TOWN OF RAMAPO
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & ENDANGERING WELFARE OF A CHILD
On December 10, 2017 at approximately 3:45 a.m., a Ramapo Police Officer responded to a report of a vehicle doing “donuts” on a residential street in Monsey. The responding officer located the vehicle and the occupants were found to be in possession of marijuana. The officer recovered several bags containing marijuana, edible Marijuana products, concentrated cannabis, hashish as well as various paraphernalia. The total amount of marijuana recovered was in excess of 2 lbs. and the total weight of concentrated cannabis and hashish was over 2 oz. The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male from Brooklyn, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a C felony; criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree, a D felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, an A misdemeanor. (This charge was due a 14-year-old passenger being present in the vehicle.) The male was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and was released to a family member after posting $1,000 cash bail.
Two other male occupants of the vehicle, both 17, one from Monsey and one from Brooklyn, were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation. They were issued appearance tickets and directed to appear in the Town of Ramapo Justice Court at a later date.
On December 11, 2017 at approximately 1:13 a.m. an Orangetown police officer arrested Juan Moran-Mazariego, 30, of Nyack, NY, for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. The Orangetown Police Department responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on South Broadway near the intersection of Route 9W in Upper Grandview. The motor vehicle had left the roadway and struck a stop sign and a utility pole. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, the defendant appeaed to be intoxicated. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported of OPD headquarters where he consented to and failed a breathalyzer test. The defendant was processed and released on cash bail. The defendant is due to return to Orangetown Court on December 20, 2017.
On Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 6:45 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Rt. 303 and Brookside Ave. in Valley Cottage for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The victim, a female, 32, of Congers, NY, was lying in the roadway upon arrival of responding officers. She was transported by Congers Valley Cottage Ambulance to Nyack ER for treatment. The driver of the vehicle, a female, 72, from Haverstraw, did stop and remain at the scene. It appears that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Rt. 303 when she was struck by a 2010 Honda travelling northbound on Rt. 303. The Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team responded to process the scene. The road was closed for three hours for the investigation. The investigation is continuing and the medical status of the victim is not known at this time. There have been no summonses issued or arrest made in regards to this incident.
SHOT FIRED/GUN ARREST
On Thursday November 23, 2017 the Clarkstown Police Department responded to three Lowell Dr. in New City for a report of an attempted robbery and shots fired. Responding patrol units arrived at the residence and were met by the occupants of the home who stated that the homeowner and three friends were on the back deck smoking cigarettes when two unknown males came onto the property, approached them and began threatening them for unknown reasons. The victims stated that one suspect had a knife in his hand and the second suspect had a revolver in his hand. The suspects then ran on foot towards the front of the home. At that time the victims recall hearing multiple gunshots. The victims stated that the two suspects fled the scene but it was unknown if they fled on foot or in a vehicle. A canvass of the neighborhood by multiple units had negative results. During the investigation by detectives a total of four gunshots were observed to have struck the home. No injuries occurred during the incident. The Clarkstown Detective Bureau conducted a thorough investigation leading to the identification and apprehension of the 2 suspects. They were identified as Hoang Vu, 20, of New City and a 16-year-old male from New City. The identity of the second suspect will not be released due to his age. Both suspects were apprehended at their residences on Friday, November 25 without incident. They were transported to police headquarters and processed. Hoang Vu was charged with attempted murder in the second degree (felony), attempted assault in the first degree (felony), reckless endangerment in the first degree (felony), criminal sale of a firearm to a minor (felony), criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (felony), criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (misdemeanor), criminal trespass in the third degree (misdemeanor), criminal solicitation in the fourth degree (misdemeanor) and criminal facilitation in the fourth degree (misdemeanor). The 16-year-old male was charged with attempted murder in the second degree (felony), attempted assault 1st (felony), reckless endangerment 1st (felony), criminal possession of a weapon 2nd (felony) and criminal trespass (misdemeanor). Both suspects were arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $250,000. They were transported to Rockland County Jail. Both will return to court on November 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. As the investigation continued into this incident, a third suspect was identified to have a connection to both Vu and the 16-year-old male. The Clarkstown Police Street Crime Unit apprehended Erik Jackson, 21, of Nanuet. He was taken into custody at his Nanuet home and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (felony), criminal possession of a narcotic drug (felony), criminal possession of a firearm in the second degree (felony), criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree (felony) and criminal possession of stolen property 4th (felony). He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $100,000. He was transported to Rockland County Jail. He will return to court on November 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate this incident. The pictures attached are mugshots of Vu and Jackson and the proceeds from the Jackson arrest.
ASSAULT OF A POLICE OFFICER
The Clarkstown Police Department arrested a male and a female and is looking for a third suspect in a felony shoplifting arrest that resulted in charges being filed against the female suspect for assaulting an officer. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Nyack ER. The female suspect was also treated and released from Nyack ER. On Friday November 24, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Lord and Taylor in the Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack for a report of three suspects filling a “booster” bag with stolen merchandise. Upon the arrival of patrol officers, the suspects were exiting the store. The store loss prevention officer attempted to stop the male holding the merchandise. That suspect threw the merchandise at the store employee and ran off. He was described as a male black in his 20s, wearing a brown and green jacket and red pants with white stripes. The other two suspects were apprehended by responding officers. Both suspects resisted arrest during the arrest process. They were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. The stolen merchandise was valued at $2,615 and consisted of men’s clothing. The suspects were identified as Jayquan Nash, 27, of Brooklyn and Jackie Whitehead, 24, of Brooklyn. While attempting to place Whitehead in a cell, she violently struggled with officers. One officer was kicked in the knee by Whitehead. The officer sustained an injury and was treated and released at Nyack ER. Nash was placed in a cell without incident. Nash was charged with grand larceny in the fourtg degree (felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (felony) and resisting arrest (misdemeanor). Whitehead was charged grand larceny in the fourth degree (felony), assault in the second degree (felony) and resisting arrest (misdemeanor). They were arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $20,000 and remanded to Rockland County Jail. They will return to court November 27, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
STOLEN VEHICLE ARREST
On November 27, 2017 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Schweizer Ln and Ludvigh Rd. in Bardonia for a report of a male operating a stolen 2014 gray Ford Fusion. Responding officers observed the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. A brief pursuit ensued and ended in the vicinity of the Nanuet Fire Station. The suspect fled on foot in the area of the railroad track behind the firehouse. Patrol officers created a perimeter. The suspect was tracked down by K-9 Remy after a brief search. The suspect did not comply with the officers commands and was forcibly restrained by K-9 Remy. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as a 16-year-old male from Bardonia. He will not be identified due to his age. He was transported to Nyack ER for a medical evaluation. After release from Nyack ER, the suspect was transported to police headquarters for processing. The 16-year-old male was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree (felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (felony), reckless endangerment in the second degree (misdemeanor) and 14 summonses for violations of the traffic law. The 16-year-old male was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $5,000. He will return to court on November 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.