Suffern Crime Report

On the morning of January 20, Suffern PD made an arrest of a burglary suspect from an incident that took place December 21 in the village. Dorcas Garro-Navarro, 25, of 17 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, was charged with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. He is accused of breaking into and burglarizing an apartment in the Green Room at 122 Orange Ave. on December 21 at approximately 2:20 a.m. The resident of the apartment came home during the incident and observed the defendant in his apartment. The defendant then ran from the apartment with over $200 in stolen money at which time officers responded to the location and conducted an investigation led by Sgt. Jose Martinez. After an investigation a warrant was issued for the defendant and she was picked up January 20 at approximately 7 a.m.  She was held at Suffern Police HQ waiting arraignment.

On the morning of January 15 Suffern PD respondeded to a violent domestic dispute and arrested a Haverstraw man Brian Gonzalez, 25, of 43 Conklin Ave., Haverstraw was charged with assault in the second degree (felony), criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (felony), criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (misdemeanor) and criminal mischief in the third degree (felony). Police allege that during a verbal domestic dispute on Milford Ln. at approx. 8:30 a.m., January 15 the defendant broke his girlfriend’s cell phone by smashing it on the ground. After doing this he is accused of taking a belt buckle out, wrapping it around his hand and striking his girlfriend in the face causing her to sustain facial and head injuries. Officers responded to the scene and placed him under arrest and while searching the defendant they located unauthorized prescription drugs on him as well. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was treated for her injuries

A Suffern resident called the police department to report that she received a call at her home from an unknown person who stated that he was involved in a car accident with the woman’s husband. The caller further stated that he was a fugitive and that he was holding her husband at gunpoint and wanted her to Western Union money to him for his safe release. The woman was obviously very upset and the story got more interesting when another family member received the same call which made it seem credible. Fortunately, the husband just happened to call the wife at the same time and when asked about his well-being and the current situation, he stated he was fine and at work and was unaware what his wife was referring to. The caller had the phone numbers of a few family members.

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