CLARKSTOWN POLICE BEAT

Armed Robbery 5/8/12

On May 8, 2012 at approximately 2:10 a.m. the Clarkstown Police received a report of an armed robbery at the Nyack Motor Inn Rt.303 West Nyack. The complainant (clerk) reported that at approximately 2:10 a.m. two black males, one male was described as a black male in his late teens 5’ 10” wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans and displayed a black semi-auto pistol. The second male was described as a black male late teens 6’ 10” wearing a black hoodie and dark colored jeans. While one of the suspects held a gun on the clerk the other went behind the counter and took a undetermined amount of cash. They both fled across Rt. 303 toward the Palisades Center Mall. Anyone who has information relating to this incident are asked to contact the Clarkstown police Detective Bureau at 639-5840.

 

Driving While Intoxicated 5/7/12 

On May 7, 2012 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to Clarksville Corner shopping center West Nyack on a report of a motor vehicle accident. The complainant stated a 2012 Nissan was backing out of a parking space and had struck her vehicle. The second driver identified as Thomas Hartl, age 56, from West Nyack appeared to be in a intoxicated condition and was administered a field sobriety test which he failed. Hartl was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he submitted to a breathalyzer test which he also failed. He was released later in the evening on an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on May 21, 2012 to answer the charge of driving while intoxicated (misdemeanor).

 

Assault 1st degree 5/6/12 

On May 6, 2012 at approximately 12:10 a.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to a Second Ave address in Nanuet on a report of an assault. The complainant reported that he had gotten into an argument with an acquaintance who was later identified as Luis Lema, age 37, from the same address. During the argument Lema picked up a bottle and struck him on the side of the head causing a severe laceration. Paramedics on the scene and he was transported to Nyack Hospital to close the wound. Lema was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was arraigned before Judge Johns who released him on an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on May 9, 2012 to answer the charge of Assault 1st degree (felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use (misdemeanor).

 

Driving While Intoxicated 5/7/12

On May 5, 2012 at approximately 8:10 a.m. the Clarkstown Police received a call of a vehicle running in the parking lot of Stratford Arms 120 Rt. 303 Congers. Upon police arrival they found a 2002 Honda parked with the engine running and a male later identified as Robert Coyle, age 25, from Goshen asleep in the driver’s seat. When questioned he appeared to be in a highly intoxicated state and had no idea where he was, he thought he was in front of his friends house in Pearl River and had no idea where Congers was. Coyle was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was administered a breathalyzer test which he failed (.14 BAC). A check of his driver’s license revealed that he had a prior arrest for Driving While Intoxicated in 2006. He was arraigned later in the day by Judge Johns who released him on an appearance ticket to appear in Justice Court on May 9, 2012 to answer the charge of Driving While Intoxicated (felony).

 

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)