GREENBURGH, N.Y. - An Elmsford man with more than two dozen previous convictions in court was arrested in Greenburgh over the weekend after allegedly burglarizing several parked vehicles.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, officers in Greenburgh were dispatched to a Bowbell Road home in the Orchard Hill section of town to investigate a reported larceny from a vehicle.
According to police, while speaking with the complainant in her Bowbell Road driveway, officers spotted a man, later identified as 58-year-old James Mitchell, who was walking down the driveway carrying a clear bag with several items in it.
Police said that Mitchell could not provide a valid reason for being there, and a subsequent search of his person and his bag revealed that he was in possession of items stolen from a vehicle parked nearby on Wellford Road. Items were also recovered in the area that are believed to have been stolen from a vehicle on Shirley Lane.
Mitchell was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanors, for the items stolen from vehicles parked on Bowbell and Wellford Road. The investigation into items stolen from the vehicle on Shirley Lane is ongoing.
Police Lt. Frank Farina noted that Mitchell has six prior felony convictions and 19 misdemeanor convictions. He is currently being held pending arraignment in Greenburgh Town Court.
Greenburgh detectives are asking for anyone with information, or who may have been a victim of a vehicle larceny on Friday, May 12 to contact Police Sgt. Robert Whiting at (914) 989-1700.