Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Raymond Beckley of Valhalla pleaded guilty to Tampering with Physical Evidence stemming from a hit-and-run incident during which two pedestrians were seriously injured Nov. 13, 2016, in White Plains. Westchester County Court Judge Larry Schwartz presided.
Beckley is a former police officer. He had resigned his position as a New Rochelle Police Officer earlier on the day of the crash, and then, just hours after the crash, Nov. 14, 2016, Beckley began work as a Police Officer in the Town of New Castle. Beckley resigned from the New Castle Police Department in January 2017.
Beckley is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 27, 2019.
Around 10:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 2016, Beckley’s Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck struck a man and a woman who were walking along Hale Avenue in White Plains. Immediately after the collision, Beckley’s truck sped away leaving the two victims in the street bleeding and suffering from serious physical injuries, including trauma to the head and broken bones. When police arrived minutes later, both victims were rushed to local hospitals.
After an extensive investigation, Beckley was arrested July 5, 2018, and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence for concealing his Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck, driving it out of New York State in late November 2016, while knowing police were actively investigating the hit-and-run and were attempting to locate his truck.
The investigation was a collaborative effort between the White Plains Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Investigations Division Public Integrity Bureau.