Fire, DWI and Hit Pedestrian in Ramapo



On Tuesday, March 12  at approximately 10 p.m., Ramapo police responded to a call at the Monsey Park Home for adults, located at 15 Monsey Blvd., Monsey, N.Y., reporting a possible fire.

Responding officers reported a heavy smoke condition and said that the facility was evacuating all residents. Monsey Fire Department responded to the scene with Chief LaGarde in charge. Spring Valley Fire Department responded as well.

A small fire was located on the lower level of the building, near a clothes dryer vent, and it was quickly extinguished.  The fire did not spread and it does not appear to be suspicious.

Fire Inspector Tom Buckley responded to the scene and deemed the building safe for occupancy. All residents who had been temporarily evacuated from the building and  were able to reenter without incident.

There were no injuries reported.



On Tuesday, March 12 at about 9:55 p.m. a pedestrian was struck by vehicle on Maple Avenue in Monsey. Dincent Taylor, of Monsey was crossing south on Maple Ave. near #173, when he was struck by the side view mirror of a passing car.  

The driver of the vehicle reports that he did not see Taylor crossing the street. Responding officers report that Dincent was wearing dark clothing and the road was poorly lit. There were no summonses issued to the driver of the car.

Taylor complained of back pain and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital via ambulance.  



On Sunday March 10 at approximately 9:19 p.m. a Ramapo officer stopped a 2003 Ford Explorer on Old Route 17 in the Village of Hillburn. Police arrested Erik Alderete-Juarez, age 32, of Brooklyn, claiming he was intoxicated.

Alderete-Juarez was charged with DWI (misdemeanor), DWI with a blood alcohol content more than .08% (misdemeanor) and DWI with a child in vehicle less than 16 years of age (felony).

Passengers in his vehicle included his 13-year-old son and his 4-year-old daughter.

He was arraigned before Hon. Alan Simon in the Town of Ramapo Court, posted $2,000 cash bail and was directed to appear in the Village of Hillburn Court on April 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

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