TOWN OF RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On October 28, 2015 at approximately 8:26 p.m., Ramapo Police were advised of a structure fire at 8 Farview Terrace in the Village of Airmont. Tallman FD responded to the scene, along with Suffern FD, Mahwah FD, Hillburn FD and Monsey FD. Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corp and Rockland Paramedic Services responded. The sole occupant of the residence, a 65-year-old man, was transported by Ramapo Valley Ambulance Corp to Good Samaritan Hospital for smoke inhalation. The incident is currently being investigated by the Ramapo Police Detective Bureau, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office BCI Unit, and the Village of Airmont Fire Inspector.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT & ASSAULT
In reference to an investigation into the causes of a crash on August 24, 2015, an arrest has been made. The crash involved a single vehicle, a 1999 Mack Garbage Truck. The driver of the “Superior Carting” truck was Jorge Lopez, 34, of Stony Point. He was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree and assault in the second degree. Lopez was arraigned in the Village of Chestnut Ridge Justice Court. He was released on his own recognizance with a return court date of October 28, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Village Court.
CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is currently investigating a scam that has been occurring in the Northeast, starting in the Boston area, since the 1960s, but has reared its ugly head in the Nanuet area. Business owners and Diners seem to be the victims of this scam. A cold call to the potential victim takes place. The victim is called by a male “Jimmy” who states that he is a UPS driver or Budweiser truck driver who was their UPS driver. “Jimmy” says that his brother “Henry” works for Sears and can get Samsung 65” curve TV’s at a discounted cost. Calls are made back and forth between “Henry,” “Jimmy” and the victim. The victim is ultimately lured to a Sears location, located here in Nanuet. Once there, they are met by a male suspect who comes from the area of the customer pick up doors and poses as an employee of Sears. He/she will usually have a Sears employee identification lanyard around his neck and be dressed in a shirt and tie and Khakis. The suspect approaches the victims in the parking lot and convinces them to give him cash for the purchase and tells them to wait for the TV’s to be brought out. At this point the suspect will issue a false receipt to the victim. Once the suspect enters the Sears, where he/she is not employed, he exits another exit where he/she is picked up by another player in the scam. No TV’s delivered and the victim is out the money. The detectives have been able to identify some of the suspects and they expect to make arrests in the near future. We ask the public to notify the police if anyone approaches you to participate in such a scam or if you have any information about the suspect in the picture. Some victims may not have notified the police because they may feel embarrassed. Please contact Detective Novotny at 845-639-5864.
On October 19, 2015 at approximately 6:20 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to 24 Hour Fitness, located at 5205 Fashion Drive in Nanuet. Responding patrol units interviewed the manager who stated that a 27-year-old male from Haverstraw and a 24-year-old female from Nanuet, had a verbal dispute over a basketball game. The dispute ended with both parties shoving and pushing each other. Shortly after the dispute had ended, the father of the female involved in the dispute arrived at the location and strangled the male until the male lost consciousness. The male victim, 27, of Haverstraw regained consciousness and had refused further medical attention. Joseph Biggs, 54, of Nanuet was taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters for processing. Biggs was charged with strangulation in the second degree, a felony. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and released on his own recognizance. Biggs will return to court on October 21, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
ROCKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
Carmen Reyes, age 40, of Bridgeport, CT, was arrested on October 3, 2015 for DWI. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed the subject operating a motor vehicle on Route 59 in an erratic manner. The subject was found to be intoxicated and arrested. The subject was processed at Sheriff HQ in New City and released on summonses to return to Clarkstown Justice Court.
Avraham Weinstein, age 23, residing in Passaic, NJ, was arrested on November 1, 2015 for DWI. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed the subject operating a motor vehicle on New Hempstead Rd in an erratic manner. The subject was found to be intoxicated and arrested. The subject was processed at Sheriff HQ in New City and released on summonses to return to Ramapo Justice Court.
STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
PETIT LARCENY & CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Robert Rodway, age 62, residing at 33 Old Route 202, Pomona, NY, was arrested on October 23 for petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree after investigation revealed he removed $65.72 worth of items without paying from the Aldi’s grocery store. The defendant was arrested, processed and released on an appearance ticket returnable November 17, 2015.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Fernando Manuel, age 25, residing at 33 Old Route 202A Lot 60, Pomona, NY, was arrested on October 22, 2015 for unlawful possession of marijuana. The defendant was arrested after he turned himself in on an active Bench Warrant for stated charge for failing to appear. He was arrested, processed, arraigned and released on an appearance ticket returnable in the Stony Point Justice Court at a later date.
Christopher Thebaud, 25, residing at 59 Demarest Avenue, West Haverstraw, NY, was arrested on October 19, 2015 for criminal impersonation in the second degree and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree. The defendant was arrested on an active Arrest Warrant for the stated charges. The defendant was arrested, processed and held awaiting arraignment before the local criminal court. The Stony Point Police were assisted by the Town of Haverstraw Police Dept.
Emerenciano DeFrank, age 32, residing at 11 Georgian Drive, Stony Point, NY, was arrested on October 16, 2015 for criminal contempt in the second degree and harassment in the second degree. The defendant was arrested on an active Bench Warrant for the stated charges. The defendant was arrested, processed, arraigned and released on an appearance ticket returnable at a later date after posting $400 cash bail.