STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
CRIMINAL/UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Michael K. McGuiness, age 20, residing at 8 Wildwood Trail, Monroe, NY, was arrested on September 28, 2015 for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal mischief in the fourth degree (2 counts, warrant). The defendant was arrested following a vehicle traffic stop that revealed the defendant was wanted on an active warrant for criminal mischief out of Stony Point. Said warrant resulted from a domestic incident that occurred on September 26, 2015 where it is alleged the defendant did intentionally damage property of another. Subsequent to the arrest on the warrant, the defendant was found to be in possession of 22.4 grams of marijuana and a total of 78 prescription pills not prescribed to him; he was charged accordingly. The defendant was arrested, processed and is being held for arraignment in the Stony Point Justice Court.
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE & POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC INSTRUMENT
Chelsea Powell, age 25, residing at 467 Main St. Highland Falls, NY, was arrested on September 17, 2015 for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree x2 and possession of a hypodermic instrument. The defendant was arrested after a traffic stop revealed that she was in possession of seven hypodermic needles and 12 glassine envelopes containing heroin. She was also in possession of a glass pipe that contained heroin residue. The defendant was arrested, processed and transported to Good Sam for medical evaluation. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable on October 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION
Jennifer DePaolo, age 32, residing at 2976 Rte. 9W, New Windsor, NY, was arrested on September 17, 2015 for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree. The defendant was arrested following a vehicle and traffic stop that revealed she was operating a motor vehicle while her NYS license was suspended 18x on 6 different occasions. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on several traffic summonses returnable on October 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
FALSE PERSONATION, RESISITING ARREST, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & AUO
Jessica Hazlett, age 22, residing at 9 Pratt St., Haverstraw, NY, was arrested on September 15, 2015 for false personation, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. The defendant was arrested following a vehicle and traffic stop that revealed the defendant she did posses a quantity of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that she did knowingly misrepresent her name to a police officer and when the officer attempted to arrest her, she resisted. It was also determined that her license was suspended. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on several traffic summonses and an appearance ticket returnable on October 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
TOWN OF RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Town of Ramapo Police Department would like to warn residents of a telephone scam, which has victimized at least three residents within the last week. During this scam, the victim, usually an elderly person, receives a phone call from a caller who purports to be their grandchild. This caller then tells the victim that he or she has been arrested and that he or she needs bail money sent right away via MoneyGram. The Ramapo Police Department is currently investigating the recent scams that have been reported to us. If anyone else has been victimized, they are asked to contact the Ramapo Police at 845-357-2400.
CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Clarkstown Police Department is currently investigating two stolen vehicles that occurred in the New City area sometime between the overnight and early morning hours of Thursday September 24, 2015. Both vehicles are Jeep Grand Cherokees. It appears that the thefts are related. The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is conducting an extensive investigation and working with other police departments in the New York and New Jersey area to compare past incidents in the hopes of gaining leads that could assist the detectives in bringing these criminals to justice. The first incident was reported on Mark Lane in New City at approximately 6:40 a.m. on September 24, 2015. The vehicle owner reported that his vehicle had been parked in the driveway from the night before. When the owner, a 52-year-old male from New City, went out to the driveway in the morning, he noticed the car was gone. The vehicle was described as a silver 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The second incident was reported on Deerfield Drive in New City at approximately 8:40 a.m. on September 24, 2015. The vehicle owner reported that her vehicle had been parked in the driveway from the night before and was gone when she went to use it in the morning. Her husband had left for work earlier and had seen the car. The theft is believed to have occurred between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The owner, a 29-year-old female from New City, stated that the vehicle was a white 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Although the method used by the thieves has not yet been determined, the Clarkstown Police Department would like to remind everyone to please lock your vehicles at night, don’t leave your keys in your vehicles and if your vehicle has a FOB key system, please ensure that you don’t leave your FOB inside the vehicle. This is an ongoing investigation and we are asking for the public to call the Clarkstown Detective Bureau at 845-639-5840 if you have any information about these thefts or if you have a home video surveillance system that was recording during these hours.