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Power Trouble: Con Ed in the Blotters

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Police report several electricity-related incidents in the villages recently.

Suspicious Con Ed?

People have been desperate for Con Ed but not just any kind of Con Ed. On Nov. 4 at 2:06 p.m. a Gracemere Road resident called to report that about two hours prior two white males rang her doorbell, said they were Con Ed workers, and asked if her power was on. She said they had no IDs and described one as tall with plug earrings and the other as short with a pierced eyebrow. They allegedly left the area in a gray sedan. 

Cold and Dizzy

A woman came into Sleepy Hollow headquarters on 5:41 p.m. on Nov. 3 reporting she was cold and dizzy. Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported woman to Phelps Memorial Hospital emergency room.

Whether this was related to any power outage she may have been enduring is unknown as police could not be reached for comment.

Transformer Explosion

A caller reported that on Nov. 4 at 8:23 p.m. a transformer had exploded in front of Frank’s Home Improvement on North Broadway. County Control dispatched the fire department. An officer reported that the power line broke when Con Edison turned on the power. Con Edison was on the scene and fire department returned to headquarters.

Power Cut Off

Finally, some who lost power cannot blame Hurricane Sandy nor Con Edison, but their landlords:

A man reported to Sleepy Hollow police headquarters that his sister on Chestnut Street had her power cut off by her landlord. Officers sent and reported no power, water or heat in an apartment with a small child in it. Attempts were made to get in touch with landlord with no answer. Officers were also unable to get someone on the phone or leave a message with the Board of Health, whose voicemail referred all callers to their local PD.

Building inspector Sean McCarthy was contacted and would follow up with landlord. Complainant said she would be staying with her brother. 

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