Police in West Chazy, New York recently arrested a 36-year old man and a 30-year old woman on charges of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamines. The couple was arrested after law enforcement found several precursors to manufacturing methamphetamines at a residence. The police did not find an active meth lab, but did discover syringes filled with drug residue. The man was charged with drug possession, manufacturing methamphetamine, and endangering the welfare of a child, and the woman was charged with the felonies of criminal possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment. Both have been placed in prison and have been scheduled for trial.
Recently, police in Peekskill, New York, arrested and charged three people with drug-related offenses in three separate incidents. In the first incident, a 28-year-old woman allegedly sold phencyclidine drugs to undercover police officers, and was charged with felony drug possession and possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested after a police investigation lasting a year-and-a-half. The second arrest was that of a 24-year-old man who was found during the execution of an unrelated police arrest warrant. Police uncovered a semi-automatic handgun during his arrest, and the man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, as well as the possession and sale of hallucinogenic drugs. The final arrest was that of a 42-year-old woman, and it came after a year-long police investigation into the sale of heroin. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance.
Recently, police in New Springville, New York, recovered a .38 caliber revolver, illegal drugs, and measuring equipment used for the sale and manufacture of drugs during a police raid on a local home. Police arrested three people, a 28-year old woman, a 22-year old woman, and a man.
A New York man was recently arrested for allegedly attacking an ex-girlfriend at his home. The man allegedly bit the woman's lip, broke her left hand, and choked her. The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence. The woman was apparently at the man's home visiting his family when the alleged incident occurred. The man allegedly attempted to strangle the woman with his hands, and family members transported the woman to the emergency room, where hospital personnel called the police after seeing signs of strangulation on the woman's neck. The man is currently in custody awaiting his first court appearance.
With every crime comes a penalty. One's punishment will depend on the severity of their offense. When an individual commits a violent crime, unfortunately, it is likely their penalty will be harsh.
The recent economic downturn has made investment fraud a hot topic these days in New York. It seems that every couple of weeks someone in the city is being charged with a high-profile white collar crime, and now four former employees of an investment firm based in Long Island are facing criminal charges of operating a Ponzi scheme. The criminal complaint alleges that over 4,000 investors lost $179 million as a result of what federal prosecutors say were misleading business practices.
Many incidents of domestic violence are sparked by the pouring out of difficult emotions or even a simple misunderstanding among family members. Each family has its problems, and sometimes those problems swirl into a physical or verbal altercation that results in criminal charges. Most spouses and family members who have experienced this kind of situation do what they can to prevent it from happening again. Still, repeat domestic violence crimes do happen.
Readers in New York may have heard of a recent case involving a high-ranking Morgan Stanley banker who is now facing serious charges following a late-night taxi ride. The 47-year-old has been accused of stabbing a Middle Eastern cab driver and using racial epithets. The banker must now face allegations of second-degree assault, theft of services and intimidation by bias or bigotry.
Recently, in Peekskill, a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary and attempted burglary. The police claim he is responsible for attempting to break into a number of gas stations in the area. However, while an investigation supposedly linked the young man to a number of felony crimes over the past month, exactly how the police came to that conclusion was not made clear in a local news report.
A host of a popular morning talk show in New York was recently cleared of possible wrongdoing after prosecutors reviewed the evidence in the case and deemed the facts insufficient to file criminal charges. The man was cleared of the charge that he raped a woman in a lower Manhattan office building after the two had gone out for drinks. The woman claimed that she had not been capable of consenting to sex. However, the prosecutors said the determined facts of the case did not "fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes under New York criminal law."