Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 37 year old Mohegan Lake man, who is charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, both Class "A" Misdemeanors.
On April 3, 2022 at approximately 2:19 am, Yorktown Police Officers responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Strawberry Road, in the area of Foothill Street. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located but there was no one with the vehicle. A canvass of the area was done and the defendant was later located on Foothill Street. The defendant reported that he was followed home and his vehicle was stolen from his residence. As the investigation continued, the defendant further reported that he was robbed of property and shot at two times during the robbery.
After further investigation, it is alleged that the defendant falsely reported the incident and was neither robbed nor shot at. It is alleged that the defendant crashed his vehicle, recklessly causing damage to a rock wall on Strawberry Road. On April 04, 2022 at approximately 11:10 am, the defendant voluntarily responded to Yorktown Police Headquarters in order to speak with officers about the case. The defendant was placed under arrest for the above charges.
The defendant was processed on the above charges and released on his own recognizance. The defendant is due to back in Yorktown Justice Court on April 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
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