Sleepy Hollow Cops: Unlocked Cars Entered, iPod and Spare Change Stolen

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

Too easy: criminals often see unlocked cars as a crime of opportunity.
Too easy: criminals often see unlocked cars as a crime of opportunity.
Cars Entered, Items Stolen

On Dec. 12, two callers reported car entries to police. 

At 9 a.m., a Fremont Road resident said two cars had been parked in her driveway unlocked overnight. This morning she noticed that they had been gone through and an iPod was missing. 

At 12:22 p.m., an Evergreen Way resident said his car had been parked overnight and he too noticed in the morning his car had been gone through. Police at the scene reported that several quarters were taken out of the center console. Car has not been driven for months and the doors had been left unlocked. 

Lethargic Raccoon

Police received two calls on Dec. 12 about a "lethargic" raccoon roaming the area around 410 North Broadway. Police found the raccoon at the Citgo station and killed it with one shot shell. 

Car Door Struck

A woman reported that while placing her child in her car, someone driving by struck the door. 

No injuries were reported on Dec. 12 at 4:37 p.m. on Howard Street. 

Assault and Robbery

A man came into headquarters just after 10 a.m. on Dec. 13 to report he had been assaulted and robbed around 2:45 a.m. in the area of 134 Cortlandt Street. 

Detectives interviewed the victim and the case is still under investigation.

Youths Given Alcohol

A man reported to police on Dec. 14 at 1:35 a.m. that his child and her friend had been given alcohol by two unknown males at the Elmsford Skating Rink. Police took the information and forwarded it to Greenburgh PD. 

The complainants would follow up in with Elmsford the next day. One girl was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital for undisclosed reasons. 

Sleepy Hollow police had no further information as it is a youth matter under investigation by Greenburgh police.


A caller reported to police on Dec. 14 at 7:33 a.m. that there may be a problem with an emotionally disturbed person in a Webber Avenue home. 

Police sent and reported that the man was gone upon their arrival. Someone at the scene told police that the house had been entered through the back door. The suspect reportedly unplugged the phone out from the wall, disconnected the thermostat, and turned off the breakers in the electrical panel.

The parties have had several issues in the past and the complainant did not wish to file any charges. 

Loud Bar, Fight

On Dec. 15 at 12:48 a.m., police responded to a complaint about loud music coming from the 60 Clinton Street bar. 

Police found a large group in the bar, with a fight beginning upon their arrival.
The fight immediately ended, and groups began running out of the front door. Police took employee information, liquor license info and issued a loud music summons.

Gas Leak

A River Street resident reported a gas odor in her home on Dec. 17 at 10:27 a.m. Police arrived along with the fire department, who ordered the evacuation of two adjacent homes as well. 

Con Edison was called to the scene for what Police Chief Gregory Camp said was found to be a gas leak at the meters.

Minor Hit and Run

A car attempting to get away from a minor accident was stopped after a pedestrian flagged down police and pointed out what had happened. 

An officer was stopped on Dec. 18 at 1:14 p.m. who stopped the car on Pocantico and Howard Street. The accident was initially reported as a car getting struck in front of Beekman Avenue but it was a property damage accident, and a very minor one at that, Camp said. 

He said that the driver, from Sleepy Hollow, was not charged for anything.

Threats, Thieves

Caller reports that on Dec. 18 around 7:45 p.m., two men walked into the store, stole items and made threats. 

Detectives are investigating, Camp said, and he offered no further information.

Husband Hitting?

A Valley Street caller reported to police on Dec. 18 at 11:15 p.m. 

Police reported no physical contact had been made. But they called an ambulance for one of the couple fighting who was now experiencing chest pains. 

The person was transported to Westchester Medical Center. No one was charged for any crime in the domestic dispute, Camp said.

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.


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