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Yorktown Police Track Down Man with Syringe

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown police had their hands full tracking down a Jefferson Valley man earlier this week.

A bench warrant was issued by Yorktown Court for the arrest of David Vazquez, 24, of Perry St. April 12 after he allegedly failed to appear for a past petit larceny arrest. On April 30, officers Stephen Bobker and Michael Madous stopped Vazquez outside his residence and attempted to place him under arrest, police said.

Vazquez fled the scene on foot, was chased down by the officers and was arrested in a wooded area on Wood Street, police said. At the time, he also was allegedly found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument (Class A misdemeanor) and resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor). He was remanded to Westchester County Jail on $5,000 bail.

In other police activity:

Inappropriate Touching: Police charged a 53-year-old man with inappropriate touching after receiving a report from a female patron at Murphy's restaurant at 12:55 a.m. April 28. The woman alleged the man, John O'Brien of Broadablin, N.Y., first touched her on the thigh at the bar and about 15 minutes later grabbed her buttocks, police said. He was arrested in the K-Mart parking lot and remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Grand Larceny: Brandon Berlow, 18, of Maqua Place, Mohegan Lake was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree (Class E felony) and criminal contempt in the second degree (Class A misdemeanor) at 11:37 p.m. April 27 after police received a report of a male allegedly acting out of control. An investigation revealed Berlow allegedly stole jewelry belonging to family members with a value of more than $1,000. He also allegedly was in violation of an order of protection, police said. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail.

Marijuana Arrest: Police arrested a 16-year-old Yorktown resident at 8 a.m. April 26 on a charge of criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree (Class B misdemeanor). A police officer observed the unidentified male, who was not a student, at Yorktown High School in possession of marijuana in public view while seated inside a vehicle, police said. Suspect was issued an appearance ticket and released.

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