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Pleasantville Court: Alleged Stalking Case Adjourned; DWI Defendant Accepts Plea

A glimpse inside the headquarters of justice in Pleasantville.

Here's a look at what happened during 's July 26 session. Criminal Court is in session every other Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Order of Protection in Place for Stalking Defendant

Theodoros Mouzakitis, 58, appeared in court to answer to a charge of Stalking in the Fourth Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree.

The Yonkers resident was arrested by Pleasantville police last Tuesday after he turned himself in on a warrant.

Mouzakitis was arraigned by Village Justice John Curley the day of his arrest. Curley also issued a temporary order of protection in favor of the victim, which orders Mouzakitis to completely stay away from her.

Yesterday, Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanza consented to a an adjournment until Aug. 9 at the defendant's request.

Cross Accepts Plea Bargain

David Cross, 57, of Chappaqua, was charged with DWI with a BAC of more than .08 and a lane violation as a result of a May 14 arrest.

On Tuesday, Cross pled guilty to one count of Driving While Ability Impaired, which carries a one-year conditional discharge and $560 in fees and surcharges.

The charge is a traffic infraction.

The conditions of the sentence require Cross to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving and DWI Victim Impact Panel program.

Acting Village Justice Virginia Collins consented to a 20 day stay, after which time his license will be suspended for 90 days.

Marijuana Case Wraps Up

Andrew Torpie of Pleasantville was arrested on Sept. 23, 2010 and charged with growing cannabis without a license and the unlawful possession of marijuana.

He is alleged to have grown marijuana in a Washington Avenue home last year.

On Tuesday, Torpie entered a plea of guilty to the reduced charge of Attempted Unlawful Growing of Cannabis.

He was sentenced to a $600 fine and a 5-year unconditional discharge in favor of the complainant in the case.

Torpie's attorney also asked that non-contraband items previously taken by the police be returned to the defendant.

 

Note: All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. All ages are representative of the date of arrest.

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