Grace Church Street: Two Port Chester men who prowled the streets Jan. 31 talking about who they would kill were arrested Feb. 2 on menacing and robbery charges. Police said Ivan Valdovinos, 21, and Manual Barajas, 36, were first reported passing two men on Midland Avenue around 9:50 p.m. when Valdovinos, revealing the butt of a gun in his jacket, asked Barajas if he wanted him to kill those two, police said. Barajas said to leave them alone.
At 10:18 p.m. Valdovinos and Barajas followed a lone man across Grace Church Street, leaped a snow pile and demanded his wallet, threatening to kill him. The 37-year-old Port Chester man complied and the two fled without displaying any weapon. Police identified the robbers from a store video tape that picked up the whole incident. Police said the robbers were identified as the same two men that menaced two men on Midland Avenue. Police arrested Valdevinos near his 94 Purdy Ave. home at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 2. He was charged with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor. The gun was not recovered, however. Barajas was arrested at 9:45 p.m. that night at his 1West St. home. Both men were charged with second-degree robbery.
Midland Avenue: A 2006 Acura, among seven cars stolen from Port Chester in five days, was recovered in the Bronx Feb. 3. It appeared to have been in an accident, but was drivable. The steering wheel lock was popped, police said. The Acura had been stolen from Midland Ave. Jan. 28.
Parker Street: The fourth man involved in a push-in stabbing at a Parker Street party Jan. 23 turned himself into police at 12:45 a.m. Feb. 3. David Enrique Lopez, 19, was the evicted guest who threatened to come back to the party and cause trouble, police said. He did come back with two other men and an 18-year-old Greenwich woman who knocked on the door so the men could get back in, police said. One of the three men stabbed the party’s host, a 24-year-old Port Chester man, in the arm and body. Lopez of 139 Horton St. was charged with first-degree burglary as were Greenwich residents Stewart Castro, 20, of 17 Arthur St., Nicholas Madinabeitia, 19, of 123 Henry St. and Tamar Constanza, 18, of 339 Delavan Ave. after their Jan.24 arrests. The host was released from Westchester Medical Center after a one-night stay.
Boston Post Road: A man identified as having stolen a tote bag from a Port Chester woman’s SUV while she went into a gas station office Jan. 1 turned himself in to police Feb. 3. Police said Markell Calhoun was identified from security video showing him taking the bag from the vehicle. Word got out that they were looking for Calhoun, 19, of 70 Purdy Ave., police said. Police charged Calhoun with misdemeanor petty larceny.