Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shaul Spitzer Arrested for violating Court Order to keep away from Rottenberg's house



The 18-year-old New Square man charged with trying to murder a village dissident through an arson attempt was arrested this morning on a charge of violating a court order to stay away from the family.
Ramapo police arrested Shaul Spitzer after he left the Rockland County Courthouse following an appearance on felony charges of attempted murder, arson and assault.

Police today accused Spitzer of standing outside Aron Rottenberg's Truman Avenue house on Oct. 4 at 3:15 p.m. in violation of a court order to stay away from family members, their home and business, Ramapo police Detective Sgt. John Lynch said today.

Spitzer will be arraigned on the misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal contempt this afternoon in Ramapo Justice Court.
His lawyer, Kenneth Gribetz, could not be reached for comment.
Spitzer has pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and attempted murder based on accusations of trying to set Rottenberg's house in New Square on fire at 4:15 a.m. May 22.

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