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Yorktown Teens Arrested for Felony Possession

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Two Yorktown teenagers were charged with felony criminal possession of marijuana after police reportedly found two marijuana plants being grown allegedly in one of the suspect’s backyards.

Police said they checked on a report of possible marijuana being grown in a backyard in the Forest Court Neighborhood, which is where one suspect, Gregory Pasciuti lives. Police investigation revealed that Pasciuti and Stormie Lynn Velardo-Hamill, of Wildwood St., were arrested for allegedly cultivating and growing the marijuana plants.

Both 19-year-olds were reportedly released without bail and are due to appear in court on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

The following items were also reported by the Yorktown Police Department:

•  An 18-year-old Cortlandt Manor woman was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana after she was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Jefferson Valley Mall on Aug. 2.

•  A Yorktown resident, 17, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and five traffic infractions after police responded to a traffic accident on Crompond Rd. at 3:43 a.m. on Aug. 4. The male was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath pre-screening test, unreasonable speed, failure to stay within a traffic lane, failure to keep right and unsafe passing. He was released to a parent and is due to appear in court on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

•  A male from Somers was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Raymond Hogan, 49, was arrested after a mobile plate reader in a police vehicle identified Hogan’s car as allegedly having a suspended New York State registration. Police investigation found that the Rockland County Sheriffs Office had an active bench warrant for Hogan. He was arrested and brought to Yorktown Police Department, issued an appearance ticket and turned over to members of the Rockland County Sheriffs Office. He is due to appear in Yorktown Court on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

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