PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A homeless man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor petit larceny charge stemming from an incident Monday in which he stole $70 worth of chewing gum from a Pathmark in Port Chester, police said.
Tyrone Chambless, 45, was sentenced to 90 days in Westchester County Jail after he also pleaded guilty in Village Court to other similar minor cases, according to Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department.
Around 12:10 a.m. , Monday, security at the Pathmark at 130 Midland Ave., contacted police about a person who had taken seven boxes of chewing gum and put it in his backpack. When police arrived Chambless was gone, but officers knew him and suspected he went to his sister’s house a short distance away.
When police knocked on the door, a woman answered and said she had not seen Chambless. Police were allowed into the home and found three men watching television who all denied seeing Chambless. An officer then noticed the closet door moving and opened the door where Chambless was found hiding.
The three other men were asked for identification after Chambless’ arrest. One of the men, Demon Walls, 40, of Tuckahoe, had a criminal attempt in the second-degree misdemeanor charge out of Mount Vernon in connection with an unknown incident. Police arrested and transported Walls to Mount Vernon.