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Former Port Chester Police Chief Receives Lesser Charge

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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – The former police chief of Port Chester will not face witness tampering charges if he stays out of trouble for one year, Lohud reported.

Joseph Krzeminski , 62, faced misdemeanor charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and harassment, but pled guilty in White Plains City Court to disorderly conduct according to Lohud.com . That plea is a violation that comes with a fine. He will not serve jail time or be placed on probation.

Krzeminski had a verbal altercation with Capt. John Telesca last year and refused to leave a village Board of Trustees meeting when asked.

On Oct. 28, Krzeminski went to Telesca's home and threatened to fire him, calling him a “rat bastard” for talking to federal investigators. Two days after that, Krzeminski was arrested and charged with refusing to leave the village board meeting.

Krzeminski must adhere to several conditions in for the witness tampering charge to drop, Lohud reported, including staying away from the Telescas, committing no crimes, no weapons possession and taking his medications.

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