Crime Reports 7.26-8.1

July 30th – Orangetown Police arrested Vincent Berlingeri of S. Franklin Street in Nyack, who was then charged with Burglary 2nd and Grand Larceny on two incidents. On Saturday July 28th, 2018, between 7:15pm and 8:35pm it is alleged that Mr. Berlingeri entered an apartment at 50 S. Franklin Street through a window. The tenant returned home while Mr. Berlingeri was inside the apartment, and Mr. Berlingeri then fled through the front door, leaving the apartment ransacked and in disarray. At the time of the police report, the tenant was unsure if anything had been taken. On Monday July 30th, 2018 at approximately 5pm, Mr. Berlingeri entered IRINIRI 98 Main St in Nyack. He allegedly opened a glass case, removed a Herkimer Diamond, and fled the store. The diamond is valued at thirteen hundred dollars. Orangetown patrols canvassed the area and observed Mr. Berlingeri in the parking lot of Nyack Plaza, where he was arrested. He was then transferred to Orangetown Headquarters and processed. Mr. Berlingeri was arraigned in Nyack Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail.

July 30th – At approximately 2:10pm, an Ramapo PD officer on patrol on Route 59 in Hillburn observed a vehicle being operated with children not properly secured by a safety device. The officer conducted a traffic stop and began to observe signs that the operator was intoxicated. His ongoing investigation revealed his suspicions to be correct and the operator was placed under arrest. The 3 children in the vehicle were all under the age of 16. The operator, a 60 year old male from Washington D.C., was charged with Aggravated DWI (BAC greater than .18%), Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts). He was arraigned and $15,000 bail was set. He was transported to Rockland County Jail pending future court appearance and release on bail.

July 29th – Just after 1:00am, Ramapo PD was notified of a burglary at a residence on Orange Turnpike in The Village of Sloatsburg, which was interrupted by the homeowner. The suspect fled the scene prior to the police notification. The victim was slightly injured as she attempted to stop the male suspect from leaving with proceeds. She was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Sloatsburg EMS; injuries were minor and did not require hospitalization. The Ramapo PD Investigations Division responded to the scene and requested Rockland County Sheriff’s B.C.I. to assist with evidence processing. Ramapo detectives followed up this case throughout the day, and earlier this evening arrested a 27 year old male from Sloatsburg, NY for Burglary 2nd Degree, Robbery 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and Petit Larceny, in connection with this incident. The subject was processed at Ramapo Police Headquarters and is being held for arraignment.

July 29th – Shortly after midnight, the Ramapo Police Department was informed of a possible shooting victim being treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department. Responding officers determined that the incident occurred on Hidden Valley Drive in the Village of Pomona, near where the injured person was attending a house party. The victim, a 26 year old male, suffered a non-life threatening injury. He was treated and released from the hospital. Ramapo police detectives are presently investigating the circumstances of this incident, and are being assisted by Rockland County Sheriff’s B.C.I. for evidence processing. This is currently an open investigation, and no further details are available.

Seeking information on Person of Interest – The Clarkstown Police Department is attempting to identify the pictured male in reference to unlawful surveillance at Target, located at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack. On July 17, 2018 a female victim went into the changing room to try on clothing when the pictured male hispanic person of interest allegedly held a cell phone under the changing room door. The female victim believed that the cell phone was video recording her at the time. The female victim immediately confronted the male, who then fled Target into the mall. The pictures of the person of interest were obtained by video surveillance systems within the mall.
Anyone who has any information on the person of interest please contact Det. Michael Novotny at (845) 639-5864 or submit an anonymous tip via Tip411. Download the “RocklandCo DA” Tip411 App in the App Store or Google Play.

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