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Cars Vandalized In New City, Bardonia Nanuet

Clarkstown police get more than 20 complaints of cars damaged over the weekend.

More than 20 residents of New City, Bardonia and Nanuet woke up Sunday morning to discover their cars had been vandalized.

today say they are seeking tips from anyone who may have information about damage done overnight Saturday into Sunday to 15 cars in New City, three in Bardonia and three in Nanuet.

Rocks were used to break windows in at least 15 incidents, according to Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni.

The damage:

13 rear windshields broken

5 front windshields broken

3 driver side windows broken

1 passenger side window broken

2 unspecified windows broken

2 driver side mirrors broken

If you have information or saw something suspicious that could be connected, call Clarkstown police at 845-639-5800.

Brenda M July 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Kim - Please put in a FOIL (Freedom of Information) request to Town Clerk, Justin Sweet, asking how many police cars were on patrol during the time period these incidents took place and where they were located during this time period. This is information that the public should have and is something that if the press was playing the role in our society that our forefathers expected would have already been obtained by the media.   To the editors of Patch and the Journal News I suggest that you obtain this information in the public interest!    How many cars were on patrol?  Were they parked or cruising the streets?
Watchdog July 13, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Don't hold your breath Brenda, even if Kim were to FOIL this information we would not get it. She can appeal the request to the FOIL APPEAL OFFICER....none other than AlEX GROMACK, who signed off on 7 years of double digit compounded raises for the CPD after saying several years ago that the CPD salaries were outrageous.
Watchdog July 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM
There was a serious incident of vandalism spreading across at least an hour of time and so far the Clarkstown Police have been unable to determine just who was responsible for this very costly crime spree. A short press interview with the Chief of Police Sullivan indicated that it was "youngsters on a rampage, that is all all we know" . Fact is that he does not know it was a group of "youngsters" since no one has been apprehended. The total dollar amount of the damage is not known or reported. Twenty cars at $2,000 per car is $40,000 pf damage nit kncluding the time and further expense taxpayers incur getting their cars fixed. This is a very serious crime spree and when taxpayers inquire (not accuse) as to the location of patrols during the time of the crime spree, they are met with a barrage of "you hate cops" or "leave the cops alone" or "stop picking on cops, they cannot be everywhere" . I will point out that no one accused the cops of anything, a simple question was asked and taxpayers have a right to know. Were the usual amount of patrols out that evening and if so where we're they? We should not have to resort to FOIL Requests every time we inquire about a police incident. The Press, as BrendaM aptly points out should do its job and inquire of the police. We have a right to know and Chief Sullivan has the duty to tell us.
Clarkstown life July 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM
why don't you ask your question at a town board meeting where the chief attends. almost certainly won't need foil there..... these blogs are not the forum...especially if you have thin skin and can't take the 'barrage of you hate cops'; $2000 / car ???? did you get those numbers where you got your cpd time off numbers????
Watchdog July 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Did the cops catch thesecriminals yet? How about an update from the PATCH?

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