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Burglar Snatched $3K From White Plains Home

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Police said two cousins reported that $3,000 had been stolen from a dresser kept near the window of their Washington Avenue apartment Friday night.

One resident told officers he left for work at 4 p.m. Friday and discovered a dresser with its drawers ajar shifted from its original position when he returned at 11 p.m. The $2,500 cash he kept in an envelope and wrapped in a towel was missing from the furniture.

After calling his cousin, the second apartment dweller told police $500 he kept in a dresser was missing as well.

Police say there was no evidence that someone forced his or her way through the open window and no available video surveillance.

In other news from the police blotter:

- After the narcotics unit used a search warrant to enter David English's home Friday, police say they charged the 41-year-old White Plains man with two drug-related felonies.

He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, after police say they watched him sell 200 milligrams of Opana, a narcotic pill.

Officers also found 16 Oxycodone pills in English's home, which got him several additional charges, including one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

English was also charged with one count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

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