Teen Displays Air Powered Rifle
Police arrested a 19-year-old Yorktown resident and charged him with possession of an air gun in a public place, a town code violation. The arrest stems from a March 13 report at 12:34 a.m. that there was an altercation in progress at the Chestnut Shell gas station. Allegedly the teen had displayed the air powered rifle to other people at the gas station. The rifle was confiscated at the scene. The defendant is due in court on May 12.
Teen Arrested for Staying After Dark in Park With Female
Police arrested a 19-year-old Yorktown resident, for remaining in a town park after dark, a town code violation. On April 6 at 10:45 p.m. officer Garcia was on patrol when he observed an occupied vehicle parked in the Sparkle Lake lot. Police said the defendant was in the car with a 16-year-old female and had remained in the park after dark. Both parties were issued appearance tickets to answer said charge on May 3. They were released on their own recognizance.
Harassing Letter Sent by Mail
Police arrested Ronalds M. Robinson, 72, from Jerrico and charged him with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. On March 21 at 6:35 p.m. a Field Street resident appeared at police headquarters and reported that he received a harassing letter in the mail. Officer Griggs was assigned to investigate and revealed Robinson had sent the letter in violation to an order of protection. On April 7, he voluntarily appeared at police headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to appear in court on April 12.
Burglar Arrested and Charged with Several Felony Charges
Police arrested Dwayne R. McDonald, 27, from Ossining and charged him with several felonies. His arrest stems from a March 22 burglary investigation, alleging that the man had unlawfully entered a Field Street resident’s garage and stolen property from the vehicle. Following the investigation, McDonald was found in possession of two stolen credit cards, a 2000 VW Jetta that was reported stolen from an Ossining resident and to which he intentionally caused more than $1,500 worth of damage.
The defendant was held at the Westchester County Jail on an unrelated charge and on April 7 at 8 p.m. he was transported to the Yorktown Police Department and arrested on the following charges: second degree burglary, third degree criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and second degree criminal mischief. He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $50,000 and was due in court on April 12.
Two Men Steal 16 Brake Rotors
Police arrested Joseph M. Crawford, 29, and Sean M. Gunther, 28, both of Verplank and charged them with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanors. On April 6 at approximately 11 p.m. a Croton Lake Road resident reported to police that two males had just stolen several brake rotors before fleeing the scene. 15 minutes later officer Bobker saw the described vehicle traveling west on Crompond Road and stopped the vehicle. Investigation revealed the men had stolen 16 brake rotors valued at $100. Crawford was released on $500 bail, while Gunther was remanded to the Westchester County Jail after being unable to post bail. Both defendants are due in court on May 10.
Drunk Driver Arrested
Police arrested Andrew B. Lewit, 44, from Irvington and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated and having a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, misdemeanors. On April 7 at approximately 11 p.m. police received a report of a single vehicle auto accident on Lexington Avenue. Officer Rapisarda was assigned to investigate and revealed the driver was drunk. The defendant was processed at police headquarters and released without bail to a third party. He is due in court on May 10.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
Police arrested Michael D. Anton, 19, of Ossining and charged him with unlawful possession of marijuana. On April 8 at 2:15 a.m. officer Dipietrantonio observed a vehicle, which had an inoperable headlamp, and conducted a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed Anton was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and is due in court on May 10.
Girl Returned to Juvenile Facility After Discovered in Yorktown
On April 7 at 2:39 a.m. police received a report that a 15-year-old female was at the Courtesy Gas Station for three hours. The girl was staying with a friend in Peekskil and after argument the friend dropped her off at gas station. The teen came from a juvenile facility at Orange County for kids with parental problems. She was returned to the facility, police said.
Building Material and Debris Dumped at Yorktown Car Wash
On April 8 at 9:25 a.m. police received a report of dumping at the Yorktown Car Wash. The claim was based on the garbage found and closed circuit cameras. Police said building material and debris were dumped during more than one trip the suspect made. Investigation to continue.
