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Drugs, Dog Attacks Among Peekskill Arrests

PEEKSKILL -- A drug arrest and an unlicensed dog attack were among the items reported by Peekskill Police this week.On Sept. 14 at 6:54 p.m. Omar Travis, 44, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, on North James Street by Police Officer Matt Basso.Travis was charged following a traffic stop during which he was found to be in possession of six baggies of powder cocaine. Travis attempted to flee and was placed into custody after struggling with officers. He was held for arraignment in city court. Travis' parole officer was notified of the arrest as he was recently released to their supervision after serving several years for narcotics possession.On Sept. 15 at 8:35 p.m., Michael Williams, 18, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, on the 900 block of Constant Avenue by Police Officer Mike Lawrence. Williams was taken into custody after police responded to a report of an altercation and found Williams combative and screaming in the middle of the roadway. Officers attempted to calm him down but he continued to scream and threatened the officers.Williams resisted attempts to take him into custody and was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Williams was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment in city court the following afternoon.On Sept. 18 at 4:35 a.m., Jose Guzman-Camacho, 25, of Croton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on Route 9 at Main Street by Police Officer Anthony Nappi.Officers, responding to a report of a wrong way driver on Route 9 driving south in the northbound lane, found Guzman-Camacho passed out at the wheel of a vehicle parked facing south in the northbound lane of traffic on Route 9 in the vicinity of the Main St. exit in Peekskill. He was awakened after several minutes and charged after failing several field sobriety tests and was held for arraignment in city court.

On that same day at 11:35 a.m., Kareem Williams, 34, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged with harboring an unlicensed and unvaccinated dog, a misdemeanor violation of Agriculture and Markets Law. Williams was arrested on the 600 block of John Street by Police Officer Leo Dylewski after officers responded to Williams' residence after a report of a domestic dispute. On their arrival, Officer Doug LaPerche was entering the residence when he was attacked by Williams' pit bull. LaPerche sustained several puncture marks and lacerations, and fell down a flight of stairs while wrestling with the dog causing him to injure his knee.The dog, which police learned has bitten several people, is being held pending further investigation. Williams was issued an appearance ticket and is due in city court on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. LaPerche has been removed from duty while he recovers from his injuries.

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