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White Plains Cops: Pizzeria Owner Charged With Violations

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – White Plains Police Officers knocking on the door of a Mamaroneck Avenue pizzeria that allowed patrons to consume alcoholic beverages illegally early Sunday morning were initially ignored by the shop’s owner, police reports said.

Police said officers knocked on the locked door of Sunshine Pizza in White Plains at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, but the owner only acknowledged them and then sprinted to the back of the store to tell drinkers about their arrival. Police reports said at least a minute lapsed before the door was opened to let the officers in, revealing about 50 paper cups of beer scattered across the table and drinkers dashing out to an ally.

The owner was arrested and charged with three violations in connection to his pizzeria. He was charged with refusing an inspection of a licensed premise, consuming alcoholic beverages after 4 a.m., and disorderly premises.

In other news from the police blotter:

- A Bronx man was stopped for trying to use a fake credit card at Neiman Marcus, which White Plains police said led to the discovery of nine other forged cards on the 24-year-old.

Loss prevention detained Paul Foster when he swiped a fake Master Card to buy $490.94 worth of goods Friday, according to police reports. Officers said they found a forged Master Card, two Visa cards, and six American Express gift cards on the man.

He was arrested and charged with one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and 10 counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor.

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