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Clarkstown PD Make Arrest in Valley Cottage Double Homicide

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VALLEY COTTAGE, NY – The Clarkstown Police Department has arrested an individual in connection with the May 26, 2020 Homicides of Wanda Castor, 63 and Kathleen Castor, 27 of Valley Cottage, NY. Robert C. Williams III, 32 of Hillcrest, NY, was arrested based on an investigation that spanned multiple states and included numerous law enforcement agencies. Mr. Williams has been charged with the following offenses, 2 counts of Murder 2nd (felony), Criminal Possession of Weapon 2nd (felony) and Criminal Contempt 1st(felony). He was arraigned via video conferencing in Rockland County Court on May 30, 2020 and remanded to the R.C. Jail.

District Attorney Tom Walsh said, “As we struggle living through a pandemic, the very core of Rockland’s way of life was rocked on May 26 upon hearing the news that Wanda Castor and her daughter, Kathleen Castor were brutally slain in a senseless act of rage and violence. Our sympathies go out to their family and most importantly to baby Anastasia, who was left at the scene unharmed but without a mother and grandmother. Rockland will not stand for these acts of violence. We will ensure justice is served. I commend the fantastic work of the Clarkstown Police Department and all the other agencies working to bring justice to this family.”

The following Law Enforcement Agencies have assisted the Clarkstown Police Department Detective Bureau in this extensive investigation:

NYPD Intelligence Division and Scuba Unit
Rockland County District Attorney
Rockland County Crime Analysis Center
Westchester County Crime Lab
FBI
ATF
Ramapo PD
Spring Valley PD
Haverstraw PD
Rockland County Sheriff Computer Crimes Task Force
Rockland County Solid Waste Authority
SUEZ Water

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Breaking: Haverstraw Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit & Run

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HAVERSTRAW, NY – The Haverstraw Police Department has announced the arrest of Sugundo Landi-Lucer (pictured), 43-years-old of Queens, New York in connection with the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in the early the morning of November 23, 2021 on Route 9W in the Village of Haverstraw.

The victim has been identified by family members as beloved longtime resident 82-Year-Old Juan Alberto Germosen
Reporting below via Ramon Soto of El Sol Newspaper. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Juan Alberto Germosen. 🙏

 

Sugundo Landi-Lucer will be arraigned today on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in a death.

 

Press Release from the Town of Haverstraw Police Department 

 

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Village of Spring Valley Employees Indicted on Felony Charges

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SPRING VALLEY EMPLOYEES INDICTED ON FELONY CHARGES

Indictments Are Part of the Evergreen Fire Investigation

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh announced the indictments of two Village of Spring Valley building department employees. A Rockland County Grand Jury handed the indictments as a result of the continuing investigation into the fatal fire that occurred in March at the Evergreen Adult Home in Spring Valley.

Defendant Raymond Canario, 45, was indicted on 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, and 3 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree.

Defendant Wayne Ballard, 64, was indicted on 1 count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, 1 count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, and 1 count of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said,” These indictments are a result of the continuing investigation into the fatal fire that claimed the lives of a volunteer firefighter and a resident of the Evergreen home. My office continues to work hard, following through on our commitment to leave no stone unturned in this tragic incident.”

Arraignment dates have not yet been provided for either Defendant.

The case is being prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Dugandzic and Supervising
Assistant District Attorney Ryan Sweeney.

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