenue in the Village of New Square for the report of occupants of a vehicle throwing eggs at pedestrians. Upon arrival, bystanders directed officers to a vehicle occupied by four individuals. Officers on scene conducted an investigation and the four occupants of the vehicle were placed under arrest. No injuries or damage to property were reported. They are currently being processed at the Ramapo Police Department and will be arraigned. They are being charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor. The four parties under arrest are: 19 year old male from Pearl River; 18 year male from Pearl River; 16 year old male form Nanuet; and 19 year old female from Nanuet.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

COCAINE FOUND IN UNDERWEAR AT JFK
Romario Lewis, a Jamaican citizen, was arrested on April 16, 2015 by U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers when he attempted to transport illegal drugs into the United States. Mr. Lewis arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Kingston, Jamaica and presented himself for inspection. During the examination of Mr. Lewis’s suitcase, he exhibited numerous signs of nervousness. CBP officers conducted a physical search of Mr. Lewis during which officers discovered two packages in the subject’s groin area. The two packages contained a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. An approximate weight of 1 lb. of cocaine was seized, with an estimated street value of more than $19,000 according to DEA statistics. CBP officers placed Lewis under arrest and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  He now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

COCAINE FOUND IN BACKPACK AT JFK
Romano Zurlini, an Italian citizen, was arrested on April 20, 2015 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport after trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Mr. Zurlini had arrived at the airport from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and presented himself for inspection. During the luggage examination, CBP officers noticed his backpack was unusually heavy when empty and its sides were unusually thick. Mr. Zurini was subsequently escorted to a private search room where CBP officers probed the sides of the backpack revealing a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, an approximate gross weight of 6 lbs. of cocaine was seized. CBP officers placed Zurini under arrest and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

COCAINE SWALLOWED BY PASSENGER AT JFK
Gyan Damian Morgan, a Jamaican citizen, was arrested on April 19, 2015 by U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the course of the inspection, CBP officers noticed Mr. Morgan, who was arriving on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica displaying numerous signs of nervousness. CBP officers escorted Mr. Morgan to a private search room to continue the examination where a personal search was conducted with negative results. During this follow up interview, CBP officers noted several inconsistencies with Mr. Morgan’s story. Mr. Morgan was transported to a medical facility near JFK, where he voluntarily admitted to ingesting approximately 70 pellets of narcotics. An x-ray was taken and showed foreign bodies within his stomach cavity. Mr. Morgan was placed under arrest by CBP for the importation of narcotics into the United States and was remanded to the medical facility until all the pellets of narcotics had passed out of his system. The total weight of cocaine seized is approximately 2 lbs. with an estimated street value of tens of thousands of dollars. Mr. Morgan was indicted on federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:

DWI
Lauren M. Yudman, age 23, residing at 8 North Mountain View Mobile Home Park in Stony Point, was arrested on May 4, 2015 for DWI. Stony Point Police arrested the defendant after she was involved in a single car personal injury auto accident. The defendant lost control of her vehicle, causing it to overturn. Subsequent to the accident investigation, it was determined that the operator, Yudman, was operating said motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. The defendant was arrested and transported to Good Samaritan hospital where she was admitted as a result of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. She is due in the Stony Point Justice Court on June 4, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. to answer said charge.