Bike Thief in Ramapo
On Sunday Aug. 7, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m. RPD officers arrested a 17-year-old from Spring Valley, New York on four counts of petit larceny. He was seen by area residents stealing four bikes from a backyard in the West Central Avenue and North Gate area of Monsey. The Chaverim Volunteer Community Patrol helped make the arrest after locating and engaging the suspect while police were responding. The stolen bicycles were returned to their owners. The suspect was released to his father’s custody with a Ramapo Justice Court Date.
Wanted Woman Arrested and Released
On Saturday Aug. 6, 2016 RPD arrested a 39-year-old female from Spring Valley, New York who had an arrest warrant out of the Town of Ramapo Justice Court. She was arraigned and released after posting bail.
Name: Rashad Sutton
Wanted For: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Town of Ramapo Police at 845-357-2400.
Car Break-In Suspect Found
On Thursday Aug. 4, 2015 at approximately 3:45 a.m. a resident called the RPD after hearing a window smash in the Chestnut Ridge, New York neighborhood. Officers arrived and found a damaged vehicle in a residential driveway. The back-up officer canvassed the area and noticed suspicious movement at Children’s Park on Grotke Road. He observed a male exit the woods and get into a taxi. The officer determined he was the suspect for the incident and was found to be in possession of items from the car and other crimes in the area. The 22-year-old Spring Valley man is now the suspect in numerous car break-ins in Ramapo and Clarkstown. The suspect was charged with criminal mischief, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and a vehicle and traffic related warrant. Additional charges are pending.
Two Arrested in Wesley Hills for Drug Possession
On Aug. 3, 2016 the RPD arrested Moshe C. Blitzstein, 20, and Sima Silberberg, 20, two residents of Wesley Hills, New York. They have been charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, all felonies; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal nuisance, both misdemeanors. These arrests are a result of an investigation by the RPD Anti-Crime Unit (ACU). The ACU conducted an investigation over the past several months leading the officers to obtain a search warrant for their addresses. The charges are in part a result of that warrant. The two suspects were arraigned on Aug. 4, 2016.
Woman Arrested in Hillcrest
On Aug. 3, 2016 the Ramapo Police Department responded to a Hillcrest residence for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the offending party had already left the scene. Officers quickly determined the incident stemmed from a domestic related dispute. After further investigation they discovered the suspect is the subject of an active stay-away order of protection issued by a local criminal court judge. The officers searched for the 31-year-old female offender and located her at a different address in the area. She was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt, arraigned before a local judge and transported to the Rockland County Jail to await an upcoming court appearance.
DWI Arrest in Nyack
On Saturday Aug. 6, 2016 at approximately 5:01 a.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Renald Beauchard, 32, of Spring Valley, New York, for driving while intoxicated. Beauchard was stopped on Polhemus Street in Nyack, New York for driving erratically and other traffic violations. He had an order of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and refused to take field sobriety tests on the scene. He was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and transported to the headquarters, where he refused to take a Breathalyzer test. He was processed and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Beauchard was released and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on Aug. 30, 2016 to answer the charge.
Arrest at Shop Rite
On Monday Aug 1, 2016 at approximately 6:31 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Robert Gandolfo, 48, of Nanuet, New York, for criminal contempt. Gandolfo was at Shop Rite on Middletown Road in Pearl River, New York and allegedly was in a domestic dispute with a female. The Orangetown Police Department learned the female Gandolfo was arguing with had a valid Order of Protection against him, requiring Gandolfo to stay at least 100 yards away from her at all times. He was arrested for violating the Order and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters. He was processed and charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. Gandolfo was arraigned by Judge Loftus and released with a court date of Aug. 8, 2016 to answer the charge.
Haverstraw Man Refuses to Pay Taxi
On Monday Aug. 1, 2016 at approximately 5:16 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested Neverson Cadesca, 20, of Haverstraw, New York, for theft of services. Cadesca received a taxi ride from Nanuet, New York, into Nyack, New York, and when he arrived, Cadesca refused to pay the fare. He was arrested and transported to the Orangetown Police Headquarters and processed and charged with theft of services, a misdemeanor. Cadesca was released and is due back in Nyack Justice Court on Aug. 18, 2016 to answer all charges.
