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Woman Charged With Hitting Bar Worker, Kicking Cop And Damaging Police Car in Nyack

23-year-old Middletown resident accused of using her high-heel shoes to punch holes in roof of Orangetown patrol car.

A Middletown, NY, woman who refused to leave a Nyack bar after closing time is accused of hitting a bar worker, spitting at and kicking a police officer and using her high-heel shoes to damage a police car, according to Orangetown police.

Heather A. Lockowitz, 23, of 473 Ingrassia Road, Middletown, is charged with criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct after a 4:25 a.m. Sunday incident at  Main St.

Police said a Black Bear Saloon employee asked Lockowitz to leave because the bar was closed, but Lockowitz punched the woman and pulled her hair. Police said town officers went to the bar and Lockowitz continued to act in a disorderly manner and yell obscenities.

Lockowitz, in the process of being arrested, spit in a police officer's face and kicked the officer, according to police. Town officers took Lockowitz to Orangetown police headquarters in Orangeburg and on the way the woman kicked holes in the roof of the police car while she was in the back seat, police said.

The cost of the damage to the police car is uncertain. However, police said the misdemeanor criminal mischief charge against Lockowitz could be upgraded to a felony when repair bills for the police care come in.

Lockowitz was released to a friend who posted $500 bail pending a hearing in Nyack Village Court on Feb. 28.

rickaccountant February 06, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Great idea! Drunk driving check points in Nyack. it will never happen as the OPD would have to be involved and it might hurt their cronies' business.
elizabeth February 06, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Well, it doesn't hurt to try. The majority of the population of our village wants it. We need to get the mayor and trustees to petition the SLA for an earlier closing. The SLA said they would consider this application. The Orangetown Chief of Police said he would back up any effort on this behalf.
Eric April 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Scotty were you there?
tony chestnut April 22, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Someone kept ringing my doorbell at 2 in the morning. Happens all the time. Sometimes they even leave little gifts like condoms, cig butts, and vomit. Clearly this has nothing to do with the bars. Probably just shoppers stopping by to say high and leaving a token of their appreciation.
Scotty April 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM
No Eric...was not there. So you must wonder how I can be so descriptive of an incident that I petsonally did not see. I've seen this many times however and it NEVER ends good. I've seen drunk drivers pulled out of cars totally wrecked without a scratch yet the other driver and friends injured beyond description. Don't worry or dwell on who was or wasn't there...story and endings are the problem.

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