Crime Reports Dec. 28th-Jan. 4th


DWI in Nyack

Orangetown Police arrested 27-year-old Stefan Martinez of West Haverstraw on New Year’s Day for drunk driving. Martinez was stopped by police for several traffic violations and upon speaking with him, the officers observed the strong smell of alcohol and the suspect’s slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Martinez was transported to police headquarters where he failed a breathalyzer test. Martinez was charged with driving while intoxicated and traffic violations. He will appear in Nyack Court on January 24.

Sexual Harassment Arrest at New Year’s Party

Orangetown Police arrested 33-year-old Jose Figueroa from Spring Valley on New Year’s Day for allegedly touching a 16-year-old girl without consent in a private area.

Officers responded to the Pearl River house party when the 16 year old girl called the police and stated Figueroa approached her in the kitchen and began kissing her and touching her in intimate places on her body. The subject then tried to get the girl into an empty room but the girl got away.

Officers arrested Figueroa and charged him for forcible touching, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old and sex abuse; all misdemeanors. The suspect was placed on $500 bail in the Rockland County jail.

Domestic Dispute Leads to Arrest in Nyack

The Orangetown Police arrested Victor Scala, 55-years-old, from Hampton Bays on New Year’s Day during a domestic dispute. Officers responded to Memorial Park in Nyack on a report of a possible domestic dispute in a vehicle. After questioning the two parties it was determined that amongst arguing, the female took out her cell phone to call the police when Mr. Scala ripped the phone out of her hands.            Police sent Scala to headquarters and charged him with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, harassment in the second and disorderly conduct.


Harassment Fugitive Wanted in Ramapo

The Ramapo Police are currently looking for 33-year-old Steven Gabriel for criminal mischief in the fourth degree and harassment in the second. The incident in question occurred in the Tallman area of town in June of 2016. Gabriel weighed about 220 pounds and stands 6’1. Anyone with information, contact the Ramapo Police at (845) 357-2400.

Drunken Driver Crashes Vehicle in Suffern Park

Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 9.43.51 AM           Ramapo Police responded to a car accident on Campbell Avenue Tuesday morning. The officer conducted numerous sobriety tests on the 25-year-old driver in which he failed. The driver, who is from Suffern, was found to be over three times the legal limit. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated.






Larceny Arrest made in Suffern

Suffern Police arrested a 52-year-old man from Spring Valley on Friday for petit larceny. Employees of the Christ Church thrift shop on Washington Avenue reported that an electronic device valued at $150 was stolen by an unknown man. After looking at the video footage, the man was identified and placed under arrest. The suspect was on parole and had several other convictions such as burglaries and drug related charges. He is currently waiting an arraignment in the county jail. Suffern PD arrested John Allen, 52, of Spring Valley last week and charged him with petit larceny


Robbery Arrest in Central Nyack

Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 9.43.23 AMThe Clarkstown Police arrested a 17-year-old female of New London, CT and Priscilla Ortiz, 18 of Orangeburg for alleged robbery of a 16-year-old girl on December 28.

Police responded to a Shell Gas Station in Central Nyack on a report of a robbery. The victim, a 16-year-old girl, said the two females jumped her in the parking lot of the gas station and stole $5 from her as they pushed and kicked her. The victim did not suffer any serious injuries. Officers on patrol found the suspects rather quickly. Bossa and Ortiz were transported to police headquarters and were charged with robbery in the second degree. Their bail is set at $2,500 in the Rockland County Jail.

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