ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Rockland County.
- Officials from the Greenburgh Police Department announced on Wednesday that Spring Valley resident Tony Efese, 24, has been charged with felony counts of first-degree rape and robbery after a 21-year-old woman reported she was accosted at an Elmsford hotel to police.
- Rockland County, which has been aggressively collecting millions in back taxes, will start auctioning off 16 properties that are still in arrears Thursday, County Executive Ed Day’s office announced this week.
- Vandals smashed windows in four New City cars recently, prompting Clarkstown Police to remind residents not to leave any valuables in their cars.
- A pair of men from Rockland and Bergen County are facing up to four decades in prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar invoicing scam that defrauded a company from its health and retirement fund.
- The Rockland County Legislature voted unanimously this week to approve a local law that would ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in pharmacies and retail establishments that contain pharmacies.
- A bold move by American business magnate Warren Buffett shook up the Hudson Valley real estate industry Tuesday when his company, HomeServices of America, Inc., acquired Houlihan Lawrence.