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Pleasantville PD Blotter: Counterfeiting, Assault

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – On Monday, Jan. 9, Pleasantville Police Officers arrested 53-year-old Mt. Kisco resident Steven Gallo.  Gallo allegedly created and possessed counterfeited U.S. currency and was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of forgery devices, both felony offenses.

Gallo turned himself into authorities at the Pleasantville Police Headquarters in the presence of his lawyer. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court in March. An investigation by detective Herb Peterson determined Gallo as a suspect. He allegedly committed the acts at the Chase Bank located at 444 Bedford Road in Pleasantville.

Around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, Pleasantville Police Officers responded to a call from a Pleasantville resident working on Wheeler Avenue. It was reported that a group of youths were gathered in Jackson Alley and that a possible assault occurred, leaving one bleeding with minor injuries. Officers arrested a 17-year-old male from the Bronx at the scene. The minor was charged with assault.

On Friday, Jan. 7, a worker with Alex’s Towing in Pleasantville reported damaged property to the Pleasantville Police Department. The worker had placed a boot on the tire of a white four-door Audi that was illegally parked in the Jean Jacques Culinary Creations parking lot. After placing the boot on the vehicle, the worker left the scene briefly and returned to find the boot had been removed from the car and subsequently destroyed with the vehicle gone from the lot. No arrest has been made. The estimated cost of the boot is around $200. Alex’s Towing is responsible for monitoring the Jean Jacques parking lot.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, a worker with the Pleasantville Department of Public Works reported that two parking meters on Tompkins Avenue near Manville Road were stolen. The meters were attached to a single pole, which was cut around two inches from the ground. No arrest has been made.

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