Crime Reports 2/16-2/22


DWI with Child in Back Seat

On February 16, the Ramapo Police arrested a 39-year-old New Hempstead woman for driving while intoxicated with a child in the back seat (Leandra’s Law). She was also charged with larceny and aggravated DWI.

The Ramapo Police were investigating a larceny at a local pharmacy in Airmont. Officers discovered that someone drove to the location with her young daughter in the back seat. They conducted numerous sobriety tests on her which led them to believe she was impaired in some manner. She will appear in court to answer the charges.

Fast Food Employee Arrested

Ramapo Police responded to a local fast food establishment Tuesday night. The 26-year-old female employee, who was intoxicated, was arrested for disorderly conduct. She was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and will appear in court to answer the charges.

Suffern Woman Charged with DWAI

Ramapo Police arrested a 60-year-old woman from Suffern for driving while ability impaired with drugs and other traffic and vehicle infractions committed in Ramapo. She will appear in Suffern Court to answer the charges.

Airmont Woman Arrested Under Domestic Incident

Ramapo Police arrested a 38-year-old female Airmont resident following a domestic incident. She was charged with attempted assault in the third degree, menacing in the second degree and obstruction of governmental administration. She is pending a future court date in the Airmont Justice Court.


Suffern Man Arrested for Assault

On the morning of February 16, the Suffern police arrested a 30-year-old man for assault, obstruction of breathing and harassment during a domestic dispute.

The police responded to a house on Pavilion Road on a report of a disturbance at 6:15 am. Officers found a female victim with head and facial injuries. After investigation, it was determined that a family member allegedly got violent during a verbal dispute and struck the victim in the face and chocked her. Police brought him to the county jail and he will be placed in jail.

Criminal Mischief Arrest in Suffern

Suffern Police arrested a 30-year-old man who was charged with several counts of criminal mischief during a domestic dispute. Officers responded to the Berkeley Square Apartments and upon their arrival, they noticed several items in the household broken during an argument between the suspect and his wife. He was taken into custody and released on bail. He will also receive an order of protection to stay away from the victim in the incident.


New City Woman Arrested for DWI

Friday afternoon, the Orangetown Police arrested Michelle Reed, 45, of New City, for driving while intoxicated.

The police stopped Reed for a traffic violation on route 9W in Nyack. Upon speaking with Reed, officers observed her glassy eyes, slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on her breath. Reed consented to sobriety tests in which she failed.

Reed was arrested and transported to Orangetown Police Headquarters where she consented to and failed a breathalyzer. She is due in Nyack court on March 2.


Pearl River Man Arrested with Cocaine

Last Wednesday, the Orangetown Police arrested Matthew Cobb, 31 of Pearl River, for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Officers approached Cobb at Bourbon (restaurant/bar) on Main Street in Nyack and he was acting in a suspicious manner. Investigation found Cobb to be in possession of a quantity of alleged cocaine. He was sent to headquarters and will return to court on March 7 to answer the charges.

Car Larceny in Pearl River

On February 15, video footage captures a suspect entering a parked car on Burdick Road in Pearl River and stealing several items from inside. Check the Orangetown Police Department page on Facebook to see. Anyone with information on this, contact the Orangetown Police Department Detective Bureau at (845) 359-2121.

New City Man Arrested in Nyack

Last Wednesday, the Orangetown Police arrested Robert Hicks, 58 year-old from New City, for assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd and fourth degree.

Hicks allegedly caused a disturbance at Nyack Hospital. It is alleged that he attempted to use the hospital staff telephones without permission and then got violent and began to strike the security guard multiple times using the phone. The security guard was injured during the incident but was treated by the hospital.

Hicks was arrested and sent to headquarters. He will answer the charges in court on the February 23.


Spring Valley Woman Arrested for Larceny

Last Wednesday, the Orangetown Police arrested Susan Cherian, a 71-year-old, female from Spring Valley, for petit larceny.

It is alleged that Cherian entered the ShopRite on Middletown Road in Pearl River and walked out of the store with over $130 of merchandise she did not pay for. Security stopped her when she exited and contacted the police.

Cherian was sent to headquarters and will appear back in court on March 21 to answer the charges.

Central Nyack Man Arrested

The Orangetown Police arrested Phillip White, 26-year-old from Central Nyack for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday morning.

Police stopped White for a traffic violation on Franklin Street in Nyack. Upon speaking with him, police observed his glassy eyes, slurred speech and alcohol on his breath. He failed all on-scene sobriety tests.

He consented to a breathalyzer test at headquarters which he failed. Police also found him to be in possession of marijuana while investigating him. He was processed and will appear back in court on March 7.

Airmont Man Arrested in Nyack

On Saturday morning, the Orangetown Police arrested Eliyahu Leitner, 27-year-old male from Airmont for driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana and trespassing.

Police observed a vehicle that had driven into the Nyack Boat Launch on Spear Street in violation of no trespassing signs. When officers approached the driver of the vehicle, they noticed his glassy/ bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and that his breath smelled of alcohol. They also noticed open containers of alcohol around the interior of the vehicle. Leitner failed numerous sobriety tests on the scene and was also found with marijuana. He was taken to headquarters and will return in court on March 9.

Menacing at St. Thomas Aquinas College

The Orangetown Police responded to St. Thomas Aquinas College Saturday night where they arrested Kayla Hampton, 19-year-old from Huntington, NY for menacing.

Police responded on a report of a fight at the college where the suspect entered the dorm room of another male student at the college and began breaking his belongings. She then picked up a lacrosse stick and began swinging it at the victim.

Hampton was transported to headquarters where she will be processed with menacing in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth. She will appear in court this Friday.

Garnerville Man Arrested for DWI

Early Sunday morning, the Orangetown Police arrested Patrick Fuchs, 27-year old of Garnerville for driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police noticed a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one way street in Nyack. Officers stopped the driver and upon speaking with him, they observed his slurred speech, glassy/bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol coming from his breath. Fuchs consented to many sobriety tests in which he failed. He was later found to be in possession of marijuana and it was ascertained that his license was suspended.

He was arrested and transported to headquarters and will appear in court on March 14.

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