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Tarrytown Police Make Drug, Stolen Property Arrest

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Tarrytown police arrested a man on drug and stolen property charges after a traffic check revealed his license was revoked for a DWI-related offense.

Richard S. Simmons, 38, has been charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, a misdemeanor.

Simmons was driving on Cortlandt Street around 8:30 a.m. on April 19 when police stopped his car. Police say a check of the license plates showed they had been stolen from a Putnam County train station.

Simmons was arraigned on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Police also reported the following:

DWI Arrest: Police charged Pablo Bello-Gonzalez, 34, with driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle accident on Central Avenue around 3:45 p.m. on April 19. Bello-Gonzalez was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital for a facial injury.

Dispute: Police transported a man to Phelps Memorial Hospital on April 17 under the mental hygiene law after he threatened his father and refused to come out of their North Washington Street home. Police closed down the street until the man climbed out onto his roof and into the front yard.

Saw Dust Fire: Firefighters extinguished two bags of saw dust that had caught fire in garbage cans on Castle Heights Avenue around 11:30 a.m. on April 15.

Stabbing: Police charged Siri Perez, 33, with second-degree assault, a felony, after an apparent domestic dispute and stabbing on Storm Street on April 15. Perez was arraigned on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond and taken to Westchester County Jail.

BB Gun: Police received a call that some kids had a BB gun in the park behind White Street around 3 p.m. on April 13.

Theft: A woman told police she was tricked into giving a man $100 when he asked her for the bill in exchange for smaller bills around 7 p.m. on April 12. When the man left, the woman said he began to yell that she only gave him a dollar bill, so she gave him additional money. Police checked surveillance video and found the woman had given the man an additional $100.

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