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Peekskill Man Charged in Assault of Postal Worker

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A city man was arrested last week and charged with assaulting a United States Postal Worker delivering mail.

Anthony Williams, 18, of Peekskill was arrested on Jan. 10 at 3:20 p.m. and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, on Dyckman Street by Police Officer Leo Dylewski after assaulting the worker, causing several injuries to the man's head and face, including a laceration, bruising, and a chipped tooth as a result of the assault.

The motive for the assault remains unclear. Police were assisted by United States Postal inspectors, who are continuing their investigation, according to spokesman Lt. Eric Johansen.

"It's a misdemeanor, but that's not to say that they [postal inspectors] won't file federal charges but that will be up to the postal inspectors," Johansen said. "Then it may rise to a felony on the federal level."

Johansen said that a motive was given by Williams but it was not being released since police said it was questionable. He said there was no evidence that drugs or alcohol played a part in the assault.

Williams was held on $250 bail.

 

Other arrests reported by Peekskill Police for the past week:

 

David Jimenez, 21, of Carmel was arrested on Jan. 10 on 5:30 p.m. and charged with unlicensed automobile operation, a class E felony, on Wells Street by Police Officer Matt Basso.

Jimenez was stopped on Wells Street for operating a vehicle without a license plate light and for having a broken tail light. A check on the status of his license revealed his privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York had been suspended a total of 16 times for failing to answer previous summonses. Jimenez was held for arraignment in city court.

 

Tierre Helton, 36, of Peekskill, was arrested on Jan. 11 at 10:55 p.m. and charged with three counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class B felonies, on Orchard Street by Police Officer Det. Anthony Malfitano and Officer Joe McGann.

Helton was charged following a several month investigation conducted jointly by Peekskill Police and the New York State Police. During the investigation Helton sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. He was held for arraignment in city court without bail.

 

Deborah Brown, 24, of Peekskill was arrested on Jan. 12 at 6:45 p.m. and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, on 700 block of South Street by Det. Anthony Malfitano and Officer Joe McGann.

Brown was charged following a several month long investigation conducted jointly by the Peekskill Police Narcotics Unit and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

During the investigation Brown illegally sold prescription medications (Percocet, Klonopin, and Seroquel) to an undercover police officer. Brown, who was also wanted on a warrant from the Town of Greenburgh charging her with third-degree bail jumping, was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court.

John Mitchell, 55, of Peekskill, was arrested on Jan. 13 at 10:20 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on Water Street by Police Officer Dan Labodin.

Mitchell was charged after being stopped for erratic driving and was found to be operating while intoxicated and subsequently taken into custody. Mitchell refused to submit to a chemical test and is therefore facing an automatic one year revocation of his driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in city court on Jan. 30.

Jason Graham, 35, of Peekskill, was arrested on Jan. 15 at 7:40 p.m. and charged with driving while ability impaired due to drugs, a misdemeanor, unlicensed automobile operation, and driving with a suspended license, all misdemeanors, on the Bear Mountain Parkway near Annsville Bridge by Police Officer Anthony Nappi.

According to witnesses interviewed by police, Graham drove through a steady red light and collided with a vehicle occupied by Peekskill woman and her 13-year-old son. Graham was found to be incoherent at the scene and heavily under the influence of narcotics, which caused him to lose consciousness while driving, police said. Both his license and vehicle registration were found to be suspended.

Both occupants of the vehicle he struck sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hudson Valley Hospital for treatment.

Graham was transported to the Westchester Medical Center due to his level of intoxication where he was admitted in serious condition. Graham is due in city court on Feb. 9.

Robert Blair, 41, of Peekskill, was arrested on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. and charged with third-degree criminal posession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, on the 900 block of Paulding Street by Police Officer Matt Basso.

Blair was stopped for operating a vehicle with an expired inspection. While investigating the traffic offense, two baggies commonly used to package narcotics were found by police in his vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of 12 baggies of heroin and two tablets of the prescription drug Clonazapan were located in a pouch on a keychain inside of the vehicle. Blair was held for arraignment in city court without bail.

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