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Loose Change Leads to Peekskill Assault

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A handful of change led to a felony assault charge for a Sleepy Hollow resident.

Trevor Kinsey, 21, of Sleepy Hollow was arrested on Jan. 26 at 11:35 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, at police headquarters after turning himself in to police.

Kinsey was involved in an assault that occurred on the 800 block of North Division Street on Jan. 15 at 11:30 p.m., according to Peekskill police spokesperson Lt. Eric Johansen.

Kinsey and the victim were at a gas station and while joking around, the victim threw change at Kinsey's vehicle.

"One thing led to another and it escalated into an altercation," Johansen said. "He didn't think too kindly of him hitting his car with the change."

The victim sustained a broken nose and fractured eye socket and was taken to Hudson Valley Hospital Center for treatment after being treated by the Peekskill EMS. Kinsey was held for arraignment in city court without bail.

Other arrests reported by Peekskill police: 

  •  James Smith, 51, of Peekskill, was arrested on Jan. 24 at 8:10 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest and fourth degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, on the 800 block of South Street by police officers Matt Basso and Dan Labodin. Smith was charged after being found in possession of an open container of alcohol and PCP. While being treated by Peekskill EMS Smith became combative and attempted to assault police and EMS members. Officers took him into custody after a brief struggle and transported him to Police HQ. Smith continued to be combative and kicked out the rear window of the police car. He was held for arraignment in city court.
  • John Szigethy, 61, of Mohegan Lake was arrested on Jan. 27 at 4:40 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, on the 1200 block of Park Street by police officer Matt Basso. Szigethy was charged after being found in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine. He was held for arraignment in city court without bail.
  • Christopher Vonstein, 30, of Mt. Kisco, was arrested on Jan. 27 at 9:40 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired due to drugs, both misdemeanors, on the 1000 block of Lower South Street by police officers Nick Franco and Mike Lawrence. Vonstein nearly struck several parked cars on the 1000 block of Lower South Street and was operating under the influence of cocaine. A small quantity of cocaine was recovered from inside his vehicle. He was held for arraignment in city court without bail.

 

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