A resident of the College Arms apartment building told police on August 22 that the ongoing marijuana odor from a neighbor's apartment was making her feel nauseous and giving her headaches.
Police checked the building, advising the tenant that a complaint had been waged. The other resident said she had also made numerous complaints to the management office of the building. Police said they also detected an odor coming out of the apartment.
A man reported to police that his car had been stolen sometime overnight from where where it was parked on Depeyster Street.
He told police on the morning of August 22 that he had parked the night prior on the street. Sometime between when he left the car at 9:30 p.m. and returned that morning at 7 a.m., the car had been removed.
He said the only person to have access to a key was his cousin, who was the last person who had the car. The car had not been impounded by either Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow police departments.
A case for a stolen car was filed. Police have not yet located the car.
Almost Hit Issuing Ticket
A parking enforcement officer told police that she was issuing a ticket for someone illegally using a handicapped space when the car drove off, almost hitting her.
Police went and issued the driver two summonses.
A Depeyster Street resident returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen items from her.
Officers sent on August 23 just before 9 p.m. confirmed there had been a break-in and things were stolen. Detectives filed a burglary case.
Police Chief Gregory Camp said the investigation was ongoing and he could not specify exactly what and the value of what was taken.
Man Pushes Air Conditioner into Window
A first-floor air conditioning unit was pushed by a stranger into a bedroom on College Avenue, a resident told police.
The caller said his neighbor was home on August 23 at 11:30 p.m. when someone on the street pushed the unit into his room. When the tenant looked out the window, he said he saw someone running away.
The tenant himself was not home to talk to police but they found that the air conditioner had been put back in place.
Suspicious Man in Car
A Palmer Avenue resident called police to report that a suspicious man was entering a parked car in her neighbor's driveway. She then saw him urinate in the area of Palmer and Munroe Avenues.
Officers found the suspect, who was known to police, near Bellwood and Pierson Avenues. He was held for investigation and police went to talk to the caller.
Chief Camp said no arrest was made since there was no official complaint lodged and nothing stolen. He couldn't speculate on why the man got in the car.
Isn't it Bedtime?
A caller told police on August 24 at 11:51 p.m. that children were playing in Barnhardt Park.
Police found a woman there with her three young children and advised her that the park was closed. The family left and officers checked the rest of the park and made sure the the restrooms were secured.
Stolen Car Found
A 39-year-old Holland Avenue resident was found to be in possession of a rental car listed as stolen, police said.
On August 26 at 3:04 a.m. police found the car with a hit on it parked on Holland Avenue. The village of Poughkeepsie, where the car had been rented from and not returned, requested the car be impounded for safety reasons. They would contact the rental company when it opened in the morning.
The resident was placed under arrest on a charge of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth, with an upcoming court date.
A 20-year-old Sleepy Hollow man was arrested on Depeyster Street and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth on August 26 at 11:58 a.m.
A 28-year-old White Plains man was arrested and charged with third degree assault following the report of a fight that took place the day prior.
Police arrested the man on August 26, locating him at 4:40 p.m. near Clinton and Cortlandt Streets.
Chief Camp said the fight took place between the man and a woman.
Car Accident, Moved Rocks
A car accident near Phelps Memorial Hospital on Broadway left the driver with airbags deployed and several rocks displaced into the roadway.
Chief Camp said that the 18-year-old female driver, of Pleasantville, "drifted off the roadway" while traveling northbound on Route 9 just south of the hospital. Her car went off the road, getting damaged by the rocks she hit.
Sleepy Hollow fire department and ambulance were dispatched, with Archville fire department on the scene to assist, on August 26 at 7:26 p.m. The woman refused medical attention.
DPW foreman Richard Gross was contacted to remove debris from the road, namely two rocks. The car was towed.
North Washington Street Deposit Lost
A woman who was having trouble getting her deposit money back for an apartment she never lived in contacted police on August 26.
The woman said that in February she paid $1,450 cash to a woman claiming to be the landlord of a North Washington apartment building as a deposit for a space.
However, the apartment failed the inspection conducted by Section 8 which made the apartment unrentable.
The woman said she made several attempts to get the deposit back and the supposed landlord would not. Detectives would investigate.
A parking enforcement officer requested police assistance on August 27 at 5:02 p.m. in front of 95 Beekman Avenue. Officers issued summons on the scene for a person who hadn't paid the meter and was arguing with the parking officer.
Police are investigating a report of possible elder abuse at Depeyster Street, based on a call on August 28 from a caseworker from Adult Protective Services.
Camp said the case is under investigation and he had no further information.
Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.