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  1. Two Charged In Yorktown With Trying To Purchase Phones With Forged ID

    Two Charged In Yorktown With Trying To Purchase Phones With Forged ID

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman on forgery and identity theft charges, authorities said.The arrest came about after police received a call from the Sprint store at 1812 E. Main St. alleging that a woman had attempted to purchase cell phones using forged identification on Labor Day, around 1:10 p.m., police report.Police ...

  2. Croton Man Charged With Possession Of Marijuana In Yorktown

    Croton Man Charged With Possession Of Marijuana In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN. N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 24-year-old resident of Croton-on-Hudson on marijuana and traffic violations following a traffic stop on Sunday, authorities said.The traffic stop came about when a patrol officer noticed a vehicle leaving the parking lot at 1136 E. Main Street while failing to use a designated lane and disobeying a traffic control device around 2:15 ...

  3. Man Charged With Failure To Appear In Yorktown Court

    Man Charged With Failure To Appear In Yorktown Court

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have arrested a 29-year-old resident of Hopewell Junction on a bench warrant issued out of Yorktown Justice Court, authorities said.The arrest stemmed from a prior case in which the defendant, identified as Jeremy V. Rodrigues, allegedly missed a scheduled court appearance in connection with a charge of criminal possession of a controlled ...

  4. Firefighters Save Man Pinned Under Car In Croton After Rollover Accident

    Firefighters Save Man Pinned Under Car In Croton After Rollover Accident

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department rescued a man who had been pinned down in the wreckage of a rollover car accident in Cortlandt early Saturday.Crews from Croton Fire, Croton-on-Hudson Emergency Medical Services and the Paramedic Fly-Car from Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched to the scene at Bethea Drive in southern Cortlandt after the ...

  5. Mahopac Man, 33, Stopped For Speeding Charged With DWI

    Mahopac Man, 33, Stopped For Speeding Charged With DWI

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police arrested a 33-year-old resident of Mahopac on a DWI charge along I-87 in Yonkers on Thursday night, authorities said. The arrest came about as a result of a traffic stop for a speeding violation around 10:40 p.m., according to officials. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Jared K. Singer, was found to be intoxicated, police report. The ...

  6. Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    New York State Police from Troop K will increase patrols this Labor Day weekend to combat impaired and intoxicated driving, authorities said. The “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” National crackdown, which commenced on Aug. 19, runs through Labor Day weekend and will conclude on Sept. 5. State troopers will be highly visible this weekend, and will have zero tolerance for ...

  7. Yorktown Teen Charged With Possessing Xanax At Skate Park

    Yorktown Teen Charged With Possessing Xanax At Skate Park

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 19-year-old Yorktown resident with possession of a controlled substance following an incident at Patriot Skate Park, authorities said.The arrest came about following a phone call police received from a local resident asking officers to check on the welfare of a teenager on Sunday about 5:15 p.m., police report.At the time of the ...

  8. I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Repair work on the Ashford Avenue Bridge will require the extended closure of the northbound left lane on the New York State Thruway (I-87) between exit 7 (Ardsley – Route 9A) and exit 7A (Saw Mill River Parkway – Taconic State Parkway) in White Plains, according to the Thruway Authority. Two northbound lanes will remain open while the work is being ...

  9. Man, 24, Charged Again With Allowing Dogs To Run At-Large In Yorktown

    Man, 24, Charged Again With Allowing Dogs To Run At-Large In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- For the second time in a week, Yorktown police have charged a 24-year-old local man with violating a town code prohibiting dogs from running at-large. The latest charge came about in connection with a July 9 incident in which a female walking at Turkey Point Preserve was allegedly chased, jumped upon and harassed by two dogs in the park, police report.In a ...

  10. Stuck Vehicle Leads To Trio Of DWI Arrests In Westchester

    Stuck Vehicle Leads To Trio Of DWI Arrests In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A disabled vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh led to three people being arrested on DWI charges Saturday, authorities said. The arrests came about when New York State Police received a report of a disabled vehicle northbound at mile post marker 9.4 on the parkway around 2:53 a.m., according to officials. Upon the officers’ arrival, it was ...

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