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.
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