Sleepy Hollow Police: Not Naked, Funky Odors

A summary of incidents in Sleepy Hollow from Nov. 9 through Nov. 15, 2012

The following information was supplied by the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.

Cigarette Curse

On Nov. 9 at 6:39 p.m., a woman on Depeyster Street called police to say that a man flicked a cigarette at her car and told her to “go f__ yourself.” Units sent but found no suspect when they arrived.


On Nov. 9 at 11:01 p.m., an officer reported he had someone with an open container on Cortlandt Street. Detective and a sergeant responded and officer reported one 25-year-old man from Sleepy Hollow was arrested with charges of obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Police did not provide further comment on the obstruction charge.

Stuck in Cemetery

At 4:52 p.m. on Nov. 12 a woman reported she was stuck in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery near the north gate and her vehicle wouldn’t start. James Logan of the cemetery said they didn’t provide services for vehicles. She said she would call AAA for assistance. At 5:48 p.m., Logan reported the car had started and she was able to drive off the property. Logan would be securing the gate.

Funky Liquid

A caller on Nov. 12 at 10:45 p.m. said someone from the apartment above the grocery store next door to him on Beekman had dumped a liquid out of the window into the alley. The caller said the liquid had a foul smell. Officers sent reported speaking to the neighbor who denied throwing anything out of the window. He was advised that if did do so, not to do that again.

Gas Odor

On Nov. 13 at 9:38 a.m., County Control dispatched the fire department for a gas investigation at 5 Holland Avenue. Officers were sent and reported the fire department had to make a forced entry through the rear window. No residents were home. The gas was shut down to first floor and the floor was secured. The building inspector was on the scene, as was Con Edison, who was the original caller and knew of the situation.

School Fight

On Nov. 13 at 3:13 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fight in progress with kids removing their shirts in front of the high school on North Broadway. Oficers send and found no fight there or in the area. One officer spoke with the caller who said the fight happened on Depeyster Street, but no one was there; officers searched the lower village.

Later that day, at 5:59 p.m. a youth came to headquarters to report that while standing in line at the Mobil Station, another male student punched him in the face for no reason.

Chief Gregory Camp said this was among “a number of fights this past week involving school kids.” He said cases like these typically get referred to family court.

A statement was taken from the student with a youth referral completed. The Detective and officer would be attempting to locate the other party involved. The officer foundthe mother and child at the apartments at 100 College Avenue.

Eluding Police

An officer reported that a Toyota Camry eluded her at Cortlandt Street at a high rate of speed. Officer said she lost sight of the vehicle near Peabody Field. Numerous summons for violations were issued to the driver, who was known to the officer. 

Injured Coyote Near Hospital

On Nov. 14 at 9:14 a.m., a caller reported seeing an injured coyote running south on Route 9 just by the Phelps Memorial Hospital Entrance. Unit was sent and searched the area finding nothing.

Not Naked

On Nov. 14 at 9:26 a.m. a woman said that at about 9:10 a.m. she witnessed a naked woman on the 100 College Avenue apartment elevator going from the ninth floor down. The detective reviewed the video which showed the female was actually fully dressed and had exited the apartment building. “We reviewed the video and everything,” said Camp, “and she was never naked.” The Chief just attributed this to someone not liking someone and fabricating a story.

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 Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Sleepy Hollow Police activities and responses during the listed dates.


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