Police: Man Struck in Head by Metal Flashlight Outside BJ's

Police arrested 44-year-old Jorge J. Lopez, of the Bronx, with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

  • Editor's Note: The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. 

A Peekskill man was taken to the hospital on Monday after another man struck him in the head with a metal flashlight, Yorktown police said. 

Police investigation revealed 44-year-old Jorge J. Lopez, of the Bronx, struck the victim several times in the head with a metal flashlight during an altercation outside the main entrance BJ's Wholesale Club at around 8:08 p.m. 

He then fled the scene in a silver Cheyrolet but his vehicle was stopped by police on the Taconic State Parkway at around 8:25 p.m.

Lopez was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

The Peekskill male victim was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital by Lake Mohegan Volunteer Ambulance Corps for treatment of head injuries, police said.

Lopez was released him on $2,500 cash bail and was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Thursday, Feb. 21. 

Teleman February 21, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Right from the liberal playbook LOL- I pointed out your previous errors and lack of knowledge on the subject of firearms and you make like it never happened and move onto the next- criticism. May I suggest a basic firearms manual to familiarize yourself with proper firearm terminology? Comical if it wasn't so sad.
Teleman February 21, 2013 at 03:03 AM
I love the whole "constitution is a flexible document" nonsense. Yes, it can be changed and amended through a Constitutional convention and that's not a simple thing- because the founders forsaw that short sighted nutballs would want to add to it and change it on a whim. The truly sad thing here is that innocent lives are being used to push forth a socio-politcal agenda- and those people are either so narrow minded or just plain stupid, that they refuse to look at the REAL root causes of violence- destroyed education system, parentless gang-banging children, the welfare state, children being prescribed antidepressants, violence in the media and video games. These are the common threads that should be looked at for REAL violence reduction results. The anti-gun laws have proven time and again ( look at chicago) to be the LEAST effective. But you don't really want to help solve the problem do you? Lets focu on the inanimate object, not whats behind it.
GC February 21, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Some people, like Teleman, get it. The rest, it’s not that they don’t get it, actually, but that they reject it. For the life of me, I can’t understand why. Is it fear, indoctrination? Or maybe (as has been said) “[Freedom isn’t passed] to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Look up who said it yourself. Either way what Tom is trying to express is that the constitution grants the government both enumerated and implied powers. Yes, yes, yes we all understand that the forefathers couldn’t for see every eventually of the future and expected that, for the government to operate, prudent changes would have to be made. But the liberal mind-set takes that to the extreme, they claim the constitution is a “living breathing document” (it’s not), that should be interpreted as necessary. Sorry, but the goal of the constitution isn’t to empower the government, it’s to limit it.
GC February 21, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Now, are responsible gun owners shouting for the right to own bazookas or machine guns? NO. There are already numerous limits and regulations regarding guns on the books. But what you are proposing goes beyond constitutionality. Again, typical liberal, “if we just have more regulations, give the government more power, more money, we can solve all our problems”. It’s Sad, really. Is society so impotent in the face of aggression? So unable to take responsibility for our individual lives and actions, that we have to punish the law abiders because of the law breakers. All these laws are ineffectual; we can only enforce them on those that live within the law, not on those outside the law. It’s a sure sign that a teacher has lost control of a classroom when he has to give everyone detention because of the actions of a few. By the way, how old are you Tom, since you speak as if you’ve spoken personally to our founders? In the end it’s a waste of time. Like I said, it’s not that you don’t get it, you reject it. Freedom, that is.
Teleman February 22, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Look at where the pathetic anti-gunners are they're telling women to urinate and vomit on themselves to avoid being raped- we are in a new reality of stupidity for sure


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