Carlos Rodriguez Veras; 22 of Nyack, was arrested early Sunday morning for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Orangetown Police responded to reports of a disorderly group in the streets on Nyack. While investigating it is alleged that Mr. Veras was in possession of several plastic bags containing white powder. Mr. Veras is also accused of resisting the arrest when confronted about his possession of narcotics. Mr. Veras is awaiting bail at the Rockland County Jail after his arraignment at Nyack Justice Court.
Hugh Lynch; 45 of Pearl River, was arrested late Saturday night for menacing and harassment, both in the 2nd degree. Orangetown Police responded to a reported residential dispute in Pearl River where Lynch allegedly subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact. It is also reported that Mr. Lynch used a knife in a threatening manner towards the victim when the police arrived. Mr. Lynch was released to appear at Orangetown Justice Court at a later date.
David Morales; 46 of Yonkers, was arrested on Sunday night for criminal possession of a weapon. An Orangetown police officer observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a commercial area in which the businesses were closed. After inspecting the car, the officer identified that the vehicle was in violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Upon further investigation, an “Electric Stun Gun” was found inside Mr. Morales’ car. Mr. Morales was found to have a previous conviction in New York State making his weapon possession not just a misdemeanor, but also a felony. Mr. Morales was arrested and processed at Orangetown Police Headquarters and is awaiting arraignment in the Orangetown Justice Court.
John Chugranis; 54 of Norwood, NJ, was arrested last Friday night for Criminal Mischief. Orangetown Police responded to a call about a possible dispute at the Zapata restaurant in Palisades, NY. It is alleged that Mr. Chugranis was involved in an altercation inside the restaurant, left the restaurant, entered his vehicle, and then intentionally began ramming his vehicle into the vehicle of the individual he had the dispute with. Mr. Chugranis fled the scene before the police arrived but was arrested a short time later. Mr. Chugranis processed and charged at Orangetown Police Headquarters and then released on bail. He is due back in Orangetown Justice Court on the 14th.