Clarkstown Crime Report

Driving While Intoxicated 4/14/12

On April 14, 2012 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to Peterson’s Boatyard Upper Nyack on a report of a motor vehicle accident. The complainant (witness) reported he observed a vehicle traveling a high rate of speed from the pier, loose control of his vehicle and struck a boat in dry-dock on stands. The impact caused the boat to fall off it’s stand on it’s side causing approximately $30,000 in damage. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dennis Carroll age 39 from Nyack. Carroll was in an obvious intoxicated condition and a computer check revealed that he had a prior DWI conviction. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. He was arraigned by Judge Ugell who released him on an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on May 1, 2012 to answer the charge of Driving While Intoxicated (felony)

Driving While Intoxicated 4/11/12

On April 11, 2012 at approximately 11:45 p.m. the Clarkstown Police received a cell phone call from an individual stating they were just struck in the rear of their vehicle in the Town of Haverstraw and the vehicle fled the scene. They were currently following the vehicle on Congers Rd New City. A Clarkstown Police Officer on routine patrol observed the vehicle traveling westbound on Congers Rd New City. The Officer pulled the vehicle over and the driver was identified as Phillip Samuel age 54 from Yonkers. He was administered a field sobriety test at the scene which he failed. Samuel was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Samuel was released on an appearance ticket later in the morning to appear in Justice Court on May 2, 2012 to answer the charge of Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and numerous traffic violations.

 

Larceny 4/10/12

On April 10, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to Stop and Shop Rt. 59 Central Nyack on a report of a larceny. The complainant reported he just observed 3 males in a white box truck take 5 bundles of cardboard (valued at approximately $500) from behind the store and flee south on Rt. 303. A description of the individuals and truck were broadcasted over the police radio and a short time later the Orangetown Police reported they had the truck stopped on Rt. 303 in their jurisdiction. The three suspects in the truck were identified as Jose Vazquez age 44 from Bellville NJ, Samuel Alamo, age 27, and Angel Torres, age 26, both from Patterson, NJ. They were arrested and released on an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on April 23, 2012 to answer the charges of Petit Larceny (misdemeanor) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5 degree (misdemeanor).

Criminal Mischief 4/7/12

On April 7, 2012 at approximately 7:15 a.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to a residence on S. Congers Ave Congers on a report of Criminal Mischief. The complainant (resident) reported that when he left his residence he noticed the house had been hit with eggs. The officer then canvassed the area and noticed that 9 cars on S. Conger Ave had also been egged. At approximately 8:00 am same date the same officer had been dispatched to a S. Harrison Ave address in reference to Criminal Mischief. The complainant (resident) advised when he left his residence he noticed his house had been hit with eggs. The officer canvassed the area and noticed 13 additional vehicles had been egged. It’s requested if anyone with any information pertaining to these incidents are asked to contact the Clarkstown Police Department.

Driving While Intoxicated 4/6/12 

On April 6, 2012 at approximately 8:00 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to North Little Tor Rd and Phillips Hill Road, New City on a disabled vehicle. Upon police arrival they found a 2010 Hyundi stopped at the traffic light with the engine running and a female later identified as Rija Zaman, age 22, from New City asleep at the wheel. She was administered a field sobriety test at the scene which she failed. Zaman was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she submitted to a breathalyzer test which she also failed. She was issued an appearance ticket later in the evening to appear in Justice Court on April 25, 2012 to answer the charge of Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license (violation).

 

Investigation into ATM Fraud 4/2/12

On March 31, 2012 at approximately 2:15 p.m. the Clarkstown Police received a report that there was a problem with a ATM machine at the Chase Bank Rt. 59 Nanuet. The complainant (customer) reported that he was in the process of withdrawing money from the ATM machine when a piece of molding came loose above the machine and he observed what appeared to be a camera under the molding. He immediately notified bank personnel and the police. On April 2, 2012 at approximately 9:00 p.m. an individual came to police headquarters to report an unauthorized transaction at the TD Bank Main St New City with the withdrawal of $600 from his account. A check with bank personnel at the bank revealed that the withdrawal was from the bank ATM machine. The machine was accessed by using the customers PIN number. Residents of the town are advised that there appears to be a group in Rockland County who have been accessing individual ATM accounts by obtaining their personal information by hiding camera’s in the ATM machine vicinity and recording the customer inputting their pin number and a scanner on the machine recording their debit card information. If anyone sees anything suspicious while accessing an ATM machine, regardless of the bank, are encouraged to notify bank personnel immediately.