Chester man arrested after tussle with police in Rockland County


NYACK – A Chester man has been arrested by Orangetown Police following an incident on Thursday, February 20 at an office on Cedar Hill Avenue in Nyack.

Police said Kim Vasquez, 39, allegedly entered an office there and refused to leave.

He then demanded that a worker give him her jewelry, phone and removed several credit cards from a wallet in a desk.

When police arrived at the scene, he began a physical altercation while being interviewed and tried to remove a firearm from one of the officer’s duty belts and continued to fight with officers while being placed under arrest.

Officers from several jurisdictions also responded and were able to assist in subduing Vasquez.

He was found in possession of the stolen credit cards and a hard white powdery substance alleged to be crack cocaine.

Vasquez was charged with attempted robbery, attempted criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of assault, burglary and grand larceny, all as felonies.

He was also charged with the misdemeanors of forcible touching, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with a violation of disorderly conduct.

Vasquez was remanded to the Rockland County Jail pending a future court appearance.

Two Orangetown officers were injured during the altercation.


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