Crime Blotter 7/14/16

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Orangetown  

Man Arrested for Breaking Window at Mezzaluna

On Monday July 11, 2016, at approximately 3:05 a.m. the Orangetown Police arrested Carlos Hernandez, 33, of Sparkill, New York, and charged him with Criminal Mischief in the third degree, a felony. Hernandez allegedly intentionally broke a window of the Mezzaluna Restaurant following an altercation. He was transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters to be processed. He was released on $500 bail and is due back in Orangetown Justice Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday August 16, 2016.

Pair Arrested in Pearl River for Attempted Break-In

On Monday July 11, 2016 at approximately 1:38 a.m. the Orangetown Police arrested Christopher L. Torralbas, 24, of Pearl River, New York, and Valeria A. Helvestine, 25, of Middletown, New York, for Attempted Burglary in the third degree and Criminal Mischief in the third degree, both felonies. OPD responded to the area of 139 North Middletown Road in Pearl River on a report of two individuals attempting to break into said location. Torralbas and Helvestine were apprehended near the scene and transported to OPD Headquarters for processing. Both suspects were arraigned and sent to Rockland County Jail in lieu of $7500.00 cash bail. Both suspects are to appear in Orangetown Justice Court at a future date. 

Single-Car Collision in Pearl River

The Orangetown Police Department Accident Investigation Team is investigating a single car accident that occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at approximately 7:03 p.m. on Holt Drive in Pearl River, New York.

The Pearl River Ambulance Corps transported the driver to Nyack hospital with the assistance of the Rockland Paramedics Services.

This collision is currently under investigation. Anyone who many have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Orangetown Police Department at 845-359-3700 and ask for PO Johnson.

Man Arrested for Warrant out of Nyack

On Saturday July 9, 2016 at approximately 6:28 p.m., an Orangetown Police Officer observed Steven Butterfield, 35, of Central Nyack, New York, on Sickles Ave in Nyack, New York, and he was observed with an open container of alcohol. Butterfield was known by the Orangetown Police to have an arrest warrant out of the Village of Nyack for a Violation of Local Law. Butterfield was arrested and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters to be processed on the warrant and for the Open Container of Alcohol violation. While Butterfield was being held in the Orangetown holding cell, he began urinating on the floor of the police station. Butterfield was then additionally charged with Criminal Tampering in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Judge Finning of the Orangetown Justice Court arraigned Butterfield. He was then transported to the Rockland County Jail with bail set at $1000.00.

Spring Valley Teen Arrested for Not Paying Taxi

On Saturday July 9, 2016 at approximately 5:21 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Kevensky Lubin, 19, of Spring Valley, New York for Theft of Services. Lubin took a taxicab from New York City into the Orangetown area and when he arrived in Tappan, New York, he refused to pay the driver. He was arrested and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters for processing and charged with Theft of Services, a misdemeanor. He was released on bail and is due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 27, 2016 to answer the charge.

Teen Arrested for Aggravated DWI

On Saturday July 9, 2016, at approximately 2:32 a.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Bert McCormick, 19, of Highland Falls, New York for Driving While Intoxicated. McCormick was stopped on Main Street in Nyack, New York for driving erratically and other traffic violations. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and he failed numerous field sobriety tests on the scene. He was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he failed a Breathalyzer test by more than double the legal limit. McCormick was processed and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was released and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on July 26, 2016 to answer the charge.

Poughkeepsie Man Arrested for Identity Theft

On Wednesday July 6, 2016 at approximately 4:03 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Brian Lee, 32, of Poughkeepsie, New York, for Identity Theft. The OPD’s Detective Bureau arrested Lee after conducting an investigation. Lee allegedly used another individual’s credit card number and made numerous unauthorized purchases with it. The subject also allegedly forged the individual’s name on documentation in order to make those purchases. He was arrested at the Orangetown Police Department and charged with Identity Theft in the second degree and Forgery in the second degree, both felonies. Judge Loftus arraigned Lee at the Orangetown Justice Court and he is due back in court on September 12, 2016.

Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Drug Possession

On Tuesday July 5, 2016 at approximately 3:12 a.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Michael Moran, 35, of Goshen, New York, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Moran was observed by police on Main Street in Nyack, New York, acting in a violent and disorderly fashion. When Moran was arrested, the police found him to be in possession of a quantity of an illegal controlled substance. He was arrested and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Disorderly Conduction, a violation, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Moran was released on bail and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on July 16, 2016 to answer the charges.

Haverstraw Man Arrested During Holiday Weekend

On Sunday July 3, 2016 at 4:15 a.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Adrian Senat, 24, of Haverstraw, New York, for Driving While Intoxicated. Senat was stopped on Franklin Street in Nyack, New York, for committing numerous traffic violations. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and failed numerous field sobriety tests on the scene. He was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he failed a Breathalyzer test. A check of Senat’s license also showed that his license was suspended in the state of New York for failure to pay traffic summonses. He was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree, a felony. Senat was released on bail and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on July 21, 2016 to answer all charges.

