DA REPORT 3/18

DA REPORT:

ROBBERY

Daqwaan Aviles, age 22, residing at 2 Parker Road, Garnerville, NY, was sentenced March 14, 2013, before New York State Supreme Court Justice William A. Kelly to a state prison term of three and a half years and five years post release supervision after pleading guilty to robbery in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about November 19, 2011 at approximately 6 p.m. on Rosman Road, in the Town of Haverstraw, the defendant acting in concert with other individuals stole an Ipod from the victim. When the victim tried taking his property back, the defendant and the others beat him up causing the victim to suffer multiple bruises and contusions to his face and chest.

GRAND LARCENY
Michael Cohall, age 34, residing at 13 Gillis Avenue, Central Nyack, NY, was sentenced March12, 2013, before Rockland County Court Judge William K. Nelson to a state prison term of one to three years after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree. The defendant was also sentenced to a state prison term of two years and two years post release supervision after pleading guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree with the state prison sentences to be served concurrently. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about December 17, 2011 at approximately 2:22 p.m., the defendant entered Macy’s located in the Palisades Center Mall and placed numerous watches in a blue Pfizer bag. The defendant also selected a gift set and placed it inside his jacket and left the store without paying for the merchandise. Macy’s Loss Prevention Officer followed defendant out of the store and through the mall. Once at the parking lot the defendant dropped the bag and ran away. The items were recovered, the value of the stolen items were $1,243.50. The defendant was later apprehended. DA Zugibe, further stated that on or about and between June 27 and June 29, 2011, the defendant sold heroin to another individual in the Village of Haverstraw.

ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED DWI, AUO & MORE
Michael Coyle, age 45, residing at 156 North Liberty Circle, Stony Point, NY, was indicted on March 13, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of assault in the first degree, aggravated vehicular assault (three counts), vehicular assault in the first degree (three counts), aggravated driving while intoxicated, as a felony, driving while intoxicated, as a felony, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, reckless driving and circumvention of a ignition interlock device. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 22, 2012, at approximately 5 p.m., the defendant was driving on Route 9W in the Town of Stony Point at a high rate of speed, crossing over the double yellow line in order to pass vehicles driving ahead of him. The defendant crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle that was traveling in the other direction, hitting that vehicle head on. The officers observed the defendant behind the driver’s seat of his vehicle and observed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. The driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured as a result of the car crash. The defendant’s blood alcohol content revealed a .18%. The defendant had a previous DWI conviction in 2012 in the Town of Clarkstown.

BURGLARY & RECKLESS ENGANDERMENT & POSSESSION OF BURGAR TOOLS
Joseph Ostuni, age 52, residing at 20 Knob Hill Road, New City, NY, was indicted on March 13, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of burglary in the third degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree and possession of burglar tools. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 7, 2012, at approximately 12:40 p.m., Mental Health Safety Officer at Rockland Psychiatric Center observed the defendant duck behind the driver side door and get into the vehicle, which was parked behind a vacant building. As the officer exited his vehicle and walked toward the defendant’s vehicle, the defendant began to back up towards the patrol car and the officer had to jump out of the way in order to avoid being hit by the defendant’s car. The defendant fled the scene but later arrested by officers from the NYS Police.

FORGERY, FALSIFYING BUSINESS RECORDS, CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION & MORE
Philip Pfeiffer, age 28, residing at 11 Old Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY, was indicted on March 13, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of forgery in the second degree, falsifying business records in the first degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, criminal impersonation in the second degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about August 21, 2012 at approximately 8:19 p.m., the defendant was observed in possession of marijuana by an officer in the Village of Spring Valley. Upon the arrest of the defendant, the defendant stated a wrong name and date of birth. Further investigation revealed his true identity.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
Luis Valentin, age 35, residing at 2 Edgar Street, Haverstraw, NY, was sentenced March 12, 2013, before Rockland County Court Judge William K. Nelson to a state prison term of nine years and five years post release supervision after pleading guilty to attempted robbery in the first degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about November 20, 2011 at approximately 4:30 a.m., the defendant while a passenger in the victim’s parked taxi, reached from the back seat, grabbed the victim by the neck and placed a cold, hard metal object against the side of it. At that time, the defendant stated, “Don’t move or I’ll kill you,” The defendant then stole the victim’s EVO cell phone and approximately $180 cash.