DA REPORT 10/13/13

ROBBERY
Less Jones, age 21, residing at 13 Slinn Avenue, Spring Valley, NY, was sentenced October 8, 2013, before Rockland County Court Judge William K. Nelson to a state prison term of five and three years post release supervision after pleading guilty to robbery in the first degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about November 6, 2012, at North Main Street in the Village of Spring Valley, the defendant walked up to another person and put a handgun to his neck and demanded money. The defendant took $20 from the victim and his wallet, which contained $100 and personal documents.

ASSAULT

Sheena Wright, age 45, residing at 22 Columbus Avenue, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on October 4, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of attempted assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 12, 2013 at approximately 12:45 a.m., the defendant stabbed the victim with a knife once on the face. The victim was rushed to local hospital and later transferred to Westchester Medical Center for further treatment.

BURGLARY, PETIT LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Nicole Baumann, age 26, residing at 349 Union Street, Tamaqua, PA, was indicted on October 9, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of burglary in the fourth degree, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth and fifth degrees. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about and between January 27 and February 17, 2013, the defendant stole numerous items of jewelry from the victim’s house while she was an overnight guest. The defendant pawned the jewelry at two local shops. The total value of the stolen jewelry valued at approximately $2,270.

BURGLARY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Kenneth Blanc, age 28, residing at 358 Roosevelt Avenue Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on October 9, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of burglary in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 27, 2013, the defendant unlawfully entered a building located on South Main Street in the Village of Spring Valley. While in the location the defendant stole money, scratch off lottery tickets, phone cards and cigarettes amongst other items.

ATTEMPTED ASSAULT & ASSAULT

Carl Dade, age 50, residing at 27 Oxford Court, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on October 4, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of attempted assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about September 20, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the defendant stabbed the victim with a knife in the chest. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

 

GRAND LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
John Dow, age 38, residing at, 195 River Road, Grandview, NY, was indicted on October 4, 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 and between March 27 and April 18, 2013, the defendant stole his ex-girlfriend’s debit card and withdrew funds from her account on three separate occasions. He attempted to use the card a forth time and the card was declined.

GUNPOINT ROBBERY
Less Jones, 21, of Slinn Avenue in Spring Valley, has been sentenced to five years for a 2012 gunpoint robbery. Jones pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery for a Nov. 6 incident in which he walked up to another person, put a gun to his neck and demanded money while on North Main Street in Spring Valley. Jones stole $20 cash and a wallet, which contained $100 and personal documents. He was sentenced by Rockland County Court Judge William K. Nelson, who also ordered Jones to serve three years on probation when he gets out of prison.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND WEAPON
Shlomo Ettinger, 37, of Blauvelt Road in Monsey, reported to be an ordained rabbi, has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury in New City on drug and weapons charges in connection with a raid on his home in which a pound of marijuana and a handgun were found, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. Ettinger is accused of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Ramapo police conducted a search of the Blauvelt Road home following an investigation that was prompted by complaints from residents in the neighborhood. The handgun found in the home was unregistered, Zugibe said.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
John Dow, 40, of 195 River Road, Grand View, has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on charges in connection with the theft of a debit card. District Attorney
Zugibe said Dow is accused of stealing his girlfriend’s bank card and taking money from her account on three occasions from March 27 to April 18, 2013. Zugibe said Dow is accused of attempting to use the card a fourth time, however, the card was declined. Dow is accused of fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

DWI & AUO
Bruce Lee Lewis, age 49, residing at 7 South Orchard Street, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on October 9, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of driving while intoxicated as a felony and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about April 7, 2013 at approximately 12:11 a.m., the defendant was operating his vehicle in the Village of Spring Valley when he almost collided with a Spring Valley Police vehicle. The officer observed the defendant to be intoxicated and placed him under arrest. The defendant failed the field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol content was .13%. Upon further inquiry the defendant’s New York Driver License was found to be suspended for prior DWIs as well as failure to pay fines.

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