Police Continue Search For Car Vandalism Culprits

The vandalized cars were mostly parked on the roadside on Middletown, Brewery and Germonds roads

At Tuesday night's Clarkstown Town Board Workshop meeting, Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan gave an update on cars that had recently been vandalized.

"Last Sunday, we received numerous reports, over 20, of criminal mischief in vehicles in New City, Bardonia and the Nanuet area," said Sullivan. "Not all of them, but most of these vehicles were parked on the street. The damages were done mostly with rocks, however, there were some mailboxes taken down and thrown through the windows."

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

"The rocks were thrown, sometimes three of them, at cars damaging both the hoods and the doors and breaking the windows. It was pretty much a mess," said Sullivan. 

He added that the only report they received was from residents that said they heard some noise around 1 a.m. but they didn't look since they thought it was thunder or fireworks. 

"The criminal mischief was along the Middletown road area corridor, but they spread on to Brewery road and down Germonds Road," said Sullivan. "It sounds like a couple of youngsters went on a rampage but that’s what we have so far."

 are seeking tips from anyone who may have information. 

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.

wow littleclarkstowner....a question whats the name of your seeing eye dog? because youtownies have the thickest blinders on in exsistence..your thinking the townie way is keep raising the taxes....us employeees are awl entitled to whatever we canscalp off the taxpayers...so typical backwoods...remember this is Amercia...freedom of speech...get a life clownie
I was at a resturant last nite..next to our table where people talking about the outrageous cost of Guess what?? today you dont have to go very far to hear the distaste for this area.. one lady asked her friends.."what is more dangerous?a volunteer firefighter running into a apartment or home to see if there is anyone in trouble ..trying to navigate the smoke and heat...OR a cop pulling over a car for a possible traffic thing with back-up..with their hands on their holster?..She was I think referring to the big apartment fire in Spring valley where over 10 fire departments came to the aid to help ....then she said...I dont think any of those volunteers get paid for their Heroic Actions..Now that is how many people really think....
Clarkstown life July 16, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Howie....you continue to be painfully ignorant
Watchdog July 16, 2012 at 01:47 PM
How true That is. There seems to be a cop car in the Nanuet park and ride "doing reports" or eating lunch every time I pass by. Contrast the difference between the firefighters and the cops who are still looking for the perpetrators of the 20 car crime spree.
Anthony July 16, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Please stop comparing volunteer firefighters with police officers as a way to make your argument about the high salaries of the CPD. I have been a volunteer for almost 30 years in Rockland. We are two very different entities. In my opinion, Rockland has either been lucky or too busy turning a blind eye to the dying RC volunteer fire service. A paid or part paid system should have been in place years ago, especially during the daytime hours. I can guarantee you that if we were paid, you would all forget how "honorable" and "brave" we are and would instead be complaining about how we "sit around the firehouse all day washing trucks", etc etc, while getting over on the poor taxpayer.
I may agree with you lifer!!! I should NOT have patronized a local eatery!!!from now on we will go over the border to New Jersey!!..no big deal...the local places wont miss our business
and antony what i typed isnt an arguement it was a fact!!!!!I agree with you about the excessive high salalries..and I dont understand you trying to hinder my compliment of the great volunteer fire department..whats your issue? cant people say nice things? wow antony..and you really sit around washing trucks? amazing hobbie you have
VinnyfromCongers July 16, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Please stop beating the 81 days off drum. It is incorrect. If you are unhappy, begin with your town board. You also have a say every November and every school and library vote.
Anthony July 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM
No, we don't sit around washing trucks all day. Just like the cops don't sit in parking lots all day. And I don't dislike compliments, unless they come from someone who quite cleary would be the first in line to attack us if we, "the brave volunteers", were to start collecting a salary and benefits from the Town of Clarkstown. I'm quite sure we would be in your crosshairs. I'm impressed, though. You only used 5 exclamation points and 3 question marks in that post. Nice job!
