SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A woman nearly had her purse stolen while she was pumping gas two weeks ago in Shrub Oak, but the theft was prevented by bystanders, one of whom suffered an injury during the struggle.
Priscilla Conrad, a 52-year-old Hopewell Junction woman, is accused of reaching into the woman’s car and swiping her purse. Witnesses intervened and a “struggle ensued,” police said, leaving one good Samaritan with an undisclosed knee injury.
Though Conrad got away, the purse was recovered and her license plate number was recorded.
Responding to an alert, the East Fishkill Police Department notified Yorktown police that Conrad was in their custody.
She was arrested by Yorktown police and charged with second-degree attempted robbery, a Class D felony, and fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony.
She was released without bail.
Shoplifting at Macy’s
A 52-year-old Yorktown woman has been charged with felony grand larceny for allegedly stealing $1,363 worth of clothing and jewelry from Macy’s.
She was arrested after 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. She was processed on the charges at police headquarters and released without bail. She is due back in court on July 25.
Two Cortlandt teens are accused of punching and then threatening a person with a knife near the Yorktown Firehouse on Thursday, June 27.
The incident happened around 10:55 p.m., just as the Firemen’s Carnival was wrapping up for the evening. During the dispute, which, police say, occurred over a cellphone, a 16-year-old from Cortlandt Manor allegedly punched a person and a 19-year-old from Buchanan displayed a knife.
The 16-year-old was charged with third-degree attempted assault and the 19-year-old was charged with second-degree menacing, both misdemeanors.
Both were released without bail. The 16-year-old will answer to the charge at Department of Probation on July 9 and the 19-year-old will return to Yorktown Justice Court on July 25.
A 30-year-old Putnam Valley man has been charged with two felony counts of robbery.
During a domestic dispute that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday, the man allegedly forcibly stole a woman’s handbag and car, causing her to suffer cuts on her elbow and pain in her wrist, police said.
Yorktown police, with the help of Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, located the stolen vehicle and arrested the Putnam Valley man.
He was arraigned at Yorktown Justice Court and released without bail. He is due back in court on July 11.
Three Yorktown teenagers were charged with felony drug possession on Saturday, June 15.
Police made a traffic stop around 1 a.m. on Allan Avenue because the car in which they were driving allegedly had an “inoperable licence plate lamp,” police said.
The teens, ages 18, 18 and 19, were allegedly in possession of “hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms.” They were arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony. They were released without bail.