DA REPORT 3/2/13

DA REPORT:

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
Kevin Amiri, age 62, residing at 71st Avenue, Flushing, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of driving while intoxicated, as a felony. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 11, 2012 at approximately 8:53 a.m., the defendant involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ralph Blvd in the Town of Ramapo. The defendant admitted to drinking and failed five field sobriety tests. The defendant’s blood alcohol content revealed a .17. The defendant had a previous DWI in Nassau County in August, 2004.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Christopher Bihari, age 29, residing at 17 Pinebrook Road, Monsey, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth and fifth degrees. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 26, 2012 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Stony Point Police Department responded to a wooded area around Sergeant Schwartz Drive on a report of a suspicious male sleeping in the woods. The officers observed the defendant sleeping in a make-shift shelter next to a camp fire with numerous articles of drug paraphernalia and other property around his sleeping area. After a search of the defendant, he was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card and jewelry.

ROBBERY
Jonathan Desamour, age 15, residing at 15 Hickory Avenue, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of robbery in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 21, 2013 at approximately 6:45 p.m., the defendant along with another person, forcibly stole a cellular phone from the victim. The defendant and the other person held the victim and searched his pockets before stealing his cell phone.

ASSAULT
Segundo Loja-Llivicota, age 27, residing at 25 Lafayette Street, Spring Valley, NY, was sentenced February 26, 2013, before Rockland County Court Judge William K. Nelson to a state prison term of six years and three years post release supervision after a jury found him guilty of assault in the second degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on August 23, 2011, the defendant approached the victim in the basement of 25 North Madison Avenue in the Village of Spring Valley. Loja-Llivicota attacked the victim with a knife, causing wounds to his left arm, chest, face and head. The victim was rushed to Nyack Hospital for treatment. Executive Assistant District Attorney Stephen Moore prosecuted the case.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Kirk Murray, age 33, residing at 432 E55th Street, Brooklyn, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (two counts). District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 22, 2012 at approximately 3:58 p.m., while traveling on the NYS Thruway in the Town of Clarkstown, when the defendant was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations. The defendant was found to be in possession of approximately 358 oxycodone pills and 238 pills labeled “A 215.”

GRAND LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSSSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Jonathan Rios, age 25, residing at 941 Faile Avenue, Bronx, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 21, 2013, the defendant was observed by the Loss Prevention Officer at Lord and Taylor in West Nyack, attempting to run out of the store with a few pocketbooks, valued at $2,884.

BURGLARY
Michael Rooney, age 34, residing at 47 Church Street, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of burglary in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 14, 2013 at approximately 9:50 p.m., the defendant unlawfully entered the building located at 56 N. Myrtle Ave in the Village of Spring Valley with several other persons. While inside the location the defendant, while acting in concert with the others, stole property, including but not limited to, a laptop computer, a computer monitor, a charity change jar, and assorted food items.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTNACE & ASSAULT
Preston Santiago, age 29, residing at 24 Pine Street, Nyack, NY, was indicted on February 22, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and assault in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about June 24, 2012 at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Orangetown Police Officers were patrolling the Village of Nyack when the defendant was standing on Franklin Street and caused the officers to drive around him. The officer exited the vehicle and the defendant shoved the officer. The defendant refused to comply with the officers’ instructions and a struggle ensued. One of the officers sustained a laceration to his hand that required stitches. The defendant was found to be in possession of 15 small bags of crack cocaine.

BURGLARY
William Sanchez, age 23, residing at 103 Tomkins Avenue, Stony Point, NY, and Michael Poulard, age 24, residing at 250 5th Avenue, Nyack, NY, were indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of burglary in the second degree. Defendant William Sanchez was additionally indicted on burglary in the second degree in two counts. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about November 13, 2012, both defendants unlawfully entered a residence on Hillside Drive in the Town of Stony and stole various items. The stolen items were two TVs, laptop, jewelry and a Wii game console. The jewelry was located at a pawn shop. On or about November 12, 2012, defendant William Sanchez unlawfully entered a residence on Strawberry Hill Lane in the Village of West Nyack and stole various items of jewelry. He also unlawfully entered another residence on Deer Run in the Town of Stony Point and stole US Savings Bonds and jewelry.

WELFARE FRAUD & OFFERING A FALSE INSTRUMENT FOR FILING
Samuel Sisco, age 30, residing at 32 Highview Court, Central Nyack, NY, was indicted on February 22, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of welfare fraud in the third degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about and between April, 2011 and June, 2012, the defendant received Medicaid Assistance, Public Assistance and Food Stamps. The defendant lied about his residence. The defendant stated that he was not living with his son and that his son received benefits at the defendant’s mother’s home. In fact, the defendant, his son and defendant’s mother all resided in the same home. The defendant stole $5,992 in benefits to which he was not entitled.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE & UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Todd Walker, age 47, residing at 4932 Huntington Camp Road, Eaton, NY, was indicted on February 22, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (two counts) and unlawful possession of marijuana. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about January 28, 2013, the defendant was stopped for various vehicle and traffic violations by while traveling northbound on the NYS Thruway. The defendant was found to be in possession of approximately 1.2 ounces of cocaine and 14 grams of marijuana.

DWI & AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION
Alphonso Wilkes, age 29, residing at 14 Suffern Place, Monsey, NY, was indicted on February 22, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of driving while intoxicated as a felony (two counts) and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 20, 2011 at approximately 4:48 a.m., the defendant was observed by a Ramapo police officer drive into a closed gas station located on Route 59 in the Town of Ramapo. The defendant got out of his vehicle and kicked and pulled at the door to the gas station when the officer approached to investigate. The officer observed the defendant to be in an intoxicated state as evinced by the odor of an alcoholic beverage, glassy eyes and impaired motor coordination. The defendant blood alcohol content revealed a .11%. Further investigation revealed that defendant’s driver’s license was revoked. The defendant had a previous DWI in the Village of Spring in 2006.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Robert Williams, age 25, residing at 1A Franka Place, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of criminal mischief in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about January 14, 2013 at approximately 8:25 a.m., while an inmate in the Rockland County Jail, the defendant picked up a chair and violently throw it to the ground. The defendant damaged the chair beyond repair, the chair was valued at approximately $250.

FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY ADDRESS
Shikile Williamson, age 41, residing at 24 South Street, Haverstraw, NY, was indicted on February 27, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of failure to register or verify address, correction law. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 1, 2013, the defendant failed to report his change of address as a result of his Level 2 Sex Offender registry. Upon his release from prison he had registered with DC JS as residing at 36 Columbus Avenue in the Village of Spring Valley. After further investigations from the Spring Valley Police Department, they learned that the defendant in fact does not reside at the registered address and was subsequently arrested.