DA REPORT 11/4/13

DWI
Ryan Calhoun, age 32, residing at 965 Mclean Avenue, Yonkers, NY, pled guilty on June 17, 2013 to driving while intoxicated as a felony. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about March 15, 2013 at approximately 9:55 p.m., on Route 303 in the Town of Orangetown, the defendant was found to have been operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. On September 16, 2013, the defendant was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge to one year in the Rockland County Jail, a three-year conditional discharge, an ignition interlock device for three years, the defendant’s driver’s license was revoked for one year and the defendant was fined $1,000. The defendant had a previous DWI conviction in 2007 in the Village of Elmsford in Westchester County.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT
Annelle H. Barouk, age 23, residing at 160 Kearsing Parkway, Monsey, NY, was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge on October 23, 2013 to an indeterminate term of one to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about July 16, 2012 at 5 Indian Rock in Montebello, the defendant did possess and utter one forged prescription and attempted to fill same.

BURGLARY
Gina Bijou, age 42, of New City, NY, was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge on October 9, 2013 to one to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to burglary in the third degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about March 16, 2012 at the Kohl’s store in Nanuet, the defendant entered the Kohl’s store and stole fragrances, which violated a Trespass Form previously executed by the defendant. The defendant previously signed a Trespass Form acknowledging that she is not permitted to return to any Kohl’s store after being stopped on November 18, 2011 for shoplifting.

ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
David Ward, age 32, residing in Spring Valley, NY, was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge on October 9, 2013 to one year in State Prison and one and one-half years of post release supervision after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about April 29, 2009 at approximately 5:23 p.m. at Turner Court in the Village of Spring Valley, the defendant sold a small plastic baggie of crack cocaine to another person.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT
Shivani Johnson, age 25, residing at 2 Byron Street, New City, NY, was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Apotheker, County Court Judge on September 30, 2013 to one year  in the Rockland County Jail and was ordered to pay $840 in restitution after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. District Attorney, Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about and between June 28, 2012 to July 12, 2012 at Provident Banks located in New City and Nanuet, the defendant deposited forged checks into her personal checking account.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Robert Williams, age 25 residing at 1A Franka Place, Spring Valley, NY, was sentenced on October 30, 2013, before New York State Supreme Court Justice William A. Kelly to a state prison term of one and one-half to three years after pleading guilty to 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.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Andre Lewis, age 32 and Fabian Solomon, age 27, both residing at 4059 Bruner Avenue, Bronx, NY were sentenced October 30, 2013, before New York State Supreme Court Justice William A. Kelly to a state prison term of time served for Andre Lewis after pleading guilty to criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree and two years and one year post release supervision for Fabian Solomon after pleading guilty to criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about May 2, 2013 at approximately 11 a.m., the defendants were stopped while traveling on Route 202 in Pomona for vehicle and traffic violations. The defendants were found to be in possession of over 10 pounds of marijuana.

GRAND LARCENY
Jonathan Rios, age 26 residing at 941 Faile Avenue, Bronx, NY, was sentenced October 30, 2013, before New York State Supreme Court Justice William A. Kelly to a state prison term of on and one-half to three years after pleading guilty to grand larceny 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 pocketbooks, valued at $2,884.

GRAND LARCENY
Frank Sharps, age 44, residing at 5 Olympia Lane, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on October 23, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of grand larceny in the third and fourth degrees. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about and between January 1, 2013 and April 1, 2013, the defendant without permission or authority, made purchases on the credit card of the victim for an amount exceeding $3,000. The defendant also stole property from the victim in an amount exceeding $1,000.

ASSAULT & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
Alfredo Barrales, age 19, residing at 13 Partition Street, Haverstraw, NY, was indicted on November 1, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (two counts). District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about October 18, 2013 at approximately 4 a.m., the defendant was at El Jalisco Bar located in the Village of Haverstraw. The defendant approached the victim and asked for a cigarette and if the victim wanted to buy cocaine. The victim answered no to both questions, the defendant stabbed him a sharp object. The victim was treated at a local hospital for his wound.

ASSAULT & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
Octavio Cervantes-Flores, age 26, residing at 13 Partition Street, Haverstraw, NY, was indicted on November 1, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of assault in the second degree, Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (two counts). District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about October 14, 2013 at approximately 4:15 a.m., the defendant was at the Red Tomato Bar located in the Village of Haverstraw. The defendant approached the victim and stabbed him with a sharp object. The victim was treated at a local hospital for his wound.

ASSAULT
Adam Choniski, age 29, residing at 277 Cherry Lane, Tallman, NY, was indicted on October 30, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of assault in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about May 25, 2013 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the victim was at the Polish Festival in Tappan, NY. The defendant approached the victim and the victim’s girlfriend on the dance floor and a physical altercation took place. While the victim was walking away from the altercation, the defendant struck him on the forehead with a bottle. The victim was treated at a local hospital and required stitches for the laceration on his head.

STRANGULATION, ATTEMPTED ASSAULT, INTIMIDATING A WITNESS & UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT
Cordero Jones, age 24, residing at 11 Louis Road, New City, NY, was indicted on October 30, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of strangulation in the second degree, attempted assault in the second degree, intimidating a witness in the third degree and unlawful imprisonment in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about July 31, 2013, the defendant punched the victim in the face several times and then choked her.  The defendant prevented her from leaving the apartment to seek medical treatment. The victim suffered a broken eye orbit.  On August 12, 2013, the defendant called the victim on the phone and threatened physical harm to her if she proceeded with the charges.

AGGRAVATED DWI WITH A CHILD
Wanda Jones, age 47, residing at 9 Old Country Road, Pomona, NY, was indicted on November 1, 2013 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child (two counts). District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about May 8, 2013 at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the New York State Police were advised of an erratic driver traveling on the Palisades Parkway in the Town of Stony Point. When the Troopers arrived at the location, they observed the defendant sitting in her vehicle, parked in the lane of travel. Upon approaching the vehicle, the Troopers observed two children under the age of 16 in the car. Upon speaking to the defendant, the Troopers observed her to be under the influence of drugs as evinced by the impaired speech, disorientation and impaired motor coordination.