Yorktown Man Charged with Aggravated Harassment as a Hate Crime After Following and Threatening a Woman at the Jack A. DeVito Memorial Park
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a forty-seven year old Yorktown Heights man, who is charged with Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.
On March 27, 2019, Yorktown Police received a walk-in aggravated harassment complaint at Yorktown Police Headquarters from a female victim who had previously been walking on the track at the Jack A. DeVito Memorial Park on Veterans Rd. Officers began investigating the complaint and were able to identify the suspect. It was alleged from the victim that the suspect followed and threatened to kill her based on her race while she and her young child were walking at the track. On March 29, 2019 at about 12:35 pm, officers on patrol located the suspect at the DeVito Memorial Park and placed him under arrest.
The suspect was charged with one count of Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree as a Hate Crime. The suspect was arraigned by the Honorable Salvatore Lagonia, who issued a temporary order of protection in favor of the victim and set bail at $7,500 cash. The suspect was later remanded to the Westchester County Department of Corrections in lieu of bail and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of 28 a year old Crompond man, who is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, a Class "A" Misdemeanor and Failure to Stop at a Steady Red Light, a traffic infraction.
Police report that on March 30, 2019 at approximately 1:15 AM, P.O. Vuoso observed a vehicle that failed to stop for a steady red light. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of cocaine. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Yorktown Police Department for arrest processing.
The defendant was processed on the above charges and was released on $100 cash bail. He is due back in the Yorktown Justice Court on May 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 34 year old Flushing, NY resident who is charged with Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor and Grand Larceny 4th Degree, a Class “E” Felony.
On March 12, 2019 at 2:42 PM, the Yorktown Police Department responded to the parking lot of 3535 Hill Blvd., Yorktown, NY to investigate the report of a broken car window and the theft of money from the car. Yorktown Police Department Detectives responded and conducted an investigation. During the investigation the Detectives were able to develop information identifying a suspect. On March 25, 2019 information was relayed to the NY State police and Croton PD that the suspect was in their jurisdiction where NYSP did locate and detain the suspect. Yorktown Detectives responded to the NYSP Headquarters in Somers. Through their investigation it is alleged the defendant did follow the victim from a nearby bank and when the victim exited his car and entered a building, the defendant did break the victim’s window to his car and steal $1700.00 cash. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Yorktown Police Department for arrest processing.
The defendant was processed at the Yorktown Police Department on the above charges and arraigned in the Yorktown Justice Court by the Honorable Judge Lagonia. The defendant was held on $10,000 cash bail and turned over the Westchester County Department of Corrections. The defendant is due back in the Yorktown Justice Court on March 26th, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 20 year old man from Peekskill, NY, who is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, a False Inspection Certificate, an unclassified Misdemeanor and for having an Amplified Exhaust, a Traffic Infraction.
On March 23, 2019, at about 5:15 pm, Officer Ellsworth was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling East Bound on Hanover Street that had an amplified exhaust. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified via a NYS Driver’s License. Officer Ellsworth conducted an investigation which revealed that the man possessed one forged 2019 NYS Inspection Sticker.
He was arrested at the scene and transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters for processing. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on April 23, 2019, at 6:00 pm.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of 28 year old Mahopac NY resident who is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, a class A Misdemeanor, Aggravated unlicensed operation, Suspended registration, (Unclassified Misdemeanors) and Illegal Tinted Windows (a traffic infraction).
On March 12, 2019 at approximately 19:10 PM P.O Hannigan was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle with alleged tinted windows he therefore initiated a traffic stop on Crompond Road. A routine check of the defendant's license revealed that his driver’s license and registration was allegedly suspended for insurance lapse. Further investigation at the scene revealed that the defendant was allegedly in possession of a quantity of heroin. The defendant was arrested and transported to Police Headquarters for processing.
At Headquarters the defendant was processed on the above charge and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in Yorktown Justice Court on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM for arraignment.
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