Man Charged With Making Threats

Published on June 05, 2013, 5:37 am
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A Bronx man was arrested Tuesday, accused of threatening to stab and cut his ex-girlfriend, a Suffern woman, and her boss, authorities said.

William Vandenberge of 3400 Bronxwood Avenue was taken into custody in the Bronx about 06:10 a.m. by Suffern police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn said.

Vandenberge, 45, is accused of threatening the woman — whose identity was not released — twice in September, Osborn said, noting that he made a call to the woman’s boss, making similar threats.

Investigators found that Vandenberge was wanted by at least two other law enforcement agencies and that warrants had been issued for his arrest. In Monroe, NY, he faces charges in an unrelated incident during which he is accused of making similar threats. In Yonkers, he has been charged with driving while intoxicated, Osborn said.

Vandenberge has a lengthy criminal history that includes four felony and three misdemeanor convictions, Osborn said. He has served time for robbery, attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and grand larceny.

In Suffern, he has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal contempt and three misdemeanor counts of second-degree aggravated harassment.

“This is the kind of criminal that needs to be off of our streets,” Osborn said. “He had been eluding numerous departments for months and has had the victim fearing for her safety.”

Vandenberge was held without bail Tuesday in the Rockland County jail pending a future court appearance. It was not known if he had obtained an attorney. A telephone number listed for his Bronx address had been disconnected.

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