BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Bedford Police charged Walter Crus-Barroso, 40, of Central Island; Henry Rosales-Gonzalez, 23, of Lindenhurst; and Wilson Gonzales-Zambrana, 40, of West Babylon with stealing close to 800 pounds of clothing from a donation drop box in Bedford Village on May 6, police said.
Because of recent clothing bin theft, an employee of the company that owns the bins was conducting surveillance of the parking lot at 130 Post Road, police said.
The employee called around 10:42 p.m. saying he had just witnessed three men taking clothing from the donation box located there, police said.
According to police, the three men left the area before officers arrived, but the employee followed the men's truck to 544 Main St. in Mount Kisco. Bedford Police were able to track down the men at this location, police said.
The men's white box truck had the company name "God's Property," printed on the side, police said, and inside officers found the stash of clothes, valued at approximately $450, as well as three large metal clothing donation boxes.
Mount Kisco Police assisted with transport of the three men back to the Bedford Police station, where a surveillance tape of the incident was reviewed, police said.
Crus-Barroso, Rosales-Gonzales and Gonzalez-Zambrana were all charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both A misdemeanors. They were released on $300 bail each and are scheduled to be back in Bedford Town Court on Thursday, May 17.
The following item was also reported in the Bedford Police Blotter:
Bedford Police have charged Ever Martinez of Greenwich, Conn. for DWI and leaving the scene of an auto accident, police said.
According to police, a report of a car accident came in around 5:15 a.m. on May 5. The caller said he observed that a Nissan had struck a tree east of the intersection of McLain and Barker Streets. He said that the vehicle had been abandoned, police said.
Officers investigated the scene and allegedly found a beer can in the car. During the investigation, police also allegedly found paperwork in the car that led them to a local address. According to police, on the way to that address, officers stopped the driver of another car, and Martinez, 37, turned out to be the passenger in that vehicle.
Martinez admitted to operating the vehicle that was in the accident, police said, and said he had not consumed any alcohol since the crash. At that time, officers noticed that Martinez's eyes were bloodshot and he had the smell of alcohol on his breath, police said.
Martinez failed field sobriety tests, police said, and was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital for a medical evaluation to check for injuries from the accident. There, he was given a blood test to check his blood alcohol content, police said. The results of this test are pending.
Martinez was charged with driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, which are unclassified misdemeanors. He was also charged with three traffic violations: no/expired insurance sticker, leaving the scene of an auto accident (property) and consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle.
He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Bedford Town Court on Thursday, May 17.
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