A man possibly connected to the shooting of an off-duty NYPD cop during an apparent robbery attempt over the weekend was taken into custody yesterday afternoon here in Rockland. ABCNews.com reported the 38-year-old man had been hiding out at an area hotel, News12 reported it was the Days Inn in Nanuet. The officer, who lives in Deer Park on Long Island, remains hospitalized after being shot in Brooklyn in the head Saturday night while buying a car. The sale was arranged online through Facebook Marketplace. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday the officer was “fighting for his life” and in critical condition. The suspect reportedly could be facing attempted murder charges back in Brooklyn.
A 15-year-old Nanuet High School student has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury following an incident last week in which the suspect allegedly brought a loaded pistol to class. Rockland County D-A Tom Walsh says the unidentified student was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon on school grounds. Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco isn’t involved in the investigation, but he says his department and all local police departments are always ready in case cooler heads do not prevail…
Because the defendant is a juvenile, the D-A did not release any additional information.
Four men, including two from Haverstraw, were arrested early Sunday morning after reports of a trespass in progress at a residence in the South Spring Valley area came into the Ramapo Police Department. It all went down around 5am when police say the four men, all in their late 30s and early 40s, were caught trying to flee the area. Police found a victim with multiple injuries and an Airsoft replica handgun, believed to have been tossed away by the suspects. The four face a long list of charges, including 2nd Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Gang Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and more. They were arraigned in Ramapo Court and bail was set for each defendant. They were sent to the Rockland County Jail to await future court appearances.
A Monsey boy is reportedly lucky he didn’t freeze to death after nearly drowning in the frigid waters of Lake Suzanne. According to VINnews.com, the nine year-old and another boy were out on the ice when it cracked. EMS and a bus driver who was passing by helped rescue the boy, who was then taken to Westchester Medical Center. No word on his condition.
Neighbors of a North Rockland home that could become a house of worship have reportedly filed their own federal suit against the Orthodox Jewish congregation that owns the home. The Journal News says that group is currently suing the town of Haverstraw and members of its planning board over the rejection of their plans to turn the single-family home into a synagogue. The suit, filed by neighbors of the home on Riverglen Street in Thiells, targets the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. It’s the same home that prompted antisemitic comments in November 2021 at a land-use meeting that went viral. Last month, Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips told “The Morning Show” that that ugly tirade should never have happened…
Last August, the Haverstraw planning board rejected the synagogue’s plans by a three-to-two vote. The town, planning board and the three who voted “no,” face a federal lawsuit and millions in damages.