Actor Martin Sheen visited Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining to meet with Jon-Adrian Velazquez, who fatally shot a former police officer who was running an illegal gambling parlor in Harlem, reports Fox News. "And I have assured him that we're not going to give up his fight until he walks out of Sing Sing an innocent man," said Sheen. Velazquez, 45, has been in jail for 13 years.
Clarkstown police responding to a drunk driving tip were surprised to find the caller was the driver in question. When a town police officer pulled into Chili's restaurant on Route 59 in Nanuet, Michael Trent, 58, of New City pulled his car up next to the officer and asked if it was OK to drive even though he had been drinking. The answer was "no," and Trent was charged after failing sobriety tests.
After Bedford police stopped a car for allegedly driving 18 miles over the speed limit, they noticed the passenger, Patricia Tompkins, 28, of Shenorock, appeared to be intoxicated. When they tried to talk to Tompkins, she jumped out of the car and yelled, "search me." She then dumped the contents of her bag on top of the police car and eight Percoset pills fell out. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Toys collected by St. Matthew Church on Warburton Avenue for their annual toy drive were stolen from the rear of the building Nov. 30.
An 80-year-old Southeast woman attending the sentencing hearing of the man who sexually assaulted her in 2009 stood up to him in court Wednesday, reports LoHud.com. "You are a very, very bad man, in fact, horrible. If I had my way, you would serve the rest of your life in prison. Since that will not be the case, I hope you'll be miserable in there and when you get out, you are rejected by society," she said.