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Swatting Incident at Target in the Spring Valley Marketplace

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – Swatting Incident at Target in the Spring Valley Marketplace

UPDATE (11:00pm) via Spring Valley Police Department

On 12/10/2020 at approximately 1735 hrs, the Spring Valley Police Department received a phone call from a male in the Target Store at the Spring Valley Marketplace who stated he was armed, had multiple hostages, and placed explosives throughout the store.

The Spring Valley Police Department immediately dispatched units to the location and the incident turned into a multi-departmental operation being lead by the Spring Valley Police Department.

The Target Store was evacuated and cleared by agencies on scene as well as numerous Canine Units from throughout the state.

Once the Target Store was deemed safe of any immediate threat, the store was re-opened as well as the rest of vehicular and pedestrian traffic to the Spring Valley Marketplace. Although the investigation is currently pending, it appears that the initial call was a “swatting” incident.

We would like to thank the following agencies who assisted in this operation; Clarkstown Police Department, Town of Ramapo Police Department, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, M.T.A. Police, South Nyack Grandview Police, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.), Spring Valley Fire Department, Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps, and Rockland County Paramedic Services.

 

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(8:30pm): Target is now open. Spring Valley Police Department will be issuing an update shortly.

There are no hostages or injuries at the Target store at this time – Clarkstown Police Department

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BREAKING: Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies are currently operating at the Target Store at the Spring Valley Marketplace.

Video sent to us shows officers performing searches inside the target.

Police are asking the public is to stay clear of the Spring Valley Marketplace until further notice. **We will update this post as more information is available. **

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Matthew Ryder, Retired Orangetown PD Detective, Named Director of Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force

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NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced retired Orangetown Police Detective Matthew Ryder as the new Director of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force. Director Ryder brings more than thirty years of law enforcement and narcotics investigative experience to his new position. He will be tasked with combating the deadly opioid epidemic that has killed over 100 Rockland residents in the past two years.

Ryder started his law enforcement career with the Nyack Police department in 1990 and after the disbandment of that agency, he was hired by the Orangetown Police Department in 1991. He has distinguished himself as an extremely well-respected detective and has received numerous awards and commendations for his outstanding police work and investigations. For the past five years he was assigned to the DEA Task Force in the Hudson Valley Region. While assigned there, he supervised numerous large scale drug investigations and built a rapport with local, state and federal agencies in our area. Those relationships will be an essential part of his new assignment and to our common goal to work together with multiple agencies in order to expand the size and scope of narcotic investigations.

The Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force is an investigative narcotics unit that consists of investigators of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, participating Rockland police departments and an agent from the Department of Homeland Security.

District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh, II. said, “I’m so pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Ryder as the new director of the Drug Task Force. Matt brings experience, knowledge and respect that will enable him to work with law enforcement and the community.  He is a leader committed to serving the residents of Rockland County and the communities impacted by drugs in their neighborhoods. He will lead our multi-agency unit to fight against the opioid epidemic that plagues our county. “

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Clarkstown PD Investigating Assault and Robbery on Ridge Road in New City

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NEW CITY, NY – On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at approximately 7:20pm, officers from the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the vicinity of Ridge Rd and Rt. 304, in New City for a report of a male assaulted.

An adult male was found at the location by officers, he was unclothed and had suffered visible injuries to his body. The victim told responding officers that he had been assaulted by several assailants, after which they stole the vehicle he traveled in.

The vehicle is described as an early 2000¶s 4DSD Honda Accord, grey in color. He was treated at the scene and transported to an area hospital by New City Ambulance and Rockland Medics.

The facts known to us at this time, do not lead us to believe the public is in any immediate danger.

VIDEO OF THE SCENE Via Rockland Video

 

 

The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate this assault and we ask if anyone has information to please contact them at (845)639-5840.

You may also submit an Anonymous Tip via the “RockalndCO DA” TIP411 app (available in the App store or google play). Text Keyword ROCKLANDCODA to 847411, add a space, type in your tip information and hit send.

Video of the crimes below via Rockland Video Productions, NY

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