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Cops Arrive After Fight Erupts at NY Sports Club

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Police were called to the City Place New York Sports Club at around 12:37 p.m. Friday where the manager told officers he broke up a fight between two White Plains women.

A 20-year-old White Plains woman told officers she stopped by a drinking fountain after working out Friday, where she ran into Julie Brochero, 21, whose older sister used to date the woman's boyfriend.

After the two got into a verbal argument, police reports indicate that Brochero picked up a workout ball and launched it towards the White Plains woman's face, however, the woman blocked it with her arm.

Officers say Brochero then kicked the woman's right thigh, leaving her with a swollen, bruised upper leg.

Brochero was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Brochero's sister, whose ex-boyfriend is now dating the other young woman involved in the fight, disputed the charges while at police headquarters Monday.

Other news in the police blotter includes:

- A Valhalla man was arrested Friday evening in a narcotics investigation staking out the area surrounding S. Lexington Avenue and Dennison Street.

Police said they discovered three envelopes containing approximately one gram of a brownish powder believed to be heroin in the pockets of Miquan Stevens, 23.

Stevens was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Police reports indicate Stevens was then turned over to the Mount Vernon Police Department, where he had a warrant related to a fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge.

- A Scarsdale woman was arrested Friday evening after Stop and Shop employees told police she left the store without paying for $549.68 worth of goods.

Staff stopped Marie-Laure Limousin, 39, after watching her place several items inside of her shopping cart and then stepping outside on video surveillance, according to police reports.

Limousin was charged with one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and released on $500 bail.

- A Bloomingdale's employee was arrested Friday afternoon after loss prevention staff told police he stole $243.84 from a cash register.

Frank Gutowski, 48, of Stamford, Conn., entered his associate ID number into a register in the men's department and processed a refund transaction without a customer present, according to police reports. Loss prevention staff monitoring video surveillance told police they then saw Gutowski take cash out of the register and place it in his pocket.

Police charged Gutowski with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and released him on a $500 bail.

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