A Westchester man is facing felony charges after cops caught up with his capers in downtown White Plains, police said.
David Dorsey, a 29-year-old from Valhalla, was standing outside Anthony's Deli on Martine Avenue last Saturday evening when he asked a passer-by for money.
The victim forked over a $1, police told Patch, but Dorsey then snatched a $20 out of the victim's other hand and refused to give it back.
The victim followed Dorsey, and when police showed up shortly after the alleged theft, Dorsey surrendered the $20 bill.
Dorsey was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony.
Cops: Man Who Stole Beer from Brewster Store Goes to Jail
A 35-year-old Brewster man was charged with petty larceny after he stole four cans of beer from a local store, prompting two employees to chase after him, police say.
Brewster Police arrested Christopher A. Villalobos at about 3:55 p.m. April 21, according to Chief John DelGardo. He and Officer Louis Romano responded a short time earlier to a report of a theft in progress at Kobacker's Market.
Villalobos is accused of walking out with the beer, which is valued at $5.16. Two workers ran after him, as he headed toward the Brewster Fire Department. Authorities were able to intercept the defendant, who had been arrested 16 times before on a range of charges—including misdemeanors and felonies—DelGardo said.
Following arraignment, Villalobos was sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond bail. He is due in Village of Brewster Justice Court May 6.
The merchandise was recovered.
Police: Port Chester Man Arrested After Dispute with Girlfriend Over Headphones
An argument over a missing set of headphones led to the arrest of a Port Chester man on charges that he tried to smother his girlfriend in bed, according to Port Chester Police.
John Treacy, 41, of 1 Landmark Square, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, after a 6:32 a.m. incident on Saturday and was ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a hearing in Port Chester Village Court, police said.
Police said Treacy had an argument with a 35-year-old Port Chester woman identified as his girlfriend about a set of missing headphones at home. Treacy is accused of putting a pillow and comforter over the woman's head as she was in bed and then sitting on top of her.
Treacy, police said, then sprinkled flowers over the woman as she was covered. However, police said the woman was not injured.
In an e-mail to Patch, Treacy said he believes he will be "found innocent of all the charges brought against me."
Shoplifter Arrested at Gunpoint Due to Mix-Up: Cops
An alleged White Plains shoplifter was arrested at gunpoint last Friday because police mistakenly thought he had a weapon, authorities told Patch.
Employees at the Main Street Walmart alerted cops at 1 p.m. that a thief had stuffed 12 cans of Enfamil baby formula—worth $185—into a bag and left the business without paying, according to police.
Employees also said the man had flashed a knife when confronted, cops noted.
Police soon caught up to the man, a 27-year-old Old Mamaroneck Road resident, outside. He was handcuffed at gunpoint due to reports of the knife, police said.
Cops later learned Walmart employees had mistaken the man's keys for a knife.
Nyack Hospital Patient Accused of Attacking Nurse
A patient at Nyack Hospital has been charged with assault after punching a nurse at the hospital, according to Orangetown Police.
Police said Gary Bobb, 54, of 1 Youngstown Court, Stony Point, was charged with third-degree assault following a 12:15 a.m. incident on Thursday, when he is accused of walking into another patient's room, using obscene language and then urinating on the floor.
As a registered nurse attempted to escort Bobb back to his bed, police said Bobb punched the nurse with an uppercut. The nurse suffered substantial pain and required treatment.
Police said Bobb was restrained and sedated by hospital staff.
Bobb was cited for the assault charge and faces a May 16 hearing in Nyack Village Court.
Ongoing McDonald's Garbage a Problem
An Elm Street caller recently reported to Sleepy Hollow police an ongoing problem of someone leaving McDonald’s garbage in front of his house.
The caller stated that on this day someone had left a bag and a chocolate McFlurry on his property. He wanted blotter documentation made of this at this time.