Peekskill Police: Drunk Tow Truck Driver Hit Five Cars

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John R. Stevenson, 32, of Scarsdale was arrested at 1 a.m. Dec. 16 and charged with driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction within 10 years, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehic Photo Credit: Art Cusano
oni Gallichio, 43, of Newburgh, was arrested Dec. 13 and charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, in connection with a Dec. 13 incident involving the forcible theft of a laptop computer Photo Credit: Art Cusano
Peekskill Police made several arrest this past week. Photo Credit: Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – A Scarsdale man was arrested early Sunday morning after striking five city vehicles with a tow truck while intoxicated, according to police.

John R. Stevenson, 32, of Scarsdale was arrested  at 1 a.m. Dec. 16 on the 1400 block of Main Street and charged with driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction within 10 years, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both class E felonies.

Police responded to a report of an accident with injuries and found a tow truck had struck five parked vehicles, police said. Stevenson was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital where he was treated and later released into police custody. Stevenson refused to submit to a breath test and was held for arraignment, police said.

Other arrests made by Peekskill Police in the past week:

  •  Angel Lojano, 40, of Peekskill, was arrested Dec. 14 at 5:56 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on the Bear Mountain Parkway. Police were notified of the operator of a black Nissan Pathfinder who may be intoxicated and was traveling south. The vehicle was stopped, and tests indicated the operator, Lojano, was intoxicated police said. Lojano was charged and released on bail.
  •  Wilfred Incle, 41, of Peekskill, was arrested Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, both misdemeanors, on the corner of Main and High streets. Officers saw Incle, who was believed to have two outstanding warrants issued out of the City of Peekskill court, and attempted to confront him. Incle attempted to run and refused to be handcuffed. He was later found to be in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine, police said. He was held for arraignment.
  • Toni Gallichio, 43, of Newburgh, was arrested Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. and charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, on Highland Avenue. Gallichio was arrested in connection with a Dec. 13 incident involving the forcible theft of a laptop computer and other personal items from a Highland Avenue man. The victim claimed to have been threatened at knife point during the incident, police said.  Gallichio was held for arraignment.
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joseph1:

This offense is quite serious and couldn't be tolerated. Such crimes are on hike day by day. Innocent citizens have always been victims for such mishaps. The drivers commit crime and gets anticipatory bail within a few days. This system will not work at all. Whoever responsible for the did, should be subjected to fatal penalty. truck driver jobs