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A Yorktown man is under arrest, charged with hosting an underage drinking party at his home on February 11.
Yorktown Police say they received a call around 11:20 p.m. from an anonymous person reporting the possible underage drinking party at the home on Old Yorktown Road. Officers responded to the scene and determined that 23 years old Michael Schmidt allegedly allowed three people under the age of 21 to consume alcoholic beverages inside his residence.
Two men are under arrest in Yonkers after allegedly selling alcohol to minors.
Yonkers Police say they conducted New York State Liquor Authority compliance checks at various locations in the City of Yonkers using an undercover "agent" under the age of 21.
On Thursday, at 4:05 p.m. investigators paid a visit to the M&M Service Station at 1245 Nepperhan Avenue. Police say their agent was able to purchase a can of the alcoholic beverage "Four Loco"-no questions asked. The clerk, identified as 33 year old Muhamad Ibrahim of Pomona was then placed under arrest.
Then at 5:46 p.m. police visited Capriccio's Italian Deli at 354 Kimball Avenue where their "agent" was again able to purchase a can of the alcoholic beverage "Four Loco."
As part of their Prom Safety Initiative, the Peekskill Community Policing unit collaborated with the Peekskill High School Health classes to show high school students first-hand the consequences of distracted driving and driving under the influence. Police Officers Pam Sgroi and Leo Dylewski set up two stations to show the effects of alcohol on coordination and driving and another to allow kids to experience drunkenness using special "Fatal Vision Goggles."
The officers had the students attempt to walk a straight line and catch a rubber ball. The highlight was for students to "drive" an electric cart through a park course while wearing the goggles.
Students were surprised at how much their coordination and balance were off during the activities. Police say the new Distracted Driver activity opened students' eyes to how easy it is to be distracted by cell phones while driving.
Yonkers Police have arrested five people following a large melee at the Congo Nights bar and club at 14 Warburton Avenue. Police were called to the bar around 3 a.m. on February 6th in an attempt to restore order. Once at the bar, responding officers observed three separate fights. In one, a man, later identified as Ross J. Equilla, was observed allegedly assaulting another man. Responding officers had to physically subdue Equilla and two officers were injured while restraining him.
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