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Tarrytown Cops: Graffiti, Stolen Shovels, Husband Threatens Suicide

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

Graffiti Damage

A caller reported to police on the afternoon of Dec. 26 finding graffiti damage all around the water tower at Egan's Lot.

The tank is located off the bicycle trail that begins opposite the skating shack on Neperan Road.

Police took photos and filed a case for criminal mischief. 

The paintings are of letters and drawings, pictured above.

Urinating and Run

A Tarrytown officer saw a man urinating in public, who, when he tried to stop to him, made a run for it. The officer called for additional police support on North Washington on Dec. 29 at 1:42 a.m.

Police reported the arrest of a man, 32, of Tarrytown, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 

He was released with a court date. 

Suicide Threat

A Tarrytown woman came into headquarters on Dec. 30 at 3:49 p.m. to report that she received a text from her husband saying he was going to kill himself. 

He sent her the message and then drove to his parent's house in Sleepy Hollow, where he parked his car and walked away. 

Police went to College Avenue to check the car and didn't find him. They were given his photo to help find him. 

Police contacted his cell phone provider to attempt to ping his cell phone location but couldn't since it was turned off. The last known location was at College Avenue. 

At 6 p.m. the wife reported she got a tip that her husband may be at Valley Street.


Police found the man, 36, walking in front of Chestnut Street and had him taken by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center for psychological evaluation. 

Stolen Shovels

A caller on Jan. 1 at 9:55 p.m. reported two snow shovels had been taken from his front porch on Wildey Street. 

The incident was noted for record. 

Note: an arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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