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Can't Get to the Lighthouse
It's a problem, said Village Administrator Anthony Giaccio, that should be rectified in a year. Then visitors and residents alike should have access to the lighthouse that only taunts us now from a distance with its inaccessibility. Until that day, there is this indicative though minor police event:
On the afternoon of June 15, a caller reported an erratic driver in the Philipse Manor neighborhood. The caller located fthe driver and the vehicle in . Police spoke with the driver, who showed no signs of being intoxicated or eratic behavior. He said he was just looking for the lighthouse.
Numerous calls were received around 9 p.m. June 15 for a large fight at . One male said he was attacked in the park, but he was uncooperative and refused to press charges. Minutes later, a caller stated that a large group was running toward the Tarrytown Train Station; Tarrytown PD were advised. Minutes later, a large fight was reported at . More units called in, along with K-9 officer, for more manpower to disperse group. Around 9:30, two calls came in saying groups were walking toward Barnhardt Park with bats. But police reported that the park was empty.
Just before 10 p.m. that same evening, a man came to headquarters to report that while walking north on Cortlandt near Depeyster he was jumped and beat up by four unknown males. The victim had a bump on one eye, and scratches on his hands and arm. Photos were taken and complaint form filed. Police Lieutenant Frank Hrotko could not confirm if this assualt was related to the night's previous fights.
A Kingsland Point Park worker called police on June 17 afternoon to report a standoff over a grill. One group had set up a BBQ in a spot where another group had already set up for a BBQ and were refusing to leave the area. Officers on scene report all was sorted out.
Child Struck by Car
On June 17 around 5 p.m. Fire Chief Patrick Haggerty reported that a child was struck by a car in front of police headquarters at 28 Beekman Avenue. The driver reported that a child ran from between the cars from the south side of the street to the north side when he was struck. The child was transported to Westchester Medical Center by ambulance, which Lieutenant Hrotko described as more of a precautionary measure than for any injuries. The driver was not charged.
An Elm Street caller reported on June 19 at 4:30 p.m. that someone was hitting golf balls into his yard from an unknown location. No one had been hit and the all kids were moved to a safe place. Police checked all adjoining yards and couldn't locate golfer.
Trash on Beekman
Officer reported trash and debris along the sidewalks of Beekman in front of six different properties. Summons were issued for garbage violations to four Beekman businesses.
River Rock to Vacate GM Site
A few vehicles from supply company were reported damaged in the back GM lot in a , but the Village wondered why the trucks were there in the first place. River Rock's owner had an arrangement with the Village, which apparently he was abusing when he left some of his vehicles on the Continental Street entrance side of the GM property. On June 20, at 3:18 p.m., police reported that the owner of the vehicles and equipment had been notified that he must vacate the eastern parcel with all of his stuff by June 21 at 8 a.m.
One resident has reported to Patch that he previously waged a series of complaints with the Village about the truck traffic going in and out of that lot that the resident attributed in part to unauthorized River Rock vehicles.
At 7:20 p.m. on June 21, several calls came in reporting an overturned car on Route 9 in front of . Officers on scene requested an ambulance, fire department, and Stiloski's for towing. Stiloski's towed two vehicles involved in the crash; one person taken to Phelps and the other refused medical attention. No one was charged. One car, said Lieutenant Frank Hrotko was turning out of the hospital driveway trying to make a left turn onto Route 9.
A mother came into headquarters on June 22 afternoon with her daughter stating that while her daughter was walking home from on North Broadway she was attacked by a classmate. The girl said she tried to walk away from the bully but the bully continued to follow her, hitting her in the back of the head and then striking her in the face. A fight ensued. The school nurse witnessed the fight and drove the attacked girl back to school to wait for her mother. The other girl apparently ran away. Mother stated she will be contacting the school administration immediately and that her daughter has been harassed and bullied by this particular girl for most of the school year.
Dr. Anjali Ankolekar from the Westchester OB-GYN offices located at Phelps reported on the afternoon of June 22 that she had received a call from a Brooklyn Walgreens pharmacy employee stating that a woman had a forged prescription pad of hers. The woman had apparently attempted on June 19 to get 30 MG of oxycodone. Ankolekar stated she did not have a patient under that name on the prescription but it was in fact her pad. The signature as well as the identification number were not hers. She wanted to report the pad stolen from her doctor's office. At this time, the person had not returned to the Brooklyn pharmacy branch to pick up her prescription. Brooklyn police advised the doctor to file a report with the SHPD.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Sleepy Hollow Police activities and responses during the listed dates.