ROCKLAND COUNTY (VINnews) — Ramapo police arrested eight men in Monsey on Passover. The arrests come just days after Albany authorized Rockland County officials to crack down on large gatherings.
Late Thursday morning, Ramapo PD was advised by a neighbor of a gathering at Congregation Shaarei Chesed, located at 92 North Saddle River Road in Monsey, NY.
A Ramapo officer was already in front of the location and additional Ramapo officers responded to assist.
The initial officer confirmed that State and Local orders with respect to gatherings were being violated, including the most recent order issued by the Rockland County Health Commissioner prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 individuals.
Ramapo officers on the scene arrested 8 adult males, all from Monsey, New York.
All 8 men were released on appearance tickets without bail.
Ramapo Police Department notified the Rockland County Department of Health and the Town of Ramapo Building Department of the incident.