Crime Reports October 26-November 9


DWI Arrest in Haverstraw

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Garnerville resident, Olger Sicha-Avilla (age 30) was arrested on Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated. A Sheriff Patrol Officer observed a motor vehicle with equiptment violations driving down Route 9W. When the officer pulled the suspect over, the suspect appeared to be intoxicated. When taken to headquarters, it was confirmed when the suspect’s breathalyzer came out to be over .08%.


Haverstraw Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Screen Shot 2016-11-09 at 12.21.17 PMLuis M. Estrella, 38 years old of Haverstraw, was charged with attempted murder. The arrests stem from an incident on October 19, where officers responded to an argument on the intersection of Allison Avenue and Broad Street in Haverstraw. The argument led to the firing on gun shots. Estrella is the third person from this altercation and he will be charged with attempted murder, conspiracy second, hindering prosecution first, and perjury second. He was sent to the Rockland County jail and will be placed on $50,000 bail.



Nanuet Man Arrested in Hillcrest

Screen Shot 2016-11-09 at 12.21.22 PM            Luis Magana-Magana, 50 years old from Nanuet, was arrested Saturday morning for multiple offenses; driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.

A Sheriff Patrol Officer noticed a vehicle on Route 45 operating in an erratic manner. The driver was pulled over and was found to be intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Magana-Magana was processed at the Sheriff Headquarters in New City and will return to the Ramapo Justice Court on November 15.


Drunk Driver in Airmont

On October 27, a Ramapo police officer noticed a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto Route 59 in Airmont. When pulled over, it appeared that the 56-year-old man from Airmont was intoxicated. Breathalyzer confirmed that he was over the legal limit and will be placed under arrest with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher, and aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18% or higher. The driver is pending a future Airmont Justice Court date.

Handgun Found in Elmwood Elementary

On Thursday afternoon, October 27 Ramapo PD received a phone call reporting a man in Elmwood Elementary School (Monsey, NY) with a handgun. Employees of the school reported a 19 year old man from Spring Valley walked in claiming he had something to show them. It was later confirmed that the gun was a replica. The man was charged with burglary, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. He was transported to the Rockland County jail and be placed on $100,000 bail.

Larceny Fugitive Wanted in Ramapo

Donnie Broadnax, 46, is wanted by the Ramapo PD for petit larceny. The event occurred in May of 2015. Broadnax is 5’10 and weighed 230 pounds. Any information call the police at 845-357-2400.

Burglary in Airmont

Ramapo PD responded to a condominium in Airmont on Saturday morning after an employee of the complex reported a burglary. The employee noticed the suspect trying to enter the building. When the suspect saw the employee, the suspect charged at him with a hammer. The employee was able to fend him off and flee the scene, later calling the police.

The police arrested the suspect with burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and attempted assault.

Spring Valley Man Charged with DWI and Possession of Marijuana

Ramapo PD received a call Sunday night about a suspicious male knocking on the door of a house in the Village of Montebello. The homeowner called the police stating that she did not know this man. When police arrived the 33-year-old man said he was looking for his girlfriend. The man was determined to be intoxicated and arrested for a DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana.



Suffern Man Found with Weapon

A 29-year-old Suffern man was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Jumano Court in Suffern. Family member reported that during the dispute the defendant pulled out a knife and threatened the family with it. The suspect fled but the police found him residing in Clarkstown and was taken in by their police. He was brought back to Suffern and placed on $5,000 bail.


Fraud Reports in Clarkstown

The Clarkstown PD have received many reports about fraud recently. This week, a female victim was contacted by a male suspect that said he worked for RKK Tech Support. He told her they will be shutting down their tech department and she was entitled to a refund of $299.99. To refund her the money, the suspect asked for her credit card information to refund the money and she gave it to him. The suspect kept depositing the wrong amounts of money back into her account. Police are looking into the fraud reports severely.

Nanuet Man Arrested for Assault of Officer

Screen Shot 2016-11-09 at 12.21.28 PMClarkstown PD arrested a 28-year-old man from Nanuet for passing bad checks and later assaulting two police officers on Monday afternoon.

Clarkstown PD responded to the Citibank at 170 North Main Street in New City where they found the suspect sitting in his black sedan. Officers ordered that he would leave the car but the suspect, identified as Zarif Shabazz refused. After a psychical battle with Taser rounds being fired, the officers finally got Shabazz in handcuffs. All three people were treated at the Nyack ER but there were no serious injuries. It was later confirmed that Shabazz was trying to cash two checks that were fraudulent by bank employees. After investigation of Shabazz’s vehicle, officers found a shotgun and a pellet gun.

Zariff Shabazz was processed at Police Headquarters and will be charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, assault and resisting arrest. His bail is set at $50,000 at the Rockland County Jail.


Residential Argument leads to Arrest

Orangetown PD arrested 50-year-old Daniel Gotkin of Palisades, NY for numerous charges on Thursday, October 27

It was reported that Gotkin was in an argument with an elderly female at her residence which led to the breaking of items and the theft of other items such as the victim’s cell phone. He then displayed a knife making threats at her which made her flee the scene. Police arrived and arrested Gotkin for criminal mischief in the third and fourth degree, menacing in the second degree and petit larceny. He was transported to the Rockland County Jail.

Grand Larceny Arrest in Pearl River

Screen Shot 2016-11-09 at 12.21.34 PMOn Thursday night, October 27 Orangetown PD arrested Christopher Torralbas, 24, of Pearl River for grand larceny. Torralbas approached an unlocked car and went inside of it to steal a wallet. When he noticed the potential owner of the vehicle approaching the car, Torralbas dropped the wallet fled on feet. The victim described the man to the police and they were able to find the suspect with two of the victim’s credit cards. Torralbas was transported to Police Headquarters and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a stolen property.

DWI in Tappan

On Friday night, October 28 Orangetown PD arrested Thomas A. Noonan, 43, of Blauvelt for driving while intoxicated. Police received a report of an erratic driver and stopped the driver when they found the reported vehicle. Officers observed the odor of alcohol, the suspect’s glassy eyes and slurred speech. After several sobriety tests, Noonan was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken into headquarters where he refused a breathalyzer. He was placed on $250 bail and is due in court on November 15.

DWI Arrest in Nyack

Orangetown PD arrested Jose Zaruma Galan, 31-years-old, from Nyack early Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to a hit and run accident. Zaruma Galan failed multiple sobriety tests and was transported to police headquarters where he submitted his breathalyzer test. He is due back in court on November 22.

Jersey Female Arrested in Nyack

Early Friday morning, Orangetown PD arrested 33-year-old Sigrid Torres of Lyndhurst, NJ for driving while intoxicated on Main Street in Nyack.

Officers observed the vehicle traveling at high speeds. Later the vehicle came close to striking the officer’s car. When pulled over, Torres smelt of alcohol and appeared to have bloodshot eyes. Torres was transferred to Orangetown PD Headquarters where she failed her breathalyzer test. She is due back in court on Nov. 29.

Harassment Charge in Pearl River

Saturday afternoon, Orangetown PD arrested Sony Antony, 28, of Pearl River for menacing and harassment in the second degree. It was reported that in an argument between Antony and another male, she displayed a knife at him and began to make threats. The male fled the scene and notified the police. She will be due back in court on Nov. 14.

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