YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 47-year-old Yorktown man is accused of committing a racially motivated crime at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field.
A woman told police that she took her young child to the Veterans Road field on Wednesday, March 27. According to the Yorktown Police Department, while mother and child walked the track, a man “followed and threatened to kill her based on her race.”
The department’s public information officer, Lt. Tom Gentner, would not specify the races of the people involved.
Two days after the woman reported the incident, the police located a suspect at the field around 12:35 p.m. They arrested the man and charged him with second-degree aggravated harassment, a Class A misdemeanor.
A temporary order of protection was issued against the man, who was sent to Westchester County Jail on $7,500 cash bail. He was due back in Yorktown Justice Court on Tuesday, April 2.
A Jefferson Valley Spa employee has been charged with prostitution, according to police.
Following an investigation by Yorktown and Westchester County police, a 56-year-old Flushing woman was arrested on Sunday, March 31, and charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, a Class E felony, and prostitution, an unclassified misdemeanor.
The woman was released without bail and is due back in Yorktown Justice Court on Tuesday, April 9.
Parking lot larceny
A 34-year-old Flushing man has been charged with breaking into a car at the Jefferson Valley Mall and stealing $1,700 in cash, police said.
On March 12, the man reportedly saw the victim withdraw money from a nearby bank then followed that person to the Jefferson Valley Mall. After the victim parked and left their car, the thief smashed the car’s window and stole the cash.
Investigation identified a suspect and Yorktown police enlisted the help of New York State police and Croton police, who had jurisdiction over the area where the man was located. State police arrested him on March 25 and turned him over to Yorktown police.
The man was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.
He was sent to Westchester County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.