Problem with Estranged Husband
On April 8 at 5:51 p.m. a Lexington Avenue resident called police and reported that her estranged husband was trying to get in her house or take her car. Since her residence is located in the town of Cortlandt, the matter was turned over to state police to follow up.
Kids on ATVs at Gas Station
On April 8 at 8:48 p.m. police received a call about two kids who were on ATVs at the Hunterbrook Pump Station, 2400 Mill Pond St. The area was checked but the kids were gone upon police arrival.
Food Left in Toaster Sets off Alarm
On April 9 at 8:14 a.m. police received a report from a CVS employee that the fire alarm was activated but there was no fire at this time. The employee told police the toaster oven was smoking. The Yorktown Fire Department was dispatched and determined that food was left in the toaster.
Soda Splashed at Yorktown Store Window
On April 9 at 9:10 a.m. police received a report from Plaza Nails that the store windows were being covered with dirt. They told police someone had thrown a carbonated sugary drink at the window and that it was not the first time it had happened. It was cleaned up before police arrival.
Employee Forcibly Touches Woman at Work
An employee at a Yorktown pizzeria was arrested after he forcibly touched a woman on April 10 while making suggestive comments to her, police said. , 60, was charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor. Police officer Lawrence Paniccia made the arrest after he responded to the call originating from Nonna's Pizzeria, located at 367 Downing Dr. The defendant allegedly "touched the intimate parts of a female victim while making suggestive remarks.” He was processed at police headquarters, released on his own recognizance, and was due in court on April 12.
Allowing Dog to Run at Large
Police arrested a 35-year-old Yorktown Heights resident and charged her with allowing dog to run at large, a violation of town code. The arrest stems from a March 8 complaint from a resident who reported that a dog ran out in front of her vehicle. Investigation by animal control officer James Waterhouse revealed who the dog’s owner is. On April 11 at 1:45 p.m. the woman was arrested after being served with criminal summons. She is due in court on April 26. UPDATE: The matter was withdrawn by the Town Prosecutor before any plea or full disposal of the case. The defendant did not have to appear in court.
Teen Suspended From School After Pot Smoking Allegation
On April 8 at 12:05 p.m. police received a report that a student was smoking marijuana at the BOCES Fox Meadow Campus. Police said a 16-year-old Hastings-on-Hudson resident ran away from a staff member. Police did not find evidence of marijuana. The teen was suspended from school for five days.
Water Bottles Thrown at Cars
On April 10 at 5:56 p.m. a woman called police reporting that someone had tossed a water bottle at her windshield while she was driving with her children in the car. She said she was driving on Route 6 and Hill Boulevard and got the license plate of the car in question. Officer Doerr spoke to the operator accused of throwing a water bottle who denied the allegation or responsibility. No was was hurt and there was no damage to the vehicle. The woman who reported the incident didn’t want to pursue it further. On April 11 at 7:24 p.m. a man reported to police at the headquarters that someone had thrown a water bottle at his car. There were no damages or injuries. The cab driver, who allegedly threw the water bottle, denied doing it. There is no connection between the two cases.
Man Arrested for Failing to Obey Stop Sign and Driving with Suspended License
Police arrested Houman Khaleeli, 29, from Peekskill. On April 11 at 1:50 a.m. while on patrol, officer Garcia observed a vehicle failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of East Main Street and Rt. 6. A traffic stop revealed the man had a suspended license. He was charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and disobeying posted stop sign, a traffic infraction. Khaleeli was released on $300 bail and is due in court on May 12.
Woman Passing Stopped School Bus, Arrested on Other Charges
Police arrested Jennifer M. Kaplan, 50, from Croton on Hudson after she was stopped for allegedly passing a stopped school bus on April 11 at 11:46 a.m. Police said further investigation revealed he was driving with a suspended license and had an unregistered motor vehicle. She was released on $100 bail and is due in court on May 12.
Failure to Appear in Court
Police arrested on April 13 at his residence in Jefferson Valley for failing to appear in court. On March 22 a bench warrant was issued for the man who skipped a court appearance to answer charges of a criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. He was released on $500 bail and was scheduled to appear in court on April 19.