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Man Arrested For Switchblade, Illegal Window Tint in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Somers man was arrested when police observed him operating his vehicle on Route 6 with excessive window tint on his car’s side windows, which led police to find out he was also not permitted to operate a vehicle in New York State, and was in possession of an illegal switchblade knife.

Police arrested the man, Christian Owen, 21, of Somers on Jan. 18 and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, illegal window tint and criminal possession of a weapon.

Owen was issued an appearance ticket to appear for arraignment in Yorktown Court on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. He was released on $200 bail.

Other news from the Yorktown Police Department:

-  Police said Carlos J. Diaz, 24, of Peekskill drove his car with heavily tinted front windows and when he was pulled over, officers also found out he had a suspended driver’s license.

Diaz was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and front window light transmittance less than 70 percent and driver’s view obstructed.  He was released on $100 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on March 1 at 6 p.m.

-  Leonard Czekaloski of Cortlandt Manor was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, after police said he removed merchandise with a total of $67,07 from a store display in Sears. Czekalowski was arrested and later released on $60 cash bail to appear in Yorktown Court on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.

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