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Yorktown Homeowner Fights Off Burglary Suspect

The suspect, Scott Vcheverria of Cortlandt Manor, has been charged with second degree burglary, a felony.

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

A 23-year-old Cortlandt Manor man has been nabbed by police and charged with the burglary of a Yorktown home Saturday morning, police said. 

Scott Vcheverria was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. 

When the suspect entered a Pine Grove Court home, he was confronted by the homeowner who fought with him, police said. When the homeowner started calling police, the burglary suspect fled the scene on foot and ran into a nearby wooded area, police said. 

The manhunt had officers from the Yorktown Police Department, New York State and Westchester County police searching for the suspect. Police did not say whether the man was armed.

Vcheverria was apprehended a short time later in Peekskill by Yorktown police officer Paul Grieve. He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. 

The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 25. 

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Summerbreeze September 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Yorktown isn't as safe as we think huh
Bob Rohr September 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM
No, it proves that having a professional Police Dept is a good thing when something unusual happens.
eyesonyorktown September 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM
We do have a professional police officers in the dept. maybe someone should tell the chief that. Good job to Yorktown finest and Thank You!!!
jac brycon October 09, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Cops in Yorktown are still way overpaid. Theres no rhyme or that ANYONE on that FORCE should be making over 100k/yr, plus their benefits,overtime and more detectives than 3 towns would need. Concidering the average homeowner in Yorktown who resided there more than 15 years has seen there home values plummet almost 25% and their taxes increase by close to 20%. Throw in the absurdity of tenured teachers making the same kind of money and its wonder anyone still living there to be policed or taught. These unions better wake up .

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