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5 Charged in Drug Investigations in Port Chester

Undercover drug buy made on North Main Street; police raid Eldridge Street building.

Five people have been charged in drug investigations in Port Chester.

Village police said an undercover drug buy on North Main Street led to the arrest of a Connecticut man, and a month-long probe done in conjunction with Westchester County Police led to four arrests in a raid on Eldridge Street.

This morning, Richard A. Delsoldato, 24, of 259 Seaside Ave., Stamford, CT, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after a drug sale to an undercover police officer in front of JT Straws Bar & Grill, 435 N. Main St. at about 12:30 a.m.

Delsoldato was being held for arraignment in Port Chester Village Court.

On Thursday night, Port Chester police and Westchester County Police executed a search warrant at 27 Eldridge St. after a month-long drug investigation.  

Four people were arrested and were being held for arraignment in Village Court:

, 55, of 27 Eldridge St.

- Toni Denise Green, 50, of 27 Eldridge St. 

- Richard Thomas, 48, of 395 Webster Ave., New Rochelle

- Jason Torres, 39, who told police he homeless, whose last known address was in the Bronx. 

All four are charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, with intent to sell, a felony.

Sean A. McNerney July 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Yep, these are the peoples that visit the bars 50 feet from my house. Great work PCPD! But I really hope we can stem the flow of these kinds or people with stepped up laws and enforcement.
Larry Reina July 13, 2012 at 03:54 PM
It would be helpful to know what drugs were sold. Was this information provided by the police?
William Demarest (Editor) July 13, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Port Chester police say the Eldridge Street investigation involved the sale of heroin and prescription drugs, while the North Main Street incident involved cocaine.
JJ July 14, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Here's a question; Do any of these people work? I'd be interested to know where OUR tax dollars are going. Good work PCPD!
William Demarest (Editor) July 14, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski says his department has a strong working relationship with Westchester County Police, which helps the department target drug-dealing problems in the village.
Racman63 July 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM
I was born and raised in P.C. Wife & I almost bought a home in a lovely neighborhood in P.C., instead we wisely bought in White Plains. Now I know there's crime in W.P., but I can't get over the quantity and variety of crime in Port Chester, not to mention the quality of life issues. Driving through old neighborhoods and seeing the accumulated debris and garbage in people's yards, reading about drunks getting rolled, seeing all the quasi-legal "immigrants" carrying their laundry on their heads, this is stuff I should see in White Plains, but don't. Yeah, I know we have our problems too, but here's the difference: WHite Plains is a City, Port Chester is a little Village. I wish I could give you some advice, but of the one half of the homeowners who haven't been pushed out by the high taxes and unusable schools, half of them turn their homes into repositories for the peon labor force that keep the lawns in the surrounding towns well manicured, while the other half languish on in bitter resentment and wasted nostalgia for the Port Chester of old.
DDD July 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Racman63: All communities along the 95 corridor have these issues. Nothing new here. I am glad you found your Shangri-la in WP...where the cops bust down doors of innocent victims and kill them. Have fun paying that 21 million dollar lawsuit if that family is awarded. Point is, this underworld exists everywhere when you lift the carpet and take a look.
Kasheem Cooper July 14, 2012 at 02:53 PM
yo im tired of people always saying this and that if u never used drugs or did crime stop passing judgement on people u and everybody in this hyporcritical society need to check your self we r all gods children nomatter whut we do noones perfect so those without sin cast the first stone we can b in there shoes . everybody got shit to say but is not trying to fix the problems of society people make choices and make bad mistakes but we dont know why people use drugs or whut they succumb to were always quick to pass judgement like this world is perfect the goverment b doing all wicked shit to society and people regardless of race but noone says anything but quick to talk smack about others when they life might b fdup but front to peole like everything is honky dory. clean your back yard before u blow leaves in somebody elses .
Frank B. July 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Racman, everything you say about PC is spot on.
A. F. July 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Some people don't change for nothing. Great family, and friend's. They choose that life style. So sad. Everyone makes mistakes, but you should grow up and learn from them especially when you have kids. I feel for the family. Their the ones that suffer. Much love. Change is the word.

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