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Man on PCP Attacks Woman; Drunk Driver Crashes Full Speed into Tree

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Police: Man on PCP Attacks Woman, Found with Crack Cocaine

Police sent a man to the hospital for acute PCP intoxication after he allegedly attacked a woman in the laundry room of 1109 Brown Street on April 6 at 4:35 p.m. Police were called to the scene by a report of the attack and found Romell Tukes, a 22-year-old Peekskill resident, who was apparently under the influence of a narcotic and was extremely combative, the police said.

When officers attempted to take Tukes into custody he violently resisted arrest and fought with the officers who had to use a Taser and pepper spray to gain control of him, police said. Following his arrest, Tukes was found to be in possession of several grams of crack cocaine.

He was transported by Peekskill EMS to the for treatment of acute PCP intoxication and, once released, transferred to the Westchester County Jail without bail. The woman who was assaulted was treated for minor injuries.

Tukes was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance, a felony; and third degree assault and resisting arrest, misdemeanors.

Drunk Driver Crashes Full Speed into Tree

A 24-year-old Peekskill man was sent to the Westchester Medical Center on April 5 after crashing full speed into a tree on the 400 block of Highland Avenue on April 5 around 12:20 a.m. The driver, Andrews Quiradumbay, suffered serious injuries. No one else was involved in the accident. Police charged Quiradumbay with Driving While Intoxicated. He was released on his own recognizance and is due in Peekskill City Court on April 23 at 11 a.m.

Crack Cocaine Arrest

Anti Crime officers stopped 63-year-old Peekskill man Marshall Pemberton following a minor traffic violation and found him to be in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine on April 5 at 7:20 p.m. on the 100 block of N. Division Street. He was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court without bail.

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