Cortlandt Man Arrested in Connection to November Burglary

Westchester County Police are reaching out to residents in the Alpine Road and Lake Allendale areas to find other people who may have been burglarized by Antonio Lyons, 24, of Cortlandt Manor.

A Cortlandt Manor man is in Westchester County Jail after he was arrested Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing a home in the Town of Cortlandt in November.

Antonio J. Lyons, 24, of Terrace Place, was arrested inside his home at 4:30 p.m. by Westchester County Police detectives Daniel Carfi and David Whitney of the General Investigations Unit.  Lyons was charged with Burglary in the second degree, a felony, along with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and petty larceny.

He was arraigned and sent to county jail with a bail of $50,000.

County police seized a variety of items from Lyons’ home, including a loaded handgun and items that appear to be proceeds of other burglaries. In addition, Lyons is suspected in a number of car break-ins in the Alpine Road area and in the Lake Allendale neighborhood in Cortlandt.

Lyons is accused of burglarizing a home on Aldar Court when the homeowner was away between Nov. 6 and Nov. 8.  He allegedly stole several flat-screen televisions, laptop computers and a jar of coins during that burglary.

Lyons was arrested by county police patrol officers earlier this month after he was found in possession of a small bag of cocaine on Oregon Road. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, in that incident.

County police are asking residents who live in the Alpine Road and Lake Allendale areas to contact county police if they had items stolen from their cars overnight in recent weeks. Items taken during those car break-ins include GPS devices, cell phones, small tools, pocket knives and change.

The General Investigations Unit may be reached at 1(877)220-3560.


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