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  1. Driver Charged With Having Suspended License After Unsafe Start In Yorktown

    Driver Charged With Having Suspended License After Unsafe Start In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 24-year-old resident of Garrison with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, police said.The man’s arrest came about when a patrol officer observed a white Dodge Ram, which allegedly started unsafely, traveling eastbound on East Main Street on Saturday, about 7:05 p.m., according to police. The vehicle was stopped, ...

  2. Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash

    Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash

    A 27-year-old resident of New City has been given a sentence of 16 months to four years in state prison after pleading guilty  to criminally negligent homicide in a traffic death that occurred in 2014, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty. The defendant, Clifford Perkins, pleaded guilty to the charge in relation to the  death of New Jersey resident ...

  3. K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    K9 Super Sleuth Meets Fox Meadow Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Fox Meadow Middle/High School students had the chance to meet an 80-pound, long-eared super sleuth last week when Wiltsy, the K-9 detective, came to the school for a visit. Teacher Patty Lucido invited Trooper Fran Torson of the New York State Police K-9 Unit to come to class with her canine partner in response to questions students taking Lucido’s forensic ...

  4. Woman Charged With Stealing From Jefferson Valley Mall

    Woman Charged With Stealing From Jefferson Valley Mall

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A 58-year-old resident of Mahopac has been arrested on a larceny charge following an incident at Sears in the Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Police said.The arrest came about when police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the store, located at 600 Lee Blvd., on Saturday around 5:30 p.m., according to police.Following an investigation, it was determined ...

  5. Yorktown Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection

    Yorktown Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 70-year-old resident of Yorktown on a criminal contempt charge, police said.The arrest came about after an officer was dispatched to investigate the complaint of a past domestic incident on Monday, around 4:27 p.m., according to police.Following the investigation, it was determined that the suspect, identified as Jack J. Scimeca, ...

  6. Putnam Valley Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    Putnam Valley Man Charged With Violating Order Of Protection In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 24-year-old resident of Putnam Valley on a criminal contempt charge, police said.The arrest came about when officers were dispatched to a residence on Commerce Street to investigate the report of an alleged violation of a temporary order of protection on Monday, Sept. 12, about 6:35 a.m., according to police.Following an ...

  7. Putnam Man Apprehended After Making Terrorist Threats, Police Say

    Putnam Man Apprehended After Making Terrorist Threats, Police Say

    Police have arrested a 30-year-old resident of Garrison who allegedly made terroristic threats in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, according to News 12.The suspect, identified as Frank Zebzda, appeared in the village wearing body armor and uttering profanity before he was taken into custody, News 12 reports.Zebzda was arraigned at Monroe Town Court on six charges, including marijuana ...

  8. Baldwin Place Man Charged With Driving With Suspended License In Yorktown

    Baldwin Place Man Charged With Driving With Suspended License In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 26-year-old resident of Baldwin Place with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.The charge came about when a patrol officer observed a black Jeep driven by Glen A. Bernardi, who was allegedly using a cell phone as the vehicle traveled westbound along Saw Mill River Road on Thursday, Sept. 15, about 10:45 a.m., ...

  9. Woman, 26, Charged In Yorktown With Violating Probation, Failure To Appear

    Woman, 26, Charged In Yorktown With Violating Probation, Failure To Appear

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 26-year-old resident of Brooklyn on two bench warrants issued out of the Yorktown Justice Court, police said.The first warrant stemmed from a case in which the defendant, identified as Sharon F. Godwin, allegedly failed to make a scheduled court appearance in reference to a past bail-jumping arrest, according to police.The second ...

  10. Woman Charged With DWI In Mohegan Lake Stop

    Woman Charged With DWI In Mohegan Lake Stop

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 44-year-old resident of Yorktown Heights on DWI charges, police said.The arrest came about when police responded to the area of East Main Street in Mohegan Lake when an erratic vehicle was reported about 6:25 p.m. Monday, police said.Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot of 1296 E. Main St. and conducted a traffic stop, ...

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