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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced today that thanks to the help of financial inducements from the County's Industrial Development Agency and the state, Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC), the bottling division of PepsiCo Inc., will remain at its headquarters in Somers.
State Police in Somers arrested a 48 year old Mount Kisco man for Driving While Intoxicated.
Cops say Joseph A. Raguso was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation on I684 in the Town of Lewisboro and then arrested after he was found to be intoxicated.
Officials allege Raguso became combative while being placed into custody for the DWI and allegedly attempted to prevent the Trooper from placing him in handcuffs by pushing and struggling with the Trooper. He was then charged with Resisting Arrest.
Raguso was brought back to State Police Barracks in Somers where police say he refuesed a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol level. He was arraigned and remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail. He's due back in Town of Lewisboro Court on Monday.
Turns out the snow was good for something after all!
State troopers say the snowy weather over the past couple of days was instrumental in helping them make a couple of DWI arrests in Westchester.
State Police in Somers say the snow was the likely cause of two motor vehicle incidents. One, occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night when cops found a car off the road in a snow bank on State Route 100 in the Town of Somers. The driver, police say, 65 year old Otto Leitner of Somers, was arrested after they determined he had a blood alcohol level of .18%.
Police have arrested a Somers resident, three years following a burglary, after DNA evidence found at the scene linked him to the crime.
The Blazer pub on Route 22 in Somers was burglarized in September 2007. Police initially entered DNA evidence into the system at the time and it failed to come up with a suspect match.
Police recently re-entered the evidence into the CODIS data bank and came up with a suspect, identified as 53 year old Kevin Duffy of Heritage Hills,Somers.
New York State Police in Somers had their hands full Friday after a riot situation was reported at the Lincoln Hall School For Boys. The incident occurred around 12:08 p.m.
Multiple State Police and Somers Police Department units were dispatched and responded to the site where several fights had broken out between the residents. Several employees at the facility had also been reported injured trying to break up the fights.
When police arrived, they say a total of 30 residents were violent and unruly. Rocks were thrown by the residents shattering several windows.
Yorktown Police say an 18 year old Somers woman was arrested and charged with forgery after she allegedly stole checks from a woman's home and signed and cashed them.
Police say on November 20, they received a complaint from a woman who reported several checks were stolen from her residence. Cops then began an investigation and came up with a suspect after they discovered she had allegedly forged the victim's name to several of the stolen checks and cashed them at the Bank of America branch in Yorktown.
The City of Peekskill and six other municipalities in Northern Westchester are taking steps to come up with new ways to reduce energy consumption in order to save money.
The municipalities, all members of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC), were awarded a grant earlier this year from NYSERDA to cover costs of the study. Two companies, Ecology and Environment Inc and Blue Springs Energy LLC were awarded a $280,000 contract to assist the communities by coming up with recommendations to reduce their energy consumption patterns.
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