At 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 28 2014 Spring Valley Police Officers who were assigned to a crime reduction initiative, were investigating a suspicious 2001 Mercedes Benz in the parking lot of 74 Ewing Avenue. During the investigation, the officers recovered a quantity of marihuana and a loaded Glock 40 caliber handgun.
The operator of the vehicle, Jimmy Boursiquot, a 32-year-old resident of Haverstraw, was arrested and charged with:
-Criminal possession of a loaded weapon in the second degree, Class C Felony
-Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation
He was arraigned by Judge Theodore and held on $10,000 bail. He was remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility and is due to return back to justice court on September 30, 2014.
The passenger of the vehicle, Gregory Belis Montilus, a 24-year-old resident of Nanuet was arrested and also charged with possession of marihuana. He was released with a desk appearance ticket returnable later this month.
A pit bull was also located in the vehicle and it was taken to the Hi-Tor Animal shelter to be cared for.
The Spring Valley Police Department regularly puts out anti-crime initiatives in an effort to reduce violent crime and gun related violence in the Village through New York State and Federal grant funding sources. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and the New York State Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative (GIVE) allows the Village to deploy more officers to high crime areas of Spring Valley.
Editor’s note – marihuana with an “h” is the correct legal spelling within the NY justice system