“To Catch a Thief”, Tarrytown Police Arrest Warner Library Burglar

Through the keen observation of one Warner Library employee who gave the Tarrytown Police the name of a person suspected in the burglary at the Library, the Tarrytown Police Department has made an arrest.

William Alfred Richardson, also known as Chauncey Charles Richardson, was arrested and charged with 3rd degree grand larceny, a felony. Richardson is the reported boyfriend of a Library employee and when Detective Sergeant Eugene Buonanno went to the woman’s Peekskill home, they found a computer that had been stolen from the Library.

Reading a multiple page printout at the Tarrytown Police Department revealed that Richardson had previous arrests for burglary, grand larceny, forgery and possession of dangerous drugs. The local crime news channel reported that he had been arrested 47 times and charged with 42 felonies, 1 violent felony and 4 misdemeanors. Born in December 1956, his first arrest occurred in 1974 according to the report.

Richardson is considered a predicate felon and New York State Department of Corrections records reflect multiple incarcerations from 1977 through 2006. He was arraigned in Tarrytown Village Court and at the time this publication went to print, he was being held on $25,000 cash bail at the Westchester County Jail. Richardson is scheduled to reappear in court on November 12, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

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