Crime Report – June 7, 2018



Tuesday morning, June 5 around 10:15 a.m. Ramapo PD responded to the intersection of Route 59 and North Airmont Road for a reported disabled vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer determined that the vehicle was not disabled and that in fact it had been involved in a motor vehicle accident. When the officer made contact with the driver, he was advised that the other driver involved had fled the scene. The officer was further advised that before the other driver fled the scene, he approached the driver that was still on the scene, assaulted him and removed the keys from the ignition of his car and then fled. While the officer was on the scene conducting his investigation, the second driver returned to the scene with the keys and his lunch. The driver, a 23-year-old male from Spring Valley, was arrested for robbery, assault in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property. The male was arraigned and released on bail.


On Sunday, June 3 Ramapo PD arrested a Ramapo man on charges of menacing after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at a taxi driver. Aside from the orange tip, the pellet gun on the left has striking similarities to an actual firearm seen on the right.




The Ramapo Police Department is attempting to identify the person pictured below in reference to an incident that occurred at the 7-11 in the Town of Ramapo. Anyone with information regarding his identity is asked to contact the Town of Ramapo Police Department at 845-357-2400. Tips can also be sent in anonymously using TIP411.




Here is a summary of Ramapo PD’s activity for the week of May 20 – 26, 2018:
1062 calls including:
82 Alarm activations,
63 Community Policing Reports,
78 School Security Checks,
16 Domestic Incidents,
56 Motor Vehicle Accidents,
75 Medical Emergencies, Plus an Additional 81 Dispatched for Other Agencies.
There were 31 arrests for charges including driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, grand larceny, assault, unlawful possession of marihuana, harassment, displaying a forged certificate of inspection, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, warrant arrests, and vehicle and traffic offenses.


A 22-year-old Airmont man was charged with felony criminal mischief after he broke two windows on a vehicle during a dispute. This man was in an argument with a family member when he suddenly broke two vehicle windows on South St. here in the village. Officers responded and took him into custody. He was remanded to the county jail after arraignment.

Suffern PD charged a 51 yr. old Chestnut Ridge man with felony DWI. P.O. Ryan Ortiz was on patrol at 3:30 AM and observed a vehicle swerving on Lafayette Ave. and failing to stay within its lane. Upon stopping the vehicle he determined that the driver was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. Upon submitting to a breathalyzer test the driver was found to be over 3 times the legal limit and was charged with Aggravated DWI. He also had a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years. He was released pending a future court date in Suffern.

On the morning on June 4 Suffern PD charged a 24 yr. old Suffern man a domestic violence related charge. Sgt. Mike Fennessey and PO Billy Osborn responded to a report of a disturbance on Chestnut St. at 1:55 a.m. and located a female who reported to them that her boyfriend had punched her in the face several times following an argument. This woman had facial injuries and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for her injuries. Her boyfriend was located in his apartment and he was placed under arrest for felony assault in the second degree and is currently being held in our lockup awaiting arraignment.

Saturday evening June 2 officers Andrew Yorke and Jeff Deluca were dispatched to a Lafayette Ave. eatery for a report of an unconscious female who had reportedly passed out. The officers arrived on the scene within two minutes and observed this woman being carried out of a bathroom by another person. These officers quickly realized that this woman, a 36 yr. old Otisville, NY resident, was in extreme respiratory and cardiac distress from a drug overdose and administered NARCAN to her. Due to these actions the woman’s condition improved and she was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for further treatment.

Suffern PD charged a 36 yr. old Ramsey, NJ man with Driving While Ability Impaired after he struck a curb while making a turn onto Lafayette Ave. from Orange Ave. An officer on patrol stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol and placed him under arrest. He was released on bail pending a future court date. Stay safe my friends.

Arrests included several from an early morning brawl outside of a bar on Lafayette Ave. Officers responded to the Moon 59 bar at around 4 a.m. for a report of a disturbance and when they arrived observed several people fighting. Three men, a 26 yr. old Ramsey man, a 25 yr. old Dover, NJ man and a 19 yr. old Newton, NJ man were arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. The 25 yr. old was injured during this fight and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital by ambulance due to his injuries. The investigation is continuing and we contacted the NYS Liquor Authority in regards to this incident.


Sean Conway, age 46, was arrested Monday, June 4 at approximately 9:23 p.m. around 301 Main St., Nyack for allegedly driving while intoxicated. A police officer observed Mr. Conway pass a red light on Main St. while operating a 2012 Subaru. He was found to be operating the vehicle while in an Intoxicated condition, was arrested and taken to Orangetown Police Headquarters where he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol content. He was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor); Passed Red Signal (traffic Infraction); Refusal to submit to breath screening device (traffic infraction). He is due to answer the charges in Nyack Court on June 19.

On Sunday, June 3 at approximately 11 p.m. Orangetown PD arrested Cathy Young, 64, of Spring Valley for DWI. An officer initiated the stop after the driver was observed to be driving erratically. She
refused a breath test and is due back in Orangetown Court to answer the charges.

On Monday, June 4, 7:59 p.m. near 160 N. Midland Ave, Nyack Mlchael W. Remrners, age 69, of Smlth l-llll Rd., Airmont, NY was arrested for DWI after Orangetown Pollce Officers responded to the parklng lot of Nyack Hospltal and found hlrn lylng on the ground next to hls 2012 Volkswagen Beetle whlle In an lntoxlcated condltlon. He told the respondlng officer he drove himself to the location and an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage was found inslde the Volkswagen. Remrners agreed to perform a fleld sobrlety test, whlch he failed. He was placed under arrest and transported Into Nyack Hospltal for treatment. He agreed to submlt to a chemlcal test of hls blood for the purpose of determlnlng hls blood alcohol content. He has been charged with DWI (misdemeanor) and driving with a suspended vehicle registration.

On Friday, June 1, 2018, at approximately 9:57 pm, the Orangetown Police Department arrested Gregory P. Kiernan, age 62, from Stamford, CT for Driving While Intoxicated. An Orangetown Police Officer responded to Route 303 in Blauveit on a report of an erratic driver. The Officer observed Kiernan operating a 2011 Honda Accord that was stopped in between traffic lanes a significant distance from a traffic signal. A passing motorist stopped and advised the Officer that the same Honda Accord had just been travelling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 303 and she had to take evasive action to avoid a collision. He was found to be operating the vehicle while in an Intoxicated condition and charged with misdemeanor DWI. He is due back in court June 20.


John Palazzo, age 48, of Tomkins Cove was arrested last week on a warrant for DWI and an additional charge of resisting arrest. The police said detectives responded to the Palazzo residence on 9W in Tomkins Cove to bring Palazzo in on a warrant from the RC Sheriff on a DWI charge. After being told of the warrant, Palazzo refused to comply with police and physically resisted being arrested by Stony Point detectives. Police said one detective was injured during the arrests, which lead SPPD to charge Palazzo with resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor. He is due back in Stony Point Court on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. The detective’s injury was not serious.

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