Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports Multiple Arrests for DWI and Drug-Related Offenses, Including the Arrest of a Repeat Offender of Leandra’s Law
On May 10, 2021, at approximately 10:44 p.m. Deputy Kevin Osika responded to the area of Miller Road, in the Town of Putnam Valley, on the report of a welfare check/suspicious vehicle. Upon arriving on the scene, Deputy Osika observed a male, later identified as 38-year-old Thomas Fitzgerald, in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on Miller Road. Mr. Fitzgerald appeared to be “passed out”. Deputy Osika noted that the vehicle had its lights off, but the engine was running, and the vehicle was blocking the lane of travel.
Deputy Osika was able to wake Mr. Fitzgerald up and after a brief investigation learned that Mr. Fitzgerald had an outstanding warrant out of the City of Peekskill. A further investigation revealed that Fitzgerald was in possession of three glassines of alleged heroin. He was taken into custody, booked, processed, and released with an appearance ticket for Putnam Valley Court on May 25, 2021. Mr. Fitzgerald, of Cortlandt Manor, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Misdemeanor, and three traffic violations (Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance, Driving Without a License and Stopping/Standing on a Highway.)
On May 17, 2021, at approximately 1:05 a.m., while on patrol on Oscawana Lake Road in the Town of Putnam Valley, Deputy Robert Weinberg observed a 2006 Nissan Murano commit a traffic infraction on Oscawana Lake Road in the area of Peekskill Hollow Road. Deputy Weinberg initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 46-year-old Ledell L. Ellis. A subsequent investigation determined that Mr. Ellis was driving with a revoked license and driving while intoxicated with a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old in the back seat. Both children were also not in safety restraints. Deputy Weinberg placed Mr. Ellis under arrest without incident and turned the children over to the care of their aunt. Ellis’ license was revoked for a previous charge of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child in the car.
Deputy Weinberg brought Ellis back to the correctional facility for processing. He was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Felony) - Child in Vehicle, Driving While Intoxicated (Felony, previous conviction in 10yrs), Driving While Intoxicated Operate MV .08 Of 1% Or More Alcohol (Felony, Prior Conviction w/in 10 Yrs.), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree (Felony), 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mr. Ellis, of Peekskill, was given an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court later in the month in front of the honorable Judge Van Ross.
On May 21, 2021, at approximately 12:41 a.m., while traveling eastbound on RT 6 in the Town of Southeast, Deputy Robert Weinberg observed a 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer commit multiple traffic infractions on RT 6 in the area of the I-684 northbound on-ramp. Deputy Weinberg initiated a traffic stop on RT22 and made contact with the driver, 32-year-old William A. Madrid-Vasquez. After a subsequent investigation, Deputy Weinberg determined that Mr. Madrid-Vasquez was driving while intoxicated and placed him under arrest without incident.
Deputy Weinberg brought Mr. Madrid-Vasquez back to the correctional facility for processing and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, (Misdemeanor) Driving While Intoxicated Operate MV .08 Of 1% Or More Alcohol (Misdemeanor). Deputy Weinberg also issued Madrid-Vasquez several traffic tickets. Mr. Madrid-Vasquez, of Danbury, was given an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance. Madrid is due back in the Town of Southeast Justice Court on June 3, 2021.
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