The following information was supplied by the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.
Don’t Mess with Halloween
On Sept. 21 at 6:49 p.m. a caller reported “teens acting erratic” in Douglas Park, according to the blotter entry. Officers sent reported that teens were leaving the park upon their arrival. The shed with Halloween props was left open. Police secured the shed and noted that everything seemed fine.
On Sept. 22, at 10:01 a.m., residents came into police headquarters to report that on Sept. 20 around 6:30 a.m. they saw their neighbor standing at the bottom of his stairway landing, fully nude, holding his private parts with the lights on his house. They said they had periodically observed their neighbor walking around his house fully nude. At this time, the neighbors didn’t wish to press charges and requested police only speak to him to about his behavior. Police went to the house but there was no answer at the door.
Lieutenant Anthony Bueti said this case is “one of those gray areas” as the man was in his own home.
On Sept. 22 at 11:34 p.m. a caller reported there had a been fight at a neighbor's Barnhart Avenue home. Police on the scene requested two ambulances for mutual combatants involved in a domestic incident. Ambulances from Tarrytown and Ossining responded to transport two men to Phelps. Bueti said the ambulances were for intoxication rather than injury. The men seemed drunk enough, he said, he merit further observation. The fight was described by Bueti as “a light physical fight.”
Police searched for a third man allegedly involved in the fight but were unable to find him. Bueti figured this man made his way home when he heard the police were coming. No arrests were made; both men refused to press charges.
Kids Get a Talking-To
On Sept. 23 at 1:31 p.m. a caller reported that kids were throwing swings over the bars at Barnhardt Park and yelling out profanities. Officer Wendy Yancey was sent and reported she saw youths flipping the swings and cursing upon her arrival. She sent the youths home to explain to their parents why they were sent home from the playground. She advised them to the return back to the park with a guardian or adult at a later date and to the follow the park rules, and not swear. The complainant, who was present with her three-year-old, was reportedly satisfied.
Amazonas Bottle Toss
On Sept. 23 at 5:36 p.m., a caller from Amazonas Restaurant said an intoxicated customer threw a bottle at a waitress. The waitress wished to press charges. The customer was arrested and charged with harassment and reckless endangerment. The Village Judge issued a banned person form to the customer from the owner of the restaurant.
Note: Police Beat is in no way a complete summary of all Sleepy Hollow Police activities and responses during the listed dates.