Anthony July 16, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I've seen plenty of police officers risk their lives running into burning buildings, without the equipment or training that firefighters have, to look for "anyone in trouble". Shame they had to leave thier parking lot for that, huh, Clownpayer?
Watchdog July 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM
OK Vinny, you list them. My bet is that you will not do it. Just attacking thr info others supply without lusting yours is disengenuous.
Watchdog July 16, 2012 at 03:22 PM
ANTHINY, if you were making $20@,000 then YES, you would be attacked .
Think4urself July 16, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Clarkstown LIfe - Your ad hominen attacks on the messenger (Disgusted ...Taxpayer) means you can't counter his message with intellectual honesty-hence the insults. The angry taxpayer zeitgeist is not only in New City but prevalent throughout towns all across the United States. Overpaid civil servants(which I'm sure you are one) are bankrupting municipalities. California had three cities( and counting) go bankrupt within the last few weeks due government waste,fraud and unsustainable union pensions. This scenario is coming to a town near you, whether you like it or not. Stop arranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic and educate yourself on the fiscal tsunami that's on the horizon. The taxpayer reform movements are endeavoring to go beyond the rhetoric and ascertain viable solutions for this impending crisis.
VinnyfromCongers July 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM
30 vacation 12 holiday and 7 personal days. There, I listed them.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM
What NO SICK DAYS VINNY? Here is the truth Update your list Vinny 30 vac 24 sick 8 bereavement 12holidays 7 personal TOTAL IS 81 Days off THEY work 179 days a year. Rest is spent with their families, more time off than any other job I know of. And all this costs the taxpayer $200,000 per year percop! AMAZING that taxpayers put up with this.
Clarkstown life July 17, 2012 at 12:44 AM
'For yourself'.....don't flatter yourself with the flowery vernacular.....I can handle intellectual conversation....but the blogs are not the place for it......time and a place for everything....I am intelligent enough to know the questions and theories posted wont be solved in this forum.....however, it is an endless source of entertainment....keep on posting!
Reallynow July 17, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Watchdog, How do you base your alleged statement of this being "more time off then any other job as being fact"? Bereavement days, are for when a family member is deceased, so according to your statement every officer takes 8 bereavement days a year, what fact is that based on. Sick days are for when officers are sick or injured, do they all actually take 24 days sick a year as you are stating, and what fact is that based on. seems you are playing a shell game of numbers. What Vinny says is more in fact in line with what their contract says. I seem to remember reading about car larcenies at those commuter lots that you see them sitting in, but then again you are very vague how often you pass by them...... maybe their is a reason for that vagueness. Oh and please lets not act like their are no other jobs, or employers around that get or give some type of time off for when a family member dies.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 01:25 AM
The contract says they get 81 days. If they do not need 24 sick days then take it out of the contract. Can you give me a single instance of a company giving that much time off? If they did, they would be out of business. Many companies have 4-7 sick days and 3-4 personal days. After that you use vacation days and is usually us 3 weeks, not 6 weeks.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Vinny, where are you? Did you forget that cops get 24 sick days? Come to think of it if the cops need 24 sick days that sounds oretty sickly and they should not be cops. What do you think Vin?
Joe Public July 17, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Dog, the difference between private industry and Police Service is that the Police Dept has a minumum manpower requirement. That means a cop cant take personal or vacation days when he is sick because only a certain number of officers can take vacation or personal days on any given shift. Also, Im assuming that in your "private industry" job, you also get holidays? probably 12 or 13. Do you also get vacation days? I bet you do. And 8 bereavement days a year? perhaps but no one uses them unless(god forbid) a member of their immediate family dies.
