Cops Answering Burglar Alarm Arrest Resident on Drug Charges

Clarkstown police answering an activated alarm ended up finding a stash instead of a burglar.

Called out at 9:25 p.m. June 7 to a New City residence, the responding officers reported they saw an open door. They checked the place and found no burglar—but they saw drugs lying on the dresser in a bedroom.

A further check of the residence revealed crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said. The resident, Jena Vasquez, 25, was was arrested and charged with:
  • criminal possession of narcotic drugs with the intent to sell 3rd (felony),
  • criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell 5th (felony),
  • criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th (misdemeanor),
  • criminal possession of marihuana 2nd; weight more than 16 ounces (felony);
  • criminal use of drug paraphernalia 2nd (misdemeanor). 

She was arraigned at Clarkstown Justice Court June 8. Vasquez posted the $1,000 bail and will return to court June 12. 

Concerned Worker June 12, 2014 at 07:15 AM


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