Cops: Yorktown Teens Park in Handicap Spot without Sticker, Stay in Park after Dark

They were scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Feb. 28.

Three Yorktown teens, who had parked in a handicap spot, are due in court next month to answer charges that they were in a park after dark, Yorktown police said. 

Police said the male, 19, and two females, ages 17 and 19, had parked in a handicap parking spot in Junior Lake Park on Jan. 21 at about 5:38 p.m. Police said the vehicle did not have a handicap sticker and the three teens were in the park after dark. 

The two 19-year-old teens were charged with loitering in park after dark, a Yorktown town code violation. The 17-year-old teen and driver of the vehicle was charged with loitering in park after dark and parking in a handicap space, Yorktown town code violations. 

The three teens were released and scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Feb. 28. 

john farnsworth February 02, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Miss Wilson see my above comment to Ricki Chantel, they weren't arrested, they were just issued tickets. Where does it say that they arrested them for parking in a handicapped spot? Good Lord!
Nancy Wilson February 02, 2013 at 03:33 PM
John - yes they were arrested. Go read the police blotter on the Yorktown police dept website
Ricki Chantel February 03, 2013 at 06:19 AM
The police report says all three "were arrested at the scene". These were 3 kids in a park whose only "crime" was being there after dark. Again I will say they should have been given a ticket for parking in handicap space and sent on their way . Do they really need to be traumatized for nothing?
Ricki Chantel February 03, 2013 at 06:57 AM
And the time of the arrest according to the police report was 5:38 PM! This is so ridiculous. I feel for them and their parents to have to deal with an arrest and a court appearance for NOTHING.
john farnsworth February 05, 2013 at 06:02 AM
They weren't physically arrested and put in cuffs and then brought to the station and fingerprinted, they were issued appearance tickets and released on the spot for comitting a VIOLATION, NOT A CRIME. You can't get fingerprinted for a Town code violation. An "arrest" for a town code violation does NOT go on one's record because it is NOT a crime (misdemeanor or felony). Only a penal law or VTL arrest can go one's record. You and Nancy are comparing apples and oranges. You can also get "arrested" for walking your dog off the leash under the Town code. The same thing happens if you go to FDR state park and are in the park after hours or walk your dog off the leash, you would be issued a ticket under state park rules and regulations (9NYCRR). Oh the humanity, they were "arrested" for being in the park after hours. What a travesty of the law! (sarcasm)


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