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Press Release: Long Island Man Pleads Guilty To Felony In Connection with Online Predator Sting

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Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced today that Daniel Waxman, 56 of Cedarhurst, New York pleaded guilty to Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree (PL 110.00/235.22) before the Honorable Kevin J. Russo on April 4, 2024.

The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) works on a daily basis on behalf of our most vulnerable victims and to hold criminals accountable, while being sensitive to the unique needs and dynamics associated with these types of challenging cases. The Rockland DA SVU is headed by a highly experienced prosecutor with specialized knowledge and training necessary to handle cases involving victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office has been a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force since 2020. ICAC Task Force is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces, representing over 5,400 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The mission of the ICAC Task force is to identify individuals who are attempting to lure children to meet for sex or those disseminating child sexual abuse materials (CSAM).

The case was investigated by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations, Town of Ramapo Police Department, and the Nassau County Police Department. The defendant is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Kevin J. Russo on July 2, 2024.

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RPD Detective Bureau Arrested Three Individuals In The Theft Of Edible Bamboo

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The Town of Ramapo Police Department Detective Bureau arrested three individuals “stemming” from two incidents of the theft of over $3,000.00 in edible bamboo from the yard of a residence in the Village of Wesley Hills. The first incident occurred on 05/11/2024 when two suspects stole bamboo. On 05/20/2024, the two suspects from the first larceny returned with a third suspect, and again over $3,000.00 in bamboo was stolen. The defendants, all from Brooklyn, NY, were charged with Grand Larceny, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Trespass. They were arraigned in Wesley Hills Court and released pending a future court date.
*It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Security Cameras Catch A Burglary In Progress Ramapo Police Department Were Called

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at about 3:00 a.m., the owner of a business located within the Village of Airmont contacted Ramapo Police. They reported receiving an alert from their business’ security cameras and observed an unknown person inside the building. An astute RPD officer viewed the video and was able to identify the suspect by the clothing he was wearing. Later that morning, the 27 year old male from Spring Valley was located and found to be in possession of property stolen from the commercial building. He had other miscellaneous items in his possession at the time of his arrest and these items were taken into evidence. He was charged with Burglary 3rd, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th and Petit Larceny. He was arraigned by Judge Schoenberger of the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and remanded to Rockland County Jail en lieu of $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at about 5:00 pm, a second business owner in the Village of Airmont reported seeing a person on their security cameras enter their building and steal an item from a box located in the hallway of the building on May 21, 2024 at about 5:15 am. After reviewing the video, RPD officers were able to determine that this suspect was the same 27 year old who had been arrested earlier that date and that he had been in possession of the stolen item at the time of his arrest.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the suspect was charged with Burglary 3rd, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd and Grand Larceny 3rd degree on the second incident. He was processed at Rockland County Jail and issued an appearance ticket for a future court appearance.
*It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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