STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Edwin M. Vargas, age 29, residing at 178 Halgreen Crescent, Haverstraw, NY, was arrested on May 24, 2015 for DWI and vehicle and traffic offenses. The defendant was arrested after a vehicle and traffic stop. Subsequent to said stop the above defendant was determined to be operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition and in excess of .08 B.A.C. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on several traffic tickets returnable at the Stony Point Justice Court on July 9, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Gabriel Flores, age 45, residing at 17 Lake Road in Stony Point, NY, was arrested on May 26, 2015 for criminal contempt in the second degree. The defendant was arrested following a call for service at the above address. Officers arriving on scene determined the defendant did violate a valid Family Court Order of Protection by being present at said location while under the influence of alcohol. The defendant was arrested, processed, arraigned and remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 bail. The defendant is due back in the Stony Point Justice Court on June 2, 2015 at 9 a.m.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Ronald E. Harris, age 49, residing at 87 South Liberty Drive, Stony Point, was arrested on May 26, 2015 for criminal possession of controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, resisting arrest, obstructing government administration in the second degree, tampering with evidence and vehicle and traffic offenses. The defendant was arrested following a vehicle traffic stop where he was found to be in possession of numerous packages of cocaine weighing approx. 1.9 grams. During the course of the investigation and subsequent arrest, the defendant did resist arrest and attempt to tamper with the evidence by chewing and attempting to swallow a portion of the cocaine. He was also found to be in possession of a gravity knife. The defendant was arrested, processed and arraigned by the William F. Franks, who remanded the defendant to the Rockland County Correctional Facility as a predicate felon. The defendant also has pending felony drug charges in the Town of Haverstraw. The defendant was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Stony Point Justice Court on June 1, 2015 at 11 a.m.
ROBBERY & GRAND LARCENY
Briyahna Able, age 22, residing at 13102 Waldrop Cove, Decatur, GA, was indicted on May 20, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of robbery in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about October 29, 2014 at approximately 12 p.m., the defendant, while acting individually and in concert with others, forcibly stole numerous items of jewelry from a store located in the Palisades Center Mall. The stolen jewelry valued at over $26,000 was not recovered.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Harry Chardonet, residing at 3 Harriet Lane, New City, NY, was indicted on May 20, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fourth degrees. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about May 1, 2015 at approximately 3:19 p.m., the defendant engaged officers on a vehicle pursuit while violating numerous traffic violations and discarding multiple small items from the passenger side window. Upon his apprehension, the defendant was placed under arrest and the items consisting of controlled substances were recovered.
ROBBERY, ATTEMPTED BURGLARY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
Michael DeLeo, age 44, residing at 270 Rowland Road, Greenley, PA, was indicted on May 20, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crimes of attempted robbery in the first degree, attempted burglary in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second and fourth degrees. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about May 6, 2015 at approximately 12:05 p.m. the defendant drove up to a house on Pleasant Hill Drive in New City, got out of his car and approached a women who was playing in the driveway of her residence with her three year old son. The defendant demanded money and jewelry and lifted his shirt up to show the women that he had a handgun tucked into his pants waistband. The defendant then directed the women to go into her house to retrieve the money and jewelry. When they got to the front door the defendant was surprised by the presence of the women’s husband, who was home from work that day. The defendant then fled back to his car and drove off. The defendant’s car was stopped a short distance from the crime scene by officers from the New York State Park Police and the Clarkstown Police Department. At the time the defendant was found to be in possession of a gravity knife and two .22 caliber handguns. He was arraigned before the Hon. Craig Johns of the Town of Clarkstown Justice Court. He was held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending future court appearances.
GRAND LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Juronde Mirambeau, age 31, and Jean Thomas, age 26, both residing at 66 Gesner Drive, Spring Valley, NY, were indicted on May 20, 2015 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 January 28, 2014 at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Kohl’s loss prevention employees observed the defendants taking merchandise into a dressing room, along with a stroller and then exiting the store. After inspecting the fitting room, no merchandise was located. After the defendants passed all points of sale, the loss prevention employee stopped the defendants from exiting the store and recovered multiple bags of merchandise totaling $1,229.75.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Rahmel Nash, age 24, residing at 24 Twin Avenue, Spring Valley, NY, was indicted on May 20, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about January 6, 2015 at approximately 8:40 p.m., the defendant was found to be in possession of heroin weighing over 1/8 oz.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF FORGERY INSTRUMENT
Jerry Spriggs, age 65, residing at 955 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, was indicted on May 15, 2015 by a Rockland County Grand Jury for the crime of criminal possession of forgery instrument in the second degree. District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe stated that on or about February 10, 2015, the defendant entered into Clarkstown Pharmacy and attempted to get a fraudulent prescription filled.
