A stalking complaint led to the arrest of a Westchester man who allegedly threatened a woman with a handgun, police said.
Officers from the Bedford Police Department assisted the Peekskill Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 25, where there was a report of a stalking complaint involving Bedford Hills resident Benjamin Guerra, 36.
According to the Bedford Police Department, while interviewing Guerra’s alleged 40-year-old victim, it was determined that she had allegedly been menaced with a handgun in Bedford two weeks earlier.
A search of Guerra’s apartment led to the seizure of a loaded firearm with a defaced serial number, police said. A “quantity of a white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine, was found in plain sight,” and also recovered.
Guerra was arraigned in Peekskill on Monday, Jan. 27 and released into the custody of the Bedford Police Department. Guerra was arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Following his arraignment in the Town of Bedford Justice Court, Guerra was released on $5,000 cash bail and scheduled to appear in court later this year.
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