YORKTOWN, N.Y. -
Update November 10, 2012: All charges against the two Yorktown teens have been dropped.
Two local teenagers were charged by Yorktown police recently with allegedly spray painting graffiti in the Triangle and Kmart shopping centers in Yorktown.
Aat about 9:50 p.m. May 25, Yorktown Police Department Officer Mark Rapisarda was on routine patrol when he saw freshly painted graffiti on a trailer in the rear of the A&P in the Triangle and allegedly observed Richard Ferrante, 16, of Katonah and John Martucci, 16, of Yorktown nearby acting suspiciously, police said.
Further investigation revealed several areas of the shopping center had been vandalized with graffiti tags, as well as a front loader, police said. Ferrante and Martucci allegedly were found to be in possession of numerous cans of spray paint, police said.
It was later determined by police Ferrante allegedly also was responsible for vandalizing the rear of Kmart and an A&P trailer on two other separate dates, police said.
Ferrante was charged with four counts of criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony, while Martucci was charged with two counts. Both are scheduled to appear June 26 in Yorktown Justice Court.
In other police activity:
Juvenile Delinquency: On June 4, Yorktown police arrested a 13-year-old Mohegan Lake male for juvenile delinquency following a report of a domestic disturbance. Police officer Kenneth Sgroi arrested the youth for allegedly threatening a family member with two kitchen knives. The youth was processed and transported to the Woodfield Cottage Juvenile Detention Center.
Drug Arrest: On May 31, Police officer Ryan Noone was on patrol on Ridge Street when he allegedly observed a Honda travel through a stop sign at the intersection of Hallocks Mill Road. After a traffic stop, an investigation revealed Angela Distadio, 19, of Yorktown allegedly was in possession of a quantity of marijuana and Alprazolam pills. Distadio was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (Class A misdemeanor), unlawful possession of marijuana and failing to stop at a stop sign, both violations. She is due to appear June 28 in Yorktown Justice Court.
Update: November 10, 2012 Charges against Distadio have been dropped.