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Nanuet Man Arrested for Stabbing Service Dog with Large Knife in Spring Valley

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – On March 6, 2021, the Spring Valley Police Department investigated a complaint of a man who allegedly stabbed a resident’s two month old service dog in the neck with a large kitchen knife at the Gesner Gardens Apartment Complex.

The suspect who was known to the puppy’s owner then fled the scene. The puppy was quickly transported to a local animal hospital by its owner where it received numerous stitches to close the wound but survived the attack.

The ensuing investigation resulted in a 32 year old Nanuet man, Steeve Salomon, being charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, both of which are felonies. The suspect was already incarcerated at the Rockland County Jail by the time he was charged due to other very recent unrelated criminal matters.

 

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Ramapo and Suffern Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Theft of Hundreds of Gallons of Used Commercial Cooking Oil

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SUFFERN, NY – In the early hours of Thursday (April 15, 2021) morning a Ramapo midnight patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on Route 17 for Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. The officer observed evidence of a possible theft of used commercial cooking oil inside the vehicle.

Ramapo and Suffern Police Detectives responded and upon further investigation discovered that the three suspects had stolen hundreds of gallons of used commercial cooking oil from businesses in the Village of Suffern. The suspects were arrested and charged with the thefts in Suffern as well as possessing stolen property in Ramapo.

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Rockland Man Arrested for Selling Illegal Guns

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Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced the arrest of Darren Jemison, 36, of Nyack, NY for selling guns as part of an ongoing operation to get illegal guns off the streets of Rockland County.

In January of 2020, the Rockland County Drug Task Force and Town of Orangetown Police began an investigation into the sale of illegal firearms in the Village of Nyack. The task force conducted several undercover operations during which Darren Jemison sold several firearms to an individual. These illegal gun sales all took place in the area of the Nyack Plaza housing complex. The firearms purchased included 2 loaded Taurus 9mm pistols and a loaded Taurus .38 special revolver. Jemison was indicted by a Rockland County Grand Jury on charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, Criminal Sale of a Firearm 3rd, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. In December 2020, an arrest warrant was signed by Rockland County Court Judge Russo.

“The coordination between our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in getting illegal firearms off our streets and out of the hands of criminals is paramount in our efforts to end the gun violence that puts our community in danger.  We will actively pursue any leads regarding illegal guns and encourage any person with information to contact the police department or the Tip411 hotline”, said Orangetown Police Chief Donald Butterworth.

Jemison surrendered to the Orangetown Police on April 8, 2021 and was turned over to the Rockland County Sheriffs Office on an active arrest warrant for listed charges. Jemison was arraigned in Rockland County Court.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said,” As we see an increase in gun violence in our County, we have to commend the hard work of these officers who are out there combating this very dangerous issue. We will not tolerate gun violence in Rockland County.”

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