The following information was supplied by the . Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Carroll Close resident came into police headquarters on May 11 at 9:25 a.m. to report he had been the victim of a larceny through a Craigslist item he had up for sale. He was selling a sofa for $499. A potential buyer arranged to wire him two money orders totaling $1,930. Buyer then requested he send the balance of $1,371 by Western Union to an address in London. The seller's bank, Citibank, advised him the money orders were fraudulent and he was responsible for the money.
There are tips on Craigslist to detect exactly such scams here.
From the "detecting scams" section of the Craigslist website:
Deal locally with folks you can meet in person - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts on Craigslist.
Never wire funds via Western Union, Moneygram or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
Fake cashier checks and money orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later.
If you are defrauded by someone you met in person, contact your local police department. If not, here's a link to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).
Vehicle Damages Edible Arrangements Storefront
On May 12 at 10:12 a.m., a caller reported that a vehicle had been backing out of a parking space in front of , when he struck several wooden planters and the window to the store. The driver left his information with the store employee and left the area. The store owner stated he would contact the driver for restitution.
Man Falls Onto Train Tracks
A 911 call came in at 7:46 a.m. on May 13 for a man who fell onto the train tracks at the . Male subject was brought back up on the platform and transported to by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
A Martling Avenue resident called in to report banging was coming from the apartment below. Officers on scene observed defendant harassing caller in violation of a Village Order of Protection previously issued by the court. Defendant was arrested and transported to headquarters. He was arraigned with cash bail posted at $2,500 and a return court date of May 23.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Tarrytown Police activities and responses during the listed dates.