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Peekskill and Cortlandt residents arrested in Yorktown.

The following was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Two Peekskill Women Steal Clothing From Sears

Two Peekskill women are accused of stealing clothing from Sears, valued at $473.94.

Yolanda Ward, 33, and Chonteyaslah Gaines, 19, were charged on Feb. 1 with petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Following their arrest, the two women were transported to the .

Gaines was released and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23. Ward was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $1,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23.

Man Fails to Appear in Court to Answer DWI, Other Charges

A 22-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident is charged with failure to respond to an appearance ticket, a violation. 

Joseph M. Bianchini allegedly failed to appear for an arraignment to answer charged of DWI, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation and two traffic infractions. 

Police said on Aug. 16, 2011 an arrest warrant was issued for the defendant after he failed to appear in court to answer the above charged. The man voluntarily appeared at police headquarters on Feb. 7 after learning of the warrant. 

Bianchini was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He is due in court on Feb. 14.

Loitering in Park

Seven area residents face charges for allegedly staying in a park after its hours of operation, police said.

On Feb. 6 at about 1:15 a.m. officer Sgroi was investigating a complaint of an erratic driver in the vicinity of Rt. 202 and Lexington Avenue. His search led him to check the area of Sylvan Glen where he allegedly observed the defendants. 

Two Peekskill men, 19 and 20, a Cortlandt Manor man and woman, ages 20 and 18, and three Yorktown residents, ages, 20, 18 and 17, were charged with loitering in park, a town code violation.

They were released and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23.


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