On April 17, 2014, at 4:33am, the Ramapo PD received a call about damage to a car in a Hillcrest area parking lot. Shortly thereafter, we received a report of a car accident involving an overturned car on the New York Country Club golf course near the corner of Hempstead Road and Brick Church Road. Officers who responded to both incidents learned that the two were related. Ramapo officers located three males walking on Hempstead Road in the Village of New Hempstead. A witness identified them as being involved in the initial incident. One of the males, later determined to be the driver of the overturned vehicle, was transported by ambulance and admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of a head and eye injury sustained in the motor vehicle accident. As a result of the initial investigation by Ramapo police officers and detectives, the following charges were lodged against these suspects:
Eduardo Rodriguez, 20 years old, from Queens, New York, was charged with (PL 120.14) Menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was arraigned before Judge Schoenberger and remanded to the Rockland County Jail. He is due back in Ramapo justice court on May 6, 2014.
Nilson Mazariegos, 24 years old, from Spring Valley, New York, was charged with (PL 120.14) Menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. He was also charged with (VTL 1192.3) Driving While Intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor. Mazariegos was the operator of the 1999 Toyota Camry that fled the scene and overturned on the golf course. Mr. Mazariegos is due in Ramapo justice court for arraignment on these charges at 2:00pm on May 13, 2014.
The menacing incident allegedly occurred outside of El Tucanazo Restaurant and Bar, 308B North Main Street, where the suspects and victim had a verbal altercation.
The accident is being investigated by the Ramapo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit. The Toyota Camry is believed to have been involved in two additional accidents while fleeing the scene of the menacing. The accident investigation in ongoing at this time, as is the investigation into damage inflicted upon the victim’s vehicle. When the investigation is complete, additional charges may be filed against one or more of the suspects involved.
If any member of the public witnessed any of these incidents, or had any further information pertaining to our investigation, they are asked to contact the Ramapo Police Department Investigations Unit.