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Peekskill Drug Sweep Yields Another Arrest

PEEKSKILL – Another city resident wanted in connection with last month’s drug sweep by city, county and state law enforcement is among arrests made by city police this past week.

On July 30 at 5:20 p.m. John Kingsley, 22, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, on the 900 block of Garfield Avenue by Police Officer Joe McGann. Kingsley was wanted for the sale of cocaine as part of last month’s drug sweep and was arrested after being seen on Garfield Avenue. He was held for arraignment in Westchester County Court. He is the 24th person arrested.

On June 28 at 7:50 a.m. Julio Morales, 37, of Garrison, was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, in the James Street parking garage by Police Officer Steve Zappolo. Morales was found sleeping in the stairwell of the parking garage by Zappolo, who also found him to be in possession of a small baggie of cocaine. Morales was taken into custody and held for arraignment in city court. Also on June 28 at 6:55 p.m. Dajuan Shealy, 26, of Tarrytown was arrested and charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, on the 900 block of Main Street by Police Officer Dan Labodin. Shealy was observed acting irrationally and disorderly and found to be under the influence and in possession of the drug PCP. He was taken into custody and held for arraignment in city court.

On June 29 at 7:30 p.m., Edward Reeves, 69, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, at Peekskill Police headquarters by Police Officer Chatoya Woodland. Reeves was charged following a dispute with a female acquaintance whom he struck in the face causing her minor injuries. He was held for arraignment in city court. On Tuesday, July 5 at 3:20 a.m., Peter Davenport, 33, of Cortlandt Manor, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on Route 9 at Main Street by Police Officer Sue Bielomyza. Davenport was charged following a single-car accident after it was determined he was operating under the influence of alcohol. Davenport’s blood alcohol concentration was .12 percent. In addition, Davenport was issued a summons for texting while driving after it was learned that he had been texting on a cell phone just prior to the accident. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in city court on July 7.

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