Police Arrest Three for Car Vandalism

Clarkstown police report 11 cars vandalized in the New City Condominuims and the Hamlets complex in Nanuet.


Clarkstown Police arrested three young adults on Tuesday at 3 a.m. for committing criminal mischief. Eight vehicles in New City and three in Nanuet had damage including broken tail lights, windshields, windows and side view mirrors.

A resident of New City Condominiums on Heritage Drive called police after hearing the sound of glass breaking and witnessed several males in the area. Eight vehicles were damaged in the parking lot. According to police, they arrested three young males and after an investigation identified at least three more damaged vehicles in the Hamlets complex in Nanuet. 

The suspects are all younger than 18 years old and live in New City, Central Nyack and Suffern. They were charged with eight counts of criminal mischief fourth degree, a misdemeanor; three counts of criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony, and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.  All three were issued appearance tickets returnable on Monday, October 1 in Clarkstown Justice Court.


Donna September 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Did you never have a children sneak out of a bedroom window, while you, being a "great parent", are sleeping so you can get up in the morning and go to work to support your children?
Donna September 20, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Wow, you guys amaze me! Right away, blame the parents....don't these kids, at 16 years of age, have their own minds? Most parents are asleep, getting ready to work in the morning. I dont know, maybe its me, but do you stay up all night to make sure your kids are staying asleep? Unfortunately the kids of today have change dramatically since we were kids, and no matter how good of a parent you are, your kids still have a mind of their own and are influenced by their friends 9 times out of 10. I dont know if any of you have teens, but you must be aware that their friends know better than their parents (from their point of view), and that they are far more likely to follow their friends than listen to their parents. smh
Wendy September 21, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Donna, I completely agree with you. Teenagers are very sneaky these days regardless of how we are on top of them. No parent ever thinks that it will happen to them. Well - that's what I thought too. I'm glad they did get caught and hope that the punishment fits the crime. This is not like smashing mailboxes with bats......so much more serious than that. I can first hand feel what it's like to be on the side of the one being vandalized. Too many teenage "crimes" happen without anyone knowing about it in these small towns.
Smitty Chesterfield September 21, 2012 at 06:06 PM
well donna, shake your head all you want but unlike these parents i hope you teach your kids some respect. parents should know who their kids are hanging around with. and if your saying kids have their own minds, then they should be influenced 9 out of 10 times
Donna September 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I brought my kids up to respect elders, which they do, and definitely not to sneak out of the house, but I found out recently one of them did sneak out...luckily she didnt cause any trouble, but when I found out, I was all over her and due to her punishment (you know, the good ole take the cell phone away, laptop, etc....) she hasnt done it again....that I am aware of!! My point is punish the boys for vandalism, not the innocent parents (if they are innocent and did not give them permission to be out).Short of putting bars on the windows and booby trapping the doors, once you are asleep, you really dont know what the kids are up to, and just hope they are using their brains instead of being influenced by their friends.


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