Mahopac Man Arrested After Giving Another Person's Name and Date of Birth During Traffic Stop
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 49 year old Mahopac man who is charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Interlock Device, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Cell Phone, a Traffic Infraction, Failing to Produce a Driver's License, a Traffic Infraction, as well Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.
On October 14, 2017, P.O. Racioppo was on routine patrol when he conducted a traffic stop on East Main Street on a vehicle being operated by the defendant. The defendant was operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and failed to produce a valid driver's license. During the investigation, P.O. Racioppo conducted a routine license check of the name and birth date provided to him by the defendant which came back as valid. On January 30, 2018 at about 10:53 am, P.O. Garcia responded to Yorktown Police Department to take a report of Criminal Impersonation. The victim reported to P.O. Garcia that he had been notified by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles that his license was going to be suspended for failing to answer summonses. The victim advised that he had never received any summonses. P.O. Garcia’s investigation revealed that the defendant used the victim’s name and birth date on October 14, 2017 when stopped by P.O. Racioppo to hide his identity and that his driver's license was revoked. The defendant turned himself into Yorktown Police and was processed on the above charges.
The defendant was processed and released on $100.00 cash bail. The defendant is due back in Yorktown Justice Court on March 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm to answer the charges.
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