29 May 2019
 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander


On May 29, 2019, the New York State Police in Liberty arrested, Matthew Spataro, age 19, of Yonkers NY for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (Class A Misdemeanor).  

Spataro was arrested as a result of a month-long investigation conducted by SP Liberty BCI and the Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit (CSAVU). The incident occurred in Glen Spey located in Sullivan County. Spataro is accused of grabbing the throat of a female victim against her will causing injury.

Spataro was arrested at his residence in Yonkers and transported to the State Police barracks in Haverstraw for processing. Spataro was processed and released with an Appearance Ticket requiring his return to the Town of Lumberland Court on June 11, 2019 at 7:00pm.


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