Second Person Charged with Felony, Multiple Misdemeanors Following Fire at Shrub Oak Pool in September
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 20 year old Mahopac man, who is charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, a Class “D” Felony, Arson 5th Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, a Class “B” Misdemeanor.
On September 6, 2018 at about 7:14 am, the Yorktown Police Department responded to a Criminal Mischief/Arson incident at the Shrub Oak town pool on Sunnyside Street. Investigation at the scene revealed that several suspects had entered the pool area overnight and lit a fire, causing more than $39,000 in damage.
As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Detective Bureau, several suspects were identified. The first suspect, a 19 year old Carmel man, was arrested following a traffic stop on December 21, 2018. On January 2, 2019 at approximately 10:30 am, Carmel Police, at the scene of a separate traffic stop, recognized the defendant as a person of interest in the arson investigation and contacted Yorktown Police headquarters. P.O. Rohr, P.O. Chaparro and Det. Sage responded to the scene. The second defendant was then placed under arrest and transported to Yorktown Police headquarters for processing.
The defendant was processed at the Yorktown Police Department and arraigned in the Yorktown Justice Court by the Honorable Salvatore Lagonia. The defendant was released on his own recognizance after arraignment. The defendant is due back in the Yorktown Justice Court on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm to answer the charges.
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