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Missouri Man Accused of Damaging Greenburgh store

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A Missouri man has landed behind bars on felony charges after police say he smashed in the window and door of a Greenburgh department store.

Stephen Muehling, 28, of St. Louis, Mo., was charged Monday with a felony count of criminal mischief after Greenburgh Police officers say he kicked in a window and rammed a shopping cart through the glass front door of Loehmann’s Department store on Tarrytown Road.

The damage to the store is estimated to be in excess of $1,500.

Polide say they responded to a burglar alarm at 1:40 a.m. where they saw the shattered glass lying on the ground. After setting up a perimeter to make sure no one inside the store would escape, officers say they spotted Muehling walking away from the White Plains Shopping Center.

Police say they interviewed Muehling on the scene and later arrested him. Muehling was arraigned in Town of Greenburgh Court and sent to the Westchester County Jail.

The following items were also reported by Greenburgh Police:

DUI: Police charged Jonie Watts, 25, of Tarrytown with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation May 20.  Officers said they found Watts crying and disoriented behind the wheel of her 2009 Toyota Camry following a traffic stop on Knollwood Road at 6:50 p.m.

Criminal Possession: Police charged Zachary Levine, 22, of Pound Ridge and Joseph Watts, 23, of Chappaqua with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a felony and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, following a traffic stop on Grasslands Road at 1:20 p.m. May 14. Police say members of the Greenburgh Drug Task Force pulled the pair over for speeding when the found an unlabeled bottle of pills containing 33 Lorazepam, commonly referred to as Ativan, and 12 bags of heroin in the car, reports say.

Levine was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, after police alledgedly found marijuana in his pockets.

Criminal Mischief: Police charged Larry Bunch, 21, of Ossining with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, after he was accused of smashing the rear window of a 2009 Lexus during an argument with his girlfriend just after 8:30 p.m. on May 14.

Stolen iPods: Police are searching for seven Apple iPod Touch AG’s that were reported missing from the UPS warehouse in Elmsford on May 17. UPS workers report the two boxes containing the iPods were scanned into the warehouse but never reached their destination at the Best Buy store in Hartsdale. Together, the devices are valued at more than $4,000.

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