BY BILL DEMAREST
NYACK – Two men, including an on-duty Nyack parking enforcement officer, have been charged with attempted murder in an early-Saturday morning stabbing in Nyack that left a man in critical condition, according to Orangetown Police.
Sources tell the Rockland County Times that police are investigating the possibility that the attack was gang related.
Kenneth Byre, 32, of Upper Depew Avenue, Nyack, one of Nyack’s parking enforcement officers, and well-known local rapper Gregory “Fire” Dubuisson, 29, of Washington Street, Nyack, were held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City following their arrest on August 9 and appeared for a court hearing on Wednesday, August 13.
Police said town officers were alerted to a man down on Artopee Way in downtown Nyack. Police found the man, who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim, police said, was stabbed on Franklin Street and had walked to Artopee Way, where he collapsed. The victim, a 27-year-old Chestnut Ridge man, was taken to Nyack Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and had been listed in critical condition for several days at last count.
Police said a 27-year-old Chestnut Ridge man is the victim of the incident that left him in critical condition from stab wounds and two Nyack men, including an on-duty Nyack parking enforcement officer, accused of attempted murder.
Orangetown police have not indicated what led to the stabbing in downtown Nyack, but identified Frank Delorenzo as the victim. Delorenzo was found about 2:15 a.m. Saturday on Artopee Way, wounded from an attack on Franklin Street.
Delorenzo was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds and was listed in critical condition after emergency surgery.
Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White said Byre has been suspended from his part-time job with the village pending the outcome of the police investigation. She would not comment on the incident, other than to say the village hopes the victim has a speedy recovery from his injuries.
During his time as a parking enforcement officer, Byre has been the victim of violence. Orangetown police arrested two people in connection with an attack on Byre on Main Street that was reportedly prompted by a parking ticket that he had issued to a vehicle. The police have not indicated if there was any deeper motive behind that attack or if it was random violence.
Byre is one of the village employees who regularly works late-night and early-morning shifts enforcing parking regulations. In downtown Nyack, parking is metered on village streets and parking lots from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then again from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Parking is free on Sundays.