The Ramapo and Spring Valley Police Departments collaborated in bringing to justice a burglar wanted for seven overnight break ins at religious schools in Rockland County.
The suspect, a 34 year-old male, was caught after being identified in a taxi cab in Spring Valley, and arrested.
The burglar was then set back on the streets under the new Criminal Justice Reform laws, after having only been “advised to return to court later this month,” according to the Ramapo Police Department.
The rap sheet for the arrest is extensive, including charges with Burglary 3rd – Class D Felony (7 counts in Ramapo/1 count in Spring Valley), Grand Larceny 3rd – Class D Felony (1 count in Ramapo), Grand Larceny 4th – Class E Felony (1 count in Spring Valley), Petit Larceny – Class A Misdemeanor (2 counts in Ramapo) and Criminal Mischief 2nd – Class D Felony (1 count in Ramapo), Criminal Mischief 3rd – Class E Felony (3 counts in Ramapo).
Despite this, after being arraigned in a Spring Valley court, the judge was obligated to release the man on his own recognizance, with no bail taken.