Crime Blotter 9/15/16



Concern Doesn’t Lead to Arrest in Hillcrest

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2016 the RPD responded to Main Street and Eckerson Road in Hillcrest, New York for a man causing a disturbance and menacing customers with a knife. The first officer on the scene determined that no weapon was involved and the subject is the basis of numerous calls to the area. While there have been stay-away orders of protection put out against this individual, none were applicable in this case. No offense was made requiring arrest.

Pair Tries Stealing TV from Department Store

Just before 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2016 the RPD responded to a theft in progress at an Airmont department store. Two suspects went to the back of the store and removed a television off of the wall. They walked to the luggage section, cut the security cable off of the television, and brought it to the front-end where they were allegedly going to try and return it. At some point the pair decided not to, and as they were leaving the store with the television, the responding officer arrested them. The suspects, a 20-year-old male from Prospect Park, New Jersey and a 21-year-old male from Sloatsburg, New York were charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The suspect from Sloatsburg also has a larceny warrant out of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. He was transported to the Rockland County Jail and both suspects must appear in the Airmont Court to face the charges.

Man Arrested for Trespassing

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2016 an RPD unit responded to an adult residential facility in Monsey, New York for a trespass complaint from a caller who said the subject, who previously assaulted a resident, was on the grounds. The officer was aware the subject had a valid ‘stay-away’ order of protection against him and a signed charge for second-degree criminal contempt. Upon arriving, the officer saw the suspect walking from the parking lot to the main entrance with a broken guitar in his hand. The 58-year-old male suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. Bail was set and the defendant was transported to the Rockland County Jail.

Man Harasses Another with Religious Comments

On Sept. 8, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a commercial real estate agent and a property developer got into an altercation. During this exchange, a 74-year-old male from Suffern, New York allegedly made reference to the victim’s religion as the altercation escalated to a physical confrontation. Allegedly others had to pull the suspect away to keep the two parties separated. The suspected was located by the RPD shortly after the incident. He was arrested and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree aggravated harassment. The suspect is due in Airmont Court at a later date to answer the charges.


Man Resists Arrest after Breaking into Apartment

On Monday Sept. 12, 2016 at approximately 10:15 p.m. the Orangetown Police Department arrested 47-year-old James Flannery of Tappan, New York for criminal mischief. Police responded to a possible domestic dispute in Tappan when they discovered Flannery used a hammer and broke the door leading into a female’s apartment at the location. While attempting to arrest Flannery, he began fighting with officers. Multiple officers were needed to subdue him. He was transported to the OPD Headquarters, processed and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Judge Finning arraigned him and Flannery was released. He is due back in the Orangetown Justice Court on Sept. 26, 2016 to answer the charges.


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