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Police: Speeding Stop Leads to Drug Charge in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Yorktown police officer made two arrests after pulling over a vehicle for speeding early Wednesday morning on East Main Street in Jefferson Valley, police said.

An investigation immediately following the 2:30 a.m. traffic stop revealed the driver, Mergim Haljuci, 21, of Florence Road in Putnam Valley, was driving with a suspended and revoked driver's license, police said. He was arrested charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, and speeding, police said.

The officer also uncovered a controlled substance inside the vehicle allegedly belonging to the passenger, Maria Donaj, 21, of Broadway in Dobbs Ferry, police said. She was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a misdemeanor, police said.

Both were processed at Yorktown police headquarters. Haljuci was released on $250 bail and Donaj was issued an appearance ticket, police said. Both are due to appear in Yorktown Town Court on May 24.

The following items also were reported by Yorktown police:

For the birds: A Meadow Lane resident requested assistance with Canadian Geese on the front lawn on April 19 at 11:39 a.m.

Venting: A caller from Weatherby Street reported someone outside screaming on April 19 at 8:14 p.m. A police check revealed the subject was just venting frustration.

In the dark: A Sterling Terrace resident reported larceny of a light post on April 22 at 11:54 a.m.

Window pain: A Gomer Street resident reported upon returning to her residence April 23 at 3:53 p.m. a ladder was propped on the side of the house and window screens were removed.

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