there was an article in the NY Times.about 10 days ago.IT was about a city in this country that was about I believe 56 or 60 million in the red for their schools and they did what they had too..they are laying off close to 500 employees..the hard working people who pay taxes.Have to say ROCKLAND AND ALL ITS FAT TOWN PAYROLLS ARE A TRAVESTY.this area is a dot on football field in size..with salaries that make working for NYC and the state goverment a joke..Bottom line we just got the answer from the ratings people...we have failed..yet the towns give raises to clerk of the works etc etc..Heres a visual...if anyone went into a candy store and tried to walk out and forget to pay for a candy bar..they would most likely get arrested..in the real world a 1.00 means something..in rockland and its towns there is a disconnect.what rockland needs is one goverment for everything not redundent goverment destroying the people ..but guess what!!!most young people dont want to live here anymore!!!I dont blame them..fast forward like 5 to 10 years and this whole area will bankrupt itself...trouble is not one is standing up for the taxpayers...sad commentary..but what we see is what we have total dysfunction 200,000 police sargents?wait this must be Beverly Hills..even Alpine NJ the wealthiest zipcode in the country doesnt have salaries like this area..we live in fantasy island If I was a worker in this county I would be very worried!!about any pensions..this is not NYC..
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
NOT sure what you are getting at? If they do not need all those days then take hm out if the contract. Taxpayers are on the hook for them But the Union has them in the contract for a reason., 81 dys off a year is a TRAVESTY.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 02:44 AM
These cops are "on the job" less than 50% of the year. DISGRACEFUL...we CANNOT afford it but they just do not care. There is a word for it. SELFISH.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Joe, no one gets 81 days off a year, effectively working less than 50% of the year.
why is it relating to the topic of this article that we who do not accept over the top salaries get attacked here?yes its a dream to expect perfection and no crime when we have to pay salaries that are outta this world..highest in the nation..higher then those who run the entire state..BUT..if this was say a jewerly store.and we where customers .and where asking to buy a diamond ..and we bought say a D Flawless 3 carat for who knows 125,000 or more ..then thats what we would expect correct? Perfection..not a dull stone with lines in it...or a CZ...so simply..all we expect is perfection...whether its the employee who gets paid more than the rest of the country or a perfect diamond..soo simple..so if one is going to take the money..then give us total perfection ..if that is impossible..then we arent getting what we are paying for..
Think4urself July 17, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Surely your contradict yourself. If you weren't interested in intellectual and lively debate and solutions, why do you blog so frequently? How can my comments about an impending depression be construed as "entertainment"? It's obvious that you're a townie who is threatened by any idea that isn't sanctioned by the good ole boys club. Keep drinking the kool aide and you'll end up an insipid mind slave. Just remember "In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". George Orwell
9:32 am on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 SO ANYONE THINK THIS CANT HAPPEN?????THE COUNTY IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN...AND THE ALL THE LITTLE TOWNS ARE WEARING LIFE PRESERVERS.NOW THAT IS A FUNNY VISUAL...AND SOME ARE WEARING 2 OR 3 LIFE JACKETS..unless the pictures we see of those in carge are photoshopped la Grande!!! Yesterday, in an unexpected vote, the city council of San Bernardino, California declared bankruptcy. Joining Stockton and Mammoth Lakes, it becomes the third California city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection. As the Los Angeles Times reports, The unexpected vote came at the suggestion of the interim city manager, who said the city faces a $46-million deficit and depleted coffers. "We have an immediate cash flow issue," Andrea Miller told the mayor and seven-member City Council. Mayor Patrick Morris called the decision, passed on a 4-2 vote, a "stain" on the city. But he said the only other option was "draconian cuts" to all city services, including the police and fire departments.
reallynow July 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Maybe you got a bad copy of the contract, because it does not say that they get 81 days off a year, that is how you are playing the numbers. and many companies have even more then 4-7 sick and 3-4 personal and many companies have the option to give an employee off the time that they feel is necessary or fair, since they can do that.
Watchdog July 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Perhaps you can print your version? Lay it out forthe taxpayers instead of criticizing others. It will give you some credibility...right now you have none. I say it's 81and you say it is ........??????????!
Watchdog July 18, 2012 at 01:41 PM
REALLYNOW, We are waiting for you to post your version of the time off given to cops in their contract. I say 81 and gave a breakdown.Where is your information?


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