911 Call from Daughter Leads to DWI Charge

April 2, 2013

Police say that they received a 911 call from the daughter of a man driving on the Long Island Expressway claiming that her father was drunk. When police sorted out the situation, they discovered that the vehicle was carrying two children, aged 12 and 14. Fearing that their father was intoxicated, the older daughter dialed 911 and alerted police. When their father pulled over onto the shoulder, the girls waved frantically at approaching police cars. […] Read On

New York Legislator Busted for Marijuana

March 18, 2013

A conservative state assemblyman has been busted for possession of pot. Reports say that Steve Katz, a Republican member of the Assembly from Hudson Valley, was stopped last week on the Thruway for speeding – allegedly traveling 80 miles an hour in a 65 mph zone. The trooper says that after he pulled Katz over, he noticed a “slight” odor of marijuana coming from the car. Police add that when he was asked if there […] Read On

Hazing Charges at Prestigious New York High School

March 6, 2013

The news this week included a report on an incident that allegedly took place at New York’s prestigious Bronx High School of Science. It indicates that three teenaged students have been arrested and charged with a number of offenses, including forcible touching, harassment, assault and hazing. The offenses, according to police, took place between December and February, and involved members of the school’s track team. The reports contain virtually no details of the alleged incident, […] Read On

Looting Charges from Sandy Fall Flat

March 2, 2013

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, charges of looting were rampant, and the NYPD utilized what have been called “roundup” techniques to make arrests in various neighborhoods. We’re not exactly sure what these techniques were supposed to accomplish, but the record thus far indicates that the Department may well have ended up making a host of arrests without any legal basis. Apparently, when notified that a particular area of the city, or a particular store, […] Read On

Building Super Charged with “Sexually Motivated Felony”

February 6, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how a relatively simple crime can escalate into a more serious one, read on. What follows is not the strangest story we’ve ever seen, but it certainly ranks high on the list. A resident of Rye, who lived alone with his Labrador retriever, felt on a number of occasions that upon arriving back at his apartment, someone had entered his home while he was out. Nothing was stolen, but he did […] Read On

House Arrest for S.I. Doctor Charged in Drug Sales

January 23, 2013

When we think about drug dealers – either those selling illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin, or those selling prescription drugs illegally – we might have a particular profile in mind. Our vision might be shaped by the level at which the dealer operates. But when it comes to “street” dealers, that is, those selling to the ultimate users, we might have in mind a profile that we think fits the circumstances. Maybe it’s the […] Read On

Flying While Intoxicated

January 9, 2013

A recent article reported that a pilot for a regional affiliate of American Airlines has been suspended as a result of allegedly being intoxicated just prior to taking the controls of a commercial aircraft. Authorities say the pilot had conducted preflight checks and was exiting the airplane when a TSA employee smelled alcohol when he passed by. The pilot was then given a breath test, which he reportedly failed. The curious aspect of the case […] Read On

DWI and Commercial Drivers in New York

December 26, 2012

A Kentucky many was charged over the weekend with driving while intoxicated. He was operating a tractor trailer in upstate New York. Police say that after the driver was pulled over and advised that he was under arrest for DWI, he resisted arrest, and a Taser was eventually used to subdue him. No other details were available concerning the incident. It does, however, provide us with the opportunity to discuss the specifics of drunk driving […] Read On

Surge Reported in Ecstasy Use

December 13, 2012

The use of various illegal drugs seems to ebb and flow over time. One becomes more popular, and then seems to fade from the news, at least in the short term. Ecstasy is no exception, and reports indicate that the use of the drug increased almost five-fold during the latter part of the 1990’s, then fell into a decline. About five years ago, there was a resurgence in the popularity of the drug, whose chemical […] Read On

Staten Island Cop Rape Charges Dropped 2012

November 19, 2012

Charges have been dropped against an off-duty Staten Island police officer charged with two counts of first-degree rape, after a grand jury last week refused to issue an indictment. Arthur Roldan was arrested earlier this summer on the rape charges, along with misdemeanor counts of menacing and assault. He was accused of twice sexually assaulting his former girlfriend, once at gunpoint and the second time by holding a knife to her neck. Roldan had pleaded […] Read On

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