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U-Haul Slams Into House After Motorcycle Theft In Ramapo

Raquan Shakil Jordan was arrested by Ramapo police after slamming a truck into a home following a police chase.
Raquan Shakil Jordan was arrested by Ramapo police after slamming a truck into a home following a police chase. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
Mark Anthony Garcia was arrested after attempting to steal two motorcycles.
Mark Anthony Garcia was arrested after attempting to steal two motorcycles. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
James Grey of Spring Valley was arrested by Ramapo Police after attempting to steal two motorcycles from a home.
James Grey of Spring Valley was arrested by Ramapo Police after attempting to steal two motorcycles from a home. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
Ely Portillo Mendoza was arrested by Ramapo police for stealing two motorcycles from a home.
Ely Portillo Mendoza was arrested by Ramapo police for stealing two motorcycles from a home. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
Karl Lapeine was arrested after attempting to steal two motorcycles.
Karl Lapeine was arrested after attempting to steal two motorcycles. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
A home on Zuba Lane in Spring Valley was damaged when it was hit by a U-Haul when the driver was fleeing from police after stealing two motorcycles.
A home on Zuba Lane in Spring Valley was damaged when it was hit by a U-Haul when the driver was fleeing from police after stealing two motorcycles. Photo Credit: Google Map

This article has been updated.

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Three additional Spring Valley men have been arrested in connection with the theft of two motorcycles that led to a chase with Ramapo Police officers that ended with a U-Haul slamming into a home on Zuba Lane, according to Ramapo Police Det. Lt. Mark Emma.

Police received a call around 3 a.m. Monday from the homeowner that three men were stealing his two motorcycles. As officers arrived they saw the U-Haul traveling north on Remsen Road. The officers followed the truck and stopped it on Route 306 near Viola Road, Emma said.

When an officer approached the truck, the driver drove off at a high rate of speed on Viola Road towards Spring Valley. As the chase ensued, the U-Haul attempted to turn onto Zuba Lane where it left the roadway and slammed into a home, Emma said.

The driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Two other suspects were found in the back of the truck, along with the two motorcycles, a 2013 Suzuki 400cc and a 2012 Yamaha 250cc.

The men, including Karl Lapeine, 19, of Spring Valley, and Ely Portillo-Mendoza, 16, of New Hempstead, were charged with felony grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal mischief.

Additional arrests related to this case following an investigation include:

  • Raquan Shakil Jordan, 27, driver of U-Haul, of Spring Valley
  • Mark Anthony Garcia, 19, passenger, of Spring Valley
  • James Grey, 22, passenger, of Spring Valley

The three were charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal mischief.

All five men are currently being held at the Rockland County Jail on bail.

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