Ramapo Police Swiftly Arrest Two in New Square Vehicle Larceny Spree, Authorities Commend Collaborative Effort

As previously reported by Monsey Scoop On February 26, 2024, the Ramapo Police Department received multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles within the Village of New Square.

The Ramapo Police Investigations Division conducted an investigation that revealed two individuals had entered unoccupied vehicles in the overnight hours and stole various items including US currency. The investigation also revealed that they had attempted to enter a residence but were unsuccessful.

On the evening of February 26, 2024, the suspect and vehicle used in the crimes were located by the Rockland County Sheriff Office Patrol Division as reported by Monsey Scoop.

That suspect, a 33 year old male from Allentown Pennsylvania, was placed under arrest. He was arraigned in the Village of Wesley Hills Court and turned over to the custody of the Rockland County Jail on $25,000 bail.

On February 29, 2024, the second suspect, a 26-year-old male from Suffern NY, was located by Ramapo Police detectives and placed under arrest. He was arraigned in the Town of Ramapo Court and turned over to the custody of the Rockland County Jail on $25,000 bail. Both men were charged with one count of Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, 1 count of Grand Larceny 3 rd Degree, multiple counts of Petit Larceny and multiple counts of Conspiracy 5 th Degree and Conspiracy 6 th Degree.

Michael Specht Town of Ramapo Supervisor states, “I want to commend the Ramapo police officers and detectives for their outstanding work in investigating these crimes and swiftly arresting the suspects. The safety of all our residents throughout the Town of Ramapo remains our top priority. Thank you to our partners in law enforcement and the Village of New Square for working with RPD to successfully conclude this investigation.”

The Mayor of New Square Israel Spitzer states, “The Village of New Square would like to thank Supervisor Specht and the Ramapo Police for their dedicated efforts and quick arrest in this case. We are grateful for the collaborative effort that took place between Ramapo patrol officers, Ramapo detectives, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, New Square Emergency Services, and the Village of New Square Office of Emergency Management as well as our residents who provided video footage. Every inch of our Village is under video surveillance, and we have a zero-tolerance policy on crimes against our residents. We thank G-d for keeping our Village residents safe and for the partnership that we have with local law enforcement.”

It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilt

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