A traffic stop on the Palisades Parkway Monday led to the arrests of three Long Island men, including two from West Hempstead, who police say were found to be in possession of stolen property.
Dwayne M. Mills, 49, and Anthony S. Mills, 47, both of West Hempstead, and Damel D. Pruitt, 28, of Central Islip, were arrested on March 19 by New York State Police at Haverstraw and charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.
Troopers from the State Police barracks in Haverstraw executed a vehicle and traffic stop on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town of Clarkstown. Subsequent roadside investigation revealed that the three men were found to be in possession of more than $2,500 in merchandise allegedly stolen from the CVS drug stores in Stony Point, Garnerville and New City.
Due to thefts of a similar nature in the Tri-State area, Haverstraw State Police is cooperating with the CVS loss prevention division in trying to identify if these men were involved in these other cases too.
The three defendants were arraigned in the Town of Clarkstown court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail for Pruitt, $20,000 bail for Anthony Mills and $25,000 bail for Dwayne Mills. The defendants were ordered to appear in the Town of Clarkstown court Wednesday afternoon.
The following information was supplied by the New York State Police Department. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.