YORKTOWN, N.Y. ? A Yorktown man was arrested on drug charges in Sparkle Lake Park by a police officer investigating the occupants of a parked car "acting suspiciously," police said.
When the officer approached the car he allegedly smelled marijuana, police said.
An investigation of the car revealed that the owner, Giuseppe Marsala, 27, allegedly had undisclosed controlled substances and a small amount of marijuana in his possession. The incident took place Sept. 5.
He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released without bail and is due in court Oct. 4.
Also from the police blotter:
- Frank Roberts, 69, of Stamford, Conn., was arrested Sept. 4, and charged with driving with a suspended license. Police said they pulled Roberts over around 11 a.m. on Route 134 for speeding. A check revealed Roberts' license had been suspended for failing to answer a summons. He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of vehicle and released on $50 bail.
- Abdel Halaybeh, 56, of Peekskill, was arrested Sept. 4 for allegedly attempting to steal clothing from Macy's. According to the police report, Halaybeh reportedly tried to leave the Jefferson Valley Mall store without paying for $197.73 in merchandise. He was charged with misdemeanor petty larceny and released without bail.
- A 52-year-old Yorktown man was given a violation Friday night after his two dogs allegedly ran into traffic on Route 202, police said. Two officers arrived at the scene and found traffic backed up with pedestrians trying to catch the dogs, police said. The dogs were eventually captured and returned to their owner, who was summoned to court for a dog-at-large violation.
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