Unusual suspects in Rockland County stomped on a little piece of childhood this week.
New City: Cocaine Distributed Out Of Ice Cream Shop, Police Say
out of a longtime ice cream shop on Main Street in New City that is just across the street from a church and a school, according to Clarkstown police.
Patrick Kilduff, 36, of New City, one of the operators of the ice cream shop, is accused of multiple felony charges for sale and possession of narcotics for distribution at Wally's Ice Cream Parlour. Clarksotwn police said their investigation is continuing, however, they do not believe drugs were sold out of the storefront counter window where ice cream is sold.
In addition to the arrest and seizure, the ice cream shop was ordered closed on Tuesday by the Rockland County Health Department.
New City Little League Treasurer Accused of $100,000 Theft
The longtime treasurer of New City Little League is accused of and has admitted to illegally taking $100,000, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.
Joyce Bidnick, 57, of 11 Mark Drive, New City, is charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny in connection with the theft of more than $50,000 from New City Little League by repeatedly making unauthorized withdrawals from Capital One bank accounts. Bidnick has been treasurer of the league since 2003.
The league, one of the largest in Rockland County, alerted its members to the theft in a series of e-mails and NCLL President Lon Hofstein said the organization is working with its vendors to ensure children who play baseball and softball in the league are not affected by the loss.
This the second time within a year that an official of a Rockland County Little League organization has been accused of stealing from a league. Last year, the former treasurer of Stony Point Little League was sentenced to five years probation for the theft of more than $150,000 from the organization.
Handbag Lost in Chappaqua Recovered in Bedford by Way of Yorktown
A Cortlandt Manor woman allegedly had her purse stolen out of her car when she was shopping in a plaza in Chappaqua last week. The bag had $1,000 cash in it at the time, she said when she reported the incident to New Castle police.
On April 30 her bag was recovered by the Bedford Police. But it wasn't found in the town of Bedford.
An employee of Gianfranco's Pizza in Bedford Hills found the bag after he pulled over on Route 202 in Yorktown to fix a flat tire on his car. The pizzeria employee reported the found property to Bedford police, said Police Lieutenant Jeffrey Dickan.
"So we had a bag allegedly stolen in Chappaqua, dumped in Yorktown and recovered in Bedford," said Dickan. The money was not recovered along with the bag.
File Under: Ick
Dobbs Ferry Police are investigating the appearance of at the Ardsley Country Club.
Between 11 p.m. on April 30 and 8:10 a.m. on May 1, police believe someone defecated in the cups of the 9th and 15th holes. Police also found toilet paper strewn around the green surrounding the 15th hole.
The Country Club's assistant groundskeeper reported finding two broken bunker rakes on the 17th hole and minor damage to the grass of the tee-box. And he observed that five range ball baskets were missing as well.
The total damage comes to approximately $400, not including the emotional damage of having to clean feces out of a golf hole.
Man Asleep at the Wheel in His Driveway Charged With DWI
A Valley Cottage man involved in an early-morning hit-and-run accident in Nyack was of a car in the driveway of his home and has been charged with aggravated drunken driving, according to Orangetown police.
Police said a 1998 Toyota driven by Devin N. Marrero, 33, of 812 Tulip Drive, was involved in an accident at 5:44 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Main Street and Midland Avenue. Police said Marrero drove into the rear of another car and then fled the area without reporting the accident.
Police said that at the time he was found, Marrero was asleep behind the wheel of the Toyota in the driveway of his home and he was determined to be intoxicated. A chemical breath test showed Marrero to have more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, said police.
Briarcliff Manor: Son Won’t Feed Cat
Police responded to Schrade Road last Friday after a woman called and reported she was having a dispute with her son. Responding officers reported the dispute was due to the fact that the son refused to feed the cat.
Yorktown: Lost Lottery Ticket
On May 1 at 11:51 a.m., police received a report requesting they assist the caller’s brother regarding a lottery receipt. An elderly male had two winning tickets—one for $250 and another for $80. The man went to a Yorktown Shell gas station, but since they did not have enough money ($330) to give him, police said, he went to another place. He told police he lost the tickets en route. The area was checked but the tickets could not be found, police said.
Pelham: 5 Years in Prison for Former Middle School Teacher for Dealing Crack, Intending to Have Sex With a Minor
Former Pelham Middle School teacher Gregg Cavaluzzi, 34, was for dealing crack cocaine and traveling with the intent to have sex with a minor, according to the U.S. States Attorney.
In February, Cavaluzzi pled guilty to the charges and on Thursday, Judge Kenneth Karas sentenced Cavaluzzi to five years in prison and five years of supervised release.
“I don’t know if I ever saw a more stark contrast between the two lives Mr. Cavaluzzi led,” remarked Karas.
In November 2008, Cavaluzzi purchased and dealt 10 grams of crack cocaine and the following spring, Cavaluzzi repeatedly called and text messaged an undercover Westchester cop posing as a 15-year-old girl. In May of 2009, Cavaluzzi traveled to meet up with the undercover officer in Elmsford, NY with the intention of having sex with her.
Owner May Have Prevented Break-in at Exotic Bird Shop
A Main Street business owner may have when he noticed marks from a glass cutter on a window, Port Chester police said.
The owner of The Bird House at 6 S. Main St. called police Monday at 7:30 p.m. and told them he noticed three slash marks to a glass window which appeared to be done with a glass cutter, Lt. James Ladeairous said.
The owner told officers he believes a burglar was prepping the window for an overnight break-in, as two exotic birds with $3,000 each were kept just beyond the damaged window.
Police took a report, and the owner told officers he planned to sleep in the store overnight before getting the window repaired. The would-be burglar had not returned as of Wednesday.
Recent Arrest Makes It 15 for Brewster Woman
Officials charged a Brewster woman who police say has been since 1985 with a misdemeanor and felony Saturday evening.
According to Brewster Police Chief John DelGardo, Main Street resident Sharon L. Filichko, 42, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the first degree. The former stems from an alleged 0.15 blood alcohol level and the latter from 10 license suspensions dating back more than two decades, police say.
Filichko was parallel-parking her 1996 Buick on Main Street around 7:30 p.m. when she allegedly struck a parked vehicle. The owner witnessed this and alerted an officer who was on foot patrol, DelGardo said. When Officer Wayne Peiffer questioned Filichko, who had entered a restaurant, he noticed she had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
The defendant's past includes 14 arrests — half on misdemeanor charges and half on felony charges — and seven misdemeanor convictions since 1985, according to DelGardo. He said the charges include a "violent felony," which he could not give specifics on, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Most of the arrests took place in Yonkers, where Filichko, who has lived in the Brewster for five years, still has three felonies open.