Headlines: Assault at juvenile detention center, illegal dentist pleads guilty, alleged bedroom surveillance
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Gregory Tompkins, a juvenile at an Orange County detention center, is now confronting several criminal charges following a violent episode last week. Allegedly, Tompkins used a shank to threaten and steal keys from a Goshen Secure employee, initiating a chain of assaults within the facility. Police reports indicate that Tompkins not only assaulted the aforementioned employee but also targeted a second staff member. Using the stolen keys, he gained access to another section of the detention center, where he attacked two residents. While several fights erupted among other inmates during the incident, no further arrests were made. Tompkins is currently held in Orange County Jail as authorities continue to investigate the incident and address the charges against him.
Cesar Masso, a 79-year-old resident of Queens, has pleaded guilty to charges of unauthorized practice of dentistry and assault in White Plains. His admission involved setting up an unlicensed dental business on Grand Street. Prosecutors detailed Masso's activities, alleging he performed tooth extractions and administered X-rays without proper authorization. As part of his plea agreement, Masso will reimburse his victims with a payment totaling $165,000. Additionally, he has been sentenced to serve one year of interim probation for his unlawful dental practices.
Matthew Ortiz was arrested by the Town of Lloyd Police Department in Ulster County for allegedly placing a camera inside an individual's bedroom without their permission or awareness. Authorities have charged Ortiz with unlawful surveillance and eavesdropping following the incident. He is set to appear in the Town of Lloyd Court tomorrow to address the charges against him related to the unauthorized surveillance case.