Nyack Man Arrested for Driving while Impaired by Drugs

On Sunday July 3, 2016 at approximately 4:15 a.m., the Orangetown Police Department arrested Ryan Paige, 27, of Nyack, New York, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Paige was stopped on South Broadway in Nyack for driving erratically and driving over the curbing. He failed numerous field sobriety tests on the scene and he made states that he had ingested a controlled substance prior to operating the vehicle. Paige was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he submitted to a chemical test with the results pending. A check of the subject’s license showed that his license was suspended in the state of New York. He was processed and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree, both misdemeanors. He was released and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on July 21, 2016 to answer all charges.

New City Man Arrested for DWI

On Saturday July 2, 2016 at approximately 3:16 a.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Jared Black, 24, of New City, New York for Driving While Intoxicated. Black was stopped on Middletown Road in Pearl River, New York for committing numerous traffic violations. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and he failed numerous field sobriety tests on the scene. Black was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he failed a Breathalyzer test. He was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Black was released and was due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 13, 2016 to answer the charge.

Man Arrested for Stolen Property Following OPD Investigation

On July 2, 2016, the Orangetown Police arrested Mark Hauser, 23, of Nyack, New York, for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree, a Class E Felony. Hauser was arrested after a police investigation of stolen property from parked vehicles in Nyack. Prior to the arrest, an Orangetown Police Officer visited a local pawnshop in Nyack and gathered a physical description of a suspect who was in the store earlier in the day pawning an iPhone and other items. While at the scene, Hauser was seen walking outside on the street and detained pending a positive identification. The identification was affirmed and Hauser was then placed under arrest. In his possession was a Visa credit card belonging to a victim of an earlier larceny from a vehicle. Hauser was arraigned by Judge Finning and bail was set at $1,500.00. Hauser was later transported to the Rockland County Jail with a return court date pending.

Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

On Friday July 1, 2016 at approximately 10:36 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Matthew Marrano, 28, of West Nyack, New York for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. An Orangetown Police Officer stopped Marrano on Crooked Hill Road in Pearl River, New York, for a traffic violation. He was then found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged heroin on his person and in his vehicle. Marrano was arrested and transported to Orangetown Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with numerous traffic violations and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He was released and was due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 13, 2016 to answer the charge.

Haverstraw Man Arrested for Illegally Tinted Windows

On Thursday June 30, 2016 the Orangetown Police arrested Luis Fermin-Urena of Haverstraw, New York, after a motor vehicle traffic stop for illegally tinted windows. During the stop the investigating officer found Fermin-Urena was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, without insurance and without a valid NYS driver’s license. His vehicle was impounded at which time the investigating officer also found an open bottle of Scotch whisky. Fermin-Urena was arrested for numerous vehicle and traffic violations, misdemeanor Operation of a Vehicle with a Suspended Registration and Possession of an Open Container in a Vehicle. He was released and due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 13, 2016.

Man Arrested for Assault in Blauvelt

On June 29, 2016 the Orangetown Police arrested 31-year-old Jonathan Stefos, after responding to a domestic incident at a residence in Blauvelt, New York. Stefos was arrested for Assault in the second degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Harassment in the second degree after he allegedly struck a male victim with a metal stand, a broom, a motorcycle helmet and a paint roller. Stefos also prevented the victim from calling 911 by knocking the phone from the victim’s hand. The victim suffered lacerations to his left arm and scratches and bruises on his body. Stefos was arrested and remanded to the Rockland County Jail and was due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 11, 2016.

Man Arrested for Assault in Orangeburg

On June 29, 2016 the Orangetown Police arrested 40-year-old Tyron Turner, after responding to a call placed by a passerby who observed two males fighting in front of 1A Route 340, Orangeburg, New York. Upon police arrival Turner obeyed police orders to drop a shovel that he was holding and which he used to assault the male victim. Turner was arrested and charged with Assault in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and Menacing in the second degree. Turner was remanded to the Rockland County Jail on $2,500.00 bail. He was due back in Orangetown Justice Court on July 5, 2016 to answer all charges.

Man Arrested after Lying about Identity

On June 28, 2016, the Orangetown Police arrested Tyrell Anderson, 21, of Spring Valley, New York, on outstanding charges for petit larceny. A police officer recognized Anderson while he was seating as a passenger in a vehicle during a separate police investigation. Police interviewed Anderson who gave a false name and date of birth. He was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny and False Impersonation, both misdemeanors. Anderson was released on bail and given an appearance ticket with a return date of July 19, 2016 to the Village of Nyack Justice Court.

Clarkstown

Wanted:

Name – Yessica Alarcon

Age – 26 years old

Sex – Female

Race – White

Height – 5 foot 2 inches

Hair – Brown

Eyes – Brown

Wanted For – Criminal Mischief and Harassment

Yessica Alarcon’s last known address was in Nanuet. If you know where she is please call the Clarkstown Detective Bureau at 845-639-5840

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Sheriff’s Office

Bardonia Man Arrested for DWI  

On July 9, 2016 at 4:24 a.m., a sheriff patrol office observed Andrew Tartara, 25, of Bardonia, New York, operating a motor vehicle on Route 59 in an erratic manner. He was found to be intoxicated and arrested. Tartara was charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle with BAC .08% or More and DWI, both misdemeanors. He was processed at the Sheriff Headquarters in New City, New York and released on summonses to return to Clarkstown Justice Court.

