BREAKING: Spring Valley Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Homicide on North Myrtle
On December 29, 2022, at approximately 1:10 AM the Spring Valley Police Department responded to the area of 55 N. Myrtle Avenue for a report of CPR being conducted on a subject because of an unknown medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers quickly located the caller and an apparently deceased male on Johnson Street, adjacent to 55 N. Myrtle Avenue. Spring Hill Ambulance and paramedics also responded to the scene. The victim was identified as 52-year- old Luis Pinduisaca-Villa of Spring Valley.
The investigation revealed that the caller had nothing to do with the original incident and just happened to come across the male lying in the street while driving home at that time. The investigation also revealed that the victim had what appeared to be knife wounds to his neck area. Spring Valley Officers and Detectives spent the overnight conducting interviews, gathering evidence and following leads which eventually lead to the arrest of 27-year-old Spring Valley resident Oscar Garcia-Garcia and 40-year- old Spring Valley resident Eustaquio Diaz-Guitierrez. The first suspect was in custody approximately 12 hours after the crime was committed.
Earlier today, each of the men were arraigned in Spring Valley Justice Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Exias, on an A-1 Felony, Murder in the second- degree charge. They were remanded to the Rockland County Jail.
The Spring Valley Police Department would like to thank Rockland County B.C.I., Rockland County Computer Crimes, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office, the New York State Police, and the Westchester County Police and most importantly the public for their assistance on this case.
While these arrests have been made, the investigation is still on-going, and the Spring Valley Police Department is asking anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious in that area, around that time, to please call the Spring Valley Police Department at (845)-356-7400.
Ramapo Man Faces Charges for Sexual Abuse of Child
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced today that a Rockland County Grand Jury has indicted Ottoniel Gomez-Martinez, 42 of Ramapo, New York, on one count of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child (PL Sec. 130.96), one count of Rape in the First Degree (PL Sec. 130.35(3)), one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (PL Sec. 130.65(3)), and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (PL Sec. 260.10(1)).
On February 2, 2023, Ottoniel Gomez-Martinez is alleged to have sexually abused and raped a seven-year-old female in his home.
District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II said, “As alleged, the defendant used his relationship with the seven-year-old victim to violate and sexually abuse her. The defendant will now be held responsible for his heinous actions, and he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must undertake all efforts to protect our children. They are the future.”
The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison on the top count. The investigation was conducted by the Ramapo Police Department with the assistance of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Unit. Supervising Assistant District Attorney Gerard M. Damiani III is prosecuting the case.
It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Police Investigating Human Fetus Discovered at Pumping Station in Nanuet
At approximately 2:25pm on Monday January 9th, 2023 the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Rockland County Sewer District reporting that a worker recovered what appeared to be a human fetus from a catch drain at the Pascack Pumping Station located at #169 Convent Rd in Nanuet, NY. The pumping station is checked regularly, and the fetus most likely entered the sewer system earlier the same day before it was discovered.
Officers from the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the location and confirmed that it was in fact a human fetus. Detectives from the Rockland County Bureau of Criminal Investigation also responded to the scene where they were assisted by the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The fetus was turned over to the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the fetus was approximately 18 weeks old. They were unable to determine the sex or any other characteristics at this time.
We would encourage the mother or anyone else with information, including relatives to come forward with any information. Tips can be called into the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 845-638-5500. All calls will be kept confidential.
For further comment or if you have any further questions, contact Sheriff Louis Falco at (845) 638-5466.