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Alleged Yorktown ‘Porch Pirate’ Faces New Charges

The suspect, in a still from a surveillance camera, can be seen removing items from the doorstep of a Mohegan Lake home. Credits: Facebook

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. - A 24-year-old Mohegan Lake man accused of stealing packages is facing three new charges of criminal possession of stolen property.

Last month, police charged Leisvel Gonzalez-Lopez with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, for allegedly taking packages valued at $155 from the doorstep of a Christine Road home between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. After viewing surveillance footage of the incident, Det. Scott Sage canvased the neighborhood and identified the 24-year-old, who was temporarily living in a nearby Lookout Street residence, as the suspect, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

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After Gonzalez-Lopez's arrest, police obtained a search warrant for the Lookout Street home and recovered items that were reported stolen, according to the department.

While appearing in Yorktown Justice Court on Jan. 11 for the petty larceny charge, Gonzalez-Lopez was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, all misdemeanors. He was arraigned and remanded to Westchester County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to return to Yorktown Justice Court on Thursday, Jan. 25.

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