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Spring Valley Man Arrested for DWI on Rt. 59

On July 9, 2016 at 3:36 a.m., a sheriff patrol officer observed Luis Gomez-Pichisca, 37, of Spring Valley, New York, operating a motor vehicle on Route 59 in an erratic manner. He was found to be intoxicated and arrested. Gomez-Pichisca charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle with BAC .08% or more, DWI with Two Previous DWI Convictions, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree, all felonies, and Operation of a Vehicle without Interlock Device, a misdemeanor. He was processed at the Sheriff Headquarters in New City, New York, and arraigned at the Clarkstown Justice Court. He was remanded to the Rockland County Jail on $9,000 bail.

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Ramapo

Stolen Motorcycle in Monsey

On Tuesday July 12, 2016 a Ramapo Sergeant was patrolling a Monsey shopping center and observed a motorcycle operating with violations. After stopping the motorcycle, it was determined the vehicle was stolen. The 20-year-old operator from Monsey, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

Pair Arrested for Prostitution

On Monday July 11, 2016 two Ramapo officers investigated a suspicious occupied vehicle in a local hotel parking lot. When the officers approached to speak with the occupants, the smell of marijuana was present. The officers continued their investigation and developed information that led to the arrest of a 29-year-old female from Long Island for Prostitution and a 28-year-old male from Manhattan for Promoting Prostitution in the fourth degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Both suspects are due in Airmont Court later this month to answer the charges.

Man Arrested for Multiple Suspensions on License

On July 10 a RPD officer stopped a vehicle after observing it commit a traffic violation on Route 17 in Ramapo. The driver was found to be operating a vehicle with a total of eight suspensions on his license. In addition, the driver was found to have a warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and taken to the Ramapo Police Headquarters. He was later released and ordered to return to Ramapo Justice Court next month.

Shooting in Hillcrest

On July 10, 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Ramapo Police Department investigated a shooting incident on Andover Road in the Hillcrest area of Ramapo. At least five shots were fired during the incident.

At the time of the shooting a female victim was struck by a bullet in the upper left leg. That female victim was transported to Nyack Hospital where she was admitted and treated for a non-life threatening injury. Four bullets also struck A 2010 Honda Civic, which was occupied by a male in the driver seat. This male victim was not struck by any bullets and suffered no injuries. Another female was in the area at the time of the shooting and was not struck by a bullet or injured. Immediately following the shooting the perpetrator fled the scene in a small black car.

The RPD conducted an investigation with assistance from the Rockland County BCI. On July 12, 2016 an arrest was made. Junathan S. McNeil, 22, of Spring Valley, New York has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder in the second degree, Assault in the second degree, Reckless Endangerment in the first degree and Criminal Mischief in the second degree. Justice Schoenberger arraigned McNeil at the Ramapo Justice Court. Bail was set at $500,000.00 and he was transported to the Rockland County Jail.

The victims’ names have not been released.

Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

On July 7, 2016 a Ramapo Police Department officer was patrolling a shopping center parking lot on Route 59 when he observed a 31-year-old male seated in his vehicle with his head down. The officer noticed six decks of heroin in the front seat of the vehicle. The officer later located a hypodermic needle and 19 additional decks of heroin that had been emptied along with other assorted drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and must return to the Village of Airmont Justice Court to answer the charges.

 

Stony Point

Father Arrested for Striking Son

On July 7, 2016, the Stony Point Police Department arrested Jing Wang, 37, of Stony Point, New York, on multiple charges including Assault in the third degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the second degree. Wang was arrested following a domestic violence investigation that revealed he intentionally struck his 12-year-old son in the face with a closed fist, causing injury. He was arrested, processed and is being held at the Stony Point Police Department awaiting arraignment.

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Man Arrested for Possession of Suboxone

On July 5, 2016 the Stony Point Police Department arrested Angelo Savage, 35, of Chestnut Ridge, New York, on two charges, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and False Personation. He was arrested following a vehicle and traffic stop that revealed Savage was in possession of 38 packages of suboxone. He allegedly falsely identified himself during the traffic stop. Savage was arrested, processed and issued on an appearance ticket returnable at 9 a.m. on August 2, 2016. He was then turned over to the Town of Haverstraw Police Department on an active Bench Warrant for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree.

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South Nyack – Grand View

Tinder Match Breaks Into Nyack Home

On July 10, 2016 at approximately 1:45 a.m. the South Nyack–Grand View Police Department was called to a residence in South Nyack to investigate a possible burglary. Following an investigation, Kevin P. Clark Jr., a resident of Highland Falls, New York, was arrested and charged with burglarizing the residence of the victim who met the suspect on the social/dating app “Tinder.” He has been charged with two counts of Burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, one count of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor and one count of Petit Larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.

Clark was arraigned in South Nyack Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bail. The South Nyack-Grand View Police Department would like to emphasize that social media users be very cautious about permitting acquaintances into their residences.

 

Suffern – none

Haverstraw – none

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