TOWN OF RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On May 27, 2015, at about 12:10 a.m., a Ramapo officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Village of Sloatsburg. The officer investigated the situation, and found a 59-year-old male from Tuxedo Park, New York, who had just urinated next to his vehicle, and was drinking an alcoholic beverage from a cup. The officer conducted standardized field sobriety tests at the scene, and arrested the operator of the vehicle for driving while intoxicated. The defendant is presently being processed for that charge at RPD Headquarters.
At about 8:20 p.m. on May 27, 2015, Ramapo Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 306 and Viola Road. A 60-year-old female from Airmont, New York, was arrested at the scene for driving while intoxicated. She was also issued traffic tickets for failure to maintain her lane and failure to submit to a breath screening test at the scene. She was processed at Ramapo Police Department Headquarters and arraigned by Ramapo Justice David Stein.
The Ramapo Police Department along with other Rockland County law enforcement agencies conducted a county wide Stop-DWI ‘Crackdown’ Detail during Memorial Day weekend, from May 22 to May 26. The detail was coordinated by the Rockland County Stop-DWI Office. Ramapo Police made three arrests for DWI, two for unlawful possession of marijuana, and one for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle third degree. Additional DWI enforcement details will be conducted throughout the year.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF & POSSESSION OF GRAFFITI INSTRUMENTS
On May 29, 2015 at approximately 8:20 p.m., a Ramapo police officer observed two females spray painting the dugout at Children’s Park, in the Village of Chestnut Ridge. The females, a 17-year-old from Airmont and a 19-year-old from Suffern were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments. All three charges are misdemeanors. The defendants are currently being held in the Ramapo Police lockup.
CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
ROBBERY, GRAND LARCENY, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY & MORE
Jaemon Greenhill, 42, of White Plains, NY, was arrested on May 30, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m., when the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Macy’s, located at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, for a report of shoplifting. A loss prevention employee observed the male suspect remove merchandise from a shelf, stuff the merchandise in bags and exit the store without paying for the merchandise. Upon exiting the store, the employee, a male, 26, of West Nyack, tried to stop the male suspect. A physical struggle ensued between the suspect and the employee. The suspect was apprehended by responding patrol units. There was no injury to the employee. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. The stolen clothing merchandise was valued at $1,530. Greenhill was charged with robbery in the third degree (a felony), grand larceny (a felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (a felony) possession of burglar tools (misdemeanor) and harassment in the second degree (a violation). Greenhill was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. No bail was set. He was transported to the Rockland County Jail. Greenhill has a return court date of June 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT, PETIT LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
On May 27, 2015 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department received a call from Finish Line Store located in the Palisades Mall of a possible counterfeit $100 bill being passed at the store. Responding officers apprehended Dante Pickens, 22, of the Bronx. The suspect attempted to buy shoes with a counterfeit bill. The manager of the store was informed by his sister store, Kids Foot Locker Store, located in the mall, that Pickens had just purchased sneakers from their store with a counterfeit $100 bill. Pickens was in possession of the sneakers he had just purchased at the Foot Locker Store when he was apprehended at Finish Line. Pickens was arrested, processed at police headquarters and charged with possession of a forged instrument in the first (a felony), petit larceny (a misdemeanor) and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree (a misdemeanor). He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $10,000. He was transported to Rockland County Jail. He will return to court on June 1, 2015 at 1:30 am.
ROCKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POLICE DIVISION
ATTEMPTED ASSAULT & ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
Ximena Realpe, age 31, residing in Secaucus, NJ, was arrested on May 26, 2015 for attempted assault with intent to physically injure with a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. The subject was arrested on an outstanding County Court Bench Warrants issued on April 21, 2015. The subject was arrested in Hudson County, NJ, and extradited back to the Rockland County Jail to await future court appearances.
