Most Read Police and Fire Stories in 2012

The stories include a Yorktown bank robber, brothers shooting at hunters and identity theft attempt.

Police and fire departments in Yorktown were busy serving the community during 2012. Here is a sampling of most read stories.

Police: Two 'Smile Spa' Workers Charged with Prostitution

Two massage parlor employees in Mohegan Lake have been charged with prostitution after they allegedly offered to perform a sexual act during a police undercover operation. Read more here.

A 26-year-old Bronx man was arrested for attempting to withdraw thousands of dollars from another person's bank account. Police said the man assumed the identity of a TD Bank account holder and attempted to withdraw $3,500 in cash from a bank teller. He was unsuccessful when the bank teller became suspicious. Click here to read more.

Update: Yorktown Police Locate Missing Peekskill Man

A 26-year-old Peekskill man, whom police were searching for after a possible abduction, was found at his home where he was suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The man was later arrested for lying to Yorktown police and making a false written statement. Click here and here for more details.

Police: Man Forcibly Touched Woman's Butt at Murphy's

An upstate New York man is accused of forcibly grabbing a woman's butt while they were both patrons at Murphy's Restaurant. The woman alleged the defendant had first touched her thigh and about 15 minutes later allegedly grabbed her butt. The man was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. Click here to read more.

Yorktown Brothers Shoot at Hunters Who Wander on Their Property

Two Yorktown brothers faced felony charges after they shot in the direction of two hunters who wandered on their private property while tracking an injured deer. Police said the men shot numerous rounds from a shotgun and rifle in the direction of the hunters to scare them off. The firearms were located at the residence and turned over to the police. No one was injured. Click here for the story.

Police Search for Jefferson Valley Bank Robber [Updated]

Yorktown and Westchester County police officers used search dogs to comb the Jefferson Valley area in search of a man who robbed a TD Bank branch. Police said the man threatened he had a weapon got away with cash in a robbery at the bank just off Route 6. He had passed a note to the teller saying he had a handgun. Click here for more details. Click here for more details on the arrest of the Yorktown man who was charged with the robbery.

Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace's son was arrested for stealing a vehicle from the Kohl's Department Store parking lot located on Route 6 in Cortlandt and driving it while his ability was impaired by drugs. The Environmental Conservation Police spotted the car on State Route 301 in the town of Phillipstown and 19-year-old Henry Grace was stopped and arrested in connection to the incident. Click here for more details.


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Evan Bray December 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM
As a taxpayer who funded a 6 hour police search for Mr Jeter with police helicopters and spotlights and a roadblock that scared the bejesus out of the Mohegam Lake community, I'd sure like to know what the rest if the story is. An we FOIL the Yorktown/county PDs for more info? Did he fake his abduction? Were other people involved? Was there really an assault or was that fake? How much does it cost a police helicopter to circle above and flash that huge beam all around?


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