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(UPDATE) Five Home Burglaries Within Week In New City, Nanuet

Clarkstown police chief says homes on different streets were broken into during the late afternoon and early evening

 

Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan said five private homes were burglarized during the past week in New City and Nanuet. He said the break-ins took place at homes on Fenner Lane, Wilton Circle and Lafayette Drive in New City, South Middletown Road and Rinne Road in Nanuet. 

Sullivan told the town board on Tuesday that the burglar or burglars got into three of the homes through windows. He said small items were taken.  An earlier police report stated jewelry and cash had been stolen.

Sullivan said a safe was taken from the Lafayette Drive home but did not disclose its contents.  He noted that the burglary occurred through a rear window that was forced open. Sullivan said the home did not have an alarm.

“We believe this was a much more professional job,” he said.

The Lafayette Drive break-in happened after dusk sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. while the other homes were broken into during the late afternoon. Sullivan said it is possible that homeowners returning may have interrupted the burglaries.

He repeated earlier police requests for Clarkstown residents to report anything suspicious in their neighborhoods and pointed out that burglars do drive high-end luxury cars that may appear to belong in the area. Anyone with information about the burglaries should contact the Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800 or the TIPS line at 1-877-639-6233.

Some of the burglarized homes are near main roads such as South Middletown Road, Calvary Drive, Bardonia Road and Brewery Road. 

