Crime Blotter 8/3/17


Sears Employee Steals Transaction Money
On August 1 at 5 p.m., Clarkstown police responded to a call that an employee was stealing at Sears in the Shops of Nanuet. Officers interviewed the store manager, who stated that an employee, allegedly identified as 21-year-old Carlentz Desire of Spring Valley, had created false returns in the store’s register and transferred the money to his debit card. The total of these transactions is $5,483. After arrest, Desire was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and falsifying business records. He is being held in Rockland County Jail with a bail of $2,500. He will return to court on August 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Stony Point:

Witness Reports Lead to DWI Arrest
On August 1 at 11:40 p.m., police received numerous calls about a man acting disorderly near Wayne Ave. and Route 9W in Stony Point. One caller reported that the male, 60-year-old Richard Licata, got into his vehicle and drove north on 9W. Police responded to the driver’s address based on the license plate information that was reported and upon further investigation, Licata was arrested for DWI. He was released with an appearance ticket to return in court on Sept. 26.

American Flag Thief Caught on Video
On July 22 at 12:45 a.m., a large American flag hanging outside the Brew House in Pearl River was stolen. A video of the incident was posted on the Orangetown Police Department’s Facebook page and a suspect was found. The suspect, 20-year-old Brandon K. Gartrell of Rivervale, NJ, was arrested and released to appear in court.


Swim Trespassers Arrested
On July 30, Ramapo police arrested 22 young adults who trespassed at the Town of Ramapo Quarry in Suffern. They entered the property unlawfully to swim in the flooded quarry pit. They were arrested and released with appearance tickets. On July 26, 13 individuals were found swimming at the site and arrested for trespassing with a future court date. It’s unlawful to swim there due to the dangerous area that includes unforeseen hazards.

Accident Results in Minor Injuries
On August 1, police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at Route 202 and Lime Kiln Road. Both cars were occupied with only a driver that received minor injuries. The drivers were transported to the hospital after being treated by Rockland Paramedics.

Female Driver Arrested for DWI
On July 27 at 5 a.m., officers investigated a vehicle that was seen to pull over halfway into the road in Montebello. The officer identified a male who had just urinated in the street beside the vehicle. A 42-year-old female was identified as the driver. Both appeared to be intoxicated. The driver failed all sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. She was released on her own recognizance, pending a court date.


Belongings Stolen From Vehicles
On July 30, Haverstraw police received multiple complaints of larcenies from vehicles near Riverglen Drive and Skyline Drive in Thiells. For each case, the suspect(s) broke a door window and removed belongings left in sight on the car’s seat. Police would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings in sight on car seats. If anyone has information, they’re encouraged to call the Haverstraw Police Department at 845-354-1500.

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