Heyssen Hidalgo, 25, pled guilty to stalking in the 3rd degree. Although Hidalgo briefly protested the inclusion of a statement that messages he sent to a woman implied physical violence, he acquiesced after his attorney noted that it had to be included for him to accept the plea bargain.
Irvington Village Justice Desmond C.B. Lyons sentenced Hidalgo to 30 days in jail and placed a permanent order of protection against Hidalgo. The jail sentence will be served in concurrence with a separate jail sentence that Hidalgo is currently serving for an unrelated charge.
The following cases were also handled in Irvington court:
Possession of a controlled substance : Nithin Shenoi, 25, appeared in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Justice Lyons noted that Shenoi had tested positive for drugs on May 2 while he was trying to complete the TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) program.
"[The treatments] are not going to solve his problems instantaneously, Shenois attorney argued. Lyons concurred and reminded Shenoi that TASC was a condition of his release. Shenois case was adjourned until July 18.
Bail jumping charges : Gino Corradina, 24, was given an adjournment until September 19 to await a sentence in Dobbs Ferry on traffic charges. Corradina faces charges of bail jumping in Irvington.
Lyons reminded Corradina that he had a history of not showing up to court. The plea is off the table if you dont show up, he said.
Underage pot possession : A teenager, 17, pled guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana. Lyons granted him an ACD, which would dismiss the charges after one year if no other incidents occur. The teen was also ordered to attend a MADD victims impact panel, submit a 250-word essay and to complete community service.
Alcohol charges : Rory Bedell, 19, appeared in court to follow up on charges of unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage and unlawful possession of controlled substances. Bedell was granted an ACD in December, and Lyons urged Bedell to continue with the bereavement counseling he had been receiving. Lyons also exonerated Bedells bail.
Alcohol charges : Nam K. Oh, 60, and La Familia Deli appeared in court on charges of selling alcohol to a minor. After their lawyer had a brief conference with the District Attorneys office, the case was adjourned until June 27.
Traffic violations : Kenya Edwards, 33, pled guilty to driving with a suspended license. Edwards will be sentenced on July 18.
Driving charge : Lucan Bowen, 30, pled guilty to driving without a license after charges against him were lowered. He was sentenced to pay a $75 fine.
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