Crime Report 1/27/16

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CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.28.02 PMASSAULT, MENACING, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON & HARASSMENT

On January 21, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department responded to 100 Smith Rd. in Nanuet for a report of a man with a possible pellet gun having a dispute with a female. Responding patrol officers observed a man in the hallway of the location with what appeared to be a black handgun. Officers were able to deploy their Taser to stop the suspect and disarm him. After taking the suspect into custody, it was determined that the suspect had shot a female victim in the head with the pellet gun he in fact had in his possession. The victim, a 75 year old female from Nanuet, had a puncture wound in her temple area. She was transported to Nyack Hospital for medical treatment of her non-life threatening injury. The suspect, Valeriy Sokolov, 62, of Nanuet, was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. Sokolov was charged with assault in the second degree (felony), menacing in the second degree (misdemeanor), criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (misdemeanor) and harassment in the second degree (violation). Sokolov is awaiting arraignment.


Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.28.26 PMROBBERY, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
On January 21, 2016 at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Sephora, located at the Shops of Nanuet in Nanuet, for a report of shoplifting. A loss prevention employee observed two suspects remove merchandise from a shelf, stuff the merchandise in bags and exit the store without paying for the merchandise. Upon exiting the store, the employee, a male, 33, of West Nyack, tried to stop the male suspect. A physical struggle ensued between the suspect and the employee at which time the suspect used mace on the employee. The suspect was apprehended by responding patrol units. The second suspect fled on foot and was not apprehended. The second suspect is described as wearing a red doo rag and carrying a bag. The employee complained of difficulty breathing and eye irritation but did not request medical attention. The apprehended suspect was identified as Daffton Bloomfield, 25, of the Bronx. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. The suspect was in possession of fragrance products valued at $1,460.  Bloomfield was charged with robbery in the first degree (felony), robbery in the second degree (felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (felony) and criminal possession of a weapon (misdemeanor). Bloomfield is awaiting arraignment.

STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.28.57 PMDWI
Noel Castro, age 49, residing at 93 Grassy Point Road, Stony Point, NY, was arrested on January 10, 2016 for DWI. The defendant was arrested after he was involved in a domestic dispute and left the scene. The defendant was stopped shortly after said dispute and it was determined he was operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on several traffic tickets returnable at the Stony Point Justice Court on February 2, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.29.15 PMCRIMINAL MISCHIEF & HARASSMENT
Paul M. Schrank, age 41, residing at 62 Irene Lane, Stony Point, NY, and Lori Weiner, age 49, residing at 9 Pippen Place, New City, NY, were arrested on January 13, 2016 for criminal mischief in the third degree, an E-Felony and harassment in the second degree. Schrank was also arrested for criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Stony Point Police arrested the defendants after a domestic dispute and subsequent investigation revealed they were involved in a physical altercation and did intentionally damage each others’ property. The defendants were arrested, processed and are currently being held at the Stony Point P.D. awaiting arraignment.

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.29.38 PMCRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Stephanie Moore, age 27, residing at 75 Buckberg Road, Tomkins Cove, NY, was arrested on January 13, 2016 for petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree. Stony Point Police arrested the defendant after investigation revealed she attempted to remove $29.07 worth of items without paying from the Stony Point Shop Rite. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on a future appearance ticket.

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.30.01 PMENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

Teddie Best, age 37, residing at 19 Charles Court, Stony Point, NY, was arrested on January 8, 2016 for two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The defendant was arrested following an investigation that revealed he left his 1 ½ and 2 ½ year old sons’ home alone, unattended. Responding officers found the children inside the residence unattended after they received a call from the children’s mother. The defendant was arrested, processed and is currently being held at the Stony Point P.D. awaiting arraignment.

HAVERSTRAW POLICE DEPARTMENT:

DWI
The Town of Haverstraw Police have begun investigating a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 9W in the Village of Haverstraw on January 21, 2016 at 1 a.m. A 2004 Mercury 4 door sedan, driven by Anthony Bonfiglio, age 48, of 202 Knights Corner in Stony Point, was traveling north on Route 9W at what appeared to be a high rate of speed, left the roadway struck a utility pole, sheering it off and then the pole and his vehicle crashed into a business, Whole Shot Bagels, 62 S. Route 9W in Haverstraw before coming to a rest. The driver was ejected from the car. He suffered serious injuries and was treated at the scene by Rockland paramedics and transported to Nyack Hospital via Haverstraw Ambulance. Due to the severity of the injuries he was transferred to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Anthony Bonfiglio was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and was also issued several Vehicle and Traffic summonses. The Town of Haverstraw Police was assisted at the scene by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Police Division, Rockland County BCI, the Haverstraw Fire Department and the Haverstraw Village Building Inspector. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Town of Haverstraw Police department at 845-354-1500.

ORANGETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:

AGGRAVATED DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
On January 16, 2016 at approximately 1:20 a.m., the Orangetown Police arrested Alexander Singh, 25, of Dumont, NJ, for aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Mr. Singh was traveling south on Route 340 in a 2007 Ford Mustang when he drifted off the roadway and collided with a parked vehicle and a mailbox. Mr. Singh failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Mr. Singh was transported to Orangetown Police headquarters where he failed a breathalyzer test. Mr. Singh was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated based on the results of the breathalyzer test and released to a family member after posting $100 bail. Mr. Singh is due in Orangetown Court on February 10, 2016.

DA REPORT:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.30.24 PMGRAND LARCENY, FALSIFYING BUSINESS RECORDS, ISSUING A FALSE CERTIFICATE, OFFERING A FALSE INSTRUMENT & OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

Walter Booker, age 44, residing at 15 Bird Place, Spring Valley, NY, was arrested on January 21, 2016 for a variety of felony charges, including falsifying a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for a village homeowner. Booker is charged with: one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class “D” Felony; three counts of falsifying business records in the first degree , class “E” felonies; four counts of issuing a false certificate, class “E” felonies; three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, class “E” felonies; and one count of official misconduct, a class “A” misdemeanor. According to the charges, Booker, who holds the position of Chief Building Inspector for the Village of Spring Valley, is accused of issuing false Certificates of Occupancy for a home located at 9 Zeissner Lane, Spring Valley. In doing so, the defendant aided the owner of the property in unlawfully obtaining tax exemptions to which the homeowner was not entitled. Booker is also accused of filing false certificates which aided the owner of the property and their associated corporation to unlawfully receive income via operating a daycare center/school at the location. The defendant was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to Town of Ramapo Justice Court at a later date.

SOUTH NYACK-GRAND VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.30.46 PMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT/STOLEN VEHICLE
The South Nyack-Grand View Police Department, in cooperation with the Town of Orangetown Police Department, is investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred January 23 on Piermont Avenue in the Village of South Nyack. The accident caused extensive damage to a utility pole, and resulted in many residents losing power during the weekend snow storm. The accident, which occurred near the intersection of Smith Ave at 1:50 a.m., involved a vehicle that was later reported as stolen from a location in the Village of Nyack. The vehicle was observed being operated south on Piermont Ave by a SNGV Police Officer, who also witnessed the accident. Immediately after the crash, the operator fled the scene on foot. At this time, the South Nyack-Grand View Police Department is searching for Scott Miller, a South Nyack resident who also goes by the names Camrod Miller and Shawn Johnson. Mr. Miller is alleged to have been the individual who stole the vehicle, and who left the scene following the accident. Mr. Miller is a 46-year-old black male, and is described as being 6’7” and approximately 275 pounds. Mr. Miller is currently on Parole in NY, and will be charged with crimes related to the incident once he is in custody. Any person who has seen Scott Miller, or who knows where Mr. Miller may be, should contact the South Nyack-Grand View Police Department at 845 358 0206 or the Orangetown Police Department at 845 359 3700.

SUFFERN POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.31.09 PMRECKLESS ENDANGERMENT & RECKLESS DRIVING
On January 24, 2016, Suffern Police Department charged a 24-year-old Suffern man with several violations following a snowmobiling accident. Officers responded to a report of a snowmobile driving erratically in the roadway on Lonergan Drive and Temple Lane. While checking Lonergan Drive, the snowmobile pictured was observed driving at a high rate of speed and drove right into one of our patrol cars almost head on. The snowmobile then flipped over and struck a parked vehicle causing damage to both this car and the police vehicle. The driver of the snowmobile suffered a leg injury and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment and was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle as well as many other traffic violations.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE
A 37-year-old Nanuet man was charged with assault in the third degree following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. The suspect allegedly slapped, punched and kicked the victim and was placed under arrest on Rockland Terrace. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment following the incident.

EXPOSURE OF A PERSON
A 56-year-old Marlboro, NY man was picked up for an active bench warrant for exposure of a person from an incident in 2014 and after being arrested never came back to court.

SUSPENDED REGISTRATION
A 35-year-old Spring Valley woman was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration after being stopped on Lafayette Ave.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Two Suffern teenagers, both 18 years old were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. An officer on patrol on Lonergan Drive was checking a suspicious vehicle and upon an investigation charged the teens with this offense.

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