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Police: Drug Bust at Wilson Park Soccer Field

Tarrytown Police report the arrest of three on charges of marijuana and alcohol possession at the soccer field near Tarrytown Lakes.

Police arrested three teenagers on several marijuana and alcohol charges at the soccer field near Tarrytown Lakes.

On Jan. 31 at 11:47 a.m., police asked detectives to come with a marked car to assist with an investigation underway at the Wilson Park Drive soccer field. 

Three were taken into custody on the following charges:

Loc Ba Tran, 18, and Vidal Manual Rubio-Tellez (no age given)

  • possession of alcohol with intent to consume, under the age of 21 
  • criminal possession marijuana, fifth 

Denat Shahi, 17

  • possession of alcohol with intent to consume, under the age of 21 
  • criminal possession marijuana, fifth 
  • criminal sale of marijuana, second
  • criminal sale of marijuana, fifth
  • unlawful possession of marijuana

Judge Kyle McGovern came in at that night at 9 p.m. to arraign the defendants. Rubio-Tellez and Tran were released. Shahi was released on $1,000 cash bail. All were issued court dates.

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Patricia February 16, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Joe, I agree, I don't think anyone's name should be released in regards to an arrest until they are convicted. People (the general public) love to read names in the paper or media and until that changes it will continue.
Krista Madsen February 16, 2013 at 02:08 PM
@Patricia, you're right, it's the police who release names or not, though I'm faced with two different standards between our two departments (SH and TT) and thus some seeming inconsistency.
Aintthatascam February 16, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Both Departments practice double standards and selective enforcement Depending on who's on duty, depends on how helpful they will be. Call either one of these Departments and most of the time you get the feeling you are bothering them, like they have so MUCH to do!
jonah February 17, 2013 at 03:00 PM
@Aintthatascam, yeah if you have ever had to go into either police station, you will get the same cheerful hospitality. They totally act like you're bothering them by being there!
JOE February 17, 2013 at 03:14 PM
@krista, the issue I have with all of this is why would a police officer tell someone that he would make sure that the arrestee's name would not be released, and then turn around and release his name anyway? What motivation would the officer have to do that? I'd be willing to bet that this isn't the first time something like this has happened. It's things like this that make people loose trust and respect for the police.

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