k l March 21, 2013 at 03:33 AM
you people are ridiculous. if you're that concerned about it why don't you come out in person and say something about it. its like you're in high school, enough with your bs no one wants to hear it. get a life and a job and stop blaming your problems on other people.that is all. reply all you want but I'm not going to answer because #1 i have a life outside of the computer and #2 I'm not wasting any more of my time on nonsense coming from ignorant liberal cowards.good night all and thanks to CPD and all other police officers for everything you do! be safe out there!
stephany March 21, 2013 at 03:58 AM
" where I said I do not know so I don't want to give you the wrong information that is NOT what you said what you actually said was "I am not sure of the ACTUAL NUMBER so I would not want to state the wrong number" to me that implies there is a number that is not zero, you just don't know it. it might be better that way. I never use caps but you need them.sorry done
stephany March 21, 2013 at 04:01 AM
another first timer. I got a better idea.. how about the cops make their case directly to the public instead of hiding behind their negotiator
Loves NC March 21, 2013 at 04:50 AM
I don't see anyone of the critics at any of the budget meetings. Why did you move to clarkst own? If you don't like it, move to Spring Valley.
Louie Toscalia March 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM
It takes guts to pull of such robberies especially with the amount of snow that has been on the ground that can leave behind car/van wheel tracks not to mention shoe and sneaker tracks. Another resident pointed out a few things: perhaps these robberies never took place b/c of the vagueness of details. New elections this year and a desire to balance and cut the next budget, the CPD is in jeopardy. Seemingly, these robberies are ammunition come next round of budget talks.
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Mike, I am sorry but while I completely agree with you about party line manipulation, there is a definite link between what the cops are paid and the performance of the Clarkstown PD and their pay/benefit plan. The higher the salaries and benefits, the fewer the cops and unless you feel that fewer higher paid cops are better than more cops getting paid less, there is a very important link. In addition, with 81 permitted days off, they are "off the job" more time than they are " on the job", proof further of the link, unless you believe that off duty cops perform better than cops on the job? That is not bashing anyone. You are confusing two different issues.
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Antonia Where did you go. We all want to hear the areas where you said Gromack can cut? You said Gromack can cut "plenty of areas". What are they?
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 01:44 PM
http://www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/justice_court_statistics.html I am wondering why the Clarkstown Justice Court has not updated their Statistics since 2009? You can see that the greatest number of cases in the court involve traffic violations and felonies are very few.. about 400 felonies out of a total of 26,000 cases. Why did they stop? Do we need $200,000+++ cops when the good citizens of Clarkstown are so law abiding? This is not cop bashing, it is reality? Perhaps PATCH'S ROBIN TRAUB can get this information uodated. We have a right to know.
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 02:18 PM
http://www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/police_statistics.cfm Police Dept. sttistics also very sketchy.
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Mike Hirsch, I am sorry but while I completely agree with you about party line manipulation, there is a definite link between what the cops are paid and the performance of the Clarkstown PD and their pay/benefit plan. The higher the salaries and benefits, the fewer the cops and unless you feel that fewer higher paid cops are better than more cops getting paid less, there is a very important link. In addition, with 81 permitted days off, they are "off the job" more time than they are " on the job", proof further of the link, unless you believe that off duty cops perform better than cops on the job? That is not bashing anyone. You are confusing two different issues.
heres a persepctive..a very visual one....in the "REAL WORLD" if a pilot is paid over 200,000 his responsibility would be no air crashs...its the kind of job that doesnt allow for a mistake...if a surgeon is making over 200,000 he or she too is put on a high degree of responsibilty....if a money manager is being paid an outragous amount of money they too are expected to preform to a higher level...so people??????here we have 52 very highly paid cops...who dont have to protect a intense city like NYC and makeless doing soo..so WHY DO WE HAVE 6 Robberies?this crime should have been solved ASAP!!!!!as we surely are paying for it
so maybe in reality we arent getting what we are paying for...it seems like it...
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 02:39 PM
According to police records, there were a total of 160 residential burglaries in 2010/2011. (page 32 of 2011 annual report) How many were solved? We don't know.
Watchdog March 21, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Some say "Don't blame the cops for the high salaries and outrageous benefits, blame the Police Union" Pretty hard to do when the cops ARE THE UNION.
I think the public sentiment is reaching a point that this town has allowed outragous demands by the unions to be allowed all at the expense of"JOE THE TAXPAYER"EVERY DOLLAR OF ADDED TAXES HAS A DOWNWARD EFECT OF PROPERTY VALUES..and all this BS about this area is safe is mostly due to the Demograhics of the population here.Not the traffic writting cops who always seem to beparked along the highways with their electronic reading devices..who needs people actually????place electronic readers everywhere like at the traffic lights in citys and send people citations!!!!!then lawyers will make a lot of money with their challenges!!!we need ROBO POLICE!!!!!!less vacation time...they drink less coffee...will free up parking spaces near all coffeeplaces!!!!and no outragous retirement costs except to dispose of the old electronics!!!!now we are talking!!!!!!!!!!
INTHEKNOW March 21, 2013 at 07:24 PM
No, it is not a fact. They are not the highest paid in the country. Not even the highest paid in Rockland County. Your car was not "robbed", it was likely unlocked and someone, possibly a kid took something from it cause you were to dopey to lock it. The cops came, (three of them in fact).. One stayed to take the report, the other two left, possibly to look for the bad guy, maybe to answer other calls. I guess you wanted them to stay and "spotlight" your back yard because everyone knows the bad guys stick around and wait for the cops to show up. If only the cpd had looked behind your shrubs, they would have found the guy. FACT - you assume things (the cops left cause they were getting off at midnight)... Guess what genious, the cops start at 11 am.. they were getting off at 7 am!! Any more facts?
stephany March 21, 2013 at 08:23 PM
"Guess what genious, the cops start at 11 am.. they were getting off at 7 am!! Any more facts? Guess what Genius.. you aint one.. that is 20 hours
also..remember that poor old soul who froze to death at the palisades mall 2 years ago!!!!parked overnight for what one night or was it longer?and a NY CITY FIREMAN WALKING PAST THE CAR STOPPED TO SEE IF THE PERSON WAS OK..BUT SADLY HE WASNT.. so was any cop who patrolled the mall during that time given a reprimand for not seeing anything??/afterall there are also single female shoppers who walk to their cars alone...so as the mall is under juristiction of the cpd why did they not see a guy sleeping overnight in his car especially when at night there arent many cars..it should have caused suspicion...
Issy March 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Why would they rob a house looking for a gun that may or may not be there and may or may not work, when they can just go to a gun show and buy as many working guns as they like without a background check. Some 40% of gun sales in the US are done without a background check, yet we are held hostage by groups like the NRA who actively lobby to make our towns more dangerous by allowing criminals to legally buy guns.
willie 6 March 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM
and the RANTS and RAVES go ON and ON.
INTHEKNOW March 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Oh no watchdog, rumor has it those cops you hate may have cracked the case.... i doubt you will commend or congratulate them. Ill give them 300 days off if they catch all the crooks... go ahead, call it luck, dismiss their work...youre an angry bitter person
Watchdog March 22, 2013 at 02:17 AM
You remind me of that Sect that throws around the HATE word when someone presents them with embarrassing, indisputable facts. You and your ilk have a lot in common with that sect...both of you vote in groups and like to suck taxpayers dry. Tell me, how many of the 160 house burglaries in 2010 and 2011 have been solved.?
%^&7 March 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Whats so sketchy about it, numbers are numbers.
Watchdog March 22, 2013 at 01:07 PM
1) The total number of incidents don't add to the "details". 2) Breakdown of felonies and misdeamoners? 3) If I subtract the number of "arrests" from the total number of "incidents" it looks like the overwhelming activity of the cops involve traffic...about 97% in fact. 4) Year is missing. This is not the type of information I would expect from this highly paid police force. In fact, if you put this with th suppression of information from Clarkstown Justice Court, whose web site on has not been updated since 2009, , it looks to me as they are hiding the information.
Loves NC March 22, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Watchdog- You have too much time on your hands. Why dont you go to the meetings and express your concerns rather than hide behind a keyboard.
Randy Sussman March 22, 2013 at 02:24 PM
They got him!!!!
Watchdog March 22, 2013 at 03:45 PM
LOVES NC....Here is the problem with that. When we go to the meetings Gromack says he does not want to talk about the Police salaries and other items of concern about the Police. If you were there, you would know this. PATCH is providing a valuable service and citizen taxpayers are utilizing it to educate and inform.
Fred L March 22, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Can you stop about the notion that burglars are targeting houses of gun owners? I know some of these idiots are stupid, but do you really think they are that dumb? That is almost saying they are targeting houses with alarms.
willie 6 March 23, 2013 at 09:41 AM
a record # of comments ?
stephany March 25, 2013 at 02:18 AM
and sometimes even when you do

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