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Bronxville Police Make Forgery, Illegal License Arrests

Bronxville police were busy making a pair of arrests last week.
Bronxville police were busy making a pair of arrests last week. Photo Credit: File

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Bronxville police were busy last week, making a pair of arrests that included one man that was attempting to defraud his insurance company with a village address.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 34-year-old Damion Cooke was stopped by police and arrested on a felony second-degree forgery charge after it was discovered that he forged official documents attempting to obtain a Bronxville address to defraud his insurance company, police said. The Bronx resident was processed and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court later this year.

Two days earlier, on Monday, Feb. 20, a routine traffic stop on Woodland Avenue led to the arrest of Peekskill resident Rafael Estremera .

According to police, shortly before 8:30 a.m., Estremera, 44, was pulled over after a patrol officer’s onboard license plate reader alerted him that the insurance on Estremera's 2011 Hyundai Sonata had lapsed. During the subsequent stop, it was additionally determined that Estremera’s license was also suspended.

Police arrested Estremera and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors. He was processed at the scene and is also due back in court later this year.

Other items on the Bronxville Police Department blotter include:

  • On Feb. 20, a residence that is currently listed for sale on Lee Place was reportedly used to host an overnight “drinking party.” According to police, the garage was entered and an outside hot tub was used. The incident is currently under investigation and police said that possible charges are pending.
  • Over the weekend, police also investigated a pair of instances where cars were entered overnight. On Saturday, Feb. 25, a homeowner on Studio Lane reported that two of her Mercedes had been entered overnight. Both vehicles were unlocked and an alarm was not armed. The following day, police were alerted that a Tanglewylde Avenue resident reported that her Lexus had also been entered overnight, when a suspect rummaged through the vehicle. The only items reported missing in both instances were two water bottles.

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