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Rockland County Drug Dealer Wayne Hicks Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Participation In February 2021 Assault

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Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WAYNE HICKS, a/k/a “Weez,” was sentenced to 17 years in prison for drug trafficking and violent crimes, including a brutal beating and robbery of a victim in New City, New York, on February 28, 2021.  HICKS pled guilty on August 25, 2023, in White Plains federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, one count of Travel Act Assault, one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, who imposed today’s sentence.

HICKS, a marijuana dealer, directed two separate acts of violence to support his drug business.  First, in November 2020, after a marijuana dealer who worked for HICKS was robbed, HICKS arranged for a co-conspirator to shoot one of the robbers.  Second, in February 2021, after JORDAN WOODBINE, another marijuana dealer who worked for HICKS, was robbed, HICKS contacted his brother, co-defendant DWAYNE HICKS, to arrange retribution.  Thereafter, DWAYNE HICKS lured a victim, who the conspirators believed had participated in the robbery of WOODBINE, to a residence in New City, New York, where DWAYNE HICKS and multiple other assailants, including TNAIYA WILLIAMS, BRIAN THOMAS, and WOODBINE, physically attacked the victim.  At times, WAYNE HICKS monitored the attack over video chat.  The assailants forced the victim to strip naked, stole his belongings, including a quantity of marijuana the assailants believed the victim had stolen, then beat the victim with a baseball bat, belts, and their hands and feet, and repeatedly slashed and stabbed the victim with a large knife.  The victim ultimately fled after being left, naked and covered in blood, in a pile of snow.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), the Clarkstown Police Department, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, and the Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of special agents and task force officers from the FBI, U.S. Probation, New York State Police, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York City, Westchester County, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Greenburgh, White Plains, Peekskill, Ramapo, and Clarkstown Police Departments.

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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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