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Man Attempts to Eat Heroin as Police Pull Him Over
Officers working Anti-Crime attempted to stop a 42-year-old Peekskill man, Robert Blair, for a minor traffic violation on April 7 at 6:35 p.m. on the 800 block of Washington Street. However, Blair refused to pull over, police said. Officers were able to stop him by blocking his vehicle and upon doing so found Blair was attempting to eat several bags of what they later learned was Heroin. Blair struggled with the arresting officers but they were able to take him into custody. Once in custody, 3 baggies of Heroin were recovered. Blair was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors. He was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court.
Grown Man Attacks Two Teenagers in Lepore Park
Police officers responding to a report of an altercation in Lepore Park encountered two teenage males, 14 and 16 years old, who had allegedly been assaulted by 48-year-old Kevin Hutchinson, a Peekskill resident on April 8 at 5:40 p.m.. Peekskill Sgt. White attempted to take Hutchinson into custody, but he attempted to flee. Sgt. White was eventually able to apprehend Hutchinson and upon his arrest Officer Merritt located several baggies of crack cocaine on his person. It is unclear why Hutchinson assaulted the two boys, however it appeared as if he was intoxicated and behaving irrationally, police reported. Hutchinson was charged with third degree assault, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of governmental administration, all misdemeanors. He was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court without bail.
Man Accused of Stealing Razerblades from Stop and Shop
On April 9 at 7:20 a.m. Peekskill police arrested Jeffrey Mountain, a 59-year-old Peekskill resident, for allegedly stealing razor blades from the Stop and Shop Supermarket on Main Street. Store Security made the complaint of the theft. Mountain was apprehended in the parking lot and placed under arrest for petit larceny, a misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance and is due in Peekskill City Court on April 16 at 11 a.m to answer the charges.
Read more of this week's police blotter:Man on PCP Attacks Woman; Drunk Driver Crashes Full Speed into Tree