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Dunbar Shooting; Buchanan Man Caught with Heroin; Peekskill Man Sells Crack to Cop

Items from the Peekskill police blotter.

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Shooting at Dunbar Heights

On March 8 around 6:15 p.m. a shooting was reported at the Dunbar Heights housing development off Highland Avenue, police said. Police responded to the calls and found evidence of a gunshot being fired. No victims have come forward. Although the police have some suspects, Lt. Eric Johansen said their case is seriously hindered because residents have not provided much information on the incident and they have no victims. The investigation is still open. Read the full story on the shooting

Buchanan Resident Caught with Heroin

Peekskill Police officer Matt Basso arrested Buchanan resident Justin Mangini, 20, after finding several baggies of heroin on him. Basso saw Mangini passed out in a vehicle while parked in the lot of the Waterview Estates Conomium Complex on Bay Street at 10:55 p.m. on March 12. Upon Basso’s investigation he found the bags of heroin, which lead to a seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, a misdemeanor. Mangini was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court without bail.

Selling Crack to Undercover Cop

Police arrested 48-year-old Peekskill resident Nathanial Stewart for selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on multiple occasions following a 10-month long investigation. Stewart, of Rolling Way, was arrested on March 7 at 6:10 p.m. and charged with three counts of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance; all felonies. He was arrested on the 900 block of Main Street and is being held without bail pending his appearance in City Court. The investigation conducted jointly between the City of Peekskill Police and the New York State Police.

Ossining Resident Arrested for Unlicensed Driving and Illicit Pills

Officers responding to a report of an altercation and a female being dragged by a vehicle on Main Street stopped a vehicle fitting the description on the 1400 block of Park St. on March 8 at 2 a.m. Police say the driver of the vehicle 26-year-old Ossining resident Stephen White, was drunk so police arrested him. They then learned that he had allegedly been involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and she had attempted to stop him from driving away from her residence on Main St. White was additionally charged with second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle,  as his license had been suspended, and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fir possession of several tablets of Oxycodone and Hydromorphone. He was held pending arraignment in Peekskill City Court.

Rusty Still March 14, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Peekskill cops are NO joke and the dumb people keep trying to sell drugs.
Tina Bongar March 16, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Liz, is there any way to get updates about this, any investigations going on? Here are things that concern me: A resident of Dunbar came to common council, voiced her concern, then 2 weeks later -- there's a shooting! What she said would happen. The Police apparently wrote a letter to residents but no one wanted to come forward. I feel I'd like to know what's going on there. Maybe residents need some support from others in the community. I've talked to Lt Cathy Johansen about this -- she said there's a seniors group there but they are afraid of coming forward. Liz, I'm asking this because I think you might be effective in keeping the community informed, the Police on their toes, and if they need more help -- like officers, special patrols, they should get it. I just feel that our public officials might not be helping as much as they could, and yes, it may be uncomfortable for the Patch to get involved, but I don't see that really. I see it as increasing your credibility and integrity in reporting what's really going on, encourage some social and political change. Just a thought. Hope you take this as constructive criticism, that's the spirit it's meant in.
Val Overton-Moore March 16, 2012 at 04:35 PM
re Tina Bongar..The Peekskill PD cannot do any more if the residents are not forth coming with any info they may have, Maybe you would like to serve as a spokesperson for the community, and go door to door yourself.. Let us know how that works for you, dollars to dougnuts, you won't get any farther. You might want to reference the Feb 27th Common Council meeting, the resident did not have her crystal ball and predict a shooting it was a hypothetical situation she referenced. you might want to investigate the validity of this particular residents ways and actions at that housing complex before you jump in blind-folded....#friendlyadvice
Val Overton-Moore March 16, 2012 at 04:37 PM
further*
leesther brown March 16, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Selah.....
Warwick Deeping, Borzoi March 16, 2012 at 04:39 PM
"including your new road dawg's fam who is a big part of the problems down @Dunbar" You’re not implicating the Borzoi in the Dunbar shooting, are you? Just because he’s on the road promoting quality literature doesn’t mean he’s involved in criminal activity. And, furthermore, dawgs don’t have to be on the road as much these days since they have their own dawg run by Homer Ward. It would seem your accusation is misguided, unfounded and invidious. Cave Canem. #His Bark Is Worse Than Your Bite.
Val Overton-Moore March 16, 2012 at 05:33 PM
As for the resident who is having so many problems in the above mentioned comments is not comfortable nor feels safe where she lives, Peekskill is not the only place in the world. this resident has terrorized and alienated numerous residents at Dunbar and has been labeled a nuisance by the residents. I ask that you do your homework before you take one persons word on face value. One, two or three people can be wrong but not everyone...
Liz Giegerich March 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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Spruce Bringsteen March 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Good post, Tina. A shooting anywhere in town is everybody's business. And regardless of whether somebody predicted it or not, the fact is that it happened. And, if it happens regularly, as a previous commenter said, then that just makes it even more alarming. I'm glad someone else realizes that we can't just wait until shots come onto our own block before taking an interest. Again, good post and good ideas.
leesther brown March 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM
There were no threats or attacks,what I posted about Fourmen,the Zoning,424 Simpson and Nardone's are all facts......#i'mjustsaying....
Leslie Lawler March 17, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Lee, what's the story with Nardone's?
leesther brown March 17, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Somebody didn't like the wall that's on the Smith Street side,that has been there forever,and after constant complaining the City made Nardone's take the wall down to find that there was an underwall,and when Nardone's replaced the wall the complainant said that" it wasn't what they wanted"..costing Nardone's $7.000
Leslie Lawler March 17, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I am really upset to hear this. Joe Piro is a very well-respected, long-standing business member of this community who has always epitomized what being a good neighbor is all about. He has always taken care of many in this community when they needed help.....one of his greatest attributes is that it's always done very unassumingly and without fanfare.....quite simply, straight from the heart. #not nice
leesther brown March 18, 2012 at 04:27 AM
IF THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM SWEPT IN FRONT OF THEIR OWN DOOR STEP...THE CITY WOULD BE CLEAN.....
leesther brown March 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM
So you want to be a fireman do you?!!!!

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