FAILURE TO RESPOND TO FAMILY COURT
Christopher Sekyere, age 27, residing in Bronx, NY, was arrested on May 28, 2015 on an outstanding family court warrant issued on October 24, 2014 by Rockland County Family Court Judge Warren, for failure to respond to family court for arrears in excess of $3,759, which is owed to the private petitioner. The subject was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Eisenpress of the Rockland Family Court and was remanded to the RC Jail on $3,000 bail.
FAILURE TO RESPOND TO FAMILY COURT
Carlos Rosado, age 40, residing in New York, NY, was arrested on May 28, 2015 on an outstanding family court warrant issued on December 4, 2014 by Rockland County Family Court Judge Eisenpress, for failure to respond to Family Court for arrears in excess of $7,559.18, which is owed to the private petitioner. The subject was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Eisenpress of the Rockland County Family Court and was remanded with a return court date of May 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
WANTED: FAMILY COURT WARRANT
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Dick Sandoval for an active family court warrant. The subject is known to frequent the Haverstraw/Garnerville, New York area. Please take no action to apprehend this person yourself. For inquiries or to report any information, please contact the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office at 845-638-5401.
ORANGETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
On May 26, 2015 9:51 a.m., Orangetown Detectives responded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey and arrested James Remo, age 28, from Sparta, NJ. Mr. Remo had an active bench warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (a felony). Mr. Remo was arraigned in Orangetown Court and released without bail pending an appearance in Orangetown Court on June 9, 2015.
On May 26, 2015 at 10:53 a.m., Orangetown Officers arrested Cynthia Cassidy, age 45, from Blauvelt, NY. Mrs. Cassidy was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree (a felony). Mrs. Cassidy is accused of stealing a laptop computer after a domestic dispute on May 11, 2015 in Blauvelt. Mrs. Cassidy was arraigned in Orangetown Court and released without bail with a return court date of June 9, 2015.
VEHICULAR ASSAULT & DRIVING WHILE ABILITY IMPAIRED BY DRUGS
On May 26, 2015 at 2 p.m., Orangetown Officers arrested Joseph A. Guarasci, age 53 from Pearl River, NY. Mr. Guarasci was charged with vehicular assault in the second degree (a felony) and driving while ability impaired by drugs (a misdemeanor). Mr. Guarasci was charged after an investigation by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation Unit into a 2014 motor vehicle accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt. A 77-year-old Norwood, NJ man was severely injured in the accident. Mr. Guarasci was arraigned in Orangetown Court and was released without bail pending a return court date of June 22, 2015.
NYACK POLICE DEPARTMENT:
A 28-year-old Nyack man who refused to pull over for police trying to stop him for a traffic violation has been charged with reckless endangerment and unlawfully fleeing a police officer, according to Orangetown police. Police said town officers tried to stop Geoffrey D. Curry at 9:23 p.m. on Friday in Nyack for several traffic violations. However, police said Curry refused to pull over and sped away – committing numerous traffic violations, speeding, running red lights. Curry was arrested after he abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. An investigation determined that Curry was wanted on a bench warrant. After processing on local charges, Curry was turned over to the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department. He faces a May 21 hearing in Nyack Village Court on charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and traffic violations.
A 53-year-old Nyack woman has been charged with burglary after entering an apartment in Nyack and taking a set of keys without permission, according to Orangetown police. Sharon McIntosh was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in connection with a 2:17 a.m. incident on Sunday, police said. Police said the keys were taken illegally from a dresser without the owner’s permission. McIntosh was ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $5,000 bail and faces a hearing in Nyack Village Court on Tuesday.
FALSELY REPORTING AN INCIDENT
A New City woman has been charged with making a false report after she told police she was threatened by a man with a gun in Nyack, according to Orangetown police. Kim Vasquez, 35, was arrested 3:03 p.m. on Monday. Police said Vasquez called 911 and said she was being threatened. However, police said an investigation found the report was false. Vasquez was charged with falsely reporting an incident and was released pending a 9:30 a.m. hearing in Nyack Village Court on June 25.
A New Jersey man spotted driving erratically in Orangeburg on Monday was charged with drunken driving, according to Orangetown police. Police said Arthur Boller II, 41, of Rivervale, N.J., was stopped at 5:10 p.m. and investigation including field sobriety tests led to his arrest. Police said Boller was taken to Orangetown police headquarters in Orangeburg, where he failed a chemical breath test for alcohol and was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Boller was later released pending a hearing on Wednesday in Orangetown Town Court in Orangeburg.