Crime Report — 11/23

RAMAPO
Ronald Deans, age 43, of Spring Valley NY, was arrested and charge with Driving While Intoxicated – Felony – this was due to a previous conviction for DWI within the last 10 years, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree – Felony, and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident – Misdemeanor Vehicular Assault in the 2nd – Class E Felony after Ramapo Police responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries on Hempstead Rd in the Village of New Hempstead.  The investigation revealed that Shimon Krishewsky, age 22, of Brooklyn NY was proceeding south on Hempstead Rd. Mr. Deans was heading north on Hempstead Rd.  Mr. Deans’ vehicle entered the southbound lane, striking Mr. Krishewsky’s vehicle head on.  Following the accident, Mr. Deans fled the scene on foot.  Ramapo Police canvassed the area and located him a short distance from the accident scene. Mr. Krishewsky and his passenger, Chaya Chanowitz, age 22, of Spring Valley NY were transported to Nyack Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Mr. Deans refused medical treatment.
James E. Pitt, age 20, of Spring Valley NY, was arrested on 11/01/11 for Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the fifth degree, a class B misdemeanor.  Mr. Pitt was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and was remanded to the Rockland County Jail.  Bail was set at $500.00.
Nelson Estuardo Rivera-Osorio, 29 years old, of Chapel Ave West Haverstraw NY, was arrested on 11/04/11 after officers responded to an attempt to lure the female into his truck. There was no physical contact between the two. Rivera-Osorio was charged with Stalking 3rd (class-A Misdemeanor) degree and Harassment 2nd degree (Violation). Rivera-Osorio was also charged with Menacing 2nd degree (class-A Misdemeanor) for driving his truck towards a bystander who was attempting to assist the original female victim. Mr. Osorio was arraigned on his charges in Ramapo Town Court.
Recently, Ramapo Police Department responded to the intersection of Maple Ave and Decatur Ave in the Monsey area of the town of Ramapo for a pedestrian struck MVA. Officers learned that a 9-year-old male child was standing on the northwest corner of the intersection and apparently ran into Maple Ave. from Decatur Ave. in anticipation of his school bus approaching eastbound along Maple Ave. The child was struck by a van traveling west on Maple Ave. The child, who resides on Decatur Ave., suffered head trauma injuries, and was treated at the scene by Hatzoloh paramedics. He was transported to Westchester County Medical Center by Hatzoloh. The driver of the GMC van, 63-year-old from the Village of New Square, was not injured. The Ramapo Police Accident Investigation Unit is conducting the investigation.
On November 8, at approximately 2:46 p.m., the Ramapo Police Department responded to Slinn Avenue, in the Town of Ramapo, for the report of a child struck by a motor vehicle. Responding officers found that a 2006 Honda Pilot operated by a 17-year-old female had struck a 4-year-old child in the driveway of 34B Slinn Avenue. The child was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedic Services and subsequently transported to Nyack Hospital by Spring Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The child is reported to have suffered a serious leg injury, head lacerations and abrasions to his torso. The operator of the vehicle was not injured.  The Ramapo Police Accident Investigation Unit is conducting the accident investigation.
On November 15 The Ramapo Police Department was called to investigate a robbery that occurred in the town.  A female was walking down the street when she was approached by a white male who walked up to her and grabbed her pocketbook from under her arm and ran off from the scene with it. The suspect is described as being 20-25 years old, about 6’0” tall, with a thin build.  He was said to be wearing a black jacket and black pants. The proceeds of the robbery were cash and personal belongings. The Ramapo Police were assisted by the Spring Valley Police Department. The Ramapo Police Department’s Detective Bureau is currently conducting an investigation of this incident.
On November 14, 2011 at approximately 9:11 p.m., South Spring Valley FD and Ramapo Police responded to a reported fire at Jade Village Restaurant 606 S. Pascack Rd., Chestnut Ridge NY. Upon arrival fire was observed coming from the exterior wall on the north side of the restaurant.  The fire department extinguished the fire.  The fire and damage was restricted to this location of the building. There were no injuries reported. The cause of this fire is currently under investigation by the Ramapo Police Detectives.
