Police Say Man Hugged Friend, Stole Phone
Police and the victim canvassed the area for the suspect, who had run away.
He was apprehended quickly. Police searched him and found the victim's cell phone.
Michael Beauvais, 27, of Lake St. in Spring Valley, was charged with Grand Larceny 4th, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court and was held on $1,000 bail with a return court date of
March 26, 2014.