Crime Report — 11/17

DA REPORT: Orlando L. Alvarado, age 21, residing at 18A Kensington Circle, Garnerville, NY, pled guilty on October 28, 2011 to Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 2011 to June 2011 at Radio Shack located at 4120 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack, the […]

Alleged Slimeball Charged with Theft of $27K from 100-Year-Old

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe on Wednesday announced that Edward Ratner (DOB 03/01/61) of 532 Prospect Avenue, Dumont, New Jersey has been charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony. Ratner is accused of stealing more than $27,000 from an elderly man known to the defendant. […]

Eulogy for longtime Ramapo Police Chief Joseph Miele

Mayor Carl Wright of Sloatsburg delivered a touching eulogy for Chief Joseph Miele at his funeral last week. Upon request he was kind enough to share his words with the Rockland County Times. On this mid fall morning in the foothills of the Ramapos the family, friends, neighbors, fellow veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers […]

NEWS FLASH 11-17-11

Haverstraw Employee Claims Harassment A female employee of the Town of Haverstraw has filed a suit and criminal charges claiming co-worker Stephen Loblanco made inappropriate sexually remarks and gestures towards her and the town did not intervene when she complained. The town said they expect her lawsuit to be dismissed. Judge Says Rockland Cheated on […]



Four and a half years ago, on February 6, 2007, Dimitri Vailakis, now 10, was adopted from Tyumen, Russia (Siberia). Since his arrival, his parents have tried to teach him about being charitable and helping others less fortunate. With his two friends, Amelinda and Mia Rivera ages 10 and 9 respectfully, the children have run […]

Be ‘Bear-y’ Careful

Over the past week a large black bear has been sighted in the Monsey/Wesley Hills areas of the town. Town and police officials advise residents to do the following: 1)   If you see the bear and/or if it comes onto your property call the Ramapo Police Department (357-2400) or Ramapo Animal Control Officer (Cathy […]