CLARKSTOWN
Sean Smith, age 41, from Mount Vernon, NY, and Brian Thompson, age 38, from Mount Vernon, NY,were arrested and charged with Robbery 3 degree (felony), Grand Larceny 4 degree (felony) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4 degree (felony) on November 4 after Clarkstown Police responded to Home Depot West Nyack on a report of a shoplifter. The complainant (loss prevention) reported Sean Smith attempted to leave the store with a shopping cart full of store merchandise valued at approximately $3,000. He struggled with the loss prevention officer and broke free. He entered a vehicle that was parked in the fire zone with the engine running. As he entered the vehicle Clarkstown Police units arrived on the scene and apprehended Smith and the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Thompson. After an investigation there was also other merchandise in the vehicle from Home Depot valued at approximately $1,100. Both suspects were arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were arraigned by Judge Ugell who remanded Smith in lieu of $35,000 bail.
On November 17, 2011 at approximately 6:40 p.m. a Clarkstown Police Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Rt. 59 West Nyack. When the vehicle was stopped the driver was identified as Kimberly Ward, age 39, from Pearl River. She was administered a field sobriety test at the scene, which she failed. Ward was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she refused a Breathalyzer test. A computer check of her driver’s license and vehicle registration revealed they had both been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Ward was placed in a holding cell awaiting arraignment. While in the holding cell she made several statements indicating she might harm herself. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by New City Ambulance for evaluation. Ward was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on November 23, 2011 to answer the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed
Operation of a Motor Vehicle (misdemeanor), Operating a Motor Vehicle with it’s Registration Suspended (misdemeanor) and Traffic Violations.
On November 17, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Clarkstown Police responded to Lord and Taylor Palisades Center on a report of employee theft. The complainant (loss prevention) reported he observed two employees Michael Francis, age 19, from Spring Valley, and Rushawn Simpson, age 22, from Spring Valley, walk in and out of the store several times going at a car in the lot. Both suspects removed clothing items from underneath their clothing and place them in the car. After an investigation it was determined they took approximately $2,200 worth of clothing before they were apprehended. Both suspects were arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were arraigned and remanded to the Rockland County Correctional facility in lieu of $2,500 bail. They will answer the charges of Grand Larceny 4 degree (felony) and Criminal Possession of Stolen property 4 degree (felony).
ROCKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF
On November 10, Amir Deanda, aged 27, was arrested in Yonkers on Family Court Warrants. He was arraigned in Clarkstown and remanded to Rockland County Jail on $300.00 bail.
On November 14, William Figueroa, aged 24, was arrested in Suffern on outstanding Family Court warrants. He was arraigned in Family Court and released to return January 18, 2012.
Deborah Hewitt, age 48, of Garnerville, NY, was arrested on November 5 after an officer observed an erratic vehicle driving on Rt. 202. Subject was found to be intoxicated and arrested. Controlled substance drugs were found upon searching the vehicle. She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, DWI, and Refusal to take Breath Test.
Colleen Kane, age 32, of Garnerville, NY, was arrested on November 4 after being found to be in custody of her child while intoxicated on drugs. During her encounter with the police, she became aggressive and had to be restrained by arresting officers.
Unoma Tuke, age 28, of Stony Point, NY, was arrested on November 1 and charged with possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and passing a red light after officers stopped the subject for said traffic violation. He was found to be driving with a suspended license and in possession of marijuana.
On November 12, Richard Zilempe Jr., aged 25, was arrested in Yonkers on Family Court Warrants. He was arraigned in Spring Valley and remanded to Rockland County Jail on $1,000.00 bail.
HAVERSTRAW
On November 3, around 11:15 a.m., after receiving a call from a homeowner of suspicious person in the neighborhood, the Town of Haverstraw Police Department arrested two individuals:
Sean Maxwell, 18, from Garnerville, NY, was arrested and charged with the felony of Burglary in the 2nd degree, misdemeanor charges of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th degree. Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree and Criminal Possession of Burglar’s Tools. Jordan Amella, 18, from West Haverstraw, NY, was arrested and charged with misdemeanors of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree.