On Friday, July 26, 2013 at approximately 2:15 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department stopped a 2002 Mercury Sable on High Ave in Nyack as it exited the New York State Thruway. The vehicle was stopped after receiving information from the police located in Danbury, CT that the vehicle had just been used as a getaway car for a robbery which occurred in their jurisdiction.
The Mercury was occupied by two people. The operator was identified as Maxwell Mulligan, 29, from Ridgefield, CT and the front seat passenger was identified as Martin Murray, 23, from Congers, NY. A search of the vehicle uncovered the following illegally possessed items: heroin, a hypodermic needle, and prescription pills (Alprazolam).
The two were arrested and transported to Clarkstown Police Headquarters. Mulligan and Murray were each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th and 1 count of possession of a hypodermic needle, both misdemeanors.
The investigation determined that Mulligan was also responsible for committing the robbery in CT and was subsequently charged as a fugitive from justice. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court before Judge Johns and remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail. Authorities in CT are seeking extradition.
Murray was released on an appearance ticket returnable August 26, 2013.