Friday, April 29, 2011
Monsey NY: Pair Arrested Accused In Monsey Car Break-Ins
Two Spring Valley men have been charged with possessing property stolen from cars in the village and in nearby Monsey, town police said Friday.
Jerome Thomas Brown, 24, and Robert Wilmer Boone, 25, are accused of having a dozen cellphones, a wallet, a GPS unit and other items, Ramapo police said.
Officers arrested them Wednesday on a felony count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor count of possession of burglar's tools.
The tools were used to enter some of the cars, Detective Lt. Mark Emma said.
Some of the cars were not locked, police said.
Car break-ins and thefts from unlocked vehicles have been occurring across Rockland.
Many police departments report that unlocked cars allow thieves easy access to personal items left on seats and dashboards.
"We've made arrests in the past, and it restarts with different suspects," Ramapo Detective Sgt. Brian Corbett said.
Brown and Boone, both of South Madison Avenue, remained in the Rockland County jail in New City on Friday.
Boone was being held on $10,000 bail, while Brown was being held without bail, according to the jail.
Ramapo police recovered property believed stolen from cars when they arrested Brown and Boone, Corbett said.
Many of the cellphones had dead batteries.
"We're looking to reunite people with their property," Corbett said.
Anyone who believes property was stolen from their cars during the past two to three months can call the Ramapo Police Department at 845-357-2400 and ask for the Detective Bureau.