YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Jean P. Venero, a 20-year-old Mahopac male resident, has been arrested and charged after giving a false name during a traffic stop and driving with a suspended license on Sunday, March 1, according to Yorktown police.
Police said an officer was on patrol on Sunday, March 1 when he allegedly observed a black Nissan travel through a steady red light at the intersection of Route 6 and Sunnyside Street. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, later identified as Venero, was issued a traffic summons for passed red light and unlicensed operation and released at the scene.
Police said information was received from Carmel police department that Venero had given a false name during the Sunday, March 1 traffic stop. Venero was positively identified by the police officer who conducted the traffic stop, police said. The officer appeared at Carmel police department where Venero was being held on unrelated charges, according to police. The officer arrested Venero at the scene after a computer check revealed that Venero’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York State was suspended, police said.
Following processing at the scene, Venero was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a class A misdeameanor, aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, an unclassified misdeameanor, and the following traffic violations: passed light and unlicensed operation. He was issued an appearance ticket and traffic summons and released on $300 bail. Venero is scheduled to answer the charges in Yorktown Court on April 2 at 6 p.m.
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