Dec. 28, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah and Dobbs Ferry Police Chief Manuel R. Guevara announced that a Dobbs Ferry man was arraigned on an indictment charging him with assaulting two 15-year-olds in September 2022.

Vincent Pappas, 62, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, all felonies, and Assault in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all misdemeanors. The defendant was arraigned before Judge Robert Prisco in Westchester County Court on December 28, 2022, and was remanded.

On Sept. 29, 2022, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the defendant allegedly threw one of the 15-year-olds through a storefront window on Main Street in Dobbs Ferry. The victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center, where he was treated for a punctured lung, a cervical spine fracture and multiple lacerations. It is further alleged the defendant assaulted the second 15-year-old victim during the incident, and that he resisted arrest as police placed him into custody.

The Dobbs Ferry Police Department arrested the defendant shortly after the incident.

The case is before Judge Robert Neary in Westchester County Court, and is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Catalina Blanco Buitrago of the Trials and Investigations Division.

The charges against the defendants are merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Anna Young, Public Information Officer
(914) 995-6551