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Westchester County Police
Westchester County Police say a Mohegan Lake man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly threatened his ex girlfriend as they traveled on a bus through Peekskill and Montrose.
Officials say 29 year old Errol Haynes of Lexington Avenue boarded a Westchester County Bee Line bus around 4:15 p.m. Monday and sat down next to an ex-girlfriend, who has an order of protection barring him from contacting her.
According to police, Haynes brandished a knife and threatened to kill the woman. Two male passengers on the bus intervened and the driver stopped the bus in the 700 block of Washington Street in Peekskill.
Haynes escaped in the commotion but was later apprehended at his Mohegan Lake home by Westchester County and State Police.
Haynes was charged with 3rd Degree Weapons Possession and 1st Degree Menacing, both felonies.
He's being held at the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Police say a pair of Connecticut men were arrested early this morning on weapons charges following a traffic stop on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale.
The car, they say, was pulled over around 4:45 a.m. after officers allegedly clocked the car driving 85 miles per hour on the parkway near North Avenue in New Rochelle. The car was eventually pulled over by Weaver Street in Scarsdale.
While speaking with the driver, police say they detected an odor of alcohol on the man's breath and marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A computer check revealed the driver's license had been suspended. A gun was also discovered inside a gap in the engine compartment and a small amount of marijuana, according to police.
They placed under arrest 39 year old Twan Singleton of New Haven, Connecticut. The passenger, 39 year old Anthony Smith of new Haven was also arrested when police discovered the gun. Both men claimed to have no knowledge of the weapon.
Westchester County Police have announced the arrest of eight people on drug charges following a raid on two cottages in a Mohegan Lake Community.
The raid followed an investigation into alleged drug activity at the two homes, 3195 and 3211 East Main Street in the Mohegan Lake section of Cortlandt off Route 6.
The eight were taken into custody after cops found quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and prescripton medication in the homes.
Each of the eight has been charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Intent to Sell), a felony.
Under arrest are 32 year old Sylvia Ellis of Peekskill, 22 year old Yenny Alfaro of Mohegan Lake, 33 year old Joe Wilson of Peekskill, 25 year old Jamal Wilson of Peekskill, 38 year old Clifford Ellis of Peekskill, 37 year old Carl Culberson of Mohegan Lake, 25 year old Perry Freeman of Mohegan Lake and 34 year old Kevin Ellis of Peekskill.
The raids were carried out by the Westchester County Department of Publi Safety and the Peekskill Police Department.
OffIcials say a routine traffic stop by a Westchester County Police officer has led to the arrest of a Florida man on charges he forced at least three women into working for him as prostitutes through acts of intimidation, violence, and threats to harm their family members.
The FBI has joined Westchester County Police in the investigation and believes that the suspect has victimized even more women. They are now conducting a multi-state human trafficking investigation.
Authorities allege 35 year old Nicholas Alvarez of Miami, Florida transported the women between New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Virginia to force them to engage in acts of prostitution.
The investigation stems from a traffic stop made on February 3 at noon on the Saw Mill River Parkway when police stopped a vehicle for not having a rear license plate. Cops say the people in the vehicle gave them phony identification and they also determined that the car had been reported stolen in Virginia.
Two women are under arrest, charged with prostitution, following a joint investigation by Westchester County and Town of Ossining Police into a massage parlor on North State Road.
Officials say the investigation was launched following complaints from the community about Jenny's Spa, which is located on the second floor of 518A North State Road.
Undercover detectives went to the spa around 6:30 last night where they allegedly received unlicensed massages and an offer to perform sex acts in exchange for money.
Under arrest are 54 year old Ronghua Xiao of Flushing, Queens and 46 year old Gui Fen Sui of Manhattan.
Both women were charged with Practicing a Profession Without a License, a felony and Prostitution, a misemeanor, and were released pending a future appearance in Ossining Town Court.
A Waterbury, Connecticut man is under arrest on felony drug charges following a traffic stop last night on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle.
Westchester County Police say they arrested 27 year old Christopher Ruggiero, a passenger in the vehicle with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell, after he was found in possession of 214 glassine envelopes of heroin.
Cops say they stopped the car shortly after 10 p.m. on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Webster Avenue for a traffic infraction. They later determined that the driver of the car did not have a valid license, nor did his passenger, and the vehicle was impounded.
Westchester County and Yorktown Police have announced the arrest of two employees of a Mohegan Lake health spa on prostitution charges.
Officials say, in response to complaints from local residents, detectives from the county police General Investigations Unit and the Yorktown Police Department conducted a joint undercover operation at the Hana Health Center, a massage parlor located on the second floor of 1903 East Main Street in Mohegan Lake.
Two women were arrested after allegedly performing unlicensed massages and offered to perform sex acts in exchange for money.
Under arrest are 46 year old Jin Ming Hua and 47 year old Ming Yu Cao, both of Flushing, Queens.
They've been charged with Practicing a Profession Without a License (massage), a felony and Prostitution, a misdemeanor.
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