Police: At Least 6 Arrested Downtown Within Hours of New Year

The following arrest information was provided by the White Plains Police Department, it does not indicate a conviction.

The New Year didn't start well for at least six people charged with disorderly conduct near White Plains bars within hours of the ball drop Tuesday morning.

Among those charged was 23-year-old Jonathon Gafni of 17 Nottingham Way in Mahopac. Gafni was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, as well as resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Police say Gafni was fighting with staff at The Porter House on Mamaroneck Ave. after he was refused entry because he was intoxicated. After breaking up the altercation at about 1:56 a.m. police say they asked Gafni to leave the area. 

Police say Gafni refused, grabbed a police officer and then fought off being handcuffed. Gafni was arrested and held for arraignment without bail.

Five other people were cited for disorderly conduct early Tuesday, according to police.

  • A 36-year-old man was cited at about 1:15 a.m. near the intersection of Main and Court St. after police say he was spotted drinking a bottle of scotch and attempting to fight a public works employee. Police say the man also threatened a police officer before he was taken into custody.
  • A 29-year-old woman from Yonkers was arrested outside of Hudson Grille at about 2:47 a.m. after police say she shoved another woman waiting in line, then fought staff members trying to throw her out of the bar.
  • A 21-year-old man from Stamford, CT, was arrested after a fight in the parking lot at 25 Waller Ave. Police say the man refused repeated requests to leave the area. He was arrested at about 2:40 a.m. and booked on $100 bail.
  • Police say two White Plains men, one 27 and the other 29, were arrested for fighting a security guard outside of O'Connor's Pub at about 2:11 a.m. Both were held for court.
Wade Wilson January 03, 2013 at 12:24 AM


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