TOWN OF ORANGETOWN
Vehicular Assault Results in Multiple Injuries
On July 9, 27-year-old Kevin Thompson of Hillsdale, N.J. was arrested for alleged vehicular assault. Thompson was allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated on West Washington Ave. in Pearl River when he crossed the double yellow line and struck another vehicle head on. The accident caused serious physical injuries to Thompson, his passenger and three occupants in the other car, while one other suffered minor injuries. The results of his blood alcohol test are still pending.
TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN
K-9 Monitoring System to be Introduced
On July 13, the Clarkstown Police Department will conduct a press conference at 10 a.m. at 20 Maple Ave. in New City to introduce the Ace Watch Dog System. Pearl River resident Perry Kotzker made a donation to the department that allowed them to purchase the Ace Watch Dog K-9 monitoring system that protects K-9’s from police car internal temperatures while their handlers are away from their vehicles. The system allows unlimited monitoring range through the internet on any Smartphone and sends notifications before the danger alarm happens, along with other features.
TOWN OF RAMAPO
Warrant Out for Goldberg
Robert Goldberg is wanted for criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The 32-year-old is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall and 180 pounds. The charges stem from an incident in Airmont from December 2011. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Ramapo police at (845) 357-2400.
ARREST IN AIRMONT HIT AND RUN
On July 10, a Ramapo officer patrolling in the Village of Montebello, noticed a suspicious, unoccupied BMW in a local hotel parking lot with all four windows rolled down. When he approached the car, he noticed that the interior smelled like marijuana. The officer backed off and the driver returned to sit in the driver’s seat. Officers made contact with the 46-year-old male from Nyack, N.Y. and discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana, and a marijuana cigarette. He was arrested and processed for unlawful possession of marijuana and the substance was secured as evidence.
HEROIN MOVING FROM PATERSON TO ROCKLAND
The US District Court in Newark sentenced Edwin Lopez, 31, of Elmwood Park,to 13 and a half years in a federal penitentiary for a heroin trafficking case that saw contraband moving from the City of Paterson, NJ to street-dealers in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties. Lopez accepted a plea deal in the case. His plea may affect the outcome of other cases, including defendant Joseph Trimarco of Stony Point, accused by federal prosecutors of traffi cking heroin into Rockland.
SPRING VALLEY PD
Marckindal Jules, 43, of Spring Valley was arrested by SVPD recently for allegedly stabbing a victim in the hand with a broken beer bottle. Police received a report of a stabbing at Memorial Park in the village on Monday, July 3. Officer Galli of SVPD said Jules broke a Bud bottle on the ground and swung it at the victim several time. The victim was treated by EMS at the scene.
ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST
A Spring Valley man reportedly involved in a scuffl e with another man earlier this month was arrested for assault and resisting arrest after he became combative with village police. Published reports say 32-year-old Francisco Augustin was arrested after his victim identified him, though he had denied being part of the assault. (From WRCR)
SPRING VALLEY MAN STABBED HAVERSTRAW MAN, COPS SAY
Curtis Lowery, 29, of Spring Valley, has been charged with felony assault for allegedly stabbing a man in Haverstraw. A report of a disturbance at a Willow Grove Rd. house around 9 p.m. on Monday, July 3 was called in to Haverstraw PD, Lt. Martin Lund said. Lund said offi cers discovered a 22-yearold man with serious, but not life-threatening stab wounds at the scene. Lowery was arrested not far from the Willow Grove resident and faces charges of second-degree assault with intent to cause injury with a weapon.