Pleasantville Court: New Larceny Charge for Pleasantville Teen; DWI Cases Wrap Up

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Here's a look at what happened during 's January 10 session. Criminal Court is in session every other Tuesday at 6 p.m.

New Case for Pleasantville Teen

Patrick Hopkins-Drago, 18, was  and charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree.

The Pleasantville resident is accused making illegal ATM withdrawals in the village.

Hopkins-Drago also has an additional open case in the village, resulting from a , when he allegedly mugged a 12-year-old. That case is back on the court's calendar on January 24.

He faces additional charges in other jurisdictions.

On Tuesday, Hopkins-Drago appeared in handcuffs and refused to sign an order of protection filed by the complainant in the new case with the court.

The new case was eventually also adjourned until January 24, though Hopkins-Drago's Legal Aid Society attorney indicated she may waive his appearance on that date.

Old Case Restored After Alleged CD Violation

Heather Bull, 24, was  and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.

A previous case stemming from a was also restored to the court's calendar after the Pleasantville resident allegedly violated the conditional discharge sentence in September.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanza expressed his intent to charge Bull with violating the conditional discharge of the prior case on Tuesday and officially filed the paperwork with the court today.

Both cases were adjourned until January 24.

Bail Application Denied in Ex-Wife Harassment Case

Patricia Farrelly of Pleasantville was arrested on December 22 and charged with Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.

The 45-year-old failed to appear in court , when her attorney said she was being treated in the hospital.

On Tuesday, Farrelly's attorney said he had heard through his client's children that the complainant in the case, Farrelly's ex-husband, did not wish to proceed with the charge.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanza requested bail be set at $2,000 in the case, which Village Justice John Curley denied.

DiCostanza added he plans to file violation of a conditional discharge paperwork against Farrelly in the coming days as well, to Disorderly Conduct in February 2011.

The case was then adjourned to January 24 at the defendant's request.

First Appearance for DWI Defendant

Catherine DeLoughry, 48, was arrested on Dec. 31, 2011 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

The Pleasantville woman was arraigned on the date and appeared in court with her attorney Tuesday.

The case was then adjourned until February 7.

Counterfeit Money Suspect Appears

Donna Jensen of Thornwood appeared in court Tuesday following a January 4 arrest. 

The 40-year-old was charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree after allegedly attempting to spend a counterfeit $20 bill at a village business.

The case was adjourned until February 7.

Accused Jewelry Thief Remains Incarcerated

Donald Jones, 52, faces grand larceny charges in the third and fourth degrees after  from  on Wheeler Avenue.

He remains incarcerated in Westchester County jail without bail and faces additional grand larceny and robbery charges in Scarsdale and Eastchester.

Two temporary orders of protection in favor of the jewelry store employees at the scene during the alleged crime.

He is due back in Pleasantville Court on March 6.

DWI Cases Conclude

Sookja Lee, 60, of White Plains, was charged with DWI charge after an August 24 arrest. 

In a separate matter, West Hartford, CT, man Robert Powers, 51, was arrested on November 5 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a first offense.

Both defendants pled guilty to the reduced charge of DWAI on Tuesday, carrying 90-day license suspension sentences, along with one-year conditional discharges.

They both most additionally continue treatment.


Stabbing Case Adjourned

—Reza Daneshvar, 21, was arrested on Nov. 23, 2011 and charged with Assault in the First Degree  another Briarcliff Manor man in the village of Pleasantville. On Tuesday, his case was adjourned until January 24.

—Duval Saldana, 35,  and charged with Assault in the Third Degree. On Tuesday, the case was adjourned until January 24.

—Efrain Ortiz Jr., of Pleasantville, was  and charged with Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree. On Tuesday, the 17-year-old's case was adjourned until January 24.



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