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Archive for February, 2013

Stony Point man charged with DWI, injuring a driver held on $100G bail02.25.13

Michael Coyle, 45, of Stony Point man was ordered held on $100,000 on charges of seriously injuring another driver while driving drunk. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday in Haverstraw Justice Court.

Coyle was released from Nyack Hospital on Monday for arraignment on a felony charge of driving drunk and causing a head-on crash with another vehicle in which the daughter of the former Stony Point supervisor suffered serious injuries. He had been held police custody at Nyack Hospital following the crash on Route 9W at 5 p.m. Friday. He had been in serious but stable condition following the crash, police said.

Alysoun Sherwood, 48, a former Stony Point resident now living in Highland Falls, underwent seven hours of surgery at Westchester Medical Center. She remained hospitalized on Monday.

Hospital spokesman David Billig didn’t return telephone call for comment.

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Yeshiva rabbi in Spring Valley charged with assaulting student, 1002.25.13

Rabbi Meilech Spitzer, the principal of a major religious school in Spring Valley, has been charged with assault, accused of slapping a 10-year-old student in the face several times.

Spitzer is charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and accused of intending to physically harm the child. Spitzer slapped the victim “numerous times on the left side of his face and left ear,” according to the complaint.

A message left for Spitzer at his Brooklyn home has not been returned on Monday. Spring Valley police declined to return telephone calls for comment.

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Nanuet man indicted on charges of threatening to kill officials02.25.13

Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, of Nanuet man was indicted Monday on charges related to possessing weapons and making anti-government comments on Facebook that police contend included threats to kill state officials, members of Congress and supporters of President Barack Obama.

Mulqueen said on his public Facebook page that he was “anxious to start killing various public officials” and wanted “all followers of President Barack Obama dead,” calling them “traitor scum” and declaring “death to them all,” Clarkstown police said after arresting Mulqueen on Wednesday.

Police searched Mulqueen’s residence on Freedman Avenue in Nanuet and found body armor, two rifles, two rifle bayonets and about 100 rounds of ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50-caliber armor-piercing bullets, known as tank busters, police said. The officers also seized a rifle scope, a sword and a metal knuckle knife.

Mulqueen faces one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of making terrorist threats, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of harassment.

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