Law & Order: Man Indicted In 5 Burglaries

Cab driver indicted in Spring Valley Rape.

Man Indicted On 5 Burglary Counts

James Schupner, 44, of 320 Knights Corner, Stony Point, has been indicted on five counts of second-degree burglary in connection with a string break ins, including one on South Mountain Road in New City

District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe said that from April to May, Schupner burglarized various residences in Stony Point, including homes where residents were in the house at the time.

Schupner was identified by investigators from the Stony Point Police Department and the Rockland County Intelligence Unit, who then followed him until he went to a home on South Mountain Road on May 26 and was caught leaving the house with several candle holders stolen from the house, Zugibe said.

Prison Sentence In Thefts

Michael Chavis, 33, of 625 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge William A. Kelly in Rockland County Court in New City to a state prison term of 1 ½ to 3 years after pleading guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Chavis stole $1,740 worth of merchandise from the CVS store on North Middletown Road in Pearl River on Sept. 7, 2010, and $1,453 worth of merchandise from the Spring Valley/Chestnut Ridge CVS on Old Nyack Turnpike in the Town of Ramapo less than two hours later on the same day.

Nanuet Man Indicted On Drug Charges

Jermaine Johnson, 28, of 47 Fairview Ave., Nanuet, has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal using drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a raid at his home in May.

Zugibe said that during the raid, investigators found about 44 grams of crack cocaine and about 6 grams of powder cocaine.  In addition, hundreds of plastic baggies, a digital scale, a razor blade and plate with cocaine residue were found in the residence.  The Johnson’s 4-year-old child was present in the residence and these items were within her reach, Zugibe said.  .   

Man Indicted In DWI Incident

Anthony Vitale, 44, of Attitash Drive, Vernon, NJ, has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury in New City on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated involving an incident in which there were two children in his car.

Vitale was stopped by State Police on the New York State Thruway in Ramapo on Nov. 29, 2010, at 8:45 p.m. for speeding and unsafely changing lanes. Zugibe said that state troopers found that Vitale, who had children ages 4 and 6 in his car, was intoxicated and failed three sobriety tests.

Felony DWI Indictment

Hugo A. Ramirez Amaya, 44, of 3 Olin Drive, Spring Valley has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on a felony drunken driving charge.

Zugibe stated that on Dec. 17, 2010, at about 8:38 p.m., Ramirez Amaya was involved in an accident on Dutch Lane in the Village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley police investigated the accident and found Ramirez Amaya behind the wheel of a car with the keys in the ignition and the motor running. Ramirez Amaya failed three sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol.

Ramirez Amaya faces a felony charge because of his January 2005 guilty plea to driving while intoxicated in Ramapo.

Cab Driver Indicted In Rape

Milton Tenesaca-Tenesaca, 23, of 15 Crispus Atticus, Spring Valley has been incident by a Rockland County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment in connection with an attack on a female passenger in a cab in Spring Valley in May.

Zugibe stated the attack took place in Tenesaca-Tenesaca’s cab in the early morning hours of May 29, behind a building at 255 Main St. After sexually assaulting the victim, the Tenesaca-Tenesaca drove off, Zugibe said.

The victim immediately went to Spring Valley police and reported the attack, with Tenesaca-Tenesaca.  arrested a short time later. 

Indictment: Fake Check Passed At Bank

Christopher O. Rogers, 19, of 2953 Kingslan Ave., the Bronx, has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on charges of fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with an Oct. 5, 2010, incident at the HSBC on Route 59, Nanuet.

Zugibe said Rogers attempted to cash a fraudulent check for $2,316.0

6 Months In Jail For Theft Attempt

Jesus Hernandez, 30, of Brooklyn, has been sentenced by Judge Charles Apotheker in Rockland County Court in New City to six months in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City after he pleaded guilty in April to third-degree attempted grand larceny.

Zugibe said that Jan. 13, at about 2:12 p.m. at TD Bank, 61 Route 59, Ramapo, Hernandez submitted a check withdrawal slip for  $4,200.  The check withdrawal slip was filled in with someone else’s name and account number.  He also provided a false New Jersey driver’s license to the bank teller.

Guilty In Theft of $1,500 Guitar

Alon Kim, 21, of 8300 Phillips Road SW, Lakewood, WA, has pleaded guilty in Rockland County Court in New City to fourth-degree grand larceny for the theft of a $1,500 guitar in South Nyack.
Zugibe stated that on Nov. 8, 2010, at about 1 p.m. at 14 Terrace Drive in South Nyack, Kim stole a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar. Sentencing is set for Aug. 29, before Judge Charles Apotheker.




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