To each village, a bloody street fight.
On October 5 at 1:27 a.m., police responded to a call they received for a fight in progress at 33 Main Street.
A complainant, a witness and two defendants were treated by Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Greenburgh ALS at police headquarters.
Two police officers were left with the defendants' blood on their hands, forearms, and bulletproof vest covers while making their arrests. Lieutenant William Herguth said the protocol on officers getting blood on themselves is simply that they disinfect and clean themselves and their uniforms.
The two defendants were released to their fathers. Terence M. Capucci, 22, and Jonathan W. Paul, 27, were charged with assault in the third degree with intent to cause physical injury with a return court date of Oct. 10. The victim’s torn shirt was left in evidence.
In Sleepy Hollow:
On October 6 an alleged attack that Lieutenant Anthony Bueti described as “very disturbing” took place on Beekman Avenue.
A man came into headquarters at 3:34 a.m. saying he had just been assaulted. Officers came to the station with an ambulance and medic, as the man apparently “took a good licking,” Bueti said. “I was amazed he was able to walk away.”
Officers searched the area for suspects, apparently multiple adult men.
Bueti said the parties involved were known drug dealers “with histories.” There is video, he said, of “definitely more than three people” fighting the man. In New York State, Bueti clarified, anything more than two people is considered a “gang” assault and prosecuted as such, whether or not there’s an official gang affiliation behind it.
Bueti said the case was still under investigation and police were identifying suspects. No arrests have yet been made. “It was very disturbing,” he said, “because no one called the police.”
The victim, meanwhile, reported later that when he had returned from the hospital, the bike that he had parked in front of his residence was now missing.