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Yorktown Man Charged With Burning Branches in Yard

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown man allegedly poured gasoline on tree limbs in his backyard last week and set them on fire, causing a "loud explosion," police said.

Police responded to the Garth Court house Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:55 p.m. and charged the 47-year-old man with violating Westchester County’s open fire law. He is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on Oct. 2.

In other blotter news:

  • A Mohegan Lake teen is facing a misdemeanor charge and several traffic violations police said. The 18-year-old, whose name was withheld, was pulled over around 2:10 p.m. Friday for allegedly not having a front license plate and for having excessive window tint. A check revealed his driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle was unregistered, uninsured and uninspected, police said. The driver was given six traffic violations in total, and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor. He was released after posting $100 bail.
  • Jessie Suggs, 27, of Carmel, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving with a suspended license, police said. Suggs was pulled over on Commerce Street around 1:32 a.m. after reportedly making an unsafe start and failing to signal. A check revealed his license was suspended. Suggs was released after posting $300 bail.
  • Kathleen Corcoran, 42, of Yorktown, was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly driving while intoxicated, police said. The Yorktown woman was pulled over on Route 132 around 1:55 a.m. for allegedly failing to maintain a traffic lane. Corcoran agreed to a breath test and had a blood alcohol content higher than .08 percent, police said. She was released on the misdemeanor charges without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 18.

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