Oct. 26, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Ronald Clare Greenland (DOB 02/24/63) of Mount Vernon, NY was found guilty after a jury trial before Judge Susan Cacace of:

  •  one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, a class “A-1” Felony,
  • one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony
  • one count of Attempted Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, a class “C” Violent Felony
  • one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,

On Nov. 8, 2016, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Greenland was attempting to steal rims from a truck at a car dealership located at 175 North Bedford Rd. in Mount Kisco.

A Westchester County Police Officer was on patrol when he spotted a suspicious green Honda Odyssey van in the parking lot of the dealership. It had previously been reported stolen.

The officer pulled over the van at a traffic light but then the defendant sped off. A high speed chase ensued. Greenland then stopped the van on Knowlton Avenue, left the vehicle and began running. The officer chased him through backyards eventually catching him on Dickson Lane in Bedford.

A physical struggle began where Greenland attempted to stab him several times before he was subdued and taken into custody. The knife was recovered at the scene. The officer’s bullet proof vest had slashes in the chest area where the Greenland attempted to stab him.

Greenland faces forty years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 19, 2017.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Hochheiser, Deputy Chief of the Homicide Bureau.

Ronald Clare Greenland

Ronald Clare Greenland

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