Yorktown Police report the arrest of a twenty-six year old Briarcliff man, who is charged with Arson 3rd Degree, a Class “C” Felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, a Class “E” Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.
On June 24, 2020 at about 9:44 am, Yorktown Police received several 911 calls from residents at 1870 Baldwin Rd. reporting a vehicle on fire in the woods behind that address. Multiple Yorktown Police officers, along with the Yorktown Heights Fire Department, responded to the scene and found a fully involved car fire. The responding officers quickly identified the vehicle as being stolen out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and suspected that the vehicle had been intentionally set on fire. Officers at the scene began searching the area for a potential suspect. At the same time, Yorktown Police Detective Swart and Officer Fortunato were conducting all-terrain vehicle training on the department’s UTV in the wooded area behind police headquarters. Det. Swart and PO Fortunato, after hearing the call about the burning vehicle, began driving towards the scene. While enroute, Det. Swart and PO Fortunato came across a male subject walking in the woods who had visible burns on his hands and arms. Det. Swart and PO Fortunato detained the subject, who was later identified as the defendant. Further investigation alleged that the defendant was driving the vehicle, which had been stolen two days earlier from the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Airport. It is also alleged that the defendant set the vehicle on fire behind 1870 Baldwin Rd. before fleeing the scene and was allegedly in possession of a quantity of heroin when he was arrested.
The defendant was processed at Yorktown Police Headquarters, where he was issued three Appearance Tickets and released on his own recognizance to a responsible party. He is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 53 year old Putnam Valley resident who is charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, a Class “D” Felony, and Assault 3rd Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.
On June 22, 2020 at approximately 3:53 pm, Yorktown Police officers responded to a report of an altercation in progress at the Courtesy Shell Gas Station located at 930 East Main St. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, who reported that an unknown subject had allegedly attacked him by the gas pumps, punching him in the face and body multiple times causing physical injury. It is further alleged that the unknown suspect pushed the victim and forcefully pulled a cell phone out of his hand so he could not use it. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. An investigation was initiated at the scene, as officers and detectives began canvassing the area for the suspect and his vehicle. While canvassing the area, Officer Beyrer located the alleged suspect vehicle parked and unoccupied at a secondary location in Yorktown. Following further investigation, the defendant was identified as the suspect from the alleged assault and robbery and taken into custody without incident. The defendant was transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters for processing.
Following processing on the above charges, the defendant was arraigned by the Honorable Gary Raniolo, who issued a temporary order of protection on behalf of the victim. The defendant was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in the Yorktown Justice Court on August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
Yorktown Police report the capture of a 23 year old Bronx man, who is the alleged suspect in a recent New York City homicide.
On June 16, 2020 at approximately 12:15 pm, Yorktown Police received a notification to be on the look out for a vehicle that was in connection to a homicide investigation that occurred in New York City in May, 2020. Shortly after 3:00 pm, Yorktown Police received further information that the vehicle may be traveling on Route 6 through the Town of Yorktown. Several Yorktown officers began canvassing the area and Sgt. Rapisarda located the vehicle in the Mohegan Lake business district. Yorktown Police conducted a traffic stop were assisted by members of the New York State Police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. The driver of the vehicle was identified as the alleged homicide suspect and was safely taken into custody without incident.
The defendant was detained and transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters, where he was later placed under arrest by detectives from the NYPD and transferred to their custody.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a twenty-five year old Yorktown man, who is charged with Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class “B” Felony.
On June 15, 2020 at about 7:57 pm, Yorktown Police responded to a Yorktown residence to investigate a report of a person with a severe laceration. Several Yorktown Officers were dispatched and located a male severely bleeding from what appeared to be knife wounds. The Officers rendered emergency medical treatment, including the rapid application of a tourniquet to one wound and direct pressure on the other and were fortunately able to stop the bleeding. The victim was then transported to a local trauma center for further treatment.
After further investigation, Yorktown Police allege the defendant stabbed the injured male during an altercation. The defendant was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Yorktown Police Department for arrest processing.
The defendant was processed at Yorktown Police Headquarters and later arraigned by the Honorable Gary Raniolo, who issued a Temporary Order of Protection in favor of the victim and remanded the defendant to the Westchester County Jail without bail.
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 17 year old Brooklyn NY resident who is charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, a Class “E” Felony.
According to police, on June 8, 2020 at approximately 5:54 pm, Officer Hannigan was on patrol when he observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of Route 118. Officer Hannigan stopped to check on the operator, who was later identified as the defendant, to see if he needed any assistance. While speaking to the defendant, Officer Hannigan allegedly detected the strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. Following an investigation at the scene, it’s alleged that the defendant was operating a motor vehicle while his privilege to do so was suspended and that the vehicle had previously been reported stolen to the New York City Police Department. Additionally, it’s alleged that a quantity of marijuana was recovered from within the vehicle. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Yorktown Police Department for processing.
Following processing on the charges, the defendant was issued an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance to the custody of a family member. The defendant is due to appear in the Westchester County Court, Felony Youth Part, on July 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
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