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Police: Tree Falls, Car Spins, Son Threatens

Here are some of the notable cases reported in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow police blotters recently.

In Tarrytown:

Park Bench Defecator...Again

Recreation Supervisor Joe Arduino reported to police that an unknown person had defecated on a park bench. Arduino filed a complaint for criminal mischief on Jan. 22 at 11:15 a.m. This follows of series of such findings, starting last November and continuing into January.

Car Spinning in Circles

On Jan. 25 at 7:21 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle spinning circles in the snow-covered parking lot at Walgreens. Officers reported finding the vehicle gone on their arrival. Again at 8:20 p.m., a caller reported seeing a car doing 360s in the same parking lot, describing the car as a black Honda Civic. Officers stopped a Honda Civic on Cortlandt Street but observed no violations.

Car Hits Tree as It Falls Across Roadway

Following a night of high winds and heavy winds, police received multiple calls for a tree across the roadway on Benedict Avenue by Loh Avenue on Jan. 31 at 6:55 a.m. Officers reported a car with NY plates struck the tree when it fell and requested towing and DPW assistance. Officers closed a portion of the roadway while DPW removed the tree and towing services removed the car. 

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In Sleepy Hollow:

Stop Sign Complaint

On Jan. 25 at 4:43 p.m., a Chestnut Street resident came to police headquarters to report a person known to her went through a stop sign and almost struck her car about a week and a half ago. The complainant was unsure if it was deliberate but wanted to report it because her mother had testified against this person in civil court. No further police action was taken at this time.

Son Threat

On Jan. 28 at 3:12 a.m., a 911 came through Tarrytown PD to Sleepy Hollow, with a caller reporting she was being threatened by her son in their Cedar Street home. She reported having no weapons in the home. Officers sent and said the son was in the bathroom and refused to come out, threatening harm to himself and possibly officers if they entered.

Tarrytown PD was contacted for assistance, along with a medic and an ambulance. Police reported the man was handcuffed for his safety and transported to the hospital by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for evaluation.

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