A caller in the Edgemont condo complex on Martling Avenue reported to Tarrytown Police at 3:24 a.m. on Oct. 18 that he and his wife heard a noise downstairs in their living room. The man had just gotten home and was on his way to bed.
He went downstairs, recounted Police Lieutenant William Herguth, to find the front door open. The man's wife, looking out an upstairs window, claimed she saw a figure fleeing on the grounds of the complex.
While the initial blotter report stated that the homeowner encountered a stranger in his home, Herguth said that was in error; only a shadowy figure was seen outside fleeing, he confirmed.
The homeowners were unable to give a description of the suspect and officers on the scene found no evidence of forced entry to the front door or windows. Police searched the area and found no one so they called in the dogs. Tarrytown requested a K-9 unit which the MTA police nearby provided, said Herguth.
K-9 tracking, however, yielded nothing, Herguth said.