On April 27, 2015 at approximately 0500hrs the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call of an unconscious victim in the southbound Sunoco gas station. (This station is located along the southbound lanes of the Parkway, south of Interchange 1 in the Englewood Cliffs NJ Section). On arrival, officers discovered a male victim with a serious head injury. EMS arrived and transported the victim to Englewood Hospital Medical Center where he was treated and later released. The detective bureau was notified to investigate the origin of the injury as the victim was found unconscious and limited to no information was available on the original incident.
Dlt. Roman Galloza #345 contacted the victim, Mr. Mordlhy Ovdiya and conducted interviews into the circumstances surrounding his injury. The victim stated that he contracted the defendant, a Mr. Binyomin Belsky, as a livery driver. On that evening, after being driven to various locations in Rockland county, Mr. Belsky stopped at the southbound Sunoco station where he went to sleep in the southern most parking spot in the gas station. Mr. Ovdiya remained in the back seat during that time. After approximately two hours, Mr.Ovdiya had entered the Sunoco gas station to use the bathroom. During that time, Mr. Belsky woke up, started the vehicle, and began to leave the area. Mr. Ovdiya observed Mr. Belsky starting to leave and then tried to get back in the vehicle. At this time, Mr. Ovdiya became caught on the passenger door. Belsky exited the gas station at a high rate of speed with the victim still attached to the vehicle. Mr. Ovdiya was dragged outside the vehicle approximately 150 feet then fell face first on the exit ramp of the southbound Sunoco station and laid unconscious until a gas station customer notify the police.
On Sunday, May 31st 2015 P.O. Richard Dey #359 was traveling northbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway near the State Line Lookout when he observed Mr. Belsky driving next to him in the right lane. P.O. Dey initiated a motor vehicle stop, properly identified Mr. Belsky and placed him into custody on charges of 2nd degree Assault by Auto.
Mr. Belsky was remanded to the Bergen County Jail on $100,000 bail with 10% option.