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Mahopac Man Arrested for Forged Prescriptions

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- A Mahopac man was arrested for criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of stolen property.

Police reported that David J. Parish, 29, allegedly stole medical prescriptions from doctor's offices in Putnam County and possessed them at the Jefferson Valley Pharmacy. The Sheriff's department in Putnam County alerted the Yorktown police of this on July 25 and police investigation found that on June 17 Parish attempted to fill a stolen and forged medical prescription at the Jefferson Valley Pharmacy.

Parch voluntarily appeared at police headquarters on July 28 and was arrested. He was released on $250 bail and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Court on August 11 at 6 p.m.

Other news from the Yorktown Police Department:

- 22-year-old Thomas J. Degrazi of Shrub Oak was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding after he was found speeding his 2004 Acura on Stony St. When the vehicle was stopped a computer check revelead that Degrazia's NYS license was allegedly suspended. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown court on August 25 at 6 p.m.

- Michael H. Bernecker of Yorktown was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, no front plate, uninspected motor vehicle and registration not properly displayed. Police allege that Bernecker, 21, was stopped when police observed he was driving without a front plate and without his registration properly displayed. When he was stopped, police investigation found him to be in possession of marijuana. He was issued traffic summons, an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Yorktown Court on August 25 at 6 p.m.

- A Mahopac resident was charged with having a suspended registration after she was involved in a one-vehicle personal injury accident on July 29. Police allege that Shaden Issa, 22, drove a 2010 Volkswagen north on Saw Mill River Rd and Old Country Way where she was involved in the accident at around 6:30 p.m. A computer check at the scene revealed the vehicle's registration was allegedly suspended. She was taken by Yorktown Ambulance to Hudson Valley Hospital for the treatment of a head injury, before she voluntarily appeared at Yorktown Police headquarters at 10:20 p.m. She was arrested for the incident and was issued a traffic summons to answer the charge in Yorktown Court on August 25 at 6 p.m. before being released on her own recognizance.

- Thomas G. Cuparo, 46, of Yorktown was charged with criminal contempt after he allegedly sent a text message to a resident of Sultana Drive in violation of an order of protection. Police received a call from the resident on May 9, and Cuparo allegedly sent the message on May 7. On July 27 he voluntarily appeared at police headquarters and was arrested. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Court on August 9 at 6 p.m.

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