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Police making a routine traffic stop in Yonkers for speeding arrested a man for allegedly Driving While Intoxicated and on Weapons Possession Charges.
Police say they observed 34 year old Lazaro Martinez of 190 Palisade Avenue, Yonkers allegedly speeding on New Main Street and Nepperhan Avenue around 3:45 a.m. Monday.
The officers then determined the driver had been drinking alcohol. Lazaro was placed into custody and the vehicle was searched before it was impounded. Inside, they found a Colt .223 caliber M4 carbine rifle in the truck of the car. Two loaded magazines which were welded together were also found next to the weapon. Police say both magazines were loaded--one with 18 rounds--the other with 16 rounds.
Martinez was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He's expected to be arraigned later today.
Yonkers Police are searching for a vandal or vandals who spray painted swastikas on a building at 106 Lincoln Avenue.
Police say at least ten swastikas were found on the side wall of the house, the rear wall of the home, the rear retaining wall and on the floor of the patio. In addition, police say, patio furnishings which belonged to a former tenant were damage. Authorities estimate the damage occurred between 3 p.m. September 7 and the morning of September 12.
A Yonkers man is under arrest, charged with shining a laser at a Westchester County Police helicopter Monday night.
Authorities say the chopper was flying over Odell Avenue near the Homefield Bowl bowling alley around 7:45 p.m. when someone began shining a green laser light at the aircraft.
Police later determined that the laser was being used by a person in the front yard of a home along Hoover Road.
A Bronx man is under arrest after allegedly leading Yonkers Police on a high speed car chase that started on McLean Avenue and ended up on the New York State Thruway near Tuckahoe Road.
Yonkers Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove impaired by either drugs or alcohol, struck a child, and kept on going. The incident happened around 9:45 Thursday night near Main Street and Riverdale Avenue.
Witnesses told police they saw a 2005 Chevy van strike the boy and then drive away at a high rate of speed. Responding officers later found the suspect, who had been stopped by several of the eyewitnesses.
A Yonkers man has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to intentionally slashing his neighbor's four-year-old German Shepherd dog, causing her to lose an eye.
On April 5, 2010, 59 year old Andrew Owens of 715 Nepperhan Avenue slashed the dog, Jenna, causing a long laceration to the right side of the dog's face and her right eye. The animal's eye had to be removed.
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone announced Wednesday that the City is redoubling efforts to collect millions of dollars in back property taxes from businesses and homeowners who haven't paid their taxes over the course of many years.
Said Amicone, "We're not going after the person who's just having a difficult time paying this year, we're talking about about the person who may not have paid for a long time. In most of these cases these are absentee landlords, they haven't paid taxes. They figured they can get away with it because it's government."
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