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Ramapo Police Arrest Two Men for Burglary

Ramopo Police arrested Anton Naumkin of Suffern and Michael Punch of Pomona Wednesday.

Ramapo Police interrupted a burlary in progress Wednesday, leading to the arrest of two Rockland County Men.

Ramapo Detectives, with aid from the Anti-Crime Unit and patrol officers, discovered the burglary after finding what they called a suspicious vehicle parked on Kupperman Lane in Monsey.

Anton Naumkin, 27, of Suffern and Michael Punch, 25, of Pomona were observed leaving 73 Carlton Road with copper and wiring contained in a large bag and a recycling pail. Both men fled when approached by police.

Anti-Crime officers arrested Naumkin on Carlton Road. Punch led police on a foot chase through a wooded area between College Road and Kupperman lane before being apprehended by Ramapo Detectives.

The suspects were charged as follows:

  • Burlgary 3rd degree (Class D felony)
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd degree (Class E felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th degree (Class A misdemeanor)
  • Possession of Burglar Tools (Class A misdemeanor)

Punch is currently on parole and was remanded without bail. Naumkin, already out on bail in connection with a January 2012 burglary arrest, was remanded on $50,000 bail. The case will go before the Rockand County Grand Jury next week. 

Rob September 01, 2012 at 12:28 AM
A tiger does not change it's strips. Have a great life behind bars. You earned it. Congratulations to both of you. All over a few bucks for copper wiring. Probably less then $100. It's also sad that there is no law preventing the scrap yards from accepting this stolen property. These jerks would not have been doing this if nobody was going to give them money. They do this crap in Newark and other areas all the time. Destroy vacant homes for a few hundred bucks creating tens of thousand of dollars of property value loss and nothing is done to the scrap yards who accept this stuff. They are the silent partners in crime.
Marcos Mess September 01, 2012 at 01:51 AM
How do you propose the scrap yards distinguish between the scrap being brought in?
Rob September 01, 2012 at 04:47 AM
That would be a great job for the "experts" to figure out....Perhaps you need to show photo ID, and be registered, and some sort of background check, be over 21 years of age (well perhaps that may not help)....and perhaps common sense from the scrap yards...Character judgement goes a long way. Would you buy say a TV off the back of a truck from some dude sitting on the side of the road. ? It's probably stolen....The lack of any legal regulations causes Urban Decay...The problem is not so much in Rockland but spend some time in Newark, East Orange and Irvington (NJ) and you will see....
Rae September 02, 2012 at 03:18 PM
They are both heroin addicts. They would cut their own mother's throats to get high. I hope Anton rots especially.

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