Tarrytown Cops: Meter Got Cold and its Head Pops Off

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

A young man takes a walk along the Thruway.
A young man takes a walk along the Thruway.
Pedestrian Struck

A caller reported to police on Nov. 29 at 4:24 p.m. that his wife, 50, of Tarrytown, had been hit by a car on South Broadway, with minor injuries. 

Police and Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived but the woman refused medical attention. 

Lt. William Herguth said the driver, an 18-year-old from New Jersey, remained on the scene. The teen said he he was pulling out from the stop sign on Park Avenue onto Route 9. He told police he had stopped and looked left to make sure no traffic was coming and as he began to pull out, he struck the woman who was crossing from the other side. 


Sleepy Hollow police came across two downed meters at the border with Tarrytown on Nov. 30 at 11:30 p.m. 

The meters were two double-headed ones found on the ground at Division Street. Police took both meters to headquarters. Lt. Herguth explained that the meters' heads may have spontaneously popped off. 

"It is possible," said Herguth, "for the pipe on which the meter sits to fill with water that will expand if it freezes and force the meter head off. That is apparently what happened."

Balloons with Drugs?

A caller reported to police on Dec. 1 just after 11 a.m. that a man was walking on Main Street with balloons that possibly had drugs in them. 

Police observed no violations, finding the call unfounded, ,and assisted with dispersing show crowd from the Music Hall. 

Man Charged With Disabling his DWI Device

A Benedict Avenue traffic stop yielded a number of charges against a 31-year-old Ossining man on Dec. 2 at 9:14 a.m. 

The registration was suspended as of August 31, 2013 for an insurance lapse. His NYS driving privilege had also been revoked as of Oct. 23, 2012. 

The man was taken into custody and booked for:
  • Aggravated unlicensed operation in the second/refused chemical test,
  • operating motor vehicle without a license, 
  • operating motor vehicle with suspended registration,
  • and circumvention of Interlock device, 
He was released with a court date. 

Fraudulent Charges

A White Street resident reported to police that she had found three fraudulent charges on her Key Bank debit card. 

From her checking account on Nov. 27 there were charges paid online to NCSoft.com for $100, $50 and $29.99 for a total of $179.99.

She reported it to the bank as well and said she would be reimbursed but needed a police report to follow up with the bank.

Lewd Letter

A Leroy Avenue woman said she received a lewd letter in the mail at her job in Tarrytown. She wished it noted for the record and turned the letter over to the detective division who are investigating. 

Walking in the Weeds

A caller said he observed someone emerge from the area behind fence of the NYS Thruway around Route 9 and Paulding Avenue on Dec. 2 just after 10 p.m. 

Officers found the youth around 303 S. Broadway, who admitted to police that he was walking in the weeds along the highway. He was taken to headquarters and picked up by his mother at 10:45 p.m.

Two-Car Accident with Injury at Train Station

A two-car accident in front of Tarrytown's Metro-North station resulted in the hospitalization of one driver complaining of head pain, police said. 

A caller reported the accident at 7:43 a.m. on Dec. 4. A driver had stopped for a pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk and was rear-ended by another car. 

Officers on the scene requested Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a 64-year-old Tarrytown resident who was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital. The other driver was a 31-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident.

Towing was called to remove one car and clean up leaking fluids in the roadway. One car sustained front end damages and the other rear end damages. 

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.


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