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A parks employee called police on July 13 at 6 p.m. to report that he asked someone to move his bike from the Valley Street apartment park and the youth was refusing. Officer on scene reported the situation had been rectified and had been a misunderstanding. The Park staff had asked the youth to stop riding his bike but unbeknownst to him the youth was autistic. A younger brother of the youth tried to advise the park staff unsuccessfully, which caused an exchange between the father and the employee.
Potboiler: Mom Leaves Stuff on Stove, Goes to Sleep
On July 15 at 2:15 p.m., a 911 call came in, followed by a hang-up. The police attempted several times to make contact with the caller who kept hanging up. Finally the caller answered and mentioned a fire on North Washington. Officers checked the area. A second caller reported a structure fire at a 309 North Washington apartment building and fire units were sent.
The Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Ambulance Corps was requested for a child for smoke inhalation. The building department was also contacted. A pot that had been left on the stove was said to be the cause of the fire that burned the stove, its controls, and the wall. The mother refused medical attention on the scene.
Village Architect Sean McCarthy photographed numerous violations in the basement apartment. The apartment was deemed not fit for occupation at this time and the residents would stay with relatives. Child protective services was contacted since the mother left a bottle in the pot boiling on the stove and went to sleep, but CPS said they would not take the case.
An accident was reported on North Broadway on July 15 at 9:10 p.m. that required the fire department, ambulance and a tow. A car had struck a pole and crossed the village island at Merlin, damaging the island and a Con Edison pole. Driver was issued a summons for damage to village property and unlicensed operation in NY.
Caller on the morning of July 17 said he believed his Evergreen Way neighbors were on vacation and someone had put toilet paper on their property. He said there had been garbage, bottles and more placed on his property as well in the past. Officers on scene noticed toilet paper on five properties nearby on Pokahoe and Hemlock.
Two sets of keys were found on the morning of July 17 in Barnhardt Park that have been placed in the police lost and found box: key and remote to a Dodge Ram with a CVS tag; and house key with yellow tag “Andy.”
Torn Earlobe, High Heart Rate
A park employee at called on July 17 at 3:19 p.m. to report that three males were possibly breaking into a vehicle parked in the parking lot. Police placed the three men under arrest. At 3:50 p.m. police requested an ambulance for one of the arrested who had yanked an earring from his ear and was bleeding. Ambulance captain Shelly Glover reported at 4:21 p.m. that the men all needed transport to Phelps Memorial Hospital, one for his bleeding ear and all with elevated heart rates.
On July 19 at 9 p.m., Phelps ER requested police assistance with two unruly patients fighting with the nurses. One was placed under arrest. An officer reported a possible drug overdose and requested ambulance for transport back to the ER. The two women reportedly took a combination of marijuana and alcohol in the Bronx. The hospitalized one possibly took a form of Xanax as well. The woman's mother was contacted but police contacted the district attorney over her response. No charges were made at the time.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Sleepy Hollow Police activities and responses during the listed dates.