New Square “Circus” Chapter II

Follies of the “Sirkus Brothers” continue as a drunken Chaim is arrested for driving stolen garbage truck into school bus.

Early on Tuesday, August 28, Chaim Surkis, 23, of New Square was arrested for stealing and then driving a garbage truck while intoxicated and hitting a parked, unoccupied school bus.

The Town of Ramapo Police responded to a call about the incident and found Surkis in a garbage truck stuck on the lawn of 44 Sandy Brook Drive in New Hempstead, after hitting a school bus parked in front of 766 North Main Street in New Square.

Surkis reacted to his arrest by attempting to kick out the window’s of a police vehicle, Ramapo authorities said. The 23-year-old also had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Town of Ramapo Justice Court, it was reported.

Surkis and his younger brother 17-year-old Pinches have both been on the radar of Ramapo police in the last year. In December of 2011, Chaim was arrested by Ramapo cops and charged with second degree assault and resisting arrest, following a domestic incident.

Also in separate incidents in November and December of 2011, younger brother Pinches, 17-years-old at the time, was arrested for pulling unsuspecting women into cars and asking them for sex.  While it’s not illegal to ask for consensual sex, it is illegal to steal the woman’s purse when she says no, and that is what Pinches was accused of doing twice.

He was also originally charged with attempted sexual abuse, but those charges did not stand up. Pinches had lured the immigrant women into the car by telling them he had a work proposal for them.

Pertaining to the August 28, 2012 incident, Chaim’s charges include: second-degree grand larceny, stealing property of a value greater than $50,000, a class C felony; second-degree criminal possession of stolen property of a value greater than $50,000, a class C felony; two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief with a school bus, lawn and driveway of 44 Sandy Brook Drive, a class A misdemeanor; fourth-degree criminal mischief of attempting to kick out the window of a police vehicle, a class B misdemeanor; driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, a traffic infraction.

As of Wednesday, Surkis is being held in the Town of Ramapo Police Department awaiting arraignment. The Rockland County Times is seeking to confirm the status of the prior cases involving the Sirkus brothers.

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