Man Arrested in Nyack for Using Stolen Wallet
On Friday July 29, 2016 at approximately 2:36 a.m., the Orangetown Police Department arrested Freddie Mendoza, 21, of Nyack, New York, for Grand Larceny. Mendoza allegedly stole the wallet of an individual in Nyack, then entered an establishment on Main Street in Nyack and attempted to portray himself as the wallet’s owner. He allegedly attempted to make purchases using a stolen credit card that was in the wallet. Employees of the establishment contacted the Orangetown Police as they felt Mendoza was acting suspiciously. When the officers arrived they determined Mendoza was not the person he was impersonating and the credit card was stolen. Mendoza was also found to be in possession of other personal items of the same individual including his driver’s license. He was arrested and transported back to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies; fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree criminal impersonation, both misdemeanors. Mendoza was arraigned by Judge Loftus and released. He was due back in Nyack Justice Court on Aug. 2, 2016 to answer all charges.
DWI Arrest in Spring Valley
On Aug. 8, 2016 at approximately 3:35 a.m. the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Jorge Valenzuela of New City, New York for DWI. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed Valenzuela operating a motor vehicle on Wood Street in Spring Valley, New York in an erratic manner. He was intoxicated and arrested. Valenzuela was charged with operation of a motor vehicle with BAC .08% or more, DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, all misdemeanors. He was processed at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in New City and released on summonses to return to the Spring Valley Justice Court.
Father Arrested for DWI with Kids in Car
On Aug. 7, 2016 at approximately 10:44 p.m. the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Aharon Lapp of Spring Valley, New York for DWI. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed Lapp operating a motor vehicle on McNamara Road in Wesley Hills, New York in an erratic manner. He was found to be impaired by drugs and arrested. He was charged with aggravated DWI as a felony due to having his two children, both under 16-years-old, in the car. Lapp was also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. He was processed at the Sheriff’s Headquarters in New City, New York and arraigned at the Ramapo Justice Court.
A 37-year-old Suffern man was charged with driving with a suspended license after he as stopped for using his cellphone while driving Orange Avenue.
Two drivers were charged with operating vehicles on Lafayette Avenue with suspended registrations. One was a 28-year-old Nanuet man and the other a 41-year-old Spring Valley man.
While checking on a suspicious vehicle in the Bon Aire section of Suffern, a 57-year-old Linden, New Jersey man was arrested for soliciting without a permit. The suspect was distributing papers to residences in the area around 10:00 p.m. and upon dropping these items would take a photo of the residence. His actions concerned some residents who called the police. He was located on Yorkshire Drive and charged.
A 39-year-old Suffern man was driving with 11 suspensions on his license and had two active warrants on him. An officer on patrol saw the driver and knew his license was suspended. After stopping him the office learned he had two active warrants for driving with a suspended license.
Mahwah Car Thief Caught in Suffern
On Aug. 5, 2016 around 12:00 p.m. the Suffern Police Department received a call from the Mahwah Police Department about a vehicle that was stolen within the past few minutes out of their jurisdiction and it might be in Suffern. A few minutes after receiving this call, PO Mike Careswell responded to the downtown Suffern area and observed the stolen vehicle, with the suspect in it, parked in a municipal lot on Orange Avenue. Careswell approached the vehicle with PO Andrew Yorke and officers from Mahwah. They removed the suspect, a 37-year-old Mahwah man, from the car. The suspect was brought into the Suffern Police Department and was in possession of a stolen ATM card, illegal prescription drugs, and a stolen license plate from another vehicle out of Mahwah. He was arraigned on three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance, fugitive from justice and a revoked license. He was remanded to the Rockland County Jail without bail and faces extradition back to New Jersey.