Five out-of-towners charged
March 7, 2019 at 7:43 a.m.
Last week, five out-of-towners were arrested for shoplifting, driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of drugs.
*While visiting the 431 Boston Post Rd. Kohl’s Department Store to make a return, a Stamford, Conn. resident allegedly stole a pair of earrings in the process on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Port Chester police were called to the store at 4:53 p.m., after a loss prevention officer confronted the woman. According to the police report, Eva Gomez Bonilla selected a pair of earrings from the jewelry department and held onto them as she proceeded to the lower level of the store. As she walked, she allegedly removed the security tag before placing them in her pocket.
The woman continued to the customer service desk to make a return, but allegedly made no attempt to buy the jewelry. As she walked toward the exit, she allegedly removed the earrings from her pocket and put them on her ears before dropping the empty jewelry card in a shopping cart and leaving.
The 52-year-old was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
*Port Chester police returned to the Boston Post Rd. Kohl’s Department Store at 3:55 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 1, after a man allegedly stole $340 worth of clothing, electronics and accessories.
The store’s loss prevention officer allegedly watched Mathew Vance steal multiple items on the security cameras. According to the police report, he selected a fragrance set and a JAM speaker, placed them in a shopping basket and covered them. He then allegedly selected a pair of pants, went into a fitting room and switched the unpaid for slacks with the pair he had worn into the store.
As the 24-year-old continued to walk around the store, he allegedly picked out a wallet and various other clothing items. He then set the basket down and exited the store; however, employees allegedly realized the fragrances, wallet and speaker were not in the basket filled with clothing.
The Bethlehem, Conn. resident was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
*A patrolling Port Chester police officer was flagged down by a colleague working at the Capitol Theatre at 7:55 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 1.
As the cop approached the 149 Westchester Ave. venue, he met with a 42-year-old who allegedly possessed drugs. According to the police report, when Cregg Watner went through security to enter the theater, they discovered a clear oblong vile containing a white powdery substance. The man allegedly admitted that container was holding cocaine, and the police on scene confirmed that was likely the substance.
The Greenwich, Conn. resident was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.
*While driving on North Pearl Street on Saturday, Mar. 2, a 31-year-old man driving a red Mazda Protégé allegedly collided with the rear of another car at around 11 p.m.
When Port Chester police arrived at the scene, they saw the suspect standing next to the crash with alleged glassy, bloodshot eyes and no driver’s license. Though he claimed he was not drunk, according to the police report his breath smelled like alcohol. He continued to allegedly claim he was driving from Norwalk, Conn. to his home in Norwalk and would not elaborate.
According to the police report, the man continued to fail several onsite sobriety tests. Though he agreed to submit to the breathalyzer, police could not obtain a blood alcohol content reading because he allegedly continuously pretended to breathe into the device.
Eduardo Velso Campos was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was also issued violations for unlicensed operation of a vehicle and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
*A Port Chester police officer had to swerve out of the way on North Main Street when a man driving a white Toyota allegedly made a turn so wide from Highland Street that he crossed the double yellow lines into the wrong lane.
The officer turned around and pulled the car over at 3:41 a.m. According to the police report, the driver had bloodshot eyes and while finding his paperwork he had to be reminded what he was looking for multiple times. He then allegedly showed police his Connecticut driver’s license and continued to allegedly admit that he was driving from Stamford, Conn. to his home in Rye after drinking a few Modelos.
Diblam Lopez-Ramirez continued to allegedly fail several onsite sobriety tests. According to the police report, his blood alcohol content was later revealed at .16 percent, twice the legal limit of .08.
The 25-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was also issued violations for making an unsafe turn, driving left of the pavement markings and not having a New York license as a New York resident.