Tarrytown Cops: Traffic Troubles Begin on Friday the 13th

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

From Twitter, a photo of workers clearing the ramp from James Zambardino
From Twitter, a photo of workers clearing the ramp from James Zambardino
Friday the 13th

The infamous series of Route 9 troubles began on Friday, Dec. 13 with a report at 5:30 p.m. of two cars side by side on Park Avenue preventing cars from traveling eastbound. Tarrytown police sergeant reports heavy volume and traffic delays throughout the village, but eastbound was now clear on Park. 


A caller then reported to Tarrytown police she had been involved in a car accident on White Plains Road and South Broadway at 5:27 p.m., with the other car leaving the scene. She said she was experiencing head pain. 

The car fled north 9 and should have front end damage, she said. She gave a license plate number for the 2009 gray Toyota Camry. 

Police dispatched Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance and Greenburgh paramedic to Prospect Avenue to evaluate the caller. 

The driver refused medical attention after they checked her. 

Detectives assisted with trying to find other driver that left the scene. The driver, a 32-year-old woman, was contacted and said she would respond to headquarters in several days at 2:30 p.m. 

The driver came to headquarters as promised at almost the exact time she said she would. She was charged with the hit and run personal injury accident. She was issued a summons with a return court date on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a car with a suspended registration.

Shut Off Systems

The owner of RiverMarket Restaurant called police on Dec. 14 to report that sometime overnight an unknown person had accessed the roof above the restaurant and shut off the HVAC unit. 

The building owner, Joe Cotter, was advised and said he was making arrangements to lock the access door to the roof. 

The restaurant owner was advised to call police if any further similar incidents should occur. 

Parking Dispute

It seems to happen every year this time of year: a parking dispute at the little lot of C-Town when the food-shopping frenzy is at its holiday height. 

A caller on Dec. 14 reported a dispute at the store's parking lot between two customers. Officers reported it was over a parking space. Police spoke to both parties involved and advised them of their options. Both left without incident. 

Snow Trouble

Police reported a traffic condition involving two cars that were sideways in the middle of the roadway on Sheldon Avenue and Short Street on Dec. 15 at 5:25 a.m. 

The cars sustained no damage. The highway department responded and salted the roadway to help the cars move along. 

My McDonald's?

At 7:39 a.m. on Dec. 15, a caller reported he was just struck by another man inside the fast food restaurant. 

Officers report that they had one man, 38, under arrest for disorderly conduct. 

The man was arraigned with bail set $375, which he was unable to post. He was taken to Westchester County Jail. 


On Dec. 19 at 7:44 a.m., a caller reported a man was verbally harassing her and staff in McDonald's. She described the man, 24, who was found by police and charged with disorderly conduct, arraigned and released with a court date. 

Giant Pot Smoke

A caller reported to police on Dec. 15 at 9:22 p.m. that a group of about 15 people were walking on Warren Avenue smoking marijuana. 

Police went and observed no violations. 

Car Fire

The Tappan Zee Bridge had a car-fire mid-span on Dec. 16 at 12:57 p.m. 

The Tarrytown Fire Department was dispatched to respond and reported the fire was out and they were returning.

Sign, Fence, Pole Damages in Various One-Car Crashes

A caller reported a one-car accident at Miller and Park Avenue with a car hitting a stop sign on Dec. 17 at 11:17 a.m.

Police filed an accident report and said that the stop sign was damaged and would be replaced by a temporary stop sign. 


In another one-car accident that day, a caller reported at 1:39 p.m. that she was in an accident on Benedict Avenue at South Broadway. Her car had slid off the roadway and collided with the side garbage fence and water drainage pipe, damaging both. 

The passenger had a minor head wound. Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, but the person refused medical attention at the scene. 

A third one-car accident happened around the lakes at 3:45 pm. A car went off the road at Tower Hill Road and struck a pole. Towing was called to remove the car. 

Falsely Reporting Incident

The detective division arrested a man, 54, charged with reported an incident falsely in the third degree and making a punishable false written statement. 

On Dec. 19, the man was booked and released with a return court date. 

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.


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