Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

“Them shiney gold coins

Sure looked bright and jolly

I took the money home and I gave it to my Molly.

She promised and she swore that she never would deceive me

But the devil’s in the women and they never can be easy

Musha rigum duram da

Whack-fo the daddy-o

There’s whiskey in the jar.”

– Irish folk tune

I used to only worry about Dick and Perry when I went up to the Catskills. Now I worry about the women of Monticello. No, not you, Chaya Sarale, Rivky and Shaindle. I’m talking about you, Niaka, Monique and Elizabeth. Beyond the bungalows, the village is a mysterious and dangerous place. Some recent items from the Times Herald-Record.

MONTICELLO — (Aug. 26) A Monticello woman… stole $600 from a man after she was paid for sex, police said. Niaka Brown, 39, is accused of taking money from a 24-year-old Brooklyn man Monday, while he was parked on Park Avenue. She was sent to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bail.

MONTICELLO — (Aug. 26) A Monticello woman robbed an elderly man and, when arrested, fought with a police officer and attempted to kick out the windows of a patrol car, police said. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, an 82-year-old man reported that Monique Morrison, 47, came into his apartment… went through his pant pockets [and] stole $180. When Officer Michael Davis tried to arrest her, she began to fight. He used pepper spray to subdue her. She is in Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

FALLSBURG — Police have arrested a Monticello woman because they say she broke into a residence in South Fallsburgh and stole copper tubing. Elizabeth Ortiz, 35, is facing charges of burglary in the third-degree, a felony. She is also charged with the misdemeanors of petty larceny and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. She was sent to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.