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Sleepy Hollow Cops: New Broadway Neighbors Report Pop, Pop of Gunshots

A summary of recent police activity and arrests in the village of Sleepy Hollow.

Police responded to two storm-related accidents.
Police responded to two storm-related accidents.
The Wife Keeps Calling Me!

A woman came into Sleepy Hollow police headquarters on Dec. 5 to complain that someone had repeatedly been contacting her for the last month through Facebook, Instagram and texts.
 
It was the wife of the man she had an affair with, a situation which the texter had been commenting about.

Police said no threat was made and the complainant wished for no further action. 

Three Drug Arrests

Police arrested three on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree on Dec. 5 around 11:30 p.m.

They charged 
  • a 27-year-old man from Poughkeepsie, 
  • a 26-year-old woman from Wappingers Falls, 
  • and a 20-year-old woman from Wappingers Falls 
after finding them in possession of drugs in a car they stopped in front of 31 Beekman Avenue. 

Carbon Monoxide? Back to Sleep

A Gory Brook Road woman reported to police that her carbon monoxide detector was going off at 3 a.m. in the morning. She turned the alarm off and went back to sleep. 

Later while speaking with a friend, they suggested she call the fire department. She reported no symptoms of feeling ill.

A full fire response was dispatched. Responders found old/faulty batteries in the detector were to blame and they got a negative read for carbon monoxide. 

Trying to Run Boyfriend Off Road

A woman told police on Dec. 6 that someone around 2 p.m. had tried to run her boyfriend off the road with a car at 199 North Broadway. 

Bar Patrons, Taxi Ruckus

A caller reported to police at 4:15 a.m. on Dec. 8 on Clinton Street that people were yelling and arguing in the street. Officers sent and reported that bar patrons had left the area before they got there. 

A second caller then asked for police to return since there was now a dispute going on between a bar patron and a taxi driver over a parking space.

Police spoke to both men and sent them on their way. 

Bear Mountain Raccoon

Park Rangers from Bear Mountain reported to Sleepy Hollow police that one of their officers were out on Dec. 8 before noon with a sick raccoon on Sleepy Hollow Road. 

Officers were sent and report that a shot shell was used to kill the animal. 

Snowstorm Troubles

While Tarrytown reported only one minor possibly snow-related accident on private property, Sleepy Hollow had two.

A caller reported he had just skid of the road by 63 Sleepy Hollow Road and hit the curb at 8:34 a.m., Dec. 10. Police towed the car and asked for a sander for the road. 

At 10:23 a.m., a caller reported he was in an accident on North Broadway by Mickey's Automotive. One was taken to Westchester Medical Center by ambulance. 

Neighbors Hear Gunshots

Several neighbors reported to police that they had heard the same series of what sounded like the pop of gunshots on New Broadway. 

A caller on Dec. 10 at 8:26 p.m. said she heard what sounded like several gunshots in the area. She said her neighbor told her she heard the same thing. 

Four units were sent and talked to the caller who said she heard four pops, a pause, and then two more. Police observed no pedestrian or vehicular traffic. 

Police spoke with another neighbor in the area who also heard the sounds. They said it sounded low caliber, possibly a .22 or a BB gun. 

Police searched the area and found no damage or other evidence.

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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