Haverstraw Man Arrested for Larceny
The Stony Point Police arrested Eric Lopez (20 years old from Haverstraw) for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Lopez was accused of stealing the credit card of a former employee and using it without permission. He will return to court on March 2nd.
Larceny at the Palisades Mall
The Clarkstown Police responded to Kay Jewelers in the Palisades Mall on a report of employee theft. One of the employees, Jerisha Hall, 22 of Nyack, allegedly opened two lines of fraudulent credit, information provided to her by an unknown suspect, using the identity of a 70 year old male from Monroe and a 58 year old female from Montrose. The suspect entered the store and purchased $6,500 worth of jewelry with the stolen credit. Hall was arrested and charged with identity theft and falsifying business records in the first degree. She was sent to the Rockland County Jail and placed on $7,500 bail.
DWI Suspect Wanted in Clarkstown
Alex Antonio Mazariego, 32, is wanted by the Clarkstown Police for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He is a white male, stands five feet, eleven inches tall and has brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in Pearl River. Any information, call the Clarkstown Police at (845) 639-5880.
Heroin Arrests in Pearl River
The Orangetown Police arrested Frank J. Marchionni, 25 of Nanuet and Jason A. Russio,
27 or Pearl River for possession of hypothermic needle and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Officers on patrol responded to an anonymous call of two suspicious people inside a black pick-up truck in Pearl River. The vehicle was illegally parked in a fire-zone. Upon investigation, officers found 32 packs of heroin and a hypodermic needle.
The two were released on bail but will return in court on February 21st.
Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Prett Bharara announced that Roosevelt Williams, 59, was sentenced to twelve years in prison and forfeiture of over $100,000 in drug proceeds and property for his heroin dealing in and around Poughkeepsie. The distribution of heroin in his dealing resulted in a number of overdoses, some being fatal. Tony Reynolds, 58, Williams’ partner, was also sentenced to prison for 13 years.
“For his cold-hearted drug dealing that contributed to the devastation of heroin abuse in our communities, the Court had handed down a stiff sentence of 12 years in prison,” stated Bharara. “We hope this prosecution gives some measure of closure and comfort for the victims’ families, and we thank the Drug Enforcement Administration and our many local law enforcement partners for their extraordinary efforts in this case.”
Over the course of several months, Williams and Reynolds sold significant quantities of a highly potent brand of heroin called “Empire”. The reputation of Empire got around and more and more quantities were sold each day.
Bharara praised the work of many departments including the Orangetown Police, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.
Lopez Wanted by Ramapo Police
Richardo Palma-Lopez, 44, is wanted by the Ramapo Police for criminal mischief in the fourth degree. The charge is from an incident that occurred in Hillcrest in May of 2011. Lopez is 5’5 and weighed 180 pounds at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ramapo Police.
Montebello Man Arrested for DWI
Ramapo Police received a call about a motor vehicle crash on Airmont Road in which one vehicle left the scene. A short time later, a citizen called the Ramapo Police who said that they followed the vehicle that fled and gave the Police the driver’s location. After the police tracked the vehicle down, they determined that the 50 year old Montebello man was intoxicated. He was arrested with a DWI as well as other traffic violations.
Ramapo Police responded to a local grocery store on a report of a robbery. The police located the man who fit the description which led to a foot pursuit. A short time later, the 63 year old homeless male was arrested for shoplifting. He was placed on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned by Airmont Justice Court.
Aggravated DWI Arrest on New Jersey Male
Suffern Police arrested a 26 year old Waldwick, NJ man for aggravated driving while intoxicated on February 13th. An officer observed a vehicle off the road into a snow bank around Horton Baseball Field. When the officer approached the vehicle he found the driver passed out behind the wheel. The driver was woken up and they discovered he was intoxicated. He was taken to headquarters and his breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol content was .18%.
Suffern Woman Arrested for DWI
Suffern Police arrested a 52 year old woman from Suffern for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. The woman was stopped for erratic driving on Lafayette Avenue and after investigation it was determined she was intoxicated. As officers were taking her into custody, she was fighting being handcuffed. She was taken to headquarters and had her license suspended. She is pending a future court date.