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Man Charged With Marijuana Offenses In Greenburgh

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A Garnerville man was arrested and charged with possession and driving under the influence of marijuana after being stopped for reckless driving in the early hours of July 24 on Central Avenue.

A Greenburgh police officer pulled over a 2002 Honda heading south on Central Avenue after witnessing the car swerve in and out of the left lane into potential oncoming traffic, police said. As the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled what he believed to be marijuana, police said. The driver, Richard Liz, a 22-year-old waiter at the T.G.I. Friday's in Edgemont, showed the officer a bag of marijuana that was in his car's console, police said.

Liz was arrested and  charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and failing to use the proper lane, a violation. His Honda was impounded.

More news from the Greenburgh Police Department :

-  An assistant manager at the Marshall's on Central Avenue called the Greenburgh Police Department on Sunday afternoon to report suspicious behavior. The manager told police that while she did not see any property being taken, she witnessed three women possibly stealing from the store. She also recognized one of the women as a past shoplifter.

-  A loud, expletive-filled verbal argument erupted at Jenny Craig's Hartsdale location mid-day Sunday. A former customer entered the store to demand her money back, although she had not been a customer for more than a year. A Jenny Craig employee called police to report the woman's disruptive behavior. Employees noted that the woman, an Ardsley resident, was very upset and verbally lashed out at other Jenny Craig customers. The Ardsley woman left the establishment, allegedly pushing a shopping cart, before police arrived. The employee told police that the woman might currently be homeless. Police attempted to contact the woman via her Jenny Craig profile's telephone number, but to no avail.

-  A woman's $500 Droid was reported stolen from a tag sale on East Hartsdale Avenue around noon Saturday. The Hartsdale resident told police that she witnessed two "Gypsy-like" women idling in the area. While the resident did not see the theft take place, she told police that one woman allegedly distracted her while the other took the phone. A canvass of the area